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Old 02-01-2014, 05:17 AM   #1
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I'm looking into .308s and wanted some advice/ info on a decent quality, accurate rifle. I can pair an upper and lower or buy the whole rifle. How much can I expect to spend. Can you guys give me some price ranges and some links to look through? What are the arguments for each carbine, rifle, and midlenght?

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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In terms of ar10 you can't build one from random parts like a ar15. Not the same thing at all.

Pick a type and it all has to come from the same maker. Bout the only thing that is interchangeable is ammo...

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Depending on your intended use you might find a Browning semi auto to be more appealing than an AR10. Browning has released the shortTrac hog hunter in 308. You would have to spend a bunch of money on a AR10 to get all the features the hog hunter has right out of the box.

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Depends on your plans also. High volume sports shooting means you either have the skill and the time to reload, or you can afford spending tons of money on ammo. Knowing that I shoot dollars ($1 a pop) messes with my aim. If that sounds familiar, consider an AK variant in 7.62x39.

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With unlimited funds, I'd prefer an FN SCAR-17s ($2800). But that might be $4K by the time you add mags and optics!

On my mere mortal budget I'd take a Springfield M1A over many of the $1500 range AR10s. It's a good rifle, holds its value, and has a successful track record.

DPMS actually makes some pretty decent and affordable 308 rifles, and their 'Recon' model intrigues me. I'm also interested in seeing what becomes of PSA's venture into the 308 world.

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Depends on your plans also. High volume sports shooting means you either have the skill and the time to reload, or you can afford spending tons of money on ammo. Knowing that I shoot dollars ($1 a pop) messes with my aim. If that sounds familiar, consider an AK variant in 7.62x39.
I do own an AK. I had also considered the M1a. Would like to see a link on that browning.
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Browning.com. I think it is a very good suggestion.



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My lgd has an RRA .308 for 1200 or with optic 2100.

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My lgd has an RRA .308 for 1200 or with optic 2100.
Kinda hard to give an opinion without knowing the specifics of the $1000 optic in question...let alone the barrel, design, and intended use for the rifle.

RRA 308 is probably good. Personally, I'd prefer an AR10 that accepts standard ($20) Magpul mags. I don't think RRA does. By no means a deal-breaker, but it would be a factor of some consequence for me.
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I didn't get all the specs. It had an unfinished barrel and was heavy as hell. They also had the exact RRA ar-15 but I can find it cheaper. I'm trying to decide between a high quality AR-15 and the AR-10/.308. I already have a lower end AR, and anAK and SKS in the 7.62

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