I have no problem with anything in your post except the part highlighted above.My experience with the AR platforms in 7.62x51 is limited, but the pressure curve seems to be problematic for them so I will wait until they get the reliability perfected.
PM sent JD.I have no problem with anything in your post except the part highlighted above.
As with any weapon system, there are those that work and those that do not. We have produced quite a few AR-10 platforms for the .308, and some wildcat cartridges, that run like a champ and shoot sub moa easily in the hands of someone that knows what they are doing.
I would never say that off the shelf will always compare with what can be had at the hands of a gunsmith, but the AR-10 is a very good platform that can deliver everything the TS wants and it's parts will be available, at least for the time being barring any legislation, from multiple sources that don't require knowing someone or paying through the nose...
What sort of optics do you want? Long range, medium range and close quarters are pretty different beasts.Thank you all. I"m going to go with the springfiield. As for a scope, what would your recommend - I would like to pay under 400.00 if possible.
That's one of the scopes that the Army uses on their SDM M14s. 500 to 600 yards is a fairly common engagement distance for the SDMs.I have an AR w/eotech sight already, so this is going to be my long range gun. Being able to go from 50 yards out to 500 or 600 yards sounds like the ticket.
If you want a great scope for under $400, check out the Super Sniper from SWFA. Don't get the side focus, stay with the rear focus ($299). M14's have a particular recoil impulse that eats side focus scopes. I like their 10x40.Thank you all. I"m going to go with the springfiield. As for a scope, what would your recommend - I would like to pay under 400.00 if possible.