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Old 09-20-2013, 09:40 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I am building a MK 12 Mod 1 already have a Colt Match Target for my start

Now I am waiting for the MK 12 Douglas barrel to come in.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:54 PM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I would go with the DPMS personally. Parts interchangability is good and the 3 I have shot are crazy accurate from their 18" SASS to the 24" LR-308. That said, I have not shot any of the cheapies they have on the market like the sportical.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:34 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I have an early DPMS Panther Lite 16, 223, 9 twist. I have it modified with a few toys. It is very solid and accurate. I don't care for the new DPMS, they have a funny feel to them.

I was considering building an upper receiver and sending it into krieger to install a barrel!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:34 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

That is a good barrel K barrel or Douglas

Will they make the K in MK 12 contour?
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:38 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

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This is in the early planning stages, however, have a desire to own an AR10! Something with long range capabilities. I know the AR10 comes in a variety of calibers, but mainly looking at .308. I thought of buying the parts here and there, but also considering the alternative to buy.

I am looking at the Rock River Arms, LAR8 - Varmint A4 w/26" barrel. Rock River Arms: LAR-8 Varmint A4

I would like the Operator CAR Stock and the Advanced Half Quad Handgaurd! I think for the money, this would be hard to beat! Anyone own or shoot one? Impressions or thoughts? Would the 6" of barrel be beneficial to the .308 than the 20"? I understand the gain in FPS. Primary use: paper, rocks, maybe some critters if laws ever permit it.
budsguns.com has some good deals in stock. I bought the Carbine .308 DPMS and then bought a spare 20" barrel. Carbine 308 was 914$
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I bought the DPMS LR260....killed 2 birds with one stone. wanted to get into an AR platform and also wanted a 6.5. I had to put an aftermarket trigger to get it to suit me. It shoots .75 inch groups with practically anything you feed it. I have a bunch of 142 gr smk's loaded up for it. I have shot the drops out to 800 yds with it with great results.

My thoughts are that the 24" BBL is more than a plenty as mine is heavy as hell. if I were doing it over I would go with a fluted barrel for weight loss. AJ
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:26 AM
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I bought the DPMS LR260....killed 2 birds with one stone. wanted to get into an AR platform and also wanted a 6.5. I had to put an aftermarket trigger to get it to suit me. It shoots .75 inch groups with practically anything you feed it. I have a bunch of 142 gr smk's loaded up for it. I have shot the drops out to 800 yds with it with great results.

My thoughts are that the 24" BBL is more than a plenty as mine is heavy as hell. if I were doing it over I would go with a fluted barrel for weight loss. AJ
If I didn't want a 308, 260 would be my other choice! The 6.5 Grendel is nice, however, ammo is an issue!
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