Noob AR question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Kimber Custom, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom
    Vancouver, WA
    Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    1,711
    I have a 5.56 upper. Can I buy a .308 upper and new magazines to shoot .308? My lower is marked 'multi'.
     
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo
    Milwaukie
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    994
    Likes Received:
    311
    No, 308 is bigger than your magwell...there are about 20 different calibers you can use though....

    Look into 6.5 Grendal, close to 308 performance and many people making AR uppers for it.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience
    Vancouver, WA
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,687
    Likes Received:
    10,514
    And how expensive and easy to find are 6.5s?
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor
    Oregon City, Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    473
    Just google 6.5 Grendel and you will get all the info you want. Basically an upper might run you $800 and ammo is anywhere from $14 to $30 for a box of 20.

    I had thought of going with a 6.5 Grendel upper but I don't shoot that much so I never got one. It is a good round though, better IMHO than the 6.8 SPC.
     
  5. The B

    The B
    NW Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    2,517
    thy're expensive, and expensive to shoot. better alternative, if you want a bigger/heavier round, would be a 7.62x39 conversion. they're cheaper, more widely available, and ammo is cheap

    visit www.m4carbine.net
     

Share This Page