Originally Posted by ronl
AR-10 is a heavy rifle, one I really wouldn't want to be carrying around all day. M1 Carbine round is anemic, to say the least. Neither would be particularly useful in the hunting category. Questions are what are you hunting and where. What is the longest shot you would take? Bolt action rifle would probably suit you better.
Ron, the beauty of the DPMS LR 308 AP4 with 16 inch barrel is that it's only 3/4 pound heavier than the .223 version.
The old AR-10 is indeed heavy. That's why DPMS made an M-4 version that is light.
Of course 100 rounds of 7.62X51 ammo is heavier than 200 rounds of 5.56X45. Unfortunately, there's no way of getting around that!