FNAR or AR-10?


October 3, 2012, 09:26 AM
I have a like new FNH FNAR in 7.62x51,20" heavy fluted barrel,20 round magazine and bipod. An aquaintance has an Armalite AR-10b that he wants to trade for the FNAR. How do these 2 match up value($$$) wise?

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October 3, 2012, 09:58 AM
The FNAR usually sold for $1500+, but for several months last year they were available lots of places for under $1000. The Armalite, depending on model, used to sell for $1400+ and is now relatively available in the $1200-1300 range (SS barrel, free floated models cost more). So I would say the two are in the same ballpark depending on condition and who wants the other rifle more.

You can always go to Gunbroker or other gun auction sites for a good indication of current value.

October 3, 2012, 01:46 PM
FNAR might be a little more accurate but not as robust. also the FNAR mags are expensive.

October 3, 2012, 06:10 PM
FNAR mags are expensive. You ain't kiddin! $53-$59 is the range I have found so far.

October 3, 2012, 07:28 PM
The light barrel FNAR has been priced down at $999 for several months, not sure about the heavy barrel version. I bought the light barrel and like it quite a lot.

October 3, 2012, 09:02 PM
Please shoot them and let us know how they group. If the optics are comparable I'd bet on the FN. Resale wise I'd bet on the Armalite. I have shot a friends FNAR and was very impressed except for the take down/cleaning.

October 3, 2012, 09:41 PM
Keep the FNAR

October 3, 2012, 11:00 PM
Tell him to buy a FAL and then you'll gladly trade.

October 3, 2012, 11:38 PM
the FNAR will most likely be more accurate, but unless long range accuracy is a major component i dont think the Ar-10 will disappoint(plus you could always get a longer, heavier barrel to use for the AR platform). The mags for Ar-10's usually do not all Ar-10s for some odd reason. So if you go the Ar-10 route id be sure it is compatible with 308 P-mags or some other relativly cheap mag.

But also remember if you buy an Ar-10 youll probably spend ALOT more money on aftermarket accesories(stocks, grips, handguards, scope, bi-pods, etc etc) then you would an FNAR which youd probably limit to a good scope and bi-pod. I love FNH but id probably pick an AR-10 before a FNAR(If only SCAR-17s were not so expensive right?)

October 4, 2012, 01:17 AM
I had the FNAR and it was 1 moa or better with most ammo. I don't think much else comes close for the price as far as pure accuracy. Now when pulling it apart for cleaning, that is another story all together. It is difficult to say the least. After doing it a few times it gets easier, but it is still a job and a half. It is by far the most accurate semi-auto rifle I've shot. Mine was the lighter barrel profile 20" model. I say lighter barrel because it is still a medium profile. It is pretty heavy, so lugging it through the woods is a pain. That was the only reason I got rid of it.

The best thing to compare it to is a fine timepiece. It is beatifully built, does it's job far better than well, but taking it apart and putting it back together would make some seriously consider suicide as a better option than dealing with all the small parts. That being said, if it fits your parameters of use then it is a fine firearm and worth more than what it usually sells because of the superb accuracy.

October 5, 2012, 08:30 AM
Well,I guess my decision has been made for me. The ownwer of the AR-10 has back out of a possible trade so........

October 8, 2012, 07:57 AM
He probably read this thread...

October 8, 2012, 10:39 AM
He probably read this thread... Possiby but I doubt it. Not many folks around here even know about THR.

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