AR 10 Opinions

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Woody, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    OK Christmas to myself is going to be a new AR in 308 win/7.62 but it looks like whatever I get I will be waiting backorder. Ive been looking at the DPMS Recon But the Colt 901 LE has caught my eye only thing is the extra cost will blow my optics budget. But is brushing up on my iron sight skills such a bad thing? lol Ive also looked at the Rock River arms Elite Operator but not too hot about their FAL mag limitations of their 8 month wait. Decisions Decisions Any Opinions

    Trying to keep my Budget at $1500 and allowing an xtra $500 for optics
     
  2. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I like all of them in the 308/7.62x51 platform and it just depends on what features you are looking for.
    I have the Bushmaster 308 with Magpul Optional Equipment.
    Have run about 250 rds thru it zeroing and getting the feel of it.
    Believe me after about 50 rds your shoulder needs a break.

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  3. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    Thanks Im looking at the DPMS Recon or MK12 really hard I have the DPMS in 223/5.56 and have a couple thousand rnds thru it with no real issues to speak of
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Post some pics of the contenders so we can help you decide...
     
  5. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    Top 5 Right now Im leaning towards the Sig even though its a gas piston remember my original budget was $1500 + $500 for Optics I can find all these on gunbroker (which saves me sales tax) except the rock river arms lar-8 so its looking loke its out of the running

    # 1 Sig Sauer 716 / $1800 / gas piston

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    #2 Colt le 901 / $2200 / excepts .223 upper with mag adapter

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    #3 DPMS MK 12 / $1400 / 18" barrel /


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    DPMS Recon /$1300 / 16" barrel /

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    Rock River Arms LAR-8 Elite Operator / $1700 / cant find / 8 mo wait / does not except pmag only FAL / 16" barrel

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  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    #3 DPMS MK 12 / $1400 / 18" barrel...for the win !

    It's under budget and leaves more $$ for the optic !!
     
  7. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    The MK12 is at 1520 on Gunbroker with 2 days to go just have to watch it
     
  8. Woody

    Woody New Member

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    Game Changer probably be after the first of the year but the final decision has been made I belive
    The Springfield M1A SOCUM II

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  9. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep, that's a big difference.