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    F&D Defense FD-308???

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=265622039

    What's the story behind this? Looks like a hodgepodge of all the .308s, I came across it from the Hide where a member apparently paid 10k for a prototype


    Anybody know anything about the company? Any working relations or just completely new company? I don't think I would ever buy one, but it seems pretty ambitious for a new upshoot

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    Pretty cool lookin' rifle. Much attention to detail.

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    ...that was funny as hell to hear that dialogue transpire.

    I just happened to read that internet expert's very first reply about this rifle in the thread in question, and instantly thought....popcorn and lazyboy

    For $10k, my decision would be already over....One EMC, another MWS, and a NF F1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIDENT82 View Post
    ...that was funny as hell to hear that dialogue transpire.

    I just happened to read that internet expert's very first reply about this rifle in the thread in question, and instantly thought....popcorn and lazyboy

    For $10k, my decision would be already over....One EMC, another MWS, and a NF F1.
    Can you link to the thread? I'd like to read it.

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    Sure...dude's first reply starts on the second page with this in discussion titled something to the affect of "Best 7.62mm Semi Automatic Sniper Rifle"...

    "The best 7.62 out there is the FD308 by F&D Defense, hands down. Nothing comes remotely close. I was able to acquire a prototype model from the owner and have been nothing less than astounded.

    Note: I also currently own a LWRC REPR, LMT 308, and Larue OBR. I previously owned a POF 308, DPMS SASS, and KAC SR25.

    I'll take my FD308... hands down... any day."

    http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...2976844&page=2

    That reply is just so quintessential internet expert style

    If you really want a thread that will have your stomach hurting.....
    Funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIDENT82 View Post
    Sure...dude's first reply starts on the second page with this in discussion titled something to the affect of "Best 7.62mm Semi Automatic Sniper Rifle"...

    "The best 7.62 out there is the FD308 by F&D Defense, hands down. Nothing comes remotely close. I was able to acquire a prototype model from the owner and have been nothing less than astounded.

    Note: I also currently own a LWRC REPR, LMT 308, and Larue OBR. I previously owned a POF 308, DPMS SASS, and KAC SR25.

    I'll take my FD308... hands down... any day."

    http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...2976844&page=2

    That reply is just so quintessential internet expert style

    If you really want a thread that will have your stomach hurting.....
    Funny
    Pretty funny. There are some characters on that forum.

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    It's the only other forum I spend time on. I don't post much but actually read quite a bit in the tech precision sub forums, and the optics forum which I think is certainly the finest on the web. My favorite aspect to it is that it's the f**king wild wild west, you can't obviously bull shit tech stuff, and you can't do the name calling towards fellow members, however you can say just about anything your dirty mind and mouth desire
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    I got to handle/fiddle with one of these today. I was told that the first 50 are in production at this time. The company co-owner is going to bring it out at one of our next SWAT sniper training days to let us get some rounds through it.

    It does seem to be VERY well put together. Two of our guys are currently running OBR's and two are running bolt guns.

    FYI - They are going for pre-order at $2850 right now and then will be $3250 (I believe) standard retail after they are up and running at full production. I have no stake in anything to do with them... just passing on info. They are working on a .338 Lapua model as well.

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    http://fd-defense.com/home

    I love where we are located with Larue an hour north and now these guys are 20 mins south.

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    Very interesting - these guys are not new to machining and seem to have a very well put together rifle. I would like to see how these things stack up to the competition once they start trickling out.

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    Looks like a great rifle. Vastly, insanely, infinitely better than the others? No. I have been toying with the idea of a 338 semi-auto. This might be it in a year or two or three provided that I can combine it into a Birthday / Valentines Day / Anniversary Day present for my wife.


    In the right venue you might get $10K worth of bragging rights. Where I shoot I doubt anyone at all would even notice.

    FD homepage

    FD ordering

    Price is not too horrible. Maybe I can get her one for Christmas.

    And they are piston guns! Sure to piss off the DI enthusiasts!

    Buy one now before Freedom Group buys them up!
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    I'm trying to figure out how the barrel attaches. From the GB photos it looks as though it is captured between the forend and the upper.

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    I met with Cordy, the owner of F&D on Thursday. I was very impressed with the FD308 and if it shoots as well as it looks I will be even more impressed. The FD308 is the BEST system I have seen and defiantly a much nicer system than anything POF or Larue Tactical are currently producing…

    I only have one complaint with F&D and that would be they didn’t have a FD308 for me to purchase and have some fun reducing the hog population. I was impressed with how adjustable the gas regulator is and the amount of thought that went into the design; below is a picture of the gas adjuster that can be adjusted with 4 different settings and fine tuned from the front set screw.


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    man, i wish someone with a higher post count could chime in

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    I need to start spending some time on this forum... I am on the 6.8 and 300blk forums most of the time. If you need to check my count over on the 300blk here is a link i started.

    http://www.300blktalk.com/forum/view...?f=177&t=78782

    http://68forums.com/forums/showthrea...-hunting-light!!!!

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    I also have contacted the forum on advertising… I figured I would post this before people start blasting me for not having a advertising account.
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    I met with Corby to try out the new FD308 at the range. The meeting turned out to only be for testing the function since that day the wind was real bad i would have to say around 18+ mph cross wind. I will be meeting him soon to test the accuracy out at Austin Rifle club I will post another video in the next 2 weeks.

    Click on Picture Below to play video!!!


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    I found this on AR15.com so i figured i would add it to the post.

    F&D had their 308 rifle field tested by Rudy Project Co-Captain Don Hardy today.

    You can check them out at booth 6108 at the S.H.O.T. show.

    Field tests done at Poco Loco Ranch, 14Jan2012, starting 10:15am:

    Make: F&D Defense
    Model: FD308-17
    Serial: 031911PT3
    Caliber: .308
    Distance: 100yds
    Rest: front bipod, rear bead-bag
    Temp: 60degF
    Wind: calm-5 mph
    Best Grouping Ammo: Blackhills 175gr BTHP Win Match, Factory New
    Best Group: .175 MOA
    Avg. Group: .5 MOA






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    They also offer a version in 338 Lapua. If I win the lottery I'm going to commission them to make me one in 416 Dakota.

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    3 more weeks

    I ordered one back in December after talking to Corby extensively. I was able to visit with him at Shot Show 2012 and actually touch, feel the weapon. Corby agreed to send me the "demo" rifle later in February. My self and a few friends took it to our hunt club "sighting in" area. It was amazing and preformed flawlessly.
    The $10,000.00 guy I still question his version of reality. I purchased mine on the front end of development and production. Mine is serial number #10 of #50 "pre-production" models so the cost was in-line of what is stated on their website. I can imagine the price will go up accordingly with demand, but 10k?
    I anxiously await delivery of mine and to start shooting. The photos are from Feb when we were shooting the demo rifle.
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    pretty sure someone from their company did a F&D Defense google search and found this thread and is now just spamming the hell out of it....

    To many new posters coming in and posting ONLY in this thread....
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