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#7042204 - 01/17/18 03:43 PM AR 10 off the shelf
jr22dad Offline
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Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 124
Loc: Cypress, TX
Would like a semi-auto to pig hunt with. Only semi I have is a Belgium made BAR 270 and it aint gonna get used. Been using my 308 BLR or 6.5 creedmoore x-bolt but would like to mount Photon on a semi rather one of these 2 guns. So I am trying to keep cost down somewhat since I have never owned an AR of any sort. Maybe build a nicer one someday if it turns out I like the gun. Would strictly be used for hogs and varmints once or twice a month. Like to fish too much and it will be warm soon.

Any off the shelf or better recommendations mucho appreciated. I figure .308 since I already have bb's for it. What barrel length also because I would like to add suppressor down the road.

Thanks

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#7042207 - 01/17/18 03:46 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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You can get a DPMS for pretty cheap compared to other brands. I own a CMMG and have had zero issues with it. As far as length goes I would go as short as possible (16").

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#7042217 - 01/17/18 03:54 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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#7042229 - 01/17/18 04:05 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks


Well, I was about praise my DPMS G-2 Recon with 16" barrel, but that^^ costs less.
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#7042231 - 01/17/18 04:07 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks

Add a CMC trigger, scope and mag and rock and roll.

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#7042233 - 01/17/18 04:09 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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Diamondback DT10

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Delton Echo 308
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#7042241 - 01/17/18 04:11 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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tag - about to build one for the exact reasons listed above


Edited by HoldPoint (01/17/18 04:11 PM)

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#7042253 - 01/17/18 04:19 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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#7042451 - 01/17/18 06:52 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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I bought a DPMS lr 308. Its ok but there were a lot of parts I did not like so I replaced them with top of the line stuff and put a nice scope on it. now i have about $1700 in it when i only bought it for 700.

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#7042468 - 01/17/18 07:06 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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I vote build one. You can do it for less than 800 with a couple of premium parts. I think you can safely go cheap on lower, stock, handguard, and grip. Go premium (or atleast better than milspec) on trigger, barrel, and bcg.

I agree with texflip, go premium on trigger. A single stage 3.5lb cmc trigger would be perfect for what you are building. And primary arms has them for $169 right now I believe. I think if you spend $350 on trigger and barrel you can put the rest together for $450 pretty easily.

I’m no expert, I just got my first AR, but for the last 3 weeks I’ve been reading AR stuff basically non stop. That seems to be the general consensus on “budget” guns.


Edited by Tff caribou (01/17/18 07:09 PM)
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#7042748 - 01/17/18 11:11 PM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: FiremanJG]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5405
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks


Well, I was about praise my DPMS G-2 Recon with 16" barrel, but that^^ costs less.


But yours is probably more accurate (stainless barrel), more compatible with AR-15 platform accessories (many more options) like triggers, and comes with a suppressor mount installed from the factory. Pound for pound, I think the G2 Recon is about the best buy out there, even going against a $600 PSA gun.

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#7042849 - 01/18/18 07:06 AM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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DPMS Hunter Lite, change the stock and trigger, and you are good to go.

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#7043103 - 01/18/18 09:58 AM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: Loanman]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: Loanman
DPMS Hunter Lite, change the stock and trigger, and you are good to go.


For $1200 for the rifle plus $200 for trigger and $100+ for a stock, he can build an exceptional rifle.
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#7043162 - 01/18/18 10:30 AM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks


Yep, very good price there. Add a decent trigger and you'll be GTG.
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#7043180 - 01/18/18 10:40 AM Re: AR 10 off the shelf [Re: jr22dad]
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Why do AR-10 rifles cost so much more than AR-15? You can buy an OTS AR-15 for like $400-$500 from Ruger, S&W, DPMS, etc.

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