Originally Posted by John_Deer
The problem with an AR10 is a lot of AR15 parts will fit the AR10. To save money people slap AR15 parts on the rifle thinking everything will be just fine. When the gun can't handle the amount of gas/recoil produced by a 308 cartridge, they are like what is wrong!
When you build an AR10 you can not pinch pennies. You have to use the proper parts from the bottom up. Instead of trying to build a POS rifle save a few more dollars for a Browning hog hunter. You will have a rifle that only the army or bill gates can buy enough ammo to wear it out.
J.D.,For the most part,AR15 parts are not compatible with AR10 platforms. On DPMS lowers,you can use an AR15 type trigger group,handgrip and buttstock. But unless your using a cheap trigger group,nothing else will interfere with the operation of the weapon.
There are 3-4 different styles of AR10 platform rifles,and none are interchangable with the other styles. The uppers/lowers from one brand will not fit the others,and each uses different types of magazines.
So,if someone wants to build a rifle on an AR10 platform,they better know what type they want to build,or they will wind up with a bunch of parts that won't go together.Building a AR10 from scratch is a lot different than assembling a AR15.
The DPMS style has the most available aftermarket parts on the market,and then it would be Armalite,but they(Armalite) also have two different magazine styles of lowers to choose from.
The majority of problem associated with the AR10 platform can be traced back to the choice of ammo shot from the weapon,and the same goes to most failures with the AR15.