Read this FAQ at arfcom, it's a ArmaLite FAQ but it does cover the other platforms and shows you the different parts and why they don't interchange.That lyin' sack of doggy poopoo.
One of the local gun store owners assured me all the different "AR 10" platform guns are fully interchangable.
Glad I looked here.
That's one good looking rifle MCB!First AR-10 is a specific rifle made by ArmaLite. There are several different manufacturers of the .308 AR platform but they are not AR-10's. DPMS makes the LR-308 and it's about as cheap as I would recommend buying. Parts do not interchange on these like they do on the AR15. Upper, lowers, barrels, barrel nuts, BCG and bolts are proprietary to each brand.
The .308 AR platform can shoot most ammo but not the heavy weight hunting rounds intended for bolt guns. Up to 175 gr is fine, most well shoot best with 168 or 175 match grade ammo and handle surplus NATO fine. Adjustable gas blocks are more for suppressors than using heavy bullets.
A entry level DPMS is $900+ and a entry level ArmaLite is $1100+. Either one well get you to 500yds and near twice that with the right barrel, optics and ammo.
If you look on Gunbroker you well find a lot of these rifles at reasonable prices, with some careful shopping you can save up to 50%. I put this Noveske upper, ArmaLite NM lower together for a little over $1500. I don't think the upper had ever been fired, the lower looked as new.
I hear you about weight.My only complaint with the .308 platform is the weight, I guess I need to eat my Wheaties.
I want to do a 14.5 build as light as possible trying to stay under 8lbs empty
I just ordered a Savage 10 FCP. I really like the AccuTrigger, and we get some really good results from other Savage rifles we've got. Anxious to see how it groups as I'm looking to start shooting on our 600 yard range at the club. Now to figure out the optics...Thanks for the advice, I am considering a bolt gun in .308 I am wanting to get out past 500 yrds. I am thinking a bolt will be more cost effective and accurate. any ideas?
Wow another AR-10 thread.... well I just posted a big comment on this AR 10.... is it a battle rifle or not? if anyone cares about my $0.02 <<<<< there it is... lolMost are having good luck with DPMS and Pmags except for the long bullet users.
Not everyone is sold on using cheap plastic magazines. While I like Pmags in my AR15 rifles I think they have shortcomings with the .308 platform. With the new lower msrp on ArmaLite steel mags it's almost a wash on magazine cost between platforms. Go price some of the steel SR25 mags, or even DPMS steel mags. They cost a lot more than ArmaLite steel mags.Wow another AR-10 thread.... well I just posted a big comment on this AR 10.... is it a battle rifle or not? if anyone cares about my $0.02 <<<<< there it is... lol
Congrats on the AR-10s guys... If you do go the AR-10 route go with one that will take Pmags.... DPMS is cheaper and they take Pmags....