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CMMG vs. Rock River 308

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dean1818, Jun 18, 2012.

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CMMG or Rock River

Poll closed Jul 18, 2012.
  1. CMMG 308

    16 vote(s)
    39.0%
  2. Rock River 308

    25 vote(s)
    61.0%
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  1. Dean1818

    Dean1818 Member

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    Thinking about going the 308 AR route

    Of these 2, which would you choose and why?
     
  2. RCArms.com

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    I voted Rock River because I like the ability to use FAL mags.

    I have one in transit to me at this time to replace my Armaliite AR-10T Carbine. Armalite is quite nice and light, but uses unique mags that I don't want to stock up on.

    Don
     
  3. HankB

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    I used a CMMG upper on my last build which appears well made and has so far been 100% reliable and accurate, so I'm pretty sure they make good stuff.

    On the other hand, that same rifle has an RRA lower parts kit (including 2-stage trigger) and that seems well made and has also been 100% reliable.
     
  4. Zane

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    I'd choose an AR10 pattern rifle that uses SR-25/DPMS magazines. So, of the two, I'd go with CMMG, however there are other choices.
     
  5. Welding Rod

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    I like RRA ARs, but I handled a RRA 308 a few years ago and the mag release seemed a little sketchy to me. I don't remember the details other than thinking if I bought a 308 AR it probably wouldn't be a RRA for that reason.

    I also bought a CMMG 556 upper that had significant build/quality issues. CMMG made it right, but due to the number of problems it had I wouldn't personally role the dice again with them.

    All that said I would look to some other make. DPMS has never impressed me so personally I would take a closer look at Armalite if looking in that general price range. Or if stepping up was an option, I would consider something in the big buck 308 AR class.
     
  6. TexasPatriot.308

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    I own some Armalite AR10s and one Bushmaster BAR10, would like to buy a RRA LR308, just cant hardly find them. I got a RRA AR15 (CAR15) I really like.
     
  7. NG VI

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    I got a bargain bin AR-15 from CMMG, and I was really happy with it.

    I like to stick with the people I know.
     
  8. madcratebuilder

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    FAL mags are less unique than M14/AR10 mags? The ArmaLite Gen II mags are within a few dollars of what surplus FAL mags cost, if you can find them. The SR-25 mag is without doubt the Defacto standard now that ArmaLite is onboard with the new SR-25 magazine AR-10A.




    The CMMG is priced like the DPMS rifles, but it has a 6061t6 billet aluminum upper vs the extruded 6000 series DPMS upper. The CMMG MK-3 WASP is maybe the best bang for the buck of all the 7.62 AR's. $1400+/- buys a PRS, floated hand guard with removable rails, two stage trigger, , fluted 18" coated barrel and it uses SR-25 mags. The CMMG MK3 SST stainless steel 16” is under $1200 and has MOE butt and floated hand guard.
     
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  9. NG VI

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    Yeah I really like CMMG. Their business model seems to be to make really solid rifles, run a small enough profit margin that you can't assess what they're selling without coming up positive on the value balance, and just keep cranking them out.

    And they look like a fun company to work for. As I get older that matters more and more to me in my buying decisions.
     
  10. Tex4426

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    I love rock river...there quality is second to none...i cany speak for ther 308 but the pred pursuit shoots under 3/4 consistantly
     
  11. DirtyHarry31

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    I have owned several RRA rifles & that be my choice. They have always made a quality AR. Just my .02
     
  12. ms6852

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    I like RRA they make a solid and reliable AR
     
  13. RCArms.com

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  14. Casefull

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    I have shot an rra 308 w standard 16 barrel for 3 years and it is easy to shoot 1moa with the rifle. Once you have a rra rifle you will find most your other ar's seem sloppy and loose. There 2 stage match triggers are hard to beat also.
     
  15. Salty1

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    I was in the same situation, really like RRA and CMMG, as mentioned it is hard to beat CMMG's quality for the price. My research brought me down a few different roads and I ended up buying a FNAR which arrived yesterday, hopefully I will get optics mounted this week and be able to shoot it over the weekend and see if it is truly a MOA rifle as they claim.
     
  16. Dean1818

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    Where do you still see them at $1200?

    CDNN doesnt offer them anymore
     
  17. henschman

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    I say CMMG, because of the cheaper/more common mags -- it takes P-mags, while the RRA takes FAL mags, which are hard to find and many are not in great shape.

    Also, the CMMG has a nitrided bore and chamber, while the RRA is just plain old chrome moly. Also the RRA has a proprietary barrel nut, which means if you want a free-float handguard, you are limited just to what RRA sells, whereas the CMMG is DPMS/KAC pattern, which there are a ton of aftermarket handguards for.
     
  18. Badlander

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    Since when are FAL mags hard to find. A friend bought A new RRA LAR 10 at A recent gun show. We found several dealers at the show that had mags and picked up 6 of them for A reasonable price.
    I have not shot the gun but it looks good to me!
     
  19. Dean1818

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    I looked at the FNAR as well, but i worried that the barrel might heat up and string since it looks to be a BAR hunting rifle upgraded

    Is that accurate?
     
  20. Dean1818

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    I am leaning toward the CMMG, because:

    It has a SS barrel

    It uses Pmags

    Weighs 3/4 lb less

    It looks to be $150 less



    Still not 100 percent sure..... Have wait till my bonus is paid


    I would love to get some complete side by side accuracy
     
  21. gunnutter

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    Both solid choices. I have the RRA .308 but if you can get that CMMG for $150 less that sounds like a good way to go!
     
  22. meanmrmustard

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    I voted CMMG. They make solid stuff, very good QC. Oh, did I mention I support local businesses?:)
     
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  24. Dean1818

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    Anyone here own a CMMG mk3 full rifle?
     
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