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Old 10-12-2012, 03:50 PM
25pilot 25pilot is offline
 
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Default 7.62 BR's

Anybody look at them today?

After reading Orest's description of them I didn't place an order. But after reading the thread in the Garand forum, I am wondering if I should reconsider and stop by the store and hand pick one.

Are they as bad as the description? Any reports from the NS on these?

It's not like I really NEED one...lol!

Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:21 PM
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I just found the first page of this article, so I'll be running like heck away from them:

http://www.odcmp.com/Sales/pdfs/Navy...sionReport.pdf
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:32 PM
4gun-drill 4gun-drill is online now
 
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Hmm... I think that the article is mainly refering to the "converted" barrels and the rest is just CMP CYA. The 7.62 barrels are very good barrels, and shoot well. If they are dangerous I guess I should send my "Trophy" rifles back to Crane and tell them they are not safe to shoot!
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:39 PM
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the 7.62 (no insert) barreled receivers are the same price as the 30.06 barreled receivers, so I didn't see any advantage.

but I now see your point that the scariest portions of that document were directed towards barrels with the insert added.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:42 PM
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I'm also a newbie and I didn't know there was a difference between .308 Winchester and 7.62X51 NATO. Another of the scary-sounding sections was directed specifically at .308
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:44 PM
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From what I have read and heard (talked to someone who was at the SS yesterday), there are some nice barreled receivers to be had. I would bet you would be OK, with mail order (but there is always a risk), but much better off to hand pick. There are certainly some gems out there...

Good luck,
GP
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:57 PM
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If you read the report, note the serials on the test rifles. Most fall in the late two to early three million range with two exceptions. One is a six digit and the other is a 6.09 million, which is fitting for the six million release. It would be pretty cool to get one of the tested rifles.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:03 PM
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all the barrels i check at the store today on the Navy 7.62 that were out were under MW<2
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:06 PM
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I picked up a Mod 1 barreled receiver this AM. Very nice with good muzzle and throat numbers and bright bore. Little wear and I'm happy I made the trip. Picked up other stuff too, but the Navy BRs are very nice. Thought about cancelling the one on mail order, but will let that one ship. I'm comfortable it will be decent.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:18 PM
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I'm also a newbie and I didn't know there was a difference between .308 Winchester and 7.62X51 NATO. Another of the scary-sounding sections was directed specifically at .308
10 guys will give you 10 different takes on 7.62 vs .308.Heres mine.Its a pressure difference,about 46,000psi for the 7.62,and about 55-60,000 psi for the .308 sporting round.In a modern bolt action it wouldnt matter.In a gas rifle it might.Ive shot lots of .308 in my M14,but its gas system is different than a M1.I think I would either hand load to 7.62 specs,or try a adjustable gas plug so the rifle gets just enough pressure to operate.I worry about that long op rod,and its ability to be bent.
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