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An AR-10 for $430 before tax?!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jessesky, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Jessesky

    Jessesky Member

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    I’ve made the plunge on an offer I could not refuse. Normally I’m a buy once cry once kind of guy. But being that I’m selling my cheap century C308 due to its lack in quality, I figured I would invest in another budget 308 semi.

    Browsing the PSA website I came across a daily deal “PSA-10 gen 2 complete build kit $349 free shipping” Impulsively I bought it. I then immediately also bought a PSA-10 lower on another daily deal for $79 with free shipping! $429 before tax! The rifle is an 18” mid length gas system in .308. The kit is average but appears quality.

    Although i plan to add some upgrades like an A2 stock, adjustable gas block and free float handguard, I’m keeping it stock for a range report.

    I’ll update when I have some results! So far seems hard to beat for a fun gun!

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  2. troy fairweather

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    nice i wanted to do one soon, a2 stock, the colt round tube free float handguard, there pretty cheap now, i think it's jp enterprises has the adjustable gb with the pic on it.
     
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    Wow, nice score!

    Does the front sight post interfere with your scope sight picture?
     
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  4. Jessesky

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    Absolutely haha! I slapped on the scope and realized after it was on. I do have a vortex cantilever mount that sits higher up. It’s not a major deal since I plan to add a jp picatinny gas block like Troy mentioned
     
  5. mjsdwash

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    very nice! any chance you could weigh it?
     
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  6. someguy2800

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    wow nice deal
     
  7. Jessesky

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    It’s just above 8.5lb, Thats with holding the sling up
     
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  8. FL-NC

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    sounds like you did good. I'm curious to hear how it shoots. How is the trigger that came in the kit? If it is horrible like the one that came in my Delton budget AR10, I suggest the $87 Larue.
     
  9. 2ndtimer

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    I am curious to see your range report, since I recently purchased a similar set up from PSA. Thus far, it hasn't been a tack driver, but some 125 gr Speer TNT hollow points and IMR-8208XBR are showing some potential. It has improved it's reliability after being broken in. I plan on taking it out again on Saturday.
     
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  10. Robert

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    Hell, I think my PRI float tube cost more than that entire rifle! Good find!
     
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  11. HankC

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    I have one, I bought complete upper and assembled lower, it is over gassed but fine since I reload.
     
  12. M5-Shogun

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    What issues does yours have?
     
  13. drobs

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    Seems PSA AR10's aren't guaranteed to function reliably. You might read up on the 50 cent AR10 fix. This is where you put 2 quarters in the bottom of the buffer tube under the buffer spring. Other fixes are adjustable gas blocks and replacement buffer springs.

    More reading here:
    https://www.ar15.com/forums/AR-15/I...lders-please-respond-on-308-issue/121-740512/

    Don't get me wrong I love PSA rifles and have 3 AR15's built from PSA Kits.
    Seems their AR10's have issues.
     
  14. newfalguy101

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    Actually...it shouldnt, as weird as it seems, since the front sight is so close it will effectively disappear.
     
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