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Old 02-18-2013, 10:19 PM
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AR-10 or M&P.300 WHISPER ???????

I cannot decide so maybe you guys can help me out . I want a AR that I can shoot out to 800 or 1000 Yards accurately like a bolt gun so what do I need ?
Thanks I dont know much at all about these kinds of rifles but I know I am fixing to own one
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:53 PM
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Re: AR-10 or M&P.300 WHISPER ???????

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I cannot decide so maybe you guys can help me out . I want a AR that I can shoot out to 800 or 1000 Yards accurately like a bolt gun so what do I need ?
Thanks I dont know much at all about these kinds of rifles but I know I am fixing to own one
300 whisper will not do it. The Armilite corporation has a trademark on the name AR10 so it only refers to that maker. This is important to note as there is not substandard in the larger ar pattern variants, ie, the parts are not all interchangeable.

Depending on your budget, I would suggest Knights armament, LMT
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Re: AR-10 or M&P.300 WHISPER ???????

The whisper has the ballistics of a 30-30, put a can on it and it will cycle sub sonic ammo, not designed for LR. Go with an AR10, or look around for an Springfield that's had some work done.
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Re: AR-10 or M&P.300 WHISPER ???????

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The whisper has the ballistics of a 30-30, put a can on it and it will cycle sub sonic ammo, not designed for LR. Go with an AR10, or look around for an Springfield that's had some work done.
Springfield Armory never made an AR pattern rifle
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Re: AR-10 or M&P.300 WHISPER ???????

I think he's referring to a Springfield M1 or M14....
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I think he's referring to a Springfield M1 or M14....
Roger that, pretty accurate when done right, just a different platform
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Re: AR-10 or M&P.300 WHISPER ???????

Accurate when done correctly, but way too many problems to keep 'em running. That's onbe of the primary reasons that the M1As have fallen from favor in competitive circles, and the AR pattern rifles have replaced them.

Better off going with the AR platform right from the start, and not having to deal with the M1A headaches. Built right (good barrel, free floated and with a very good trigger), the AR should get the OP where he wants to go without much drama. Don't know what sort of LR shooting he wants to do, but setting up something along the lines of the AMU's M110s would be a good way to go. If you're not shooting it as a Service Rifle, that opens the options up a bit, and allows for some different caliber options, such as the 260.

several choices to be made here, but we need to know a bit more about this rifle's final application before we can give truly helpful advice.
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