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12-20-2004, 03:51 AM
Noticed that this is the most active galil site. So if a valmet owner is welcome will do more than just lurk here.


12-20-2004, 08:26 AM
Valmet owners are definitely welcome and I hope we get more of them. I've got an M76 folder myself. How bad is your Valmet affliction?

12-20-2004, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by D.Brown
Noticed that this is the most active galil site. So if a valmet owner is welcome will do more than just lurk here.


Yes indeed, you're welcome here. Feel free to tell us all about your favorite rifles.

12-20-2004, 04:31 PM
It is a limited, err, controlled but active addiction.

I have hunters or petras in .243, .308, and .30-06. Will eventually buy M-76 or M-78/83. I obviously believe the hunters are under appreciated. No they do not quite look like EBRs but the bluing reveals the polishing the metal surfaces received. The surfaces have the illusion of depth and blend well with the walnut. Oddly, the .308 petra uses the same mag as the .30-06 with a spacer in the back of the mag. Even so, it uses the hk g-3 chromed mag follower.

Finding mags or parts has been an enjoyable challenge. Good thing they are durable.

I also have two bulgarian arsenal products. They are built just as tough, but as the milling marks have not been removed they cannot be compared. Externally, they are rough which is appropriate with their military finish. Internally, I polished the trigger group myself, then applied cold bluing. I might eventually convert one to .270. Sometimes, I just can't leave things which already work well enough alone.


12-20-2004, 09:55 PM
welcome fellow Valmet lover....M71 and M76 owner here and still looking for more :D

12-20-2004, 11:35 PM

M76 here.

az paul
12-21-2004, 08:04 PM
M76 Folder here, as well.

12-23-2004, 02:30 AM
Here's my baby... an M 62s w/fixed tube, Bulgarian AK mag.
I need to snap a few more pics with original lanyard loop mag in it.

Oh, it's Kyles fault I bought this...;)

az paul
12-23-2004, 03:40 PM
No doubt Kyle would do something like that!! Nice gun!!

az paul
01-02-2005, 12:36 AM
I'm sure glad this thread came up. Reminded me I hadn't shot my Valmet in ages. Just gave it a good cleaning and lubing and re-sighted it in. Shoots a tight group with the PMP ammo.

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01-05-2005, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by stymie

That is awful!

01-17-2005, 03:44 AM
If your first impression of the bulpup is awful, wait until you actually have the opportunity to handle one. The sights are canted to the side. For some people, especially a lefty, it will never just feel right. But, I think of it as an aquired taste.

01-19-2005, 09:37 AM
I am a lefty shooter also, I think it would be impossible to shoot the Valmet Bullpup, maybe from the hip.

I think the charging handle to the bolt would rip your cheek off:D .

I have an AUG, all I had to do was buy a lefty bolt, very fun weapon to shoot. I think the French FAMAS is the same way, all you have to do is change the direction of the extractor position, I think.

01-21-2005, 03:05 PM
For a lefty having the hot brass ejected with some force into your face would probably be less than pleasant as well. This is not what I had in mind when I was suggesting that the bullpup was an acquired taste.

02-19-2005, 07:01 AM
mine's a .308


magazines are nearly impossible at this point...

02-19-2005, 07:10 AM