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Which AR 10 Platform?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by CHEF-LOU, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. CHEF-LOU

    CHEF-LOU

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    Considering one of these two AR 10 Platforms, a S&W M&P or a Windham Arms. Really leaning towards the Smith (so my M&P 15 has a big brother) but the Windham seems like it should get some consideration. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. S*****4

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    DPMS G2 .308 would be my recommendation.

    http://dpms-gii.com/full.html#configurations


    AP4.... Recon.... SASS.... Hunter, pick your poison.


    I just picked up the GII Recon and GII SASS a few weeks ago and haven't had the opportunity to outfit them with glass and make it to the range yet.

    But so far, they are impressive.

    And if they are as reliable as my last LR308's from DPMS then I will have nothing to complain about.

    I really like their weight and their ergonomics.
    DPMS did a good job on these.
     

  3. sugarcreek

    sugarcreek familyman

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    I am in line for a Recon, and have 400 rounds .308 back ordered. Very excited.

    Gun will cost me 1300. This is a deal, given the unknown future of politics...
     
  4. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Go Smith, they have been doing a very good job with the M&P Ar style rifles
     
  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    If you haven't made it to the range yet, how can you possibly be impressed with them, let alone recommend them?
     
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    Personally, I like the fact that S&W went with a fully ambi design on the lower for their M&P10 series rifles.
     
  7. S*****4

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    I figured I left myself open on that.
    Let me explain.

    The new improvements to the rifles are impressive.
    The weight, the handling, the feel.

    So *assuming* they will shoot, and not have failures all over the place, I will really really like these rifles.

    My *other* DPMS .308 rifles haven't let me down reliability wise, so I have no reason to believe that these will either.

    So I am very optimistic about these new rifles.
     
  8. MrMurphy

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    I can't recommend a DPMS with a straight face.


    For the money, the M&P10 seems to be doing fine. What exactly are your plans for the rifle?
     
  9. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Gotta agree with this I have a DPMS patterned rifle with no DPMS parts I built it from the ground up with a matched billet receiver in upper from Mega. CMMG lower parts kit JP Superbolt and chromed carrier.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Ohub Campfire mobile app
     
  10. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    I was thinking M&P 10 before I opened this thread and saw several other recommendations for it.
     
  11. CHEF-LOU

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    Range, possible hunting usage. And the zombie invasion LOL.
     
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    Saw an 20" armalite, stainless match grade for $1300 on gunbroker. It was all I could do to not order that
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Budget?
    What are your plans for it?
    Distance you want to shoot?
    Optics,......red dot type or variable power scope?
     
  14. CHEF-LOU

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    Like to stay around 1500-1800 for weapon. Range, possible hunting. Like to try and get some long range work in with it. Optics thinking scope with a small red dot side mounted.
     
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    For the money the M&P 10 is the best thing going right now. The windaham is to new to the 308 market for me to recommend
     
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    That was sort of my thinking also. Was checking out the DPMS to but still leaning towards the Smith.
     
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    Is this recommendation for the AR-10 platform only, or the S&W AR-15 line as well?
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I would suggest a 16" barrel. S&W or CMMG would get my pick for your price point. Along with a good scope, you will be looking at about 10.5 pounds on average for that setup.

    No experience with the Windham, but would not object to one.
    DPMS,......you will only get one recommendation from me, AVOID.
     
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  19. MrMurphy

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    For range/hunting the S&W will do fine. For long range work, I would upgrade to a Noveske, LaRue or similar.
     
  20. bigmoney890

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Ruger SR762. OP, give it a look.