These are very nice ,i held one today and this has the Blow Back type system like the Bennelli shotguns do.
As a 308 rifle for Hunting and protection this one is the Crown Jewel.
The one i saw had the pistol grip and straight stack .a 20round Mag and a 5 round.
The 5 round streamlined it into a great Deer rifle.
A real winner from FNH and right before Obama is going to crap on our rights
Yup ,it freaked me out also ! that means you can fire cast bullets in it.
Man this thing was well balanced and was very ergonomic.
The Mags looked like you could adapt a mag from an M14 to it with little work at all.
No they are not the same , this Mag is a heavy thing and looks like it was made on a Mill instead of a stamping.
Mickey ,the recoil is a short stroke piston , the FNH guy i talked to didn't even know about his own gun.
I only held it and aimed it ,i didn't tear anything down on it but i found a web page that showed the piston.
I saw and held on of these at a local dealer on Friday. It appears to use the action from a Browning BAR hunting semi-auto. I recognized it since I've seen one lots of times as my Dad as hunted white tail with a .270 Browning BAR for years. Mags look like they may be just high capacity versions of the ones for the BAR but I didn't have any for comparison.
Interesting rifle, but it appears to more for tactical / hunting than a true battle rife. It may be accurate, but I doubt it's ability to hold up under battlefield conditions for long. More balanced toward accuracy than durability and reliability.
I think I'd rather have a XCR-M, but the FNAR probably meets my real needs as well or better.
Who knows, maybe the FNAR will survive an AWB since they can claim it's based on a hunting rifle.
The Browing BAR hunting rifles also have removable mags and the mags appear to just be high cap versions of the hunting versons.
I've never understood why a pistol grip stock should make a run illegal. It's simply a device to to hold onto the rifle and operate trigger when a straight stock is used to help control recoil. But a wood stok with a thumb hole is OK?
You can bet your sweet arse any new "assault weapon" legislation will include any rifle capable of using a detachable magazine.These people are dimwitted pertaining to firearms,but they won't make the same "loophole" mistakes twice.