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AR10 in 308 how do they compare

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Glass, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Glass

    Glass Oregon city Member

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    Hi all I tried to search the forums to find old info but keep coming back as search disabled. So in your guys opinions what would be some good and bad points on, DPMS,Armalite,LMT on the LMT what makes it worth that much money? Thanks for the input.
     
  2. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    If I were to purchase a Semi-auto 308 it would be the LMT MWS. I have come to realize tho unless I need barrier penetration, or consistent accurate fire past 600yds I would probably be better served sticking with a heavier 77gr 5.56. I will most likely be selling my precision 308 bolt gun and consolidating calibers even more.
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    A guy up here had a DPMS 308,so middle tier Stoner platform,that was shooting sub MOA easily.
    So it depends on what your use is,just like a 556 AR.
    Going to compete and shoot untold numbers of rounds? Spend the money.
    Have excess wealth? Buy me one too!
    No,buy the best you can afford,with the trigger group and barrel being the most important. (so the model with a fancy trigger and extra cool barrel)
    Otherwise they are all going to serve you pretty well.
     
  4. Glass

    Glass Oregon city Member

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    Thanks I will keep looking, I will find the right gun one of these days.
     
  5. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Most of the 308 rifles are going to be pretty accurate. DPMS is often frowned upon in the AR world, but it's a great 308 gun. Moving up to the LMT, Larue, GAP, KAC is great, but you're looking at $2500-$5000 (under normal market conditions). I have a MEGA MATEN that I built and am in love with, but before that I had a DPMS, which was a great one too.

    I would start with the DPMS, an if the larger platform is everything you dreamed of, save up for one of the more premium models.

    Just be careful, getting into the 308 platform is addicting and much more expensive than the 5.56, you might find yourself taking out a second mortgage to buy the latest and greatest......

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  6. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    To point you in the right direction what are you looking to do with it? Usually they are either configured as long(er) range precision guns, battle rifles, or semi-auto paper-punchers/range toys. The price goes up exponentially as you move right to left up that list.
     
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    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    To point you in the right direction what are you looking to do with it? Usually they are either configured as long(er) range precision guns, battle rifles, or semi-auto paper-punchers/range toys. The price goes up exponentially as you move right to left up that list.
     
  8. Heidland

    Heidland SW Washington Active Member

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    I prefer my .308 over my .223 with two caveats;

    1. Be prepared to go broke on ammo, or learn to reload.
    2. Upgrade it with a piston system. I can't tell you how much time you'll save in cleaning and the like.

    I have a CMMG because I prefer them, but I've tried both AR and DMPS and both are really nice. If you have no budget limits I'd go for a Knight Arms.

    (Ok, to be honest, I am a CMMG loyalist, but I'd go Armalite then customize the crap outta it if my wife would let me)
     
  9. Glass

    Glass Oregon city Member

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    Hi all thanks for the info. I bought a mega upper and lower this last week and am going to try to put together a long range precision rifle. Now I have to come up with the rest of the parts any suggestions on barrel, optics? Thanks for any help
    Sicario what did you build with your mega?
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to do this piece work,study barrel making and find the best barrel you can afford.
    There are AR platform barrels made by the best barrel makers,so don't get stuck looking at just the AR manufacturers' barrels.
    Then try some friends' triggers. Spending a couple hun on a trigger sure makes a nice shooter.

    And of course,since it's not my money,go buy a Night Force for it.
    Just don't limit your performance with a cheap scope.

    And hurry up with pictures
     
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  11. Glass

    Glass Oregon city Member

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    Hi all got in a hurry today picked up John Benjamin 20" barrel,Troy rail,and vltor gas block.
    Looking for PRS stock in black. Would like to know what muzzle brake would work the best?
    Thanks will put up photos as soon as I can. I do have 1 problem I don't have any 308 ammo or magazines. Still looking.
     
  12. Glass

    Glass Oregon city Member

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    Hi all so I had bought the mega upper and lower it was a trade in on something else had all the lower parts installed. Well bolt would not pull back went to Curts great people they looked at it some one had installed Armalite bolt catch with a roll pin not the screw I played with and finally got the pin out a little bit of work on the threads and as good as new. Still haven't been able to shoot going to play with pictures see if I can post. Still need mags and ammo? Thanks
     
  13. Glass

    Glass Oregon city Member

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    Just wanted to say again how great the guys at Curts are they were able to look at the rifle and in two seconds tell me what was wrong. Then he gave me the parts to fix it, and loaned me the mag block so I could put in the vise. Nice people!