Originally Posted by Eagle1803
Jon, nice gun.who makes that scar17?
Fnhusa but all civy scars are imported from belgium and made 922r compliant here with .mil parts and barrels. My scar is heavily modified.
Originally Posted by fa35jsf
Ok. Well after all this I don't think I am going to be building an AR 10. Maybe buy one one-day.
My initial thought about my next AR-15 build was this:
I would like to have either a 18 or 20" barrel to take advantage of higher velocities and smoother operation of the rifle gas system. The profile I was looking towards was at least mid weight or government. The barrel would need to be chrome lined at a minimum but I would really like one of the FN machine gun barrels from PSA if I could afford it.
Obviously a rifle length rail capable hand guard. At this point I don't really care what brand. I am not really going to mount much on it but I like the option of putting something on later if I so wish.
Probably a multi position collapsible stock that is a little bigger than the standard style M4 stock. Been eying some Magpul stuff.
Up top I am going to put either a nice red dot with a flip away magnifier like I have on one of my other AR's or perhaps a low powered scope (3-5x or so)
Lastly I am going to give the whole thing a camo paint job.
SO.... The whole reason I was asking is I was contemplating building something with a little more power behind it.
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16" barrels work awsome with 308. Max effective realistic range is about 800yards it can reach out to 1000 but its really iffy. Max range is about 2000yards but your just poking it out there trying to hit a acre at that point.
16" vs 20".your giving up 50ish fps for a huge weight savings and its not going to break or make any shot.
My wife uses a 22" savage 10 in 308 she can poke hers out to 900-1000 but its heavier gun with less capabilty than mine.
A while back i went through the proccess of researching out a semi 308 stumbled across the scar17. Top choices. At the time were the colt 901 and larue obr.
The scar17 has a cold hammer forged chromed barrel and chamber. Monolithic reciever. Tuneable gas system. Simple rugged bcg. And tons of available aftermarket options. Fairly easy to get spare parts from several vendors and from fnh themselves.
While stock they use bulky mags designed at the end of ww2 for the fal i converted mine to using pmags.
If i didnt go scar17.i would have gotten the colt 901