which 308 AR-10????

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by hockeyjr1, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. hockeyjr1

    hockeyjr1 New Member

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    Hey guys ive never wanted to get a 308 AR-10 until i realized the other day that i could sell off 3 guns and spend little money to get one ordered in my name. Heres the guns im gunna sell

    H&R 20ga single shot = 130
    GSG Ak 47/22lr = 425 (one 10 and 24rd mag)
    T/C venture 30.06 blot action 3x9 standard ret scope = 525
    (about 120rds of 30.06 ammo add in for 110 bucks)

    now originally i was going to hang onto the 30.06 and buy a saiga 308. however a friend now wants to but the 30.06 from me and it put into my head thats enough money for a AR-10 and i can use it hunting too!!!

    so what i need help deciding is a AR-10 to buy. i have a rock river AR-15 and the upper is one heavy b***h so im thinking the same for all their guns. i do lover the two stage trigger but Ive been reading that most AR-10's are not interchangeable. is this just the internal parts or can i still slap two different upper and lowers together since they are both completes?

    besides that Ive been looking into DPMS panther since they fit into my price range. i would like to stay under 1500 bucks for the gun maybe even a bit lower if i got something good. whats your guys thoughts on the better 308 Ar's out there now. oh and personally i have never really liked bushmaster. idk why it just seems like they are on the lower end of the AR todem pole.

    ohh and if anyone is interested in these guns let me know and maybe we can work something out. thanks for the help boys.
     
  2. CaptCraig

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    I have the RRA LAR-8 which is their .308 in the Predator model.

    Rock River Arms: RRA LAR-8 Predator HP

    The gun is heavy, but that along with the recoil spring helps to reduce felt recoil. Its a metal rifle. The gun shoots great and I really like it. Our clients get to shoot it much more than I do. Why mix parts? You can buy the RRA .308 Pedator for 1200.00. It is all American made and a great company. The gun is a solid shooter and easy to care for super accurate.

    - Craig
     

  3. hockeyjr1

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    Craig,

    Thats a sweet gun i never atually looked that up on there sight before. only kept seeing the operator series. How do you get it for only 1200 bucks?? the sight says 1500 and i live in ny so no one around here keeps these in stock laying around. does it come with a chromed line barrel or chrome bolt carrier group? i do wish it had a muzzle brake on the end of the barrel tho. :(
     
  4. CaptCraig

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    Just like cars the site lists the suggested retail price. I bought mine at a hardware store and they wanted $1200.00 for it. It has a chromoly lined barrel that is cryogenically treated (that doesn't really matter to me...) Has a standard black bolt/carrier group. It really doesn't need a muzzle break. Our will get cut in the next year to fit a suppressor. NY, tough place to get guns... And even tougher to go and buy and bring back home. Place an order and wait, it is worth it.
     
  5. MrWray

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    You may check out LWRC and Larue Tactical, they make really good .308 as well
     
  6. hockeyjr1

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    I had to say goodbye to the thought of LWRC a long time ago. they are way to much money for me and Larue Tactical is up there with them too.

    NY is a killer but its still better than CA and MA on guns so i guess it could be worse. Ive actually been looking at the standard A2 RRA more and more. its got the 20" barrel with a muzzle break and i can upgrade the for grip to the free float tube too. im sure if i call rock river from the store they would piece some things together that i like from the predator like the stock. the a4 just doesn't look appealing to me at all. if you can buy it separate i don't see why they would do it there for me.

    ohh i wish i could find guns in random hardware stores but nassau county is crazy tight with the guns stores already so that would probably never happen n e ways. i have to drive 30+ miles just to get to a wall mart that sells ammo and guns!!!
     
  7. colmustard

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    I dont have one yet but I too really want a AR-10, what about a amralite? They were the first ones to make it, hard to go wrong with the original.
     
  8. hockeyjr1

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    Amralite is a great company but depending on the model most are around 1600 bucks or more. Not as easily upgrade able by using the website either like rra or dpms
     
  9. NativH

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    I have an Armalite AR10 and with a 16" SS barrel it is a tack driver. Mussle blast is impressive for a 308 with a 16" for sure but that is after the fact and the game is already down. They are heavy rifles but that is expected as everything is sized up accordingly over a 5.56 AR. If I want a match grade AR I'd look at some of the manufacturers going after that market. If I want a military grade, throw it in the mud, pick it up, and hit the target kind of rifle, I'll take an Armalite. Not that I abuse it but glad to know I could.;)
     
  10. hockeyjr1

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    Yeah I know most guns will be heavy. Just my rra ar15 compared to my buddy's s&w is night and day on weight. It's going to be a target/deer/bear/zombies/Taliban gun just incase **** hits the fan! Lol in NY u can't get a flash suppressor on a gun with a pistol grip, bayonet lug or collapsible stock so u gotta pick one and that's the pistol grip. NYS basically adapted the federal assault weapons ban from the Clinton age since this state is mostly demo-idiots... I wanna move to Texas and carry a pistol anywhere... I can't even hold a pistol in a gun store here without showing my pistol permit!! Which finally I am 1year and 5 days from applying for it... God does New York suck or what...
     
  11. BLUNTTrauma72

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    If your looking for a decent 7.62x51 cal ar platform check out the bad news ar
     
  12. Gloves

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    I have a POF-308 on order. But won't be in for some time. They are backed up 18 WEEKS! If i get before Christmas I'll be happy.

    NY does sound bad... CA is about the same. Law students practice revoking and chipping away at our gun rights just for practice. Taking my gun off my belt to put something on their resume. (that's for another thread)
     
  13. hockeyjr1

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    Both the bad news and pof are like 3k listed as is on the websites.. How much did u guys pay for yours? I have the gun shop calling tomorrow to see how much the RRA will be... Hopefully won't break the bank lol
     
  14. BLUNTTrauma72

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    I got mine "like-new" for 2800
     
  15. hockeyjr1

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    You paid 2800 dollars for a used ar-10 that u would classify as a decent gun? Ur crazy... I'd rather save the 800 bucks and buy a armor-lite brand new customized...
     
  16. Gloves

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    I'm getting mine new for $2650 through my LE distributor.
    Again, i'm going to be an old man before it comes in. =(
     
  17. hockeyjr1

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    Gloves... Ik how you feel.. I'm going to Have to wait till February for my
    RRA if I order it this week... So far this is what I'm probably going to go with. The one I want is the flattop standard A4(bottom of first pic)... The upgrades are in the second pic and are the ones with the prices added. Winter guard free float tube muzzle break and a operator stock. Just got word from the store it's gunna be 1600 shipped with all upgrades and the New York compliance addon... Looks like this will be the cheapest way with the upgrades so I get the gun looking the way I want it. Just gotta slap the Nikon buckmasters 4.5-14x40mm SF i got in my room on the top and I'll be ready for zombies anyday lol...
     

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  18. j_lum

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    I recently picked up a used dpms LR-308. For $600(no optics). The extractor was broken, I noticed before I paid, and midway sent me one for like $35 with freight. I haven't had a chance to load anything specifically for it yet, but off the shelf federal ammo I was able to group around 1" at 100. The trigger is terrible, about 8lbs and notchy, but Bill Springfield is reworking that as we speak. Anxious to have it back.
     
  19. 75370

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    The AR-10 I have is a stock Armalite that had it's barrel floated and the trigger worked on, all done by John Noveske.
    The Pics below pretty much tell you how I feel about them.
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  20. hockeyjr1

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    You know I haven't even asked about a used AR10 in the gun stores... Most stores by me are limited on the ar15 in stock even new let alone used... Gunna have to look around again..