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#5534625 - 01/11/15 11:29 AM Smith & Wesson M&P 10
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I've had three semi-auto .308 rifles in the past but somehow ended without any of them.

The first was a converted Russian Saiga with a 22" barrel. The rifle was very reliable and ate any ammunition I cared to run. It was accurate enough for any hunting purposes. What I didn't like was it was a bit heavy and it was very hard on the cases I had hoped to reload.

My second was a DPMS Recon 308. I actually never had an issue and should have just kept it. I sold it to get in on what I thought was a good deal on rifle #3.

My third attempt was a Sig 716. Wal Mart was closing this out last summer, so I thought I'd give it a try. I never had any of the problems that some folks had mentioned on the Sig forum and it ran flawlessly through about 300 rounds. Using the same SWFA 3-9x42 I had on the DPMS, it wasn't quite as accurate as the Recon; but still a bit better than the Saiga was. However, it was even heavier than the Saiga, and it only had a 16" barrel. I only took it in the field twice before I was done. It was fine shooting from a bench, but it weighed almost 9 1/2 pounds without optics. I passed in onto a a heavy metal three gunner and he loved the heavy rig.

I had almost given up on a semi-auto 308 except I have about 400 rounds of 7.62x51 ammo and four new PMAGS that I didn't want to go to waste.

By chance, I found the following offer and thought it might be worth a try: http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/smith-wesson-m-p-10-308-7-62x51-nato-811308.html

I read up for an hour or so, but didn't want to hesitate and have it sold out. Looks like I'm going to give the platform one more try. I hope this one works out.

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#5534910 - 01/11/15 12:55 PM Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 [Re: okstatefan]
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Should be a good platform. But after optics and all ur still looking at quite a heavy bugger. Get a good sling and ull be fine.
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#5535125 - 01/11/15 01:40 PM Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 [Re: Fishing Fester]
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Originally Posted By: Fishing Fester
Should be a good platform. But after optics and all ur still looking at quite a heavy bugger. Get a good sling and ull be fine.


Yep after optics you're looking at about 9 pounds before ammo. 9 pounds isn't a heavy gun lol my POF weighed like 18 pounds unloaded with optics, bipod, and PRS.
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#5535144 - 01/11/15 01:47 PM Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 [Re: okstatefan]
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Dang, I was hoping this was a S&W M&P 10mm pistol announcement. Hope the new 308 works out for you.
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#5535654 - 01/11/15 03:31 PM Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 [Re: okstatefan]
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#5537723 - 01/12/15 12:50 PM Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 [Re: okstatefan]
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That is pretty impressive. I've never shot beyond 200yds.

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