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Old 07-04-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Got an new one on the way, an AR10

I've been jones'n for an AR10 type rifle for a few years, but my M1A's and Garands in .308 have sated my lust, well they couldnt do it anymore after yesterday.

I made a day off road trip to a few LGS's and found this little girl in Newport, the Armalite AR-10 A Series defensive sporting rifle. Its now on hold and will be coming home before the end of the month.


heres the run down on her :

Caliber- 7.62X51 mm / .308
Barrel - 16" double lapped, chrome lined / chrome moly
Rifling- Twist1:11.25” RH
Muzzle Device - Flash suppressor
Front Sight Base- MIL-STD 1913 rail gas block. Top of gas block is .398 (+/- .010) lower than top of receiver

Handguard- Standard 8"
Stock- 6-position collapsible
Upper Receiver - Forged flat-top receiver with MIL-STD 1913 rail and forward assist 7175-T74 aluminum
Lower Receiver- 7175-T73 aluminum (forged)
Trigger- Single-stage
Charging Handle - Standard
Finish- Anodized aluminum upper/lower receiver, manganese phosphated steel barrel
Overall Length- 35.0" / 38.3"ight7.9 lbs.
Included-One 20-round Magpul Pmag, owner’s manual

I wouldve liked a longer barrel, but a 16 in tube will do what I need, and I plan on some personal touches as far as user friendliness goes as well.

The best thing is that Magpul 20 and 25 round mags are very affordable............
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your AR-10.
I've got an older Armalite AR-10 with a 20" match barrel. It only uses their metal mags, instead of Pmags, but I have plenty of them.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #3
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Nice gun .... I would like a 18" barrel too but I don't see anything wrong 16" and 11.25 is a super twist.... My bench / silhouette gun had that twist and shot the 190 BT in 1 hole at 600 yd all day long .
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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I think it should work out pretty well all in all, I plan on making it a heavy weight go-to thumper, and since PMAGs are really well priced, I figure I'll stock pile them, and have at least ten to a dozen metal ones put up as well.

Optics wise its gonna get a Leupold VXR Patrol rifle scope
http://www.leupold.com/tactical/scop...5-4x20mm-30mm/

In a LaRue mount
http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-t...ount-qd-lt-104

And Troy BUIS, as of yet the handguard replacement has not been contemplated, and I'm looking for a replacement flash suppressor, but that also is still up in the air
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Very nice, my dream gun!!
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:32 AM   #6
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Got an update, I have five mags on order, a mix of Magpul and Brownells, two of the former, and three of the latter, all 20 rounders.

Yesterday I bought two Magpul 25 round mags because that's all the store I went to had other than ten rounders....................

I decided on the replacement stock as well, and as usual its a Magpul.......

Heres what the rifle and seventy rounds of ammo look like........



more pictures to follow as I make progress........
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That is a super gun ... But I'm old school ..... peeps and wood .



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Old 08-31-2015, 06:46 AM   #8
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That's a great looking AR-10 Congratulations.
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Got an update, I have five mags on order, a mix of Magpul and Brownells, two of the former, and three of the latter, all 20 rounders.

Yesterday I bought two Magpul 25 round mags because that's all the store I went to had other than ten rounders....................

I decided on the replacement stock as well, and as usual its a Magpul.......

Heres what the rifle and seventy rounds of ammo look like........



more pictures to follow as I make progress........
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:46 AM   #10
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Steadily making progress, picked a few more parts, MAGPUL STR stock, MOE K grip, and shorty ten round mag.



All this was accomplished last week.....
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:46 AM   #11
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Got the last of the parts in Friday, MI hand guard set, and a few other smaller parts.

Put it all together and went out to the range yesterday, function and accuracy are wonderful, now all thats left is replacing the Gawd AWFUL HORRIBLE Armalite trigger..........



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Neat pictures! I can smell the rifle.
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Old 09-20-2015, 05:21 PM   #13
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Wow, a very different gun from the first post picture. Congrats.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:22 PM   #14
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USMC, check out the article on the AR-10 in the March 1957 issue of Guns magazine at: https://gunsmagazine.com/classic-gun...zine-editions/
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:49 PM   #15
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Made a few changes, since my last post, will post pictures this weekend. Switched out the trigger for a 4.5 pound POF drop in unit, and the pistol grip for a MAGPUL MIAD. Shoots like a dream now.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:16 AM   #16
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I like your style! That .308 in one bad round.
I'm going to stick with my 5.7x28 with 50 round mag of which I now have six and I also have the FN pistol with three 20 round mags.
I put a 3x30 Burris prism scope on it.
One never knows when he will need the fire power.
I did however find that the AR57 does not like the American Eagle ammo.
It just will not run that brand.
5.7x28 bullets are not crimped. They are glued and the AR57 tends to break them on feed.
The FN 57 bullets run very well and very accurate.

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Old 10-25-2015, 04:19 AM   #17
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The last we met, you didn't let me shoot it!







ROFLMAO! I just spit coffee outta my nose.

Just Kidding Brother

Man, I can't wait to build one in .308 myself.
I do dig my 6.5 Grendel but, .308/7.62x51 ammo is so much easier to get ahold of.

Stay safe my friend
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:07 AM   #18
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The last we met, you didn't let me shoot it!







ROFLMAO! I just spit coffee outta my nose.

Just Kidding Brother

Man, I can't wait to build one in .308 myself.
I do dig my 6.5 Grendel but, .308/7.62x51 ammo is so much easier to get ahold of.

Stay safe my friend

Ehhhhh, hmmmmmmmm, you will also remember that on that same occasion I also didn't shoot it..........

Shes a cheap date, ZQ1 at ten dollars a box has been feeding here about weekly, now just need to get more magazines
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:12 AM   #19
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Heres the updated , probably final form of the rifle.

The empty ring up forward is for an as of late undetermined light.



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Old 10-26-2015, 07:07 AM   #20
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Looking Good Brother!

Yea, I know, I was just teasing
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