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What calibers are ARs avaliable in now?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Roadwild17, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. Roadwild17

    Roadwild17 Member

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    I'm thinking of getting an AR build in the works but would rather something besides 5.56/.233. So what are the options?

    Yes I'm looking for a tactikool rifle for social work, defending the dog when it goes out at night to take care of business, and being a long range paper shredder.
     
  2. yesit'sloaded

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    Well starting small and moving up.
    I believe there are a few .22 uppers out there.
    9mm
    our French members have them in .222 Remington
    I have heard of .308 but never seen one
    Bushmaster makes a .450
    Bohica makes a .50 BMG upper
     
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    The better question is, what calibers are they not available in?

    And I think the answer may be "none"... :D
     
  4. Kimber1911_06238

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    look at dpms's website. .243, .260 rem, .280 rem, .308

    i've seen uppers in .50 beowolf, bushy's new .450 thumper, .204 ruger, .300 wsm, and i'm sure there are a lot i'm forgetting.
     
  5. taliv

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    yeah, good grief. everything from .458, to the whispers, to 50 beowulf, to 22lr, to 45acp, to 6.8spc, 6.5 grendel, etc etc etc


    however, none of them beat the good old 5.56 :)
     
  6. Sodbuster

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    6.5 Grendel would be another choice.
     
  7. Roadwild17

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    the 6mm options are the front runners so far.
     
  8. R.W.Dale

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    how bout a .338 specter or a 300/221
     
  9. Crunker1337

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    6.8mm, 9mm, 9mm integrally suppressed, 10mm, .45ACP, .458 SOCOM, 7.62x39, .308, and many more
     
  10. Wise Lite Arms

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    Is anyone manufacturing an AR or AR upper in 5.45X39?

    Around here 5.56 tends to be available in for short periods, followed by a long dry spell.
     
  11. MMcfpd

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    Some info.

    I think most of what I know about has been touched on, so I'll just offer my experience. I have ARs in 5.56, .45 ACP, 7.62x39 and .50 Beo. While I do like them all, the 7.62 rifle is becoming a favorite. It packs a bit more punch than the 5.56 and is much more accurate than my SKSs or AK.

    That's not to say I dislike the 5.56, .45 or the (oof!) Beowulf.
     
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    Alexander Arms made one, marketed as the "Genghis", but they seem to have dropped it from their product line. Seems like had they still been selling them, the continued cheap 5.45x39 supply might have bolstered sales which I suppose were mediocre to begin with.
     
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    Please keep in mind you cannot run any of the standard rifle cartridges through an AR15, you would need n AR10 for the .243/.260/.308 class rounds.

    In a standard AR the .204 Ruger, 6x45 for handloaders, 6.5 Grendel, on up to the .50 Beowulf and the heavy subsonic .30's and 33's all work well. I shoot AR's in .223/6x45/.50 Beowulf but I'm looking seriously at a .204 Ruger upper later this year. I'm also considering having my 6x45 rechambered to 6mmAR (6.5 Grendel necked down to 6mm) in order to get a little more velocity from the high BC bullets. The .50 Beowulf is an excellent hunting round for close range, I've used mine on pigs and 400 grains at 1900 FPS works a treat, that would also probably be a good load for HD.
     
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    Rimfire
    .17hm2
    .22lr

    Pistol
    .380
    9mm
    .40s&w
    10mm
    45acp
    50 AE

    Rifle
    .204
    .222
    .223/5.56
    5.45x39
    .223 WSSM
    .243 WSSM
    .243-----AR-10
    6.5 Grendel
    .260 Remington-----AR-10
    6.8 Remington
    7mm-08-----AR-10
    .280 Remington
    7.62x39
    .30 Whisper
    .308-----AR-10

    Thumpers
    458 SOCOM
    .45 Bushmaster
    .50 Beowulf

    Large Rifle
    .416 Barrett
    .50 BMG
    .510 DTC

    And probably many more I’m forgetting
     
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    One I haven't seen listed...

    17 Rem.

    I have one in 204 and love it!
     
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    remember .50 beowulf!
     
  18. Roadwild17

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    any info on who has the 7.62X39 ARs?
     
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    Here's a related thread: 7.62 mags..

    For the simpler conversion it just takes the 7.62x39 upper and bolt with any standard lower. Off the top of my head manufacturers are Del-Ton, DPMS, Model 1 Sales and Olympic Arms. Slap it on and figure out which one of the bad magazine choices you're going with and blast away.

    You'll see in the linked thread that the whole 7.62x39 AR world is anxiously awaiting C Products 30 round magazines, coming this winter.

    MGI makes a modular system that allows you to use an AK mag. Those who have the MGI setup seem to swear by it, but it's pricier and a little more complicated. They also make a bolt/firing pin combo designed to work with the Berdan primed Eastern European steel case ammo that I believe you can use with the other manufacturers' setups.
     
  20. Roadwild17

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    So your saying a good setup MGI makes a bolt/pin setup that will let it eat lots of cheap steel core munchies?
     
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    You can use the MGI bolt/FP with any of the other manufacturers' 7.62x39 configurations. Thw MGI modular setup, using AK mags, is much more expensive and complicated.

    My 7.62 AR has a Model 1 upper on a standard Noveske AR lower and seems to work just fine.
     
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    That means were still eather using crapy mags or wating on C prod. mags this year/next year.
     
  23. Pigspitter

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    If cost ain't a thing then I would go with a suppressed in .300whisper.
     
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