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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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"AR" type rifles in 7.62x51

Greetings,

A good friend is interested in an AR type rifle in 7.62x51. Yes, I've tried to get him into M14, but alas...............

What manufactures have you guys good experience with? Any to definitely look into or stay away from? What is the current situation with mags for these? I'd like to help him find something nice that won't be a problem down the road. Thanks!

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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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Armalite is your answer. (WWW.Armalite.com) The AR-10, made by Armalite, is a great choice. I have an AR-10A4, works great, very accurate. They cost a little more, but you get what you pay for.

The Armalite magazines are reasonably priced if you buy the 5 pack. One at the time, they are about $44. Nice thing is, you get a 10 round and a 20 round with the rifle.

Go to AR15.com and check out the AR-10 forum.

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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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Rra lar-8

I just purchased a RRA LAR-8 Varmint with a 26in wilson tube. As soon as I get it out to the range I will post a review. It takes metric or standard FAL mags.

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Old February 9th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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Dpms 308

This will shoot with any of them and the part's are online
operates like my AR-15's,,has 6 groove barrel,,cost's
are lower than most

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Old February 9th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #5
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+1 for DPMS

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Old February 9th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #6
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+1 DPMS SASS, best bang for the buck. Virtually identical to the M110 but at almost half the price.

You should also tell your friend to look into FAL rifles produced by DS Arms. They are very decent and FAL is a very robust design.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #7
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la rue obr, knights armament, lmt, lwrc, les bear. I think les baer and larue are most accurate 1/2 moa


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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:05 AM   #8
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I would look at any that take Knight's Armament type magazines. Magpul just came out with 7.62 PMags, making it much cheaper to have reliable mags for a 7.62 AR. The KAC mags are like $100 a piece and the Armalite mags are just modified M14 mags. It's important that he knows what he wants from the get go. AR10 parts do not exchange with KAC parts, etc.. He may only have so many options on which forend to get depending on which kind he gets. Also, different manufacturers have different barrel threads which may limit with flash suppressors or brakes he can use. There are more 7.62 carbines than there were before. If he already owns a 20+" 7.62 rifle he may want to get a 16".
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Old February 10th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #9
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Lr-308

I have had good luck with the 20 round mags by C products from 44Mag.com....The DPMS is a formidable weapon, only because I couldn't afford an AR-10, Also I like to build what I shoot ,from handguns, to bow's ,to rifles.

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Old February 12th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #10
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Greetings,

Thanks for all the info everyone! I'll pass it along and try to find out more of his requirements. He's just looking for a good quality rifle that won't give him any grief, not into building one.

Regards, Jim

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I've had outstanding results with my KAC SR-25. The most accurate semi-auto rifle I own (yes, even better than the MK14MOD0 it's pictured with).


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Old February 15th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #12
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Going after something in 308Win. as well, I am looking at the Remington R-25. They're one of the new kids on the block with AR type rifles. One of the few making them in 308. Same basic configuration as an Armalite AR10t but with RealTree camo. I can deal with the camo finish for the price, which is at about $1300. Takes the DPMS 30 cal magazines too.




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Going after something in 308Win. as well, I am looking at the Remington R-25. They're one of the new kids on the block with AR type rifles. One of the few making them in 308. Same basic configuration as an Armalite AR10t but with RealTree camo. I can deal with the camo finish for the price, which is at about $1300. Takes the DPMS 30 cal magazines too...
The R-25 is basically a DPMS LR308 in camo, built from DPMS parts. Both Remington and DPMS are owned by the same company that drove Chrysler into a ditch: Cerberus Capital Management.

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Old February 23rd, 2010, 07:17 PM   #14
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confirmed ,

"Takes the DPMS 30 cal magazines too."

it should they made them in their factory ,

that said i have a DPMS LR-308 i built over the last year , it is accurate and comfortable to shoot - but heavy to carry very far


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Any of you DPMS owners miss having a forward assist or dust cover on the ejection port ? Are either one of them necessary ?

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