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#5584962 - 02/05/15 05:53 PM AR-10 Barrel Survey
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We are looking to carry a few AR-10 barrels for DPMS pattern rifles, and I would like some input on what cartridge to order? Specs would vary depending on the barrel. I can only order two barrels, so I'm looking for the most popular.

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#5584978 - 02/05/15 05:59 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I would say 308 cause it's the standard and the 6.5 cause it is the new hotness

The question is which market do you want to appeal to?

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#5584986 - 02/05/15 06:03 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I said 7MM-08, I just finished an AR10 in that chamber and not a lot places carry a 7mm-08 barrel, it would set you apart from everyone else.
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#5585021 - 02/05/15 06:19 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Furb]
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Originally Posted By: Furb
I said 7MM-08, I just finished an AR10 in that chamber and not a lot places carry a 7mm-08 barrel, it would set you apart from everyone else.


And that's why I was thinking something other than .308 win; it's easy to find one of those in stock many places.

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#5585049 - 02/05/15 06:30 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Creedmoor cases because of their slightly shorter length just work better in a mag fed platform.
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#5585071 - 02/05/15 06:36 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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I voted 6.5 CM. Good factory ammo available and seems to be very popular. I haven't seen that many available in stock, especially not lighter profile barrels for a hunting rifle.

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#5585100 - 02/05/15 06:44 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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For sure 7mm08
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#5585172 - 02/05/15 07:18 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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The other thing to consider is replenishment. 308 barrels are far more common...

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#5585651 - 02/05/15 11:11 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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308 is very common, but the 6.5 CM and 7mm-08 are great AR rounds. The 260 Rem is an awesome round, but you run into mag issues with bullet length. 243 Win is, IMO, too hot for an AR-10.
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#5587929 - 02/07/15 12:26 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
243 Win is, IMO, too hot for an AR-10.
would you expound upon that? What makes it different from it's cartridges mates 308, 260, 708?
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#5588036 - 02/07/15 01:44 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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6.5 Creemoor, and 7mm-08
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#5588046 - 02/07/15 01:51 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
6.5 Creemoor, and 7mm-08


Good, cause that's what I ordered!

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#5588050 - 02/07/15 01:55 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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#5588077 - 02/07/15 02:37 PM Re: AR-10 Barrel Survey [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Good, I would like to get a 7mm08 for my DPMS then.
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