Difference between AR-10 and AR-15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Jesse17, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    I'm sure this has been answered several times before, but I've search this site, googled, and checked wiki, but can't find a full answer.

    What's the difference between the AR-10 and the AR-15 platforms?
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    AR-10 varies a little from the typical AR-15 design. The main difference is that it's chambered in .308.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    ^ Pretty much spot on with what Matt said.

    The design differences are very small, but the overall size of the chamber on the upper, the mag well and the spacing of the Take Down and Pivot Pins is larger on the AR-10 to handle the larger size and larger gas pressures of cartridges like .308

    JD
     
  4. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    So, if I'm to understand you, the AR-10 is a larger caliber/heavier receiver/action/chamber version of the AR-15. Ok, that makes sense.

    Can you confirm my other conclusions below?

    From what I've gathered from my research, the AR-10 tends to have a shorter overall length than the AR-15, correct?

    The AR-10 is what the M-16 is based on, and the M-16 is what the AR-15 is based on? Correct?

    Darn, I had another question here, but can't for the life of me think of it tonight.

    Thanks for the answers!
     
  5. lunarmanathome

    lunarmanathome New Member

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    No, it's not shorter and it is also heavier and far more expensive.

    All these rifles are related - and yes, the AR series started as a different caliber than it currently is. Although Wikipedia is not a definitive source, it's a start...
     
  6. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Are you referring to the original AR10, or what is currently the AR10?
     
  7. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    AR10 left, AR15 right. Buttstock is the same size. Both are "carbines". The size of the receiver is the most notable in the pic. BCG, etc follow suit.



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  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Any reason why this thread was resurrected? :confused:
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Time warp. Definitely a time warp.

    Or posters that did not look at the DATE OF THE THREAD THEY ARE RESPONDING TO !!!!

    GUYS! Question was asked in 2008.
     
  10. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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  11. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    CRAP. Just looked at the first one before mine...sorry. The phone app has a "current threads" button that automatically posts the most current in any category...it got me.
     
  12. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    ya, I run into this problem too when using the neutered forum browser on my phone too ><
     
  13. DD1

    DD1 New Member

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    Are the buttstocks and buffer assemblies interchangable?