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How AR10's different from AR15's

Discussion in 'GATE AR-15 Forum' started by Super8mm, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Super8mm

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    I have a question I guess so basic that I can not seem to find a answer here or on some other sites.

    What makes a AR10 different from a AR15? :dunno:

    Is it characteristics or dimensions of barrels, caliber, upper assemblies, lower receivers or bolts?

    I have been pondering and scratching on this so long its hard to sit down now

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    It is different in every way, the receiver bore is larger diameter, it is longer and will not fit a AR15, the float tubes are larger and will not fit a AR15, the mags are different.
    The 10 shoots 308 sized cartridges 2.8" long. the AR15 is limited to 2.3" cartridges.
     

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    so a AR10 is better suited to shoot .308 than a AR15?
     
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    An AR15 will not shoot 308 sized cartridges.
     
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    :supergrin: well yes that is true, see if i can rephrase that :embarassed:

    If AR15 components are used in a 7.62 do they hold up well to the extra stress and pressures of the 7.62 compared to the 5.56?