Need advise/help choosing my AR.

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Poink88, May 8, 2010.

  1. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    Need advise/help choosing my AR (or something else).

    I am on the fence whether to get a .223/5.56 AR15 or a .308/7.62 AR. Budget limit (for the rifle only) is $1,300.

    If I go with AR15, I am almost set on DDM4v3 but want my AR to share ammo with my hunting rifle if possible. Having a more "potent" .308 AR doesn't hurt either and if it proves accurate enough, I might end up going hunting with it too (if it is legal).

    I am also considering PTR91 but want to hear if there are better options out there. I am aware of the extra (4 lbs) weight & ammo cost difference. Just want to see my choices before really finalizing my purchase.

    Oh...this is supposed to be my all purpose, SHTF go to rifle so I want to really make sure it is a reliable weapon.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I would say when in doubt about an AR & caliber to go with 5.56 and go with a standard AR not a clone or piston version. That way you have access to the vast supply of parts and accessories out there for the AR-15. Now of course you can break this rule if you're 100% sure you want something else but BE sure.

    The DDM4v3 is a fine choice, Daniel Defense is a tier 1 manufacturer and it's a middy on top of that.
     

  3. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    Just found potential AR candidates from RRA.

    Rock River Arms: RRA LAR-8 Mid-Length A4

    308A1239X RRA LAR-8 Mid-Length A4 Rifle ----- $1,265.00

    Planning on adding these options;
    RRA Quad Rail Free float +$150.00
    Smith AWB Muzzle brake +$65.00
    ERGO grip Ambi black +$0.00 ------------- for $1,480.00 total

    or these:
    Rock River Arms: RRA LAR-8 Varmint A4

    Rock River Arms: NEW! RRA LAR-8 Predator HP

    Comments please.

    BTW, I have a lead where to get these RRA a bit cheaper...just wondering which is the best option. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2010
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if you hunt with an AR or other high capacity weapon most states require fixed capacity magazines for hunting. the max capacity varies state to state.
     
  5. NPD5946TSW

    NPD5946TSW New Member

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    If you already have a huntin' rifle, I'd stick with the 556. Quentin is right, there are more ways to deck out a 556 AR. Plus, if you get the AR in 556, and decide down the road you REALLY want to hunt with it, you can pick up a 6.8 upper to slap on there to kill some fuzzies with.
     
  6. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    Another good .308 contender came up during my research...FN FAL. So many to choose from, the more I research the more confused I get (sigh).

    I will most likely end up buying the DDM4v3 for now and buy a FAL later :D

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  7. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    I have both an AR-15, and an AR-10. The AR-10 definitely has that "cool" factor, and is a lot of fun to shoot, plus it gets looks every time I take it to the range.

    A few other members and I have the DPMS LR-308b, and have all been happy with it. I shoot factory ammo, but some of the handloaders have been able to get their groups down to less than 1/2 MOA at 100 yards.

    As to which one I like better, it's hard to say, they both have their place and I enjoy both very much.

    -Fred
     
  8. 89Bronc

    89Bronc New Member

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    I've been in love with the AR-10 platform for years. If I was going to buy one, though, it wouldn't be on a budget. I'd get a Rock River LAR-8. However, SHTF and you're going to want the AR-15 platform. Like everybody said, the parts are easy to find, ammo is cheaper and you'll find it everywhere. I'm partial to Rock River personally, maybe because they're made 3 hours from where I live, but DD isn't a bad way to go. As for the FAL, not a bad choice, but I say you stick with the AR-10 platform; imo, you get more for your money.