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Old 11-02-2011, 10:39 PM   #11
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How could you want something bigger than the .223? It's huge! Just kidding. The .308 is pretty good from what I've heard.

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A .40 S&W round might be a thought. Readily available, and some good knockdown power. Just my .02.

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.308 is a good round, easily found, not to expensive and a wide veriaty of rounds.

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Yeah I love my Remington 700 in the .308, I just want a large caliber AR platform as well

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:26 AM   #15
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The .308 ARs are nice. I wouldn't recommend building one though. I did some research into it a while back and it's a pain to build one because you have to be sure all your parts are compatible.

You have two main patterns; DPMS and Armalite. To top things off, DPMS changed their receiver a few years into production switching to a taller upper receiver, so you ordering parts for it you have to make sure you're getting the right stuff.

When I get one, I'm not gonna build, I'm just gonna buy a complete rifle to save myself the headache of parts compatibility.

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:41 PM   #16
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how do the lowers hold up under the heavy recoil. my neighbor's son was on a sniper team in Iraq he said that the don't hold up. I was just wondering

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He's the first then. AR10 style rifles have been in service in the civilian and military world for some time now.

FCross7, it's as simple as buying a matched set or simply asking the supplier what pattern it is.

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FCross7, it's as simple as buying a matched set or simply asking the supplier what pattern it is.
The barrels and hand guards have to be matched up too. I'm not saying it can't be done, it's just not worth the extra hassle to me, and it's not going to save much money, if any, over buying a complete rifle.

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The barrels and hand guards have to be matched up too. I'm not saying it can't be done, it's just not worth the extra hassle to me, and it's not going to save much money, if any, over buying a complete rifle.

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Very true. Knowing myself though I'll end up changing this or that and spending more than i should.
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Very true. Knowing myself though I'll end up changing this or that and spending more than i should.
Same here. I've actually been eyeballing that LMT 308, but I don't have ~$2400 to drop on a rifle right now, plus I wanna get my Spike's set up the way I want it first.

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