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Sidewaysammy
11-10-2007, 12:58 PM
I am looking for an AR.
I am new to carbines, so looking for some help on how to research and the following:

1) why build one when you can buy one already built ?

2) What makes one brand better than another?

3) Used versus buying new?

4) I am very mechanically inclined, so building one is something I would take on, but there has to be a cost/benefit time/versus money arguement that makes purchasing one more economical than building one.

Thanks for any pointers...

mecam
11-10-2007, 1:10 PM
If you live in NorCal, I saw a Fulton .308 lower at Irvington Arms. Don't know the cost though.

C.G.
11-10-2007, 2:21 PM
I guess a week has gone by, so it resurfaces again:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=73722&highlight=AR-10

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=69633&highlight=AR-10

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=68287&highlight=AR-10

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=62117&highlight=AR-10

This subject has been covered extensively, if you want more material type in "AR-10" on the Search function.:)

EricCartmann
11-10-2007, 2:45 PM
DPMS LR308's and AP4's are getting goot reviews. DPMS are cheaper built but no one is complaining.

Armalite seems to be the standards of AR-10's, hell they even own the name AR-10. All their barrels are chrome lined and they have a lot of easy upgrades. The Armalite website is pretty cool and they have a nice tech section that answers a lot of questions.

I would start with an Armalite upper. Do you want to use it for short range and CQB? Or do you want a precision shooter?

Sidewaysammy
11-10-2007, 3:15 PM
Thats exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. Thank you Cartman, Yes I have used the search button, but I was looking for insight from members who could answer my specific questions. I am intersted in a precision shooter.

I am confused about the 10 round mag issue. Are we limited to 10 rounds regardless if the mag is pinned or detachable?

thanks



DPMS LR308's and AP4's are getting goot reviews. DPMS are cheaper built but no one is complaining.

Armalite seems to be the standards of AR-10's, hell they even own the name AR-10. All their barrels are chrome lined and they have a lot of easy upgrades. The Armalite website is pretty cool and they have a nice tech section that answers a lot of questions.

I would start with an Armalite upper. Do you want to use it for short range and CQB? Or do you want a precision shooter?

Sidewaysammy
11-10-2007, 3:17 PM
Thanks for the links

I guess a week has gone by, so it resurfaces again:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=73722&highlight=AR-10

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=69633&highlight=AR-10

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=68287&highlight=AR-10

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=62117&highlight=AR-10

This subject has been covered extensively, if you want more material type in "AR-10" on the Search function.:)