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FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:41:21 AM »
All of a sudden I've got this desire for an FN FNAR, .308 tactical using the BAR (hunting version) action.   Tack driver in a semi-auto package.



So I noticed there are some good buys out there on the auction sites.

Typically sells for ~$1,400.

$1,199 NIB  http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=240138680

$850 w/ 3 magazines http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=239280865

$899  BUY NOW  http://www.gunsamerica.com/967178110/Guns/Rifles/FNH-Fabrique-Nationale-Rifles/Semi-auto/Other/FN_FNAR_Semi_Auto_Rifle_in_7_62_NATO_Use.htm#

$950 w/ muzzel thread http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=240086172

$1,025 w/ bipod, 3200 scope http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=239535363

 Decision.  Decision.

Oh wait.   No money this month.......duh.


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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 07:49:47 AM »
Aw, c'mon Alf. Just buy it. You don't need food or gas money.  ;D
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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 09:11:28 AM »
I'm back and forth on this weapon. I like it because it is a well proven action. I don't like it because it is way overpriced when compared to a all steel receivered Safari BAR, which can be had in .308 for around $850.00, compared to the Aluminum receivered FNAR for $1,100.00. All you get with the FNAR is magazine capacity and the "Tacticool" look.

The Safari Grade has a beautiful blued finish, all steel receiver, along with a nicely finished Walnut stock. It can also be had with the B.O.S.S. System and Magnum chamberings, up to and including .338 Win. Mag. It's just a nicer, cheaper rifle that gives a lot more for your money when compared to the FNAR. However, they are accurate, and can be had in a heavy barrel. The magazines are proprietary and very expensive. They are also difficult to obtain. So it basically all boils down to how much you want it over a M1-A, FAL, CETME, or any of the .308 AR models that are out there.   Bill T.

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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 05:11:49 PM »
Get the M1-A.... ::)

Or you could build an AR-10 practically identical to the LWRC REPR, MSRP $2800, for $1500 or less......piece by piece over time.

just my humble one and a half cents,..... ;)

Although the FN does have that "tacticool" look, and is a very nice rifle...

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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 01:55:13 PM »
Scottsdale Gun Club has them for $1,199.00 for the Heavy Barreled Model. That's cheaper than Cabela's.   Bill T.

http://sgcusa.com/rifles/fn/fn-ar-308-heavy-20-barrel.html

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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 12:52:02 PM »
I won't say a word.  Cause it only takes three letters...  F A L   ;D

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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 04:38:17 PM »
F A L......I've looked at them and would rather have the FNAR.  The imported FALs don't look really great and the SA58 is a bit pricier than the FNAR.   If I'm going to have a .308 seim-auto, I think the FNAR is the way to go.   Remember I lean toward accuracy, but can't afford a Les Baer.

And by the by, two FNARs have recently sold on auction sites for <$1,000 with shipping in the last 48 hours!  You can buy them all day for $1,199 NIB.

Just a matter of some creative accounting with the wife.

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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 06:23:37 PM »
Sounds like you've done your research, and know what you want.  Commit and buy that puppy!  It's looong been said.  "Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission".   ;D  ;)


Then again, don't listen to me.  After two weeks of shopping for and choosing the right new shooting toys, I just spent that much buying a second scooter cause we always fight over who gets to ride the one we have now.   :-\

I had narrowed it down to a 9-shot Mossberg Mariner, or a MPA Defender.  And coulda got em both for what the scooter cost!

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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 06:44:54 PM »
1.) It's a weapon.

2.) You want it because you like it.

3.) The price has come down, and it's a good one.

4.)BUY IT!!! Like Mt. Everest, because it's there.   Bill T.

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Re: FN FNAR 308 Tactical ----- good buys
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 07:12:25 PM »
Didn't WatchmanUSA, win the MB FNAR last year?   Hmmm,....don't remember a range report......perhaps a "Hey Man" to him would provide some personal insight....

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