& there's an even more compact version coming out soon.The new American Rifleman has a write up on it.Shorter (16.5in?)barrel w/a much improved muzzle break.mrostov said:A Springfield M1A Scout is only about 1 pound more and 10x as tough. !0 and 20 round mags are no problem for that one and it's legal everywhere.
I own a BAR in 30/06. It's a fine HUNTING rifle and could be used for sniping, in a pinch. It is not a combat rifle, and was never meant to be. Why on God's green earth would you want to put a monstrosity like an extended magazine on it? The barrel would heat up in a New York minute and probably be ruined in short order. An M-1 Garand or M1AI would certainly serve you better. A combat rifle is made for combat, extended fire, rough use. As much as I like my Browning, even a SMLE or M48A Mauser would be a better choice.223 fan said:308 is available, too(alloy frame) With the BOSS compensator on it, it is a pretty mellow pc, not enough heavier than a Scout Rifle to notice, same range and power, and FARmore potential than any bolt action will ever have.
I remember that article.I liked how he wrote.Not too technical,he had a real world style.IIRC his byline showed him w/a Contender in his right hand & a rockchuck in his left.mrostov said:Read an interesting test done once a long time ago, gun writer named Bob Milek, where he took some gear (IIRC he used a mechanical rifle rest and a chrono) and a .308 bolt action with a bull barrel. The whole idea was to try and see just what was the best minimum barrel length for a .308 rifle.