View Full Version : AR10 Experiences

01-27-2009, 6:12 PM
I would to hear from AR .308 owners what they think of their rifles. How they compare to the ones in .223? Durability? Accuracy? ETC. Assuming both rifles are form a reputable maker and shot with good ammo.

01-27-2009, 6:17 PM
for sniping-stick with bolt action. for carbine-git a hydrawlic buffer and use some good ammo. keep her steady and she'll make accurate shots to hella far.

01-27-2009, 6:27 PM
I had mine set as a carbine. Love it!!! Love the power 7.62X51 delivers. I am upgrading to a 22in upper, well I have a 24 being cut and crowned as we speak. I got a chance to shoot my buddies target setup and couldn't help but switch over. We were shooting very accurately from 300-500-800yards.. I know its capable of more..

I like the Armalite compatible platforms. I chose Aircraft Armament to mount my Armalite upper to.

Here is a pic of her in carbine form...I'll get some pics when I get my new upper back and my USO mounted.:thumbsup:


01-27-2009, 6:49 PM
Tech, what kinda sling is tha?

01-27-2009, 6:58 PM

01-27-2009, 8:38 PM
I have a few AR10s, and an SR-25. The AR10s seem to be picky about which mags work reliably. Once I weeded out suspect magazines, my AR10s are absolutely reliable and accurate. Even my 16" match rifle (yes, it sounds weird, but Armalite used to sell them) shoots about 1 MOA.
The SR-25 is heavy, reliable, and accurate in the extreme.

My go-to gun is my 16" match AR-10 with an Acog on it. That's the ONE gun I would grab if I could only grab one.

01-27-2009, 8:40 PM
I haven't shot one but I did shoot next to an Armalite AR10. The muzzle blast from the muzzle brake was blowing stuff off of the shooter's bench and was flat unpleasent to be near. The shooter however didn't even notice it.

01-27-2009, 9:18 PM
With a decent barrel and optics, they are capable of excellent accuracy. After a prolonged break in period (700+ rounds) my 26" upper is now capable of 1/2 moa, sometimes even sub, using handloads tailored to the rifle. Reliability as well was spotty for the first 500 rounds or so, but malfunctions now are pretty rare.

As far as comparing it to it's .223 relatives, the AR-10 is nearly identical in layout and ergonomics, but the overall shooting experience is much different. Expect a much heavier rifle that won't be quite as quick to get on target as a .223. Recoil is also much more significant, so follow up shots will take a bit longer. Accuracy on the 308's should be every bit as good as a similarly spec'd .223.

01-27-2009, 9:20 PM

Nice weapon. Where do you get the 10/20 AR10 mags? I can only find the dinky looking 10 rounders.


01-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Reno..Mod myself.

01-27-2009, 11:31 PM
I have a DPMS LR-308 A4 upper on my fulton lower and I love that thing. Pretty damn accurate. Last time I took it out, 3 shots went in the same hole at 100 yds. And Im a n00b to handloading. I have shot a few hundred rounds or so and have not experienced a single malfunction/jam/problem or anything else. Actually my upper hates Federal Gold Match. Got crazy huge groups with them. All handloads that are seated at about 2.840ish (max length mag will allow) are MOA or better in mine. Tech, thats one bad *** AR-10. Im gonna get another .308 setup and dont know if I should stay with the DMPS style or go Armalite :eek:

01-28-2009, 7:44 AM
Started with an AR-10, then when had a chance to pick up a couple of DPMS LR-.308 Uppers I made a lower that still uses AR-10 Mags. The 24" LR-308 is accurate as hell as stated by Jpach, and the 16" shown below is Loud as Hell but very fast to maneuver from target to target.


01-28-2009, 3:38 PM
I bought a JP LRP-07 a year ago - 20" barrel. Only have about 400 rounds through it but reliability has been stellar. It's only shooting 1MOA but that's w/ standard American Eagle 150gr FMJ-BT. I've ordered some 168gr Gold Medal Match and will try that. I also ordered all the stuff to load on my Dillon 650 - just haven't had the time to get it set up.

With the adjustable gas block, Low-mass bolt carrier and buffer, and tank brake it recoils only slightly harder than a milspec AR. It's MUCH heavier though.





01-28-2009, 3:55 PM
Well....any one is good, some observations after several 1000s...

Mags...both are picky, some are related to the mags themselves.....DPMS overall...hit and miss...THEY will always run once you get them right mags...the CPRO SR/DPMS mags are the ****.....POF might come out another as well....

The rifles are all accurate as hell right out of the box.....

DPMS works usually w/ full power 308s....hit or miss on the NATO surp...

It's best to bust in either type w/ 308 ammo and than see what surp will work to save a few pennies...