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cornholio1
11-22-2006, 8:58 PM
I know how versatile the AR15 is with its multitude of available calibers. I know the AR10 is a 308 system, but could it be retrofitted to 7.62x54 or 30-06? Maybe not retrofitted but could it be possible to make one?

xenophobe
11-22-2006, 9:02 PM
No.

If you want 30-06 in an AR style platform, Cobb makes one. It's over 6 grand though.

SemiAutoSam
11-22-2006, 9:02 PM
I'm pretty sure there is / are at least one modular lower receiver that used a .308 and 30/06 cartridge. maybe someone one else here remembers a thread or the name of this receiver and or the company name that is or was building it.

isn't the 7.62x54 a rimmed cartridge ?

Pulsar
11-22-2006, 9:02 PM
I'm sure it could be, but the problem comes with magazines. 7.62x54R is rimmed (hence the R) and it would mean some rather extensive modifications to the magazine, or modifications to the receiver to make it accept PSL or SVD magazines.

FatKatMatt
11-22-2006, 9:03 PM
Not with the current dimensions AR lowers are made to. AR-15's magwell is, I assume, just big enough for a cartridge 45 mm long, and an AR-10 would have one 51 mm long. It could be done fairly easily, but you would probably need to make it from scratch.

five.five-six
11-22-2006, 9:09 PM
Not with the current dimensions AR lowers are made to. AR-15's magwell is, I assume, just big enough for a cartridge 45 mm long, and an AR-10 would have one 51 mm long. It could be done fairly easily, but you would probably need to make it from scratch.
well there is better than that the .300 Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum A.K.A. .300 RSAUM the balistics are almost identical to the .300 winchester magnum (winmag) 200 gr, 3000fps

I have seen this upper in arf.com ee for ~ $1k (http://www.armalite.com/sales/catalog/rifles/AR-10(T)%20Ultra.htm)