The FAL Files  

Go Back   The FAL Files > Weapon Specific Forums > The Class III Files


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 02, 2018, 21:26   #1
FALaholic #: 52457
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wheeling, WV
Posts: 7
Suggestions for next MG

I have a MAC 10 in .45 and 9mm and I'm thinking about my next one.
I'm looking at a rifle caliber and am looking for suggestions to help me choose (I know, probably a bad idea!).
A major point for me is affordability, so I'm looking at sub $20k options.
The belt fed options are: MG-08/15 and 1919/ ANM2. I'm shying away from them due to age and reliability, and also weight.
I like the look of a Lewis gun, but the ammo is less common and, again, age and weight.

Unless you change my mind, I'm looking at a .308 magazine fed. The choices are:
M1A/ M14
G3 (registered receiver).
I have shot the FAL but not the others (yet).

I'm particularly interested in what gives me the most options for modifications and changes - I like how I can swap uppers and calibers on my MAC-10. I think the most mods are available for the M1a, but I'm not sure and am looking for input.
Thanks for your thoughts!
Chemechie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 02, 2018, 22:06   #2
Abominog's Avatar
FALaholic #: 372
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Guadalcanal
Posts: 9,907
Vickers. Or mg42
Author, The FN FAL Primer: The Collector's Guide to the FAL and SLR Rifles
Abominog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 02, 2018, 23:13   #3
Bawana jim
FALaholic #: 17482
Join Date: May 2005
Location: west coast
Posts: 21,859

This is subguns dot Com for an idea of available guns.

Then another board...
Bawana jim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 02, 2018, 23:32   #4
Tuscan Raider
FALaholic #: 19668
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 5,700
1919's can use 7.62x51, 8mm, and .30-06 with easy swap.
"An eye for an eye makes us all blind."


"We, here in America, hold in our hands the hopes of the world, the fate of the coming years; and shame and disgrace will be ours if in our eyes the light of high resolve is dimmed, if we trail in the dust the golden hopes of men."

Theodore Roosevelt
Address at Carnegie Hall
March 30, 1912
Tuscan Raider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 03, 2018, 20:19   #5
FN Nuts
Bronze Contributor
DesertFALrat's Avatar
FALaholic #: 10982
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 737
If you really want a belt fed, go for the 1919. They are built like a tank and parts are plentiful if you do need them. Still inside your price point.

If you would rather a mag fed 7.62, I'd say get a FAL. Again, built like tanks and parts are plentiful. Plus, you can build it up new again from scratch if you need to.

I'm a shooter of my MG's so breakage is a fact of life.
I own both of these and am very happy with them.

Other than that, I'd tell you that an M16 is a must.
DesertFALrat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 04, 2018, 09:09   #6
FALaholic #: 29121
Join Date: May 2007
Location: S.E. Wisconsin
Posts: 1,381
Well if you were ever considering a BM59, mags and spares have never been more reasonable.
kmurphy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:55.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©1998-2019 The FAL Files