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Merican45 09-29-2012 04:58 AM

Ar15 in .308
Starting to look into a .308 AR, looking for suggestions for good websites, favorite brands and models or anything to look into. Live in Cali(boo) so ca legal parts and guns are needed.
Any suggestions or .02 would be great, Looking forward to y'alls inputs!

c3shooter 09-29-2012 05:08 AM

You are not going to find an AR15 in .308. The cartridge is too long to fit thru the magazine well. Start looking for an AR10, and you ill have much better luck. Just me, I would start looking with ArmaLite.

JonM 09-29-2012 05:16 AM

There is no standard for ar10 types. Two main platforms dpms and armalite if im not mistaken. Then on top of that each maker has proprietary issues. Building one is no easy task because of the lack of a standardized platform.

With this type its best to get one complete then go from there. They start at about 950 and go up from there. Realllllly good ones run about 2000 but the 900-1200 range is where most people jump in. I havent heard of a truly aweful varient.

Merican45 09-29-2012 05:16 AM

I guess I meant AR style rifle in .308

SSGN_Doc 09-29-2012 12:51 PM

Because of the lack if standardization you have to decide which basic platform to begin with. Armalite uses modified M14 mags. Knights, LaRue, Noveske, DPMS use the original Armalite style mags.

Receiver cuts are different as far as upper and lower comparability. Armalite, Knights, LaRue use the Armalite shaped receiver cuts. DPMS, Fulton Armory, CMMG, and a few others make DPMS shaped receivers.

So, yes it can get confusing. Then add the fact that .308 parts seem to run much higher in price than AR15 parts, doing a build can take a lot longer.

AgentTikki 09-30-2012 03:59 AM

For all cali builds I'd check out

Its not too difficult, just make sure you follow regular nfa guidelines and use a magazine lock. If you go featureless make sure you stock is fixed and you don't have a flashider then you can get a regular mag release.

As for deciding, id check out Mega recievers they use standard ar15 lpks but can be a bit pricey. Armalite types seem to have better accuracy potential but are a bit pricier than the dpms type counterpats.

Keep us updated with your picks and please let us know the reasoning behind your decisions.

And plz plz plz don't forget the pron.

If you have any more specific questions ask away!

Merican45 09-30-2012 08:29 PM

Yea definitely looking to buy a complete rifle, and probably going towards the dpms because their prices are more in my range even though I would love an armalite, but hey who wouldn't?!
Anybody have any pictures of their .308, I'd love to see them

MOshooter 09-30-2012 11:08 PM

Here's a pic. of my DPMS LR308 AP4 I bought the rifle around 8 years ago,i've been very happy with the rifle it has been very accurate and reliable.

When I bought this rifle there were really only two companies building AR10 style 308s.Which were Armalite and DPMS,I really wanted a Armalite,but at that time Armalite was twice the price of the new DPMS AR10 style rifles and after seeing the rifle below at a gun show for 860.00,I decided to give the the Panther a try and have been very pleased with my decision.

Another manufacturer Rock River Arms.I hear they build a nice AR10 style rifle,not sure what their pricing runs?

Gloves 10-01-2012 04:26 AM

I also looked into getting a .308 from RRA. They tell me that RRA won't ship their 308 rifles to CA. Good luck and be sure to post a pic of yours when you get it.

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