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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for opinions/suggestions

Considering a AR, was never a fan but I don't necessarily want to be told I can't have one either.

Armalite AR10-TAC20 is what I am thinking but I have no loyalty to anything since AR's are not really my thing. Figure the .308 gives more hunting applications thus the AR10 rather than AR15. I figured the entire genre is "AR" so Armalite must have done something right.

Just hoping for some reasonable opinions/suggestions like my title said.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 05:08 PM
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take a look at all the gun bans. AR's and look alikes are mentioned all the time. if you want a .308 i would look at the springfield socom or M1A models they are never on the t yet work the same. down side is they are twice as expensive. i like the looks of some of the DPMS GII models.


there are lots of options. i am sure someone with a lot more experience will jump in. welcome to the SA side of things...its a blast.


i have one in 223/556 that i use for woodchucks and predators....its fun. all i ever get is one shot, hit or miss. i dont know what it is...but there is something to it.

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What is your price range? I picked up a Daneil Defense DD5V4 about 2 years ago and love it. It is 7.62 x 51mm (308) with an 18inch barrel. Shoots smoothly and feels great while handling and shooting.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 03:33 PM
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I wouldn't get an Armalite as they use a different pattern mags.

The SR-25/DPMS pattern mags are the most popular in the AR10 platform. They are much easier to obtain and better prices as well.

There is a huge difference between an AR15 and AR10.

AR15 much lighter and actually has a spec.

AR10 does not have mil specs and can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
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Whats your use? I have quite a few ARs. 6.8spc is a favorite. I have a few Dpms 556 and my go to hunting rifle for hogs is a dpms g2 lite. Im building another 308 with a 16in barrel currently. You can build a rifle with top notch parts for about 1100. Smith makes nice ARs for around 600. Id say start with smith or wyndom or dpms and spend the rest on a training course. Very beneficial
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for responding, I really dont look at it from a price point as much as I want to make sure I get a quality firearm that performs well. The Armalite is approx. 1800 without optics so building one for 1100 sounds like a much better route, also if Armalite is brand specific on mags, probably not a good move either. I dint know the AR10 vs AR15 mil spec info. either THANK YOU for pointing that out.

As I mentioned earlier, not very knowledgeable on these at all so the "take a course option" sounds great as well.

Again THANKS for your time and opinions.

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Not many choose Armalite for the AR10 due it being the oddball. You will get more options with the SR25/DPMS pattern.

I personally would tell you to go AR15 as parts are cheap and plentiful. The weight difference is huge. I built my AR10 in 6.5 Creedmoor two years ago and I spared no expense as was able to get rifle with optics at 8bs.

If you get the 6.5Grendel or 6.8SPC in AR15, it will give you more power compared to .223/5.56. If you want serious power, take a look at the 458 SOCOM or 450 Bushmaster.
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What are we hunting?

Is the 7.62x39 enough?
Bit cheaper to shoot than the 6.'er's , can get quality ammo for it and the 7.62x39 is an accurate round when fired from an accurate platform.
Just another option instead of the 5.56
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What are we hunting?

Is the 7.62x39 enough?
Bit cheaper to shoot than the 6.'er's , can get quality ammo for it and the 7.62x39 is an accurate round when fired from an accurate platform.
Just another option instead of the 5.56
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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I would imagine I would be hunting big game if it were to be legalized, in the meantime metal siloouettes on a three gun course ???

I am not very knowledgeable on the platform to say the least, just want a good quality firearm that will last a lifetime when taken care of. Im not rich, but won't buy something cheap because it is, would rather save and buy it once.

Again can't thank you all enough for the input !!!
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