Not sure what you mean by "AK style"...I'm talking about a AR15 chambered in 7.62x39.
7.62x39 is an AK-47 round. It hadn't occurred to me that I could match an AR15 lower to an upper chambered for that round. Your idea has me intrigued...I see lots of benefits. It's a more versatile round than 5.56 to accommodate my anticipated usage (defense and deer), and an AR15 model would eliminate my concerns of overall weight. It seems there's a ton of reliability issues though, running that ammo thru an AR-15...the ammo requires more of a banana curved magazine (AK47 style) or else feeding issues are common... among several other issues. I love the idea, so I'll keep researching that route.
I also may purchase the 5D Tactical multiplatform jig instead of the 308 jig...for future builds...maybe an AR15.
AR10 is a lot different than AR15 and this is your first, so I'd say stay clear.
AR10 does not have a mil spec like AR15 does...what that means is that you have the Armalite or SR25/DPMS pattern.
I thought about doing 80% lowers, but the cost is much more...and if you want a "ghost gun" you can just buy the lower FTF with no paperwork in PA.
You can buy a complete upper/lower from PSA for around $600...you aren't going to do that with an 80% lower budget.
I've read some of your posts on similar threads and respect your opinion greatly. Really, cost is always a factor but not my primary concern. I will spread the cost over several months if i have to, as long as I end up with a gun I'm very happy with. I want the satisfaction of building it myself, but the complete rifle kits and complete uppers have tempted me.
I am aware that 308 doesn't have the standardized platform that AR15 has.... actually, partially thanks to your post on an older thread. I know that I need to carefully research all parts to ensure they will work together. I've already decided on a DPMS pattern simply because there are more options available.
I love how
's turned out. My receiver have to be a few ounces heavier, but I'm hoping to similarly find a lightweight barrel and handguard to hopefully keep weight under 8 pounds.