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Does anyone have an AR in .308

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Huskershooter23, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Huskershooter23


    Jan 31, 2013
    Im new to the world of AR's although I've done a lot of reading up on on the subject as I get close to purchasing one or potentially building one. But as I read through this forum I am yet to find anyone talking about an AR in .308. Are they that uncommon?

    I use a .308 for hunting and have the rounds and the ability to reload them so thats kind of why I was considering it.

  2. SpectreRider

    SpectreRider Armed Citizen

    I have one built on a Tactical Machining lower with a DPMS 24" fluted bbl. and a magpul PRS stock. I built it to be a semi-auto sniper configuration. It is heavy. I can shoot a four round group (100 yard) that a dime will cover the center of all four rounds.

    You are right to call it an ar in .308.

    Armalite builds the AR-10 and has the name trademarked.
    I have discovered inadvertently that the AR-10 trademark is vigorously defended by some of the GT Black Rifle forum members, none of whom are going to believe that my TM/DPMS ar.308 can shoot 1/2 MOA on a good day.

    They have always been less common because they are about twice the price.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013

  3. SpringerTGO


    Jul 30, 2011
    I haven't even fired it yet, but I have an LMT Slick model that I picked up just before things went crazy. The build quality looks amazing, and if it's as accurate as they say, it will be almost like a match grade bold action rifle. I read one review where they got a .77" group at 200 meters using military ammunition.
    It is a heavy rifle, but that doesn't seem to keep a lot of military people from carrying it.
  4. bikerdog


    Feb 11, 2009
    No they are a fairly common rifle just not as popular as there 5.56 counter parts.

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  5. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    I have had an Armalite AR10A2 Carbine for the better part of a decade.
    It's been utterly reliable and is accurate to boot.
  6. I have a POF P308 piston rifle. One thing about the ARs in .308 is that they are no where near as standardized as the AR-15 platform.
  7. Matthew Courtney

    Matthew Courtney Instructor #298

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lake Charles
    I have a CMMG with a 18 inch nitrided barrel that is very accurate. .3-.4 MOA with FGGM and Barnes Vor-Tx and a Bushmaster with a 6 inch chrome lined barrel. We have had at least 2 carbine coure students shoot part of the course with LR-308's and one Rifle Instructor Candidate shoot a JP Enterprises .308. That JP is a sweet rifle! The biggest ossue with them is weight. The Bushy ORC is the lightest at 7.75 pounds dry. With an Aimpoint Micro, a sling, and a 20 round mag it's about 9.25 pounds, which is heavy but manageable.
  8. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    I have a DPMS LR308, I have only had one opportunity to shoot it and have not reloaded for it, but it was reliable and relatively accurate when I mounted the scope and shot some crap surplus out of it.
  9. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    I refuse to talk about the 300 blackout on the internet.

    I just did.
  10. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    you are out of the club now
  11. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Oct 8, 2001
    Middle of SC
    KNS pins on semi-auto rifles tickle me. :)
  12. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    Want one, just can't afford one.
  13. daddysnapmuffins


    Jul 30, 2008
    .308 ARs are awesome. They are much more expensive as is ammo. They are also right in that they aren't really standardized at all. You should look at LMT MWS/LM8 MWS and Colt 901. Personally, I have a SCAR 17.
  14. I have a RRA 16" barrel. It shoots pretty good. Only iron sights right now. Need to get some glass on it.
  15. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

    Dec 21, 1998
    cogan station, pa, usa
    I have a Bushmaster Moe Mid Length (very low serial number). Quality of the lower is perfect and I had some issues with the upper that were resolved. It does have a tight chamber and is accurate. It is not an M1A. 16" is a bit short for .308 but I like it. 18" would be ideal and I may go that direction. 30mm 1x4 Primary Arms Scope/mount is a great addition for close accurate work. It's a lot bigger/heavier than an AR-15 and recoil is more. 20rds in a Pmag is some real weight.

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  16. Hedo1


    Oct 1, 2007
    SE Pennsylvania
    I have one of these also with the heavy 24" barrel and Magpul furniture. It's a great shooter. Sub MOA with my handloads and darn close with factory ammo. It likes the lighter stuff. 150 and 168 gr preferred. It loves Lapua 167gr scenar bullets.

    I'm glad I bought 4, 20 rd magpul magazines when I got the rifle. Haven't seen 10 or 20's for this rifle since the troubles started.
  17. Navitimer


    Apr 29, 2009
    Get a LMT MWS 308 and you'll never look back!


  18. Huskershooter23


    Jan 31, 2013
    Thanks to everyone for the responces, I've become a huge fan of this site. Most everyone is great about helping us Newbies!

    So on average how much more do they run compared to a similar gun in .223?

    Another question, I'm attending the gun show this weekend in Vegas(I live here) we have 3 shows here in the next month. I do not currently own a AR in any caliber but am looking for the best deal I can find before I buy. I understand I will pay more than those who bought theirs pre-panic but will NOT over pay to the extent of some of those people out there. In saying that I probably wont get one at any of the gun shows BUT should I pick up ammo with out even owning a gun for it if the price is right just to get ahead and be ready for when I do make the purchase? Or should I wait to see if prices drop by the time I actually find a deal on the gun I want? Along with that should I try and pick up some mags just to have? Its just a matter of time before I get the gun but here in Vegas its almost impossible to find .223 or anything else for that matter.
  19. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    I have a CMC trigger on my 308 it requires captured pins, the c clip ones thet sent were....fugly..

    my 308 is a CMMG matched billet upper and lower,
    young chrome BC
    JP severe duty bolt
    LW50 16 inch 1x10 polygonal barrel
    Troy rail 13.
    CMC trigger

    LMT sopmod stock
    DPMS 308 buffer Carbine
    Springco spring for DPMS style .

    It shoots Very tight 10 shot groups inch or under with 168 match
    1.5 inch 10 shoot groups with crappy ball.
    Seekins adjustable gas block
  20. xRUSTYx

    xRUSTYx 9mm Fanboy

    Jan 26, 2013
    Deep South
    I have a SCAR 17s ... A .308 battle rifle :) My favorite rifle & caliber of all :)

    Most of my AR 5.56 platforms sit idle in the safe now :)