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#5936747 - 09/19/15 09:01 PM Best Semi-Auto .308?
Mook Offline
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Registered: 10/15/11
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I have owned an M1A and loved it but am wondering what yalls thoughts are.....

Ar-10, M1A variant, PTR-91 variant, FN-FAL?

#5936759 - 09/19/15 09:07 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
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Ar 10, I have owned several 308 "battle rifles" Generally the AR 10 works well out of the box. I was happy to get my $ back on my "tuned" M1A, I had big $ in it! Built a nice 18" AR 10, ready for some cooler weather!
FYI I can build almost 3 AR 10s for what I got for my M1A.
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#5936785 - 09/19/15 09:19 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
Mook Offline
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I would love to attempt an AR-10 build worry about the differences in parts

I would also love something that will chew through different types of ammo

Edited by Mook (09/19/15 09:22 PM)

#5936800 - 09/19/15 09:27 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
Korean Redneck Offline

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2242
Loc: Houston
I'm sure many of heard of the YouTube channel 8541 tactical. He ran a series of videos where he builds a higher end, custom ar10 in 6.5 creedmoor. The whole playlist can be rather winded and long but he does go through the whole build in detail and examples along the way the differences between the ar 15 and 10 based platforms and what the watch out for.

There a certainly other resources. This is just the one that comes to mind.

Edited by Korean Redneck (09/19/15 09:27 PM)

#5936952 - 09/19/15 11:38 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
Nivlac Offline

Registered: 03/11/13
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I like the M1A

Edited by Nivlac (09/19/15 11:38 PM)

#5937069 - 09/20/15 08:15 AM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
charlesb Offline
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The M1A needs to be redesigned for a modern, rational bedding system. Other than that, it's just fine.

Though I am no fan of AR's, that's what I would choose from the platforms mentioned.
Kind regards, charlesb

#5937149 - 09/20/15 09:33 AM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
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When someone says "best", it's hard to know what each person's "best" means. If accuracy is the goal, the "best" I have seen is Armalite AR-10T. Everyone I have shot has been a hammer. Easy half moa with a tuned load.
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#5937194 - 09/20/15 10:18 AM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
Mook Offline
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I would love to try and clone an SR.-25

#5937213 - 09/20/15 10:29 AM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
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#5937238 - 09/20/15 10:47 AM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
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#5937323 - 09/20/15 12:06 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
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Love my Wilson Combat
It is an absolute tack driver with numerous ammo types and has been 100% flawless.

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#5937327 - 09/20/15 12:10 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
okstatefan Offline

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 779
Loc: Forney, TX
I have only had experience with one AR-10 and three "clones". The Armalite was a fine rifle; but I bought it used and had a chance to flip it a year later for a substantial profit. Two things that I didn't like about it was the proprietary magazines and the weight, as mine had a bull barrel. My next rifle was a DPMS Recon .308. By all accounts, I should have held on to that rifle. It was almost perfect, but Wal-Mart was closing out the Sig 716 Patrol for half price. I thought it was an upgrade; it wasn't. The Sig was quite a bit heavier and never did shoot MOA with 168gr Match King. When the S&W M&P 10 was being sold for $999, I jumped on the Smith and sold off the Sig. I haven't found anything about the Big Smith I don't like yet; and that is after about 400 rounds. The only modification I want to make to the M&P 10 is to change the factory hand guard for a free-float with low-profile gas block.

#5937479 - 09/20/15 02:20 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
Cleric Offline
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M1 is nice. But man it's heavy...

I prefer 308 ar...

#5938398 - 09/20/15 10:44 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
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I love my REPR

#5938419 - 09/20/15 11:11 PM Re: Best Semi-Auto .308? [Re: Mook]
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If ar10 factory lwrc, lmt, or pof for top tier. The psa is a great gun without the high dollar price tag, but not in the same class as top tier listed. Building a high quality is doable for 1200-1500. For non ar based platform im sols on fnar with hunting stock instead of pistol grip which is an additional $108. I have had a lot of trigger time with the m1a socom ii and scout. Aside from it being iconic the fnar beats it in most categories. Fnar comes with 1" guarantee at 100yds or theyll replace it. The downside is field stripping the fnar its a task. If this isnt a "battle rifle" id go fnar with hunting stock everyday. Keep in mind its based off the browning bar action and that is hands down the best and most proven traditional semi auto hunting rifle in the world.
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