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Old 10-15-2013, 05:42 PM
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I have no interest in a 6.8!
You could actually build 1 lower and build a 6.5, .300 BLK, and a 5.56 upper for that same lower. Saving you some cash. Just swap out mags and uppers and you're good to go from CQB to Sniper on the same platform with a simple upper and mag swap.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:28 PM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I am thinking of building a single lower and three uppers, 7mm-08, 7.62 nato, .358 win. The 7mm-08 for longer ranges (for me nowadays that is about 500yd, 700 absolute max)
deer, antelope. The 7.62 just because, and the .358 for hogs (and bear LOL).
These along, with my AR-15, should cover all my needs for centerfire rifles. But since I am new to AR's (old with M-1, M14) I am uneasy about swapping uppers. I am tempted to build two lowers and keep the 7mm always together permanently, for accuracy reasons, swapping only the 7.62 and the .358. The cost of the extra lower might be better spent on a better scope, if I was sure that swapping the upper has little or no effect on accuracy of the unit.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:47 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

Anyone ever send your upper to Krieger and have them put a barrel on and chamber it?

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:02 AM
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... if I was sure that swapping the upper has little or no effect on accuracy of the unit.
Swapping uppers or more specific to your question, taking it off, putting it on, taking it off, putting it on, taking it off, putting it on...will have no change in the uppers ability to perform as it always does.

It's not bad to have 2, because you can set them up for different purposes. Like, maybe you want your hog gun to be a shorter carbine style, so you could run a collapsable stock with a more factory trigger, and perhaps you want your big game hunting rifle to be more of a precision, with an after market trigger and rifle length stock.

I myself, like everything to be the exact same. I have 1 AR15 lower, and I have 1 AR10 lower...and even those are set up to feel the exact same (except for a little weight difference) Same grip, same stock and same LOP.
For me, it's comes down to muscle memory.

For the accuracy though...fear not. You'll be fine.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:08 AM
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Re: AR10 - Buy or Build

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and through my two cents in. I'm a retired military engineer and marksmanship instructor living in Michigan. I bought a DPMS LR 308C last year (after ordering it a year before) and was not overly inspired by the performance. It shot 1.5 moa not terrible but not great. I went to work on hand loads this year, arriving at some impressive results. A nosler 168gr silver tip over 41 grs of IMR 3031 printed a 3 shot group at less than .25 moa. Needless to say I was ecstatic. Trigger is terrible but for a production gun it far exceeded my expectations. At just over a grand it cost a lot less than my custom bolt gun.
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Anyone running a suppressor on an AR10/.308? I was looking at the surefire brake and suppressor combo!
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:16 AM
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This looks like a really nice platform!

http://megaarms.com/maten/receiver-s...ry/thumbnails/
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