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Old 09-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is any company that makes an AR-style rifle chambered in 30.06 Springfield?

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
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7.62x51 aka .308 is a close as you're going to get. If you want a round that powerful, get an Armalite AR10, or any of the springfield M1A models. Cetme's aren't bad for the money, but they have head spacer problems. PTR91 is decent for a HK clone. There are many options out there if you want an assault rifle with a round comparable to the 30-06.

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Does anyone know if there is any company that makes an AR-style rifle chambered in 30.06 Springfield?

I remember an article in "Book of the AR" a while back that said there was a company that made a limited production run of AR's in 30-06. It was a 100th anniversary of the 30-06 round. The AR had writing all over it commemorating the anniversary of the round.
I looked for the magazine after I saw you posted this to tell you the name of the company but I cant find it. They only made a limited munber of them and I think they said something about a specific load you have to run out of it (I am assuming because of the pressures a full out 30-06 can do).
Sorry I cant help you more than that. If I find the magazine I will post the name of the company.
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Does anyone know if there is any company that makes an AR-style rifle chambered in 30.06 Springfield?
The closest you'll get to 30-06 performance is an AR chambered in .308. Look at the DPMS LR308 series. Several members including myself have them and enjoy them immensely! Much more reasonably priced than the Colt, RRA, or Armalite equivalent, and just as accurate if not more so.
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Cobb Manufacturing was making an AR variant in .30-06, .300Win Mag and .338 Lapua. I think they were bought by Bushmaster a couple of years ago and do not know their current status.

Their rifles were very high quality, and they had a very cool removable mag well design that facilitated caliber changes.

I'm sure if you look up "Cobb Manufacturing" you will find dome more up to date info.

I played with their rifles at SHOT and was very impressed at the quality of their displayed products.

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Olympic Arms is also gonna be making an AR that chambered in .300 OSSM (Olympic Super Short Mag), that is supposed to be very close, even a little better than 30-06. Here is a link to Oly Arms Website, just look down a little bit and you'll see something about the round. There's some background info on it as well as a link to the ballistic info for it and for the 30-06 for comparison. But like RL said, I have a DPMS AR-10 and they're pretty sweet.

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I was wondering if you need both the AR platform and a 30.06 chambering in one rifle? Could you just be wanting a 30.06 rifle with the follow up ability of an AR (or any semi-auto for that matter)? You can get an M1 Garand (8 rounds of 30.06 semi-auto bliss) from the CMP and that would handle about anything. My CMP Garand was $495 (a "Field Grade"), some were only $395 ("Rack Grade"). 30.06 ammo is $75 for 192 rounds already in clips and in an ammo can. You can get a scout style scope mount, also from the CMP, and you have a rifle that is suited for war to hunting (we did fight a couple of wars with the Garand).

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One problem I see with the garand is that most states have a law where you can have no more than 5 rounds for hunting.

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no problem, 5 rnd en bloc clips are available for the M1 for not very much money.

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