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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

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    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 Active Member

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    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

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    And how expensive and easy to find are 6.5s?
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    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. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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