What is the best AR platform .308?

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posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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That's the question, now what do you guys think?

I am thinking about getting one of the following:

1) LWRC R.E.P.R - This comes in essentially three different configurations, 16" 18" or 20" barrel length, and all three utilize different butt stocks. The stock isn't that important to me, as they can easily be changed. What I am concerened about is the performance and accuracy of the rifle. I think I want to go with the 20", but haven't decided for sure. Some things that make this system stand out, is the gas piston system, the side charging handle and the bolt release. LWRC R.E.P.R

2) HK MR762A1 - This would be my second choice. This is also a great gun from what I have read, but only comes in one configuration, the 16.5" barrel. This also uses a gas piston system. I love everything that I own that is HK, and would only hope that the quality is just as good as the rest of their products.HK MR762A1

3) LMT 308MWSF - This is one of the current SDM rifles that is being deployed with U.S. and British troops overseas. Everything I have read about this states that it is a great rifle too. The only thing I don't like about it, is that it uses the "old" but tried and true direct impingement gas system found on most standard ARs. LMT 308MWSF

I most likely will not have a chance to fire any one of these prior to purchasing, so any input would be very helpful. Should I go with the AR platform or go with the "old school" SDM the M14SE SDM "Crazy Horse" made by Smith Enterprises? M14SE SDM




posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Everyone I talk to is thrilled about the AR in .308 and I caught flack for purchasing another 5.56 recently! I did it because of the old adage “ONE is NONE and TWO is ONE”. My next one will be .308 though; more stopping power and better range for sure.

My best advice is this - Get the one you dream about at night!! You can’t go wrong if you love it and you can always sell it with ease if you don't.


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posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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Check out these guys they make great AR platforms: DPMS



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:30 PM
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Funny you said that because I actually had a dream about the R.E.P.R last night and was just telling the wifey about it.
She wasn't impressed.



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:30 PM
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I don't have any of the three, but if you have had good luck with HK why what is pushing you to the other brands?



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:33 PM
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I have a couple 5.56 DPMSs but I have heard really mixed reviews on their .308s.



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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May I suggest a fabrique nationale?

FNH USA

Check out the SCAR, AR and FAL.



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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While I have no problem with modern incarnations of the AR-15 platform rifle I can not ignore the time/combat proven efficiency of the M-14 Combat rifle. It is simple in design easy to maintain has a high availability of replacement parts accessory's and magazines at reasonable cost and can be had for half the cost of the competition. I recommend whole heartedly the M-14 platform. One can not argue the reliability of the rifle as it is well tested in combat in various environments with great success. I believe the U.S. Armed Forces have even taken older M-14's out of warehouses and issued them to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to supplement SAW'S..You wont be disappointed. But at the end of the day it is your choice and what you are comfortable and happy with! Good Luck...



posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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a friend has the POF 308, it kicks like a .22 and is soup can accurate at 600 yards, mounted with a zeiss tactical scope with mil dot cross hairs for ranging the target. it is heavy because of the long heavy barrel and tac rail forearm, 16 pounds loaded. it balances well and is very reliable. no failures of any kind so far, and it eats any ammo 308 or 7.62x 51 on the market without a problem .
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posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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cough springfield m1a cough cough




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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First thing I have to say is Don't go HK.... HK HATES CIVILIANS!!

I can't stress this enough when they do release stuff for civilians they jack the price so far into the stratosphere you can usually buy twice the weapon somewhere else for half the price.

ON top of this HK's made for civilians just plain aren't up to the same standard as their military and LEO gear.

LIke I said they hate civilians and I personally can't see supporting a company that has no respect for me and what I do.

Now as far as big bore AR's go I don't know enough to have an opinion other than my opinion that every sane responsible shooter should Boycott HK for it's shameful treatment of civilian shooters.



posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 09:47 AM
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PTR-91 .



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Knights arms sr-25 hands down the best .308 money can buy.

2nd



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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I have heard nothing but negative things about DPMS rifles. Do you like the ones you have?

I have to agree with roguetechie about HK.

What is the point of this rifle? Fun gun? SHTF? Target? Defense? Making Domo jealous? If you've got a ton of ARs I would almost say go M14. They are really neat guns. Damn't now I want one. Calling gun shop.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Don't buy a DPMS or a bushmaster they are crap. If you don't have a lot of money to spend buy a Colt.


S&W MP ar-15 are also crap.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Two of mine are Colts and I love 'em. I didn't want to spend over $2k for either and after looking around and chit chatting with gunsmith decided they were the way to go. Looks like OP is looking to spend some more dough though.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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I have a Knights arms sr-15 and a Ruger 556 I love them both. In the .308 category my socom2 gets er done.


But I am also looking to get a Colt I like the old style LE stamp versions.
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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Check this one out Rock River Arms. I heard good things about them but good lick finding one.
Rock River Arms



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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They had one for sale at the gun library a little while back for 1500. I don't really like there guns very much I am kinda picky now. I would take a M1A any day over that.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Get that "Crazyhorse" and a good 1911.





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