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Old 01-29-2012, 05:09 AM   #11
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Left is ArmaLite AR10, right is LWRCI M6A2 (AR15). The AR15 weighs about 8lbs, unloaded with optics. The AR10 just over 11lbs, unloaded with optics.

Just to give you a general reference.

When compared to humping in to a stand with a 6-7 lb bolt action rifle, you definitely notice the AR10's extra weight. It is manageable though.
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I really like my DPMS LR308. Not frilly, not dust cover or forward assist, but goes bank and hits where I tell it to. I like the thought of a heavier round and energy from the .308 over the 5.56. If I didn't have all the ammo stocked for my AR15 I would probably get rid of it.

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Try looking at the POF rifles. I have one of those on order.
Its a long-long wait.
http://www.pof-usa.com/p308/P308-20-MRR-H.htm

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You might want to look into the other calibers offered on the AR-15 platform.....and there are many. Your choice depends on what you plan on using the firearm for.

For example, the 6.8 SPC - about 80% of the ballistic performance of the .308, deadly on deer out to 300 yards, etc.

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Left is ArmaLite AR10, right is LWRCI M6A2 (AR15). The AR15 weighs about 8lbs, unloaded with optics. The AR10 just over 11lbs, unloaded with optics.

Just to give you a general reference.

When compared to humping in to a stand with a 6-7 lb bolt action rifle, you definitely notice the AR10's extra weight. It is manageable though.
Beautiful firearms! I like your setup.
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Treehugger beat me out on the 6.8 spc option. There are some very nice uppers out there that drop onto standard ar15 lowers. If you find a good deal on a full ar15 and then pick up a 6.8 upper you basically get 2 guns.

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Beautiful firearms! I like your setup.
Thanks, man!
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Try looking at the POF rifles. I have one of those on order.
Its a long-long wait.
http://www.pof-usa.com/p308/P308-20-MRR-H.htm
POF are piston...and considerably more expensive. And as you say, good luck on the wait. After three months waiting, I stepped up a little more and went with LWRCI instead. They are a low profile gas system...same profile as a DI gun. You might consider them.
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A lot of guys like to build off of the MaTen receiver sets from Mega. They are nice but not to expensive.

Rainier Arms sells barrels and of course Noveske make awesome barrels.

I wouldn't touch a DPMS anything.

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Mj, why the neg on the DPMS? Are you referring to the 308 upper or the gun as a whole? I'm not a big DPMS fan at all but I'm just curious. I have a older, maybe mid-80's DPMS A2 20 inch bull that I free floated with a Leopold 3-9x on top of the handle and I'm sure I did other mods to it at the time and every now and then I'll pull it out just because and I've never had a serious complaint. Not what I'd use for a new build but not something I ever had an issue with it. Pretty damn accurate with standard ammo. Again, not knocking your opinion, just curious.

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