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Old 11-09-2008, 01:39 AM   #11
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I have no problem with anything in your post except the part highlighted above.

As with any weapon system, there are those that work and those that do not. We have produced quite a few AR-10 platforms for the .308, and some wildcat cartridges, that run like a champ and shoot sub moa easily in the hands of someone that knows what they are doing.

I would never say that off the shelf will always compare with what can be had at the hands of a gunsmith, but the AR-10 is a very good platform that can deliver everything the TS wants and it's parts will be available, at least for the time being barring any legislation, from multiple sources that don't require knowing someone or paying through the nose...

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The PTR is the best on the market in new .308's today. It's farking badass....they have one at my gun shop...but the lug is 1700! Has a build in bipod that is damn nice as well as a Magpul Stock that's adjustable.

It's Heavy...but damn comfortable.

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Thanks for all of the info, now I just have to figure out which one to get
Do you think these kinds of guns may get banned?

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YES. They most certainly will be.
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Count on it.
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Thank you all. I"m going to go with the springfiield. As for a scope, what would your recommend - I would like to pay under 400.00 if possible.

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Thank you all. I"m going to go with the springfiield. As for a scope, what would your recommend - I would like to pay under 400.00 if possible.
What sort of optics do you want? Long range, medium range and close quarters are pretty different beasts.

Simmons makes decent budget scopes for both medium and long range. Some of the lower end Leupolds can be had for that price and will work well for the medium and long range shooting. You can pick up a decent red dot scope for close quarters shooting for that price also.

This is what I plan to strap onto my M14 when I pick it up: http://www.leupold.com/tactical/products/scopes/mark-4-mrt-riflescopes/mark-4-1-5-5x20mm-mrt-m2-illum-reticle/ They sell for a touch over $800, but I'm sure you could find something similar for $400. The 1 1/2-5x has you pretty well covered from 50 yards out to 500 or 600 yards.
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I have an AR w/eotech sight already, so this is going to be my long range gun. Being able to go from 50 yards out to 500 or 600 yards sounds like the ticket.

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I have an AR w/eotech sight already, so this is going to be my long range gun. Being able to go from 50 yards out to 500 or 600 yards sounds like the ticket.
That's one of the scopes that the Army uses on their SDM M14s. 500 to 600 yards is a fairly common engagement distance for the SDMs.
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Thank you all. I"m going to go with the springfiield. As for a scope, what would your recommend - I would like to pay under 400.00 if possible.
If you want a great scope for under $400, check out the Super Sniper from SWFA. Don't get the side focus, stay with the rear focus ($299). M14's have a particular recoil impulse that eats side focus scopes. I like their 10x40.

Spend the left over coin on a nice ring lapping/accurizing kit from Kokopelli Products.

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