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#5688408 - 04/07/15 11:31 AM AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308
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Which would you get? Purpose is hunting pigs and killing steel at 700 yards or more. I handload and run suppressed.

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#5688409 - 04/07/15 11:32 AM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
dee Offline
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Easily 7mm.
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#5688415 - 04/07/15 11:37 AM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Easily 7mm.


I agree with a 7mm \08

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#5688478 - 04/07/15 12:07 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
Cast Offline
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260 Remington. Not among your choices, but would shine in that scenario.
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#5688509 - 04/07/15 12:29 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
okstatefan Offline
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When surplus milspec ammo was widely available; this was an easy answer.

Considering the cost of ammunition; anyone considering an autoloader should also be considering reloading. If that is situation; why limit oneself to just .308?

I would look into both 260 Rem and 7mm/08

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#5688545 - 04/07/15 12:58 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
260 Remington. Not among your choices, but would shine in that scenario.


I've already done a 260. Looking to try something other than the 6.5

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#5688551 - 04/07/15 01:02 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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Loading 160 grain + bullets at 2.8 inches in a 7mm-08 will loose some of its benefits. ar10 mags just don't allow enough coal to be worth the trouble. You can make it work, but why bother?

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#5688561 - 04/07/15 01:06 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
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.308 would be my choice.
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#5688603 - 04/07/15 01:22 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Easily 7mm.


Yup!
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#5688669 - 04/07/15 01:56 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
GLC Offline


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7mm, I just sold a AR10 in 308. Would love to get one in a 7mm to match my bolt guns.
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#5688671 - 04/07/15 01:56 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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7mm creedmoor would be an easier solution at 2.8 inches.

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#5688781 - 04/07/15 03:13 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
colt45 Offline
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I have .270 & 30-06
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#5688786 - 04/07/15 03:19 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: colt45]
RifleDude Offline
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Registered: 02/24/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
If you shoot only factory ammo -- .308.

If you reload, definitely 7-08. Much better bullet BC and therefore less drift and drop at distance within AR mag box length limitations.
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#5689326 - 04/07/15 09:17 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
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That's a hard choice, really. Sure, the 7-08 has the higher BC bullets with good speeds, but you will not be able to use them at AR10 mag lengths. So, what's the better choice? That's the hard part. I have George's first ever GAP-10 in 308 he ever made, and it's hard to beat a good 308. If it were a bolt gun choice, it's an easy pick of 7-08. But in an AR-10, I'll take the 308.
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#5689441 - 04/07/15 10:08 PM Re: AR-10: 7mm-08 or 308 [Re: Varget 7-08]
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there is only one real AR10, made by ARmalite and they are in .308, (7.62 x 51), all others are built on the AR10 frame. AR is Armalite
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