build options? advise

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by johnrhino123, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. johnrhino123

    johnrhino123 New Member

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    planning on my first ar build. wanted to build .308 ar-10 but found ar-15 parts to be more in my budget. my question is caliber, stay with .223, or go 6.8? 300 blk looks interesting too. anyone build using 7.62 x 39 i read someplace that this cartridge because of neck dosnt like ar style mags. any opinion or advise welcome. i shoot primarily at 200 yrd range . thanks
     
  2. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    IMO, go with .223. I have been fighting myself to not go with the 6.8. I like the 6.8 but its more expensive and its not easy to find anywhere near me that stocks alot of it. Plus if shtf, .223 ammo and parts will be easier to find.
     

  3. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    First AR? If so 5.56. 300 BLK is cool but would make a better 2nd AR due to higher priced ammo. 6.8 ammo is even higher than 300 BLK. 7.62x39 doesn't always agree w/ the dimensions of the AR like you mentioned. 223 cuts your ammo choice in half.
     
  4. johnrhino123

    johnrhino123 New Member

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    thanks for the info. 5.56 makes alot of sence. i'm not real conserned about ammo price as i'll be re-loading. ive been doing that for all my handguns for some time. will 6.8 be just as accurate less than 500 yrds? i know 5.56 is tried tested and proven, but i just like something with more punch!
     
  5. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    If you're reloading 6.8 is a viable option. For me 6.8 doesn't make sense because I don't reload.
     
  6. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    What application are you using this for?
     
  7. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Answer below in bold.

     
  8. johnrhino123

    johnrhino123 New Member

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    now, what about .30 rem ar? just looking at some upper assy's. any opinions?
     
  9. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Availability? Cost?
     
  10. johnrhino123

    johnrhino123 New Member

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    well ive made the comittment. im going with 6.8. thanks for all the input. im sure ill be back again and again