View Full Version : Spanish FR8's
10-24-2004, 06:58 PM
Does anyone own one of these? I have heard conflicting reports that they will and will not shoot .308 nato ammunition. I think they are fine looking rifles, albeit short, but seem like they would be a great brush gun.
10-24-2004, 07:09 PM
FR-8's are chambered for .308. At least mine is. ~AMMOe
10-24-2004, 08:39 PM
What are your experiences with shooting it?
10-25-2004, 12:47 AM
Mine's unfired but I have shot a friends and it was quite accurate. The front sight adjusts for windage and your "zero" for elevation. After that the rear sight is rotated to provide different apertures, ala CTME and H&K. I have seen some mighty good groups fored with it. I bought mine for hunting. I thought they would be common enough that I could bend the bolt but otherwise leave it as it is. After a while I decided to just leave it stock. I have alot of experience with the 308 and I especially love cast bullets out of the NATO round. I think that FR-8 will end up being a packing rifle at some point. The rifles are of good quality. I haven't checked recently, are they still around?? What is the going price? Mine is in superb condition, as were all of the FR-8's in the batch I got mine from. ~AMMOe
10-29-2004, 04:21 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbs-up-ani.gif I own a FR-8 and have shot it a lot. i have never had any trouble with it. It is a great bush gun and the 308 is a good round. I do plan on reloading in the future. I did hear the pressures are different between the nato rounds and the factory rounds , but like i said i have never had a bit of trouble.
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