Want to build a .308

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by HankGM, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. HankGM

    HankGM New Member

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    I'm thinking about making my next project a mil spec. 308 and I wanted to get proffesional opinions on what a good base model would be.

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  2. 75370

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    Armalite AR-10.
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    +1 Here is what I am planning to build...basic .308 (7.62 x 51) mid length Armalite 16" flat top.

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    AR 10 comes in 2 patterns...DPMS and Armalite. Parts are generally not interchangible and most AR 15 parts will not fit. Technically speaking there is no such thing as a Mil Spec AR 10 since the military has never adopted the platform. You will need to plan out your build, be sure before you start that all the options you want are available in the chosen pattern and be prepared to spend about 2x over the comparable AR 15 parts...
     
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  4. ANGRYcanary

    ANGRYcanary New Member

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    Without a doubt, my opinion as well, If your going to build an "AR-10", Build it right, take a lot of time and research EVERYTHING, I started going to build one, and have found, for now, I'm going to learn all the ins and outs, things I like and dislike, all that stuff on a rifle I could afford to make mistakes with. I bought a Rock River Arms LAR-8, which is a GREAT rifle, and I got it for a song, I just know I will build an Armalite in a year, but I'll never get rid of this one either. 'Cause I really like the ability to use FAL mags, and the bolt catch...

    **Wiki facts...
    The AR-10 rifle was in military service :
    1960 - 1976 in Portugal
    1958 - 1985 in Sudan
    and has a service record in these wars also:
    Angola, Mozambique, Dominican Republic, obviously Sudan, and the Portuguese Timor Conflict.

    The AR-10 was purchased by: Burma, Cuba, Finland, Guatemala, Italy, Nicaragua, Portugal, and once again Sudan.

    The AR-10 is an American 7.62 mm battle rifle developed by Eugene Stoner in the late 1950s at ArmaLite, then a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. When first introduced in 1956, the AR-10 used an innovative straight-line barrel/stock design with phenolic composite and forged alloy parts resulting in a small arm significantly easier to control in automatic fire and over 1 lb (0.45 kg) lighter than other infantry rifles of the day. The unique features of the AR-10 would eventually be developed into the U.S. Army's M16. Over its production life, the original AR-10 was built in relatively small numbers, with fewer than 10,000 rifles assembled.

    In 1995, former Army Ordnance officer Mark Westrom, owner of Eagle Arms, purchased the ArmaLite brand and the company became ArmaLite Inc. Shortly thereafter, ArmaLite Inc. introduced a completely new rifle, collectively known as the AR-10B rifle series. The new ArmaLite AR-10B was not based on the original ArmaLite AR-10, but rather the AR-15A2, with parts scaled up or redesigned as needed to fire the 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win) cartridge. The AR-10B prototype was composed of individual sub-components tested on a special lower receiver made of two slabs of aluminum fitted to a Knights Armament Company SR-25 upper receiver assembly, and prototyped using computer analysis.
     

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  5. HankGM

    HankGM New Member

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    I appreciate the info. I also forgot to mention I plan on doing this with a left hand platform. I'm severely left eye dominant and I've always had to shoot a right handed rifle on my left. Since I'm planning on building this one I would like to have a lefty for once in my life.

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  6. ANGRYcanary

    ANGRYcanary New Member

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    Excellent..! I'd really dig seeing how it turns out Hank..!
     
  7. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    Im going to have to side with an FAL.
     
  8. HankGM

    HankGM New Member

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    So after careful deliberation I think I may start with a Remington 700 sps varmint. Mostly due to financial limitations. The base model is inexpensive and will allow me more funds to put towards a bull barrel, trigger job, and a custom stock. Opinions?

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    griffin81 New Member

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    I have a rem 700 tactical .308 with a chote tactical stock and a swift scope and a custom muzzle break and I have less than $1300 in the gun and I couldn't be happier with it. I kind of wish I had looked into a savage but maybe I'll build another one later on.

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  11. ANGRYcanary

    ANGRYcanary New Member

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    That is a N I C E rifle !!!