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Old 01-30-2012, 03:07 AM   #31
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Yes, that is what I want. Just not so much $$$ maybe...
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Do you have a link for this "MaTen reciever sets from Mega?"
http://www.megamachineshop.com/armscatalog/MA-TEN/loader.html
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Yes, that is what I want. Just not so much $$$ maybe...
Don't let the full boat retail scare you off.
You can build a nice AR10 for much less than the price shown on the poster above.
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My bolt rifle weighs about 11 pounds already. 26" bbl long action 25-06. My horse doesn't seem to mind it, never said anything anyway. (Chuckle chuckle.) I'm pretty well set on a .308, I've looked into the 6.8 spc, nothing against it, I just want a bigger one.

Not much for tree stands in Utah, mostly we ride the sagebrush hills... But this isn't a deer rifle anyway.

Mostly I wanna set up my coyote caller and sit 400 yards away and see how many I can call in. I've been looking at getting a .308 for a while, but I got a lot of bolt guns, wanna try one of these. As long as you guys won't tell anyone I'm into this...
Sounds like you have a good plan, then. I think you'll wonder why you didn't get one sooner. Very fast for follow up shots due to the design of the rifle...and I mean the ergonomics and how it handles muzzle rise due to recoil, not just the S/A action.

ArmaLite makes several large calibers, from .243 and .308, to .338. You can get up there in price, but like I said...You'll throw rocks at the bolt guns after an afternoon of terrorizing dogs with an AR10.

They hold value VERY well, also. When I was shopping for a .308 platform AR, the ArmaLite was the one that kept coming up. There are other good rifles to be had, for sure...but for the $$$ I felt they were the best.
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http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=2200

Check out their barrels as well.
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Ok, found a MA TEN receiver set here in Utah $500. Is that a good price? Do uppers come with all the bolt and everything? I have a lot to learn about AR's.
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Ok, found a MA TEN receiver set here in Utah $500. Is that a good price? Do uppers come with all the bolt and everything? I have a lot to learn about AR's.
You may see *uppers* listed in several formats:

upper receiver only = stripped upper receiver
complete upper less BCG (bolt carrier group) = barreled upper receiver
complete upper = includes BCG and ready to pin to a complete lower
these may or may not include front and rear sights depending on configuration

As for the *lowers*:

stripped lower = bare lower receiver only (usually requires FFL to transfer)
complete lower = receiver plus TG (trigger group) and buttstock of some description

Muddy Waters or Helpful?
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I can't address the others from personal experience, but my DPMS LR308-M-4 is short, light, handy, and utterly reliable.

I mounted an ACOG TA31F on it, and it's only 3/4 lbs heavier than the 5.56X45 version.

Over a thousand rounds without a stutter so far.
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