Production AR 10?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by icallshotgun88, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. icallshotgun88

    icallshotgun88 New Member

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    Interested in an AR 10...

    Normally I'd build one, and I still might, but I'm interested in finding out who makes a good production AR 10...

    I know POF makes some top notch stuff?
    Anyone else?
    Who has bought a complete AR 10?
    Who makes it?
    How has it performed for you?
    How much did you pay for it? (if you don't mind sharing)

    Looking for specific models that are above average AR 10s.

    Anyone fired a Nemo Arms AR 10?


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  2. DrFootball

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    I'm also looking into one for '15. I'd be interested to see what you found out..
    One I saw is $2300


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  3. DrFootball

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  4. trigger643

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    I purchased a new Armalite AR10 Super SASS in 2008 and have enjoyed it. It shoots sub MOA with M118 or Federal GMM 168gr. In over 5,000 rounds I have never had a failure of any kind. I've done 90% of the shooting suppressed. I acquired magazines for it @ 10 for $200 during one of Armalite's frequent sales.

    Mine is one of the early examples with a 1:11.25 twist barrel and no forward assist.

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    Here is a typical 10 round group produced at 100 yards. As you can see ATC 0.413 MOA, even with the flyer. The flyer is my own. This group was done with a cold bore before any sight-in adjustments were made. As the barrel heats up the POI shifts about 0.25MOA.

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  5. DrFootball

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    Is the case of bottled water for long range shooting? I use empties and fill them up with food colored water....


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  6. trigger643

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    Most frequently I'm shooting steel plate at 600 yrds, paper at 1,000yrds and clays at 200 & 300 yrds.

    Over the last couple years I've been migrating away from .308 to 6mm and these rifles don't see much range time anymore.
     
  7. JonM

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    A few years back i was looking for a good solid 308 semi. I looked at all the manufacturers. I found three that might work out larue obr colt le901 and scar17.

    The scar 17 was the only one that really fit my needs. Lightweight ultra reliable 1-12 twist capable of running suppressed without blowback gasses accurate lots of aftermarket addons.

    If i was going to get something that wasnt my scar17 i would get the colt le901.
     
  8. samnev

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    I have a number of 308 AR's. In order of accuracy and reliability.
    Larue OBR
    HK MR762
    POF P-308 if you can find a good one.
    DPMS SASS and SIG 716
    Armalite AR10A4 but needed to switch factory trigger which was the heaviest trigger on any weapon I have ever owned to a Geissele SSA-E before I could get decent groups (1 moa) out of it.
     
  9. Copeman60

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    Wonder how RRA ar10s peform!!
     
  10. JonM

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    the ones ive seen are tack drivers but they are hamstrung using fnfal pattern mags. so reliability is iffy because of magazines if your not buying brand new ones straight from rra. the guns ive seen using new production rra mags run with no issues.

    however i would opt for something using sr25 pattern
     
  11. hkhunter

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    I have two Armalite AR 10s. One with heavy ss barrel & anAR10B. Both shoot 1 moa with Federal factory ammo. I like em


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  12. sweeper22

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    I'll bet they're like many RRA products: ACCURATE and HEAVY. Everyone likes accuracy, not everyone loves heavy.

    I really like the FN Scar 17s. They're close to $3K, but very good rifles. Under $2K, I'd go with a Springfield M1A ($1200-2000). On the cheap, DPMS actually offers some really solid AR-10 rifles for $900-1500. They'll take basic PMags, and tend to fit with lots of good, affordable AR10 accessories. I'm a bigger fan of DPMS's 308 rifles than their 5.56. For the price, they offer a pretty good product.
     
  13. hkhunter

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    You got the heavy right!


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  14. Copeman60

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    I just looked up the RRA Lar 308 predator an it weighs 8.6 pounds with a 20 in ss barrel. That's pretty damn light for a ar10 platform.
     
  15. sweeper22

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    Not bad at all if accurate.

    Many RRA's are downright obese. I had a 16" ML Elite Operator (5.56)...it was near 10lbs without optics or any additions...and that's exactly why I sold it before it cycled a single round on my behalf. No kidding. Similar, arguably superior rifles weigh right near 7lbs.
     
  16. Txhillbilly

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    I've been very happy with my DPMS 260H. It's accurate as hell,and has been 100% reliable since I put the proper buffer spring in it.
    The factory trigger is crap,but I always swap them out for a good one anyway.
     
  17. DrFootball

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    Yeah Tx! That Rifle looks hot! And $1200 list isn't bad, maybe 1600 for everything, some extra mags and good optics and a sling,.. And there is your AR pattern Battle Marksman Rifle...


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  18. toddchaney

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    Really liked your AR10. I have always admired this rifle.