Any AR-10 shooters out there?

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by hombre243, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking I want one. Any suggestions from experienced AR-10 users out there? Looking for brand evaluations and info about accuracy...what works.
     
  2. Nogoat

    Nogoat Well-Known Member

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    I built a 308 AR last winter, be aware that all parts are not compatible like a 556 AR. Tho meaning in general the upper and lower musk be if the same design. I have a DPMS upper with a custom barrel 24" stainless and a Palmetto lower. Another learning curve was that 308 cycle better and are tighter groupers than 7.62 x 62. That later are a lighter load than the hunting 308s. I have reloaded yet so that could change. I enjoy mine although it's on the heavy side, really no recoil. I have a redfield tach type scope on it.
     

  3. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I am learning that standardization/interchangeability of parts is not a given for this platform. I may just buy one, or just get a kit and order the lower from whoever sells the other parts...so far psa seems to be the only one who offers a kit. I haven't looked into this much yet though. I may find more when I get serious about getting the gun.

    It is even a possibility I will get a sporty model like a Remington semiauto or pump.

    BTW, concerning the groupings... you are talking about 7.62x51, the military designation compared to the .308 round correct?, not 7.62x62 which I have never heard of.
     
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  4. Nogoat

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    Yes 51, not 62 teach not to respond at miggr
     
  5. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea what you are saying, other than 51 is correct.
     
  6. Nogoat

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    Not to respond late night. auto correct has issues at time, so I got miggr??sorry
     
  7. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Fat fingers of mine seem to have a mind of their own. Computer keys not so bad but this new smart-a$$ phone loves to tick me off.
     
  8. Lilwoody

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    Check this one out my son built off a Armilite. He has a shoulder injury and putting the sock lower not only made felt recoil better the cheek weld and scope mount improved un believably. That's me in the pic, he was having such a ball shooting it I didn't think to get a pic of him with it. The load that's most accurate that he's comfortable with is 45.2 of BL-C2 under a Speer Gameking 165 BTSP. Clocks right at 2600 fps.
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  9. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle. I doubt I could get used to that stock but who knows. I have never seen one like that. I can't wait until I can do my first build. It will be an AR15 and then maybe an AR10. But, I may just buy the 10. We shall see.
     
  10. Lilwoody

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    It's got to the point in the used market where you can buy either cheaper than build one. The major advantage to a build is you can make your choice of trigger. I built my wife a copy of the one she was issued in Germany in 1980 (Lance Missile crew in the Volga gap). The only 2 things that are different is it isn't select fire and has a Timmney drop in trigger. The drop ins are well worth the 200 bucks over the stock ones you get with the kit.
    As for the stock, if you are use to Monte Carlo rifle stocks it is almost identical in function. Having the stock set lower it allows the scope to be mounted closer to the center bore of the barrel as any stock seton the recoil buffer..
    You can pick up a DPMS AR10 right now for 750 a Armerlite is about 200 more but it is the company that invented them. Another thing about AR10 builds the parts aren't nearly as interchangeable as the AR 15 parts. There is a AR10 lower though that uses AR15 triggers. Bolt carrier groups for the 10s are 2xs as much as the 15s. With all the cartridge options available for the 15s that share the same bolt it's nuts. Just the ones that only require a upper are 204, 223, 6.8 SPC and 300 BO.
    After shooting my sons I've been mulling around the thought of a 22-250 AR10. Since I reload I could use the same bullets I use for the 223 in the 22-250 but push them 1000 fps faster. Even that build it would be cheaper to buy a DPMS and just rebarrel it than build from scratch.
     
  11. se3388

    se3388 New Member

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    I have an actual AR10 A2 from Armalite. You may have noticed that even though Armalite is the only maker of AR10's most 308 AR type rifles are lumped into the general classification of AR10. There are some very good ones out there. I love mine and when I bought it they were the only one making them and basically it was only the A2 model. It is very accurate, more accurate than most off the shelf bolt rifles. It does it best with RL12 and 155 gr Amax bullets, unfortunately RL12 was discontinued several years ago and I am on my last 5 lb jug. If I were to buy another AR10 type rifle it would be an 'A4' type.

    Steve............
     
  12. Nogoat

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    I just bought a 16 upper for mine, the 24" bull is not the best choice to carry in the woods.
    I use DPMS style.