Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by arthury, Apr 21, 2012.
If you can spend around $5000 you could get an Knights Armament SR25.
If you want to spend $1000 -1500 there is DPMS, Bushmaster, CMMG and Rock River (takes FAL Mags)
Hope that helps!
KAC SR25s have some interesting features and a lot of engineering went into them, but they can be hit or miss on accuracy (seems some of them are 1/2moa but a whole lot of them are 1 1/2 moa)
DPMS makes a decent budget one that is good if you want to customize it
quality. They use a short stroke piston. They
are also expensive, around $3k. I can afford
the Bushmasters in .308; they work fine.
Anyone selling it?
http://www.ar-10-rifles.com/index.php pic's and descriptions of many of their full builds.
The 7.62 AR's come in several magazine patterns. ArmaLite, Noveske and AP are M14 style. KAC, LMT, CMMG and DPMS are SR-25 style. RRA is FAL and there are some that use G3 mags. The SR-25 mag is the defacto standard and ArmaLite has released new models that use the SR-25 mag.
Longevity of manufacturers
Since this is quite a big ticket item, I want to be sure the manufacturer will be around for some time. Besides Colt and FN, I noticed that quite a lot of the aforementned companies are tiny companies (not related to the quality of their products), who do you think is a safer bet?
Thanks for highlighting this. I used to think that the mags were std across manufacturers, like the 5.56mm platform.
Whatever u do get a platform that allows u to run pmags for the best reliabity.
These big AR's do not have the same kind of parts comparability that there little sisters do. Barrel nuts, bolts and bolt carriers, mag release, bolt stop, RE and RE parts can be different across the different brands.
This AR-10 FAQ is based on ArmaLite but it shows the different parts and well help you get a handle on all the different mag types.
Accurate, easy to maintain (piston and NP3).
The only other AR 308 platforms I have owned are the DPMS Panther in SASS configuration and a Bushmaster. The POF has them beat hands down IMHO.
pick the one lower that uses surplus mags.than pick out your upper design you want.than contact the upper maker and ask them if they can mate your desired upper to your choice lower.
surplus mags are way cheaper in the long run than the proprietary ones,and may be easier to find.plus,if you have a 91 or an fal,you can share.
I traded for a DPMS Sportical and turned it into a superior weapon with a Fulton match barrel, JP free float rail, Magpul PRS stock and a Geiselle SSD-E trigger. I have less than 1800 into it and it will shoot better than I can. You relay can't go wrong with any of the current offerings available. Sure would I like an OBR? Definitely. Do I want to pay the price? No. Will it outshoot my DPMS build? Not with me behind the trigger.
Yes, the Armalite small arms division of Fairchild Aviation which has been out of business for nearly half a century now. SR-25 stands for Stoner Rifle, as in Eugene Stoner, who designed the original AR-10 and AR-15. The current company from Illinois calling themselves Armalite makes an AR-10 that won't even accept magazines from the original Fairchild Armalite AR-10.
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