AR15 style 243 cal


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stubbicatt
April 30, 2008, 12:10 AM
How many manufacturers of AR 15 style, 243 caliber, rifles are there? Is there one which stands out from the rest?

If so, how so? Any cheap magazine varieties?

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JesseL
April 30, 2008, 12:17 AM
Are you asking about rifles chambered for the .243 Winchester (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.243_Winchester) cartridge specifically (which would have to be built on the AR-10 platform rather than the AR-15 due to issues of cartridge length), or are you asking about rifles chambered for any cartridge firing a 6mm/.244" projectile (such as .243 WSSM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.243_WSSM), or 6x45mm (http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/w6x45mm.html), which can be made to work in the AR-15 platform)?

stubbicatt
April 30, 2008, 12:20 AM
Ugh. I've seen what looks like AR15 rifles chambered in 243. I think DPMS makes one, maybe Bushmaster does, I don't know. So the AR10 platform it is.

Not the AR15.

Sigh.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
April 30, 2008, 12:22 AM
Olympic or someone makes a .243 WSSM rifle, but the AR15 platform is too small for the .243 Win.

The AR10-style, on the other hand..... DPMS has a .243 win rifle or two available.

Idano
April 30, 2008, 12:25 AM
There are at least three companies out there building 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM) on AR-15 lowers. My friend built up one with the this Olympic Upper from Midway and has been real happy with it without any feed issues.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=398382

Onmilo
April 30, 2008, 10:06 AM
Armalite and DPMS can provide AR10 type rifles in .243 Winchester.

alaskanativeson
April 30, 2008, 06:40 PM
I have a DPMS in .243 Winchester. I can get sub-moa groups out of it.

stubbicatt
May 2, 2008, 09:07 AM
ANS... Which ammo does your DPMS seem to like? Are the magazines for your rifle commonly available?

JesseL
May 2, 2008, 12:42 PM
Magazines for a .243 Win AR-10 shouldn't be any different from the standard .308 ones, which aren't too hard to find (http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=7&Categoryid=16072&categorystring=10613***687***11341***16071***).

bigdaddydan
May 2, 2008, 01:52 PM
dpms and armalite make the ar platform in .243 caliber :):):):):)

Browning
May 2, 2008, 03:44 PM
The AR-15's in .243 Win from DPMS seem to be the most popular from what I can tell.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/LR-243.html

They're what I've seen the most often around here anyway.

For what it's worth everyone that I've talked to has been very happy with them.

UnTainted
May 2, 2008, 09:14 PM
Accuracy Systems AR-10 Builds in many calibers (http://www.ar-10-rifles.com/index.php)

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