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Old 04-10-2011, 7:42 AM
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Question FNH 308 24 FNA 3G FBI Rifle

Does anyone have a FNH 308 24 FNA 3G FBI Rifle? They are pretty pricey but are guaranteed to shot at leat .50 MOA.

I'm looking for feedback regarding how they shoot.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:41 AM
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Nice gun...

Just a headsup, for a little bit more you can get a Larue OBR that'll do the same thing with Magpul 10/20 magazines. The FN is a very rare gun and commands a premium. However, I believe we have seen the last decade of bolt action sniper rifles as well.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:14 AM
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I have an ORB 556 which is great. I've shot 5 shot group at 100 yards just a shade over 1/2". I shot same 16" barreled Larue at 600 yards with 1MOA groups.

I really had not considered the Larue 7.62 rifle I'll check their site and see what they guarantee as far as group size.

Eidited: They guarantee less than 1 MOA

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Old 04-10-2011, 12:37 PM
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I do not have the A3 G SPR, however, I do have the 24" A1 which is the same thing minus a bedding job, adjustable cheek piece, and fluted bbl. I've modded the rifle a lot since my original purchase but even in stock form these rifles are GREAT shooters. If you tune the right load to your gun, they can be 1 MOA shooters at 1000 yards. I've only been able to get 1.5 MOA out of mine with consistency at 1000 yds but I have not really invested the time to load test. I did a lot of research before I bought mine, and the reviews on 6mmbr really sold me.

These rifles are solid, well built, and (In my opinion), they have the same after market type parts that many other well-known rifles (like the Remy 700) have: several different detachable mag systems, bolt knob modifications, adjustable stock mods, custom scope rails at various MOA cants, different stocks, ect.... The advantage, IMO, that the FN has over most of the factory 700s is that its got a lot of the custom features out of the box: Canted 20 MOA rail, McMillan Stock, detachable mag systems, ect.... All you really have to do is install a bolt knob, epoxy bed the action, and switch a a different mag system if you choose to.

My one piece of advice would be to avoid the A3G and get a 24" A1. The reason being, you can get a bedding job, a McMillan adjustable cheek piece, tactical bolt knobs, and an Accuracy International mag system installed on the thing for less than the cost of buying an A3G outright. I went this route, and I'm glad I did! I not only saved a bunch of $$$, I made an even better rifle than the A3G IMO. These rifles are also a great way of having something a little different than a 700. I wanted a more unique starter distance rifle than the vast amount of 700s out there, and it turned out to be a great choice for me.

Here are some dated pictures of mine that show what you can do to the A1




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I do not have the A3 G SPR, however, I do have the 24" A1 which is the same thing minus a bedding job, adjustable cheek piece, and fluted bbl. I've modded the rifle a lot since my original purchase but even in stock form these rifles are GREAT shooters. If you tune the right load to your gun, they can be 1 MOA shooters at 1000 yards. I've only been able to get 1.5 MOA out of mine with consistency at 1000 yds but I have not really invested the time to load test. I did a lot of research before I bought mine, and the reviews on 6mmbr really sold me.

These rifles are solid, well built, and (In my opinion), they have the same after market type parts that many other well-known rifles (like the Remy 700) have: several different detachable mag systems, bolt knob modifications, adjustable stock mods, custom scope rails at various MOA cants, different stocks, ect.... The advantage, IMO, that the FN has over most of the factory 700s is that its got a lot of the custom features out of the box: Canted 20 MOA rail, McMillan Stock, detachable mag systems, ect.... All you really have to do is install a bolt knob, epoxy bed the action, and switch a a different mag system if you choose to.

My one piece of advice would be to avoid the A3G and get a 24" A1. The reason being, you can get a bedding job, a McMillan adjustable cheek piece, tactical bolt knobs, and an Accuracy International mag system installed on the thing for less than the cost of buying an A3G outright. I went this route, and I'm glad I did! I not only saved a bunch of $$$, I made an even better rifle than the A3G IMO. These rifles are also a great way of having something a little different than a 700. I wanted a more unique starter distance rifle than the vast amount of 700s out there, and it turned out to be a great choice for me.

Here are some dated pictures of mine that show what you can do to the A1




That's a great looking rifle.
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what is a good price for a1, the best i can found is $1615 plus tax and dros
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Solidsnake87

Thank you for the very helpful review.

One question though. Do the sling swivels on the front of rifle unscew? I ask because I would want to attach a piece of picatinny rail there to mout Atlas version 8 bipod which attaches to rail with American Defense quick release.
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Yes, the swivels unscrew. All of the FN SPRs have two removable swivels on the front end. Just make sure you keep one of the old swivels on there because once you learn to use a sling it becomes an addictive new challenge.

When I bought my FN three years ago $1500 was the going rate for a new one and $1100 for a used one. They were starting to disappear around that time. They are kinda hard to find right now, at least thats my understanding. They never really took off with the tactical rifle crowd and so FN only produced limited numbers. Its a shame because this is an amazing rifle. They keep showing them at the shot shows so I'm thinking they are still producing limited numbers of them.

I bought new but at the time I had no idea this rifle would lead me to a love of fully custom built rifles. I would actually recommend you buy a used one (if you want to go custom) and put the money you save towards a brand new Krieger match grade barrel. Only swap the barrel if the accuracy on the used one is worse than 1 MOA with match ammo or handloads at 100 yards. Keep in mind what your shooting skill are when you do that though. Not everyone has the steady hands to do that when they first start even if the rifle is more than capable of that.

My FN has exactly 1017 rounds through it and still shoots 1/2 MOA at 100 yds with any load I've shot so far. I didn't even do anything special with my loads, I just picked a powder charge to reach 1000 yards and stuck with it. I've been dying to load test and attempt to achieve 1/4 MOA but I just don't have the time right now to play with it.
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