Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc
Ok then you would need to decide on what type if .308 AR type you want to go with. There are the Armalite types of receivers that have an angle cut upper and lower and a DPMS type that have rounded mating surfaces. The Modern Armalite type uses modified m14 mags, the DPMS type uses original Armalite type mags or MagPul or DPMS mags. Or there is the LaRue that uses Armalite type uppers, but DPMS and original Armalite and MagPul mags. RRA makes a version, closed to the DPMS type, but it uses FNFAL mags.
So, things on a .308 AR are not as widely compatible. Also they tend to be pricier than AR15 parts by a pretty significant margin. So do your research on parts comparability with whatever your chosen pattern is before you order the parts.
What is it you like about the price of .7.62x51? Or where are you finding good prices on it. Most I've seen has been around $20 per 20 rounds.
This site is pretty cool. Prices change all the time.
Thanks for the info I will do a lot more research.
I wouldnt mind paying a little more than above for better stuff. This wouldnt be a rifle I would take to the range every weekend obviously. Just something cool to have. I had even thought about a .50 cal in some platform.
I just want a larger caliber rifle.