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  1. itsokbro


    This is tremendously ambiguous. What do you mean, best deal? Cheapest in price? Cheapest for most accurate? Cheapest for most reliable? There are a lot of manufacturers out there that make quality weapons. redbarron06 named a few of them; GAP, Larue, and JP all make phenomenal rifles, what you need to do is figure out how much you want to/can spend, and how long you can wait for the rifle once you order it. Also, what are you going to use it for? How far out do you want to shoot? How accurate do you want to be? Unfortunately there isn't a cut-and-dry answer to this, and there will be a variety of different opinions on the subject.
  2. There are quite a few differences between AR15 and AR10-style parts. One of the main differences (which can potentially make the rifle blow up in your face) is the dimensions of the upper receivers and BCG's, which you noted in your post. YOU MUST MATCH YOUR BOLT CARRIER TO YOUR BARREL. There's a lot of really good information here which may give you many of the answers you are looking for: http://www.reddit.com/r/ar15/comments/lq5xy/so_you_want_to_build_an_ar10_or_equivalent_basics/ Other than the difference between AR10 (armalite)/LR10 (DPMS), some of the differences between the AR15 and AR10-style are (depending on which model you go with - e.g. MEGA makes the MATEN which is compatible with most AR-15 parts like the FCG/LPK/bufer tube): - Charging Handle - Take-down pins - BCG - FCG - Barrel (obviously) - Upper/Lower Receivers - SOME handguards are interchangable between AR10/AR15, but NO free-float handguards are interchangable as the barrel nuts are VERY different. Most furniture will be cross-compatible though, assuming the same rails (e.g. keymod/weaver/1913). Hope that helps!
  3. In for the pictures! I wanted a SIG 716 Precision Marksman for a while but it appears that they discontinued them. I'm sure the DMR is an awesome rifle!
  4. Neglected to mention what I'm using these for - it's mainly just for the learning experience and plinking. I'd love to try and shoot the MATEN out to 1000 yards, but that's probably a pipe dream at this point, I'd be happy shooting it out to 300 yards.
  5. Hello AR15A, I'm new to the forums, relatively new to the AR15 platform, and entirely new to the AR10/AR10-style platform. I think this is the right place to put this, I didn't see a "noob" forum for introductions. This might get a little long winded, so I'll include a TL;DR at the bottom Late last year I was thinking of buying an AR15; I'd been interested in semi-auto rifles for some time, but didn't have the knowledge or the experience to differentiate one from another. So, after some time (months) Googling and reading various AR-related forums, I felt I'd learned enough to try and put my own together instead of buying one off the shelf. I wasn't confident enough to try putting the upper together on my first try, so I went with a complete upper, and bought a stripped lower. I ended up building the following: - Noveske/VLTOR MUR Upper, 14.5" Noveske Afghan Poly Barrel w/ 13.5" NSR, pinned Battlecomp 1.5 & Gunfighter CH Mod 4 - Noveske Gen 1 lower - DD LPK (kit was ~$99, I was very surprised at how much I liked the trigger) - VLTOR EMOD stock kit - Troy Tritium BUIS (M4 style front post) - TangoDown full-size QD VFG - Aimpoint PRO - Larue A-PEG grip and sling - Other misc Noveske furniture like Keymod/QD sling attachment, pivot/takedown pins, and QD end-plate I had a blast building that rifle, and I am very happy with how it shoots. I haven't been able to take it out past 100 yards but it's been shooting sub-moa when I've done my part. It definitely shoots FAR better than I do, and will likely continue to do so for some time. So, after becoming accustomed to the rifle, I started feeling the want of a larger caliber. The Noveske is phenomenal, little to no recoil/muzzle climb, and it's very easy to use, but I started looking at the AR-10 style rifles. I've done a good amount of reading, and come up with a build list that I'm happy to share with you all. Please feel free to critique as you see fit: - Mega MATEN upper/lower ambi combo /w Maten MKM keymod extended rifle length handguard - Black Hole Weaponry 18" 308B Match Grade Bull Profile Rifle Length Gas System, .936 Gas Block - 1x11 twist, threaded, no fluting - SLR Sentry 9 adjustable gas block + SLR rifle length gas tube - Surefire Muzzle Break - Magpul PRS w/ standard A2 buffer tube, Slash Heavy rifle length buffer + spring - JP .308 lightweight full BCG (JPBC-4A) - DD LPK So far that's it. I'll definitely add glass, BUIS and a bipod at some point, but to start I'll probably swap what I have on the 5.56 back and forth; the reasoning behind the Surefire is that I'd like to shoot suppressed in the future. I'll probably swap out the MEGA CH for a Raptor Ambi .308 CH as well. It depends on how much I like the MEGA. Lastly, I'll likely take it to a gunsmith at some point in order to have the bolt headspaced (not sure if I can send BHW the bolt and have them match it to a barrel, or the barrel to JP to match it to a bolt) and the brake and gas block pinned or looked at if I decide to do that myself. There you have it. TL;DR: Built an AR15, had fun, love the rifle. Want to build AR-10 style rifle. Build list(s) above - MATEN build list not entirely complete yet.
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