Re: AR 30 .338 Lapua
I have been impressed with the AR-30s I have played with. Only thing I would really change would be to add a larger cheek piece and to be honest a heavier contour barrel.
As far as looks go, they are what they are. The brake is ugly as a mud duck but I will tell you it is one of the most efficent brakes on the market.
TO answer your question on about if they can be used to build something on, My AR-50 will be here Wednesday next week. Plans for it are to tear down, totally accurize and rebarrel with a Lilja 34" stainless chambered in 510 Allen.
The AR-30 would be a great receiver to build on. Nothing pretty but has a good bedding design, strong receiver and uses Rem style triggers for a great trigger pull. When used with a quality bipod these rifles are quite steady for long range use and accuracy is generally 1/2 moa with quality ammo in my experience. With a rebarrel and accurizing job, they certainly will do this.
ps. Yes the 7mm AM would be a drop in conversion!!
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