Thinking of an AR in 7.62 NATO

Thinking of an AR in 7.62 NATO

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    Thinking of an AR in 7.62 NATO

    Saw an ad for this:

    308 WIN & 7.62 NATO 16-18

    Now that prices are more reasonable, anyone have any thoughts of an AR platform in 7.62 NATO?
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    Time-tested platform in a time-tested caliber. What's not to like?
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    Caliber = heck yes!

    AR 10 = buyer beware. I'm not saying don't buy one, I'm saying DO YOUR HOMEWORK! AR10s are pretty finicky and up until just a few years ago not many of them ran very well. I don't know enough about the makers to suggest a good one but study up before you buy. One thing is that not all magazines are the same. Some companies have proprietary mags, some run M14 mags, others run FAL mags and some are standardized AR10 mags.

    Anyhoo, it's more complicated than you think so do the research and buy smart, then you'll be happy. I love a good .308.

    Just as a suggestion have you considered a PTR-91, a CETME or an FAL? These are pretty good platforms with a good track record. The PTR 91s and CETMEs aren't too pricey and mags are plentiful and cheap.
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    This is called an AR10
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    I have an Armalite AR10-T and am very happy with the performance. The stock rifle shot 3/4" groups with Federal Match ammo, a little better after some trigger work. I am not familiar with the DPMS 7.62 platform. As "atctimmy" mentioned, some run modified M14 mags as my AR10 did. Armalite has proprietary mags now, so I purchased a couple. The mags are slightly different but, I don't see any difference in performance.

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    I believe FN makes a SCAR in .308 as well.

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    I have an Armalite AR-10 with a Timney trigger and a Burris 3X-12X-50mm XTR scope. It is very reliable and accurate.
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    Nope. I like the round, but not the round in the AR platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Saw an ad for this:

    308 WIN & 7.62 NATO 16-18

    Now that prices are more reasonable, anyone have any thoughts of an AR platform in 7.62 NATO?
    I'm not a fan of a pistol grip on a rifle. Pistol grips are for automatic weapons which the AR-10 is not. The grip torques the wrist and off-sets the trigger finger.

    I wonder how a grip style found on paint-ball markers would feel....where instead of the grip being swept back, it goes straight down and some are even swept forward a bit.

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    Ruger also makes a piston mode... IMOP get one that takes either PMAG or better yet the new one they are working on that takes g3 mags
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    I would be going with the FN SCAR 17S if I was in the market for a 7.62 semi-auto rifle. The AR-10 design doesn't really do it for me. That being said I've come across a lot of happy S&W, Colt and Ruger 7.62 owners lately so it seems they're pretty good.

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    Ruger SR7.62 will be the most bang for your buck. It has a gas piston system rather than the old style AR gas system. It also comes with a lot of bells and whistles.

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