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How much money you have to spend? What preference do you have for magazines?

Armalite makes an excellent one, I'm happy. Proprietary magazines.
The older ones had modified M14 mags, then they made their own, and now
the newest ones use a unique proprietary mag. Mine is 20" and shoots perfectly.
This is probably the one I would recommend, but not the cheapest.

DPMS has become the standard, also uses its own magazine but
several others have adopted it. Not only is that magazine easily available
but the whole platform has become sorta industry standard.
Accuracy depends upon which one you buy, they have quite a few models
in the catalog, go look them up to see what suits you. These are generally
the most affordable and a very fair deal for the money.
I have a 20 and a 24". The 24 is match accurate.

[You can use a round file to make Armalite upper fit on DPMS lower but
that wouldn't be smart; you can't do anything to fit DMPS upper on AL lower.]

[Barrels and BCG and most small parts interchange between DPMS and Armalite,
except the threads on the barrel nut are totally different. Buttstocks interchange.]

RRA went their own direction and totally proprietary in every sense.
Magazines, barrels, everything. Magazines are the old FAL mag.
There was a time when FAL was the cheapest mag out there, not so any more.
These are very nice rifles, my 16" is as accurate as any 16".
It's not a 24" match grade gun but it's perfectly happy in my hands.

Fulton, Knights, CMMG (don't they have three different magazine platforms?)
and others -- I don't own them so I can't give you personal experience,
but none of them stink at the range. They shoot as well as mine.
 

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LMT MWS, aka L129A.
 

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I have a couple of the Armalite AR10s. They've been good to me. One is with a 27" Lilja three groove I use for f class. It will shoot 18 inch groups.



One is a pencil barreled 16 mid length. That is my favorite deer hunter for right now.

Also have a 20 in that I kind of tried to do retro.

 

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S&W M&P10 - no I haven't seen it, nor seen someone shoot it. Just the advertisements.

The ad says they have 4 models, two are 'compliant' whatever that includes I don't know.
The third one is black with collapsible stock.
The fourth one is camo with fixed stock.

I know nothing more.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Don't want to spend a great amount. Rifle will be used as fun gun and maybe some hunting.
 

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Don't want to spend a great amount. Rifle will be used as fun gun and maybe some hunting.
Build one!

I built two in 308 myself, one is really good and one is crappy but it shoots.
I have enough parts for a third rifle except lower receiver, and I have
one more upper with BCG and hand guard. I'd really like to make one
chambered for a different cartridge, like 260 Rem or 7mm-08.

Although I bought the parts 2 years ago, one cost $780 and the other $900.
Today it would probably cost around $1200 but that's still cheaper than buying one.
 

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Here's mine. Sub 1/2" MOA
Those are 2 different things. At 100 the same and you probably meant for 100yds but beyond that or closer in they are different. 1/2moa at 500 is 2.5in, but 1/2" at 500 is damn impressive.
 

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I would say if price is a major consideration look at a SIG 716, S&W, or Ruger's new .308/7.62 model. I know the SIG is under $2000.00 and the Ruger's MSRP is under $2000.00.
The one I drool over is LWRC's REPR, but then you are in the $3500.00 range.
 

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Those are 2 different things. At 100 the same and you probably meant for 100yds but beyond that or closer in they are different. 1/2moa at 500 is 2.5in, but 1/2" at 500 is damn impressive.
My groups are under one half inch at one hundred yards:rolleyes:
 

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Which of the AR-10s use the 20rd Pmags ?

I've wanted a AR in 308 before I ever got a .556 one but have yet to secure it. It's coming :)

Nick If I added right it sounds like you have 3-5 ARs in .308. Man we gotta get up and shoot sometime

and one final thing is that really a full size bat? If so wowser ! That's a beast
 

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Which of the AR-10s use the 20rd Pmags ?

I've wanted a AR in 308 before I ever got a .556 one but have yet to secure it. It's coming :)

Nick If I added right it sounds like you have 3-5 ARs in .308. Man we gotta get up and shoot sometime

and one final thing is that really a full size bat? If so wowser ! That's a beast

Everything out there now has standardized on that type of magazine, Pmags, even the new ArmaLites. That is the AR10B. All mine are the old version ArmaLite and take a magazine very similar to the M14 magazine. In fact M14 magazines can be modified to work in this AR10. Aramlite has made some 25 round magazines as well. I believe that's one in the 16 in barreled AR10 there in my picture. ...which brings me to your second question, take a piece of paper and mark on it where the muzzle (not including flash hider) and where the hand guard meets the upper receiver on that rifle. That would be about 16". Compare to the baseball bat. :D
 
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