I have shot both the Galil and Valmet 78 in 7.62, to be frank the round is too much for the design in my view, both were pigs of things to use (lovely rifles etc- but a pig), the 78 was nicer but it also has the longer barrel and bipod (both were factory FA). I am really no fan of the "Automatic Rifle" Concept in 7.62 (FALO, L2/C2, Valmet 78 etc), it was a fleeting idea that most troops disliked and the weapons were quickly relegated away from combat arms, the L4 Bren does a much better job but at the cost of weight. I also think the G3 is a bit of a pig but prefer it (to shoot) over either the Galil or Valmet, especially with the go switch set to go go go. A friend of mine in FL has a G3K (Flemming conversion I think) that is lots of fun, it is like a carnival ride, put it to your shoulder and try to hang on He also has a factory select fire FAL that is nice to use. I obviously have lots of time behind the butt of Commonwealth pattern "FALs" The L1A1 with an L2 change lever and plunger is lots of fun and, to me at least, much more controllable than the other contemporary 7.62 rifles. They are also easier to repair than most others. As you would also guess I am quite familiar with the AUG pattern rifles. I find them interesting but generally unappealing. The F88 was the locally built version here, once the teething problems with production were sorted out (lets not talk about the several thousand we scrapped as they were just rubbish) they are reliable enough...unless you are involved in amphibious work then they suck a pole, at one point there was also a directive that precluded troops discharging more than 90 or 100 rounds on rappid (this was in the early 90s) after one or more overheated and self destructed in use. There was a reason all the SF types here were issued M4s and now the H&K 416 The F88 (AS1 and later versions) are now being replaced by the F90 here, an ADI redesign of the AUG. Early signs are good but it still suffers the issues inherent with bullpup designs. Notably it did away with the removable barrel, one of the best moves IMHO. I have not heard if they will function well after a drowning. In reality none of these firearms are "bad" they will do the job required, the ease and reliability of how they do it differs person to person.