Skip to comments.Gun Vanity Time!! In the market for an AR-10 platform...
Posted on 11/14/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by DTogo
Supplementing a bolt action Ruger American Rifle in .308, looking to acquire an AR-10 for hunting, range time, etc. Researching manufacturers such as DPMS, Bushmaster, Armalite, but of course in CT there are unconstitutional limitations on models that can be sold.
I have the AP4 but I modified it to suit my needs.
DPMS Baby! Definitely on my shopping list.
Very dependable and can reach out and touch someone accurately.
Also a real nice long distance cordless drill...
I have an AR (5.56) and an FN FAL (.308).
Frankly, I prefer the FAL for function over the AR system. Esepecially the left side charging handle, which is the proper location for a righty.
I shoot the Springfield M1A and I love it.
I passed on the SOCOM because I was hearing all kinds of problems with accuracy beyond 100 yrds.
I think it is due to a 16” barrel.
I went with 18 and it’s fabulous....
Best part is if I run out of ammo it is easily converted to a bat for clubbing zombies .....
Move out of CT first. Then buy the gun.
No questions on this for me -—get a Noveske N6-—
I’d also throw in a geissele trigger and opt for a 14.5 inch barrel with a 1.5 inch flash suppressor (welded on).
Barrel sounds short, but Novezke makes such a good barrel that you be MOA at sick freaking distances still
A friend has the M1A SOCOM and it shoots pretty well out past 200 yards. Not as good as the regular model and I do believe it is because of the shorter barrel. The other thing is that the thing is LOUD and the muzzle blast is a sight to behold!
I have regular M1A with the synthetic stock. It has probably the best factory trigger that I have ever shot. The only thing I don’t care for is the standard scope mount puts the line of sight so high that you can’t get a good cheek weld with the standard stock configuration.
LOVE my FAL STG 58. It’s a straight-shooting work of art! Even with my tired ol’ eyes, I can keep in on the paper offhand at 100 yds.
Of course, if you want to do long range tack driving, get a barrel longer than 16", but just keep in mind that due to the larger cartridge, the action and barrel of an AR-10 is going to be quite perceptibly heavier than a similar length rifle or carbine in 5.56.
I know a lot of folks don't like direct impingement systems, but I've never had an issue with reliability or fouling, and I shoot a lot of old, cheap NATO spec Portugese surplus ammo.
Rock River Arms has a 308 line.
My rifke started like with an adjustable stock, but I removed it for an Ace skeleton stock. Never cold get used to the movement of the 6 position thing. Learned to shoot with the M-14 with all that nice wood to snuggle up to.
My rifle started like with an adjustable stock, but I removed it for an Ace skeleton stock. Never cold get used to the movement of the 6 position thing. Learned to shoot with the M-14 with all that nice wood to snuggle up to.
Same here. Mine now wears a fixed stock, rifle length gas system and 18.5” chrome lined barrel from Fulton-Criterion.
Well, let me define issue...it never hit me in the face, but it does eject in front of you and is kind of distracting. The Stag 2TL I have makes that go away.
I also have a chrome lined barrel, different stock and optics.
I too have a DPMS AP4 .308, which is great fun to shoot.
The muzzle blast and noise out of the 16” barrel is a little intense, however.
I don’t know what advantages the SOCOM has over a 16” AR in .308 that justifies the SOCOM costing almost twice as much.
I leave in KahLeeFawnEeYuh. I can’t get a 14.5” barrel.
Freaking Kommunistas .....
Yeah. It’s tough to scope it correctly but I love it without the scope.
I do want the super super sniper one that comes with a Bender & Schmitt scope.
Probably voting another M1 in same config first and a DPMS or FNL before I buy that.
Should this AR-10 platform be applied in a self defense scenario, it would be preferable to terminate the opposition immediately. As for lacking a spine to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, you are addressing the wrong person.
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