Do they make a AR in .270?

Do they make a AR in .270?

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    Do they make a AR in .270?

    I was wondering if yall knew if I could get a AR in .270 calabir. I thought it might be a lil more useful than the standard .223. Thanks for your help. Robbie


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    No .270 here, but plenty of others...

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    DPMS makes them in .243 and .260.

    Haven't seen a .270.

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    Would seem better not to do a magazine fed rifle in a long cartridge like the .270 or 30-06. Best to use a shorter cartridge like .243 or .308 for this if your going to go big power I would think.

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    IIRC, Saiga makes a .30-06 rifle that's box mag fed. You could potentially rebarrel that to .270. Not an AR, but the only thing I can think of in long action that's box mag fed. The .260 is a somewhat close ballistic comparison.

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    As mentioned, its a long action round, so chances are slim although they may be out there with some niche manufacturer. You could shoot 110 grain .308 bullets... (or 100 grain .223 bullets if you reload)

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    Actually, if you look at the 6.8 spc round, I am pretty sure it is very close, if not the ballistic equal to the .270 winchester in a shorter cartridge.
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    The 6.8 spc is the equivalent of the .270 Win in diameter (.277 in.) , but it is inferior by a large margin in velocity. The heaviest/largest calibers for an AR type rifle is .308, which is VERY close in performance to a .270 Win., or a 300 WSM which is far superior. The 300 WSM AR's are rare and expensive! What are you intending to use it for? Hunting or home defense SHTF gun? Either way you can't beat the .308 IMO.
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    I was mostly just curious. I would like to have an AR type rifle but cant justify having a .223 for much more than a plinker. I have seen the .308 but I already have a remington .308.

    I realy dont plan my rifles to be a home defense wepon. I think their is better money spent.

    Thanks for yalls help, I figured this would be the place to ask.

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    April '08 issue of Guns magazine has a review of a DPMS AR in 6.8 SPC.

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