My apologies. You said that you were "thinking" about building a 308 so I thought you were still wondering what caliber.
For me, I like Rock River Arms uppers and lowers. You can get the uppers and lowers from Les Baer and other custom gun makers if you are willing to spend that kind of money.
Where I like to spend my money on really good parts is the barrel, trigger (timney or gisselle) and the moving parts such as the bolt carrier and the bolt. I would go custom on all three of those if anything else. I have a Satern barrel on mine (satern is an AR barrel CO.) and I really like it. Many custom barrels that you can go with though. You can get a Les Baer bolt carrier, bolt and barrel but it is gonna cost you but it will be TOP knotch.
The (free floated) forend you can just go with DPMS or another company. I prefer the ventilated ones to help the barrel cool.
Gas tube and gas block, you can just go with any on midwayusa as well.
I am really liking the magpul buttstock because you can adjust the stock for cheek rest height and for your length of pull. Its kind of like customizing your fit. It is heavier and pricey but very nice.
As for the charging handle, I like the Vltor BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 Large charging handle assembly for the AR-10. It is very nice with the extension on it especially if you have a scope because you can use the charging handle from the side without having to squeeze your hand between the charging handle and the scope.
All the parts that go in the lower recieve can be solved by just buying a lower reciever parts kit from midwayusa.
You will need a nice ergonomic pistol grip. Magpul and other companies make nice ones.
Buffer and buffer spring..just your run of the mill ones will work for this.
Hope this helped.
very much, thanks
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I called Les Baer because I was curious about this now! Thanks! He doesn't sell the uppers and lowers for the AR-10 but does sale the bolt carrier assembly (which is the bolt and bolt carrier with a firing pin) and the barrel. It is nice to get a custom barrel because they will headspace the bolt for that specific barrel that was made. Looks like the barrel they have is $525 which is not a bad deal for the quality control that guy has.
[QUOTE=Tikkamike;578309]I have been thinking and I suppose I had better build an AR while they are still legal.
I did the same thing back in the early 90's (The Dark Ages) because I thought they would be outlawed by the Clintons. Still legal almost 20 years later and well embedded!!! Got hooked on the AR platform. Have a few that will give the bolt guns a run for the money. Check out Brownells AR Catolog. Very comprehensive if you want to build one, or accessorize.
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Shot a bunch of customs Rock Barrels mostly on different platforms. After shooting a LMT it would be my first choice. Out of the box shot as good or better than the customs. Just my .02 but I find the LMT's to be as good or better than any of the top M-4's or AR 10's
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Re: I suppose I better build one...
Look first thing you have to know is there is no standard in the 308 platform. There is on the 5.56mm guns, its called MIL SPEC allot of guys clame it but few are actualy selling it.
The only AR10 is the Aramilite they own that name. I want to tell you to just buy a 308 pattern rifle beacuse of the standard differences, and I am going to post some links to guns you will not need to have a custom barrel on cause there just that good, I am also goint to link you to a goos upper/lower combo if you want to build.
Im only going to say this once DPMS, RRA are JUNK!
Now there are diffrent configurations available for all these weapons.