Done have any place to shoot long range.Do you want an AR in .308 or a .308 and open to the platform?
Do you have other .308's are you partial to the .308 or are you looking for a "longer distance" caliber?
Generally you can build a rifle of better quality for the same coin you can buy it off the shelf. I found in 5.56 options over the $1k mark I could build for several hundred less. I haven't done the leg work for an AR10 platform.
Definitely a cool gun.Have you considered an HK G3, available readily as a PTR-91? Great accuracy, proven platform and highly reliable. 20 round mags, plenty of capacity. This is becoming my favorite long gun.
Hmmm.. Maybe I need to look a little harder now. I haven't looked since after the election.I think the current prices for new rifles have come down to the point where you will be hard pressed to build one out for what you can buy a factory rifle for these days.
Wasn't the case in recent years but I have seen several entry level 308's well below $1,000. If you start pricing out parts and pieces you'd be doing good to get one assembled for less.
Yeah, that's a big box of opportunity.Done have any place to shoot long range.
Just thinking about something of a common caliber that has more punch.
I'm toying with the idea of a 6.5 Grendel. Mostly because I have four completed lowers in the safe that aren't being used and one of them has a 3# single stage Velocity trigger in it that might work well for a precision type build.Yeah, that's a big box of opportunity.
I'd look into the 6.5 - 6.8 options for performance, though there's something about the .308.
Larue built a 260(?) That looks really interesting but I don't think you are just going to build that in an AR and its $2k+
I keep looking in the back of firearms news at those cetme kits.....and of course the ak or ak variants..... Oh and the bren kits.....
Everything I have looked into has left me really impressed with the 6.5 Grendel.I'm toying with the idea of a 6.5 Grendel. Mostly because I have four completed lowers in the safe that aren't being used and one of them has a 3# single stage Velocity trigger in it that might work well for a precision type build.
300 Blk was the first thing I thought of also. My DD ISR is in suppressor prison atm.I just went the .308 route. But, I went a little upper end (shooting PRS competitively).
It'll be harder to piece together an AR-10. As a platform, they are a little more finicky than 5.56, if you don't get the build just right, IMO.
In the 308, either in AR-10 or SR-25 (which is becoming popular due to PRS), you'll see less open platforms...A lot of the factory builders, don't adhere to any "spec" in the .308 world and try to improve on some of the shortcomings of the original AR-10 design. This results in incompatible and (sometimes) proprietary parts.
That being said...Ammo costs more, and it's heavier. You say you don't have anywhere to stretch it out...308 can be a little "wild" for CQB, home defense..
...but...it sounds absolutely amazing If I was made of money, I'd shoot .308 as my main rifle caliber. (I might sell a kidney).
The recommendations of 6.5 or 6.8 are good. They will give more pop than the old 5.56...but those rounds really shine at 1000+ yards due to their BC.
Have you thought about a .300 blackout? Sounds like it would be perfect what what your gasing for?
To clarify...The "like" is for the common solution thought. I do offer a general dislike directed to the Gvmt on holding your baby hostage.300 Blk was the first thing I thought of also. My DD ISR is in suppressor prison atm.