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Gunreference1
02-24-2019, 03:53 PM
https://www.guns.com/news/2019/02/14/the-cetmes-bolt-action-buddy-the-spanish-fr8-rifle-videos?fbclid=IwAR3RnVyBiiqt_5x4dQNSlNKiV8zfGvyEgF n4sU33E4quw0w2YM9L6dsxgHQ

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alismith
02-24-2019, 04:23 PM
The FR-8 is a quality-built rifle/carbine. And, I love that it's chambered for .308.

I've gotta get a bayonet for mine....

1 Patriot-of-many
02-24-2019, 04:51 PM
Love mine, assault weapon bolt action.....

Richard Simmons
02-24-2019, 07:09 PM
Had one years ago. There is a local shop with four of them priced at around $325 as I recall. Perhaps I should take a harder look at them.

El Laton Caliente
02-28-2019, 10:53 AM
Do not shoot commercial .308 in these. It is best to use 7.62x51N hand loaded to minimum specs. They were not designed for the higher pressures. They were re-barreled from 7mm Mauser (FR7) and 8mm Mauser (FR8) that had much lower pressure ratings.

Richard Simmons
02-28-2019, 08:20 PM
Do not shoot commercial .308 in these. It is best to use 7.62x51N hand loaded to minimum specs. They were not designed for the higher pressures. They were re-barreled from 7mm Mauser (FR7) and 8mm Mauser (FR8) that had much lower pressure ratings.

That might make sense if itís the FR-7 as that uses the small ring Mauser action but the FR-8 used the large ring 1898 Mauser action which has handled a lot of cartridges including the 7.62 NATO for decades.