.308 Black Rifle

scooterdriverscooterdriver Member Posts: 491 ✭✭
edited February 2015 in Ask the Experts
All things being equal (price, configuration, etc.)...S&W M&P 10 or Armalite AR-10?


  • NOAHNOAH Member Posts: 9,690
    edited November -1
    get the real 308/7.62x51 black rifle

  • T J McGillT J McGill Member Posts: 99 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    That price range I would also look at the gen2 DPMS. I've owned both the LR308AP4 and the REPR, the AP4 was a good reliable accurate rifle, the REPR was one of the most accurate rifles I've ever owned. I sold the AP4 to fund the REPR, just after the Sandy Hook shooting somebody wanted it wayyy more than I did, it ended up being turned into a Harley Wide Glide!
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    Today's Armalite is different than the original Armalite

    I would go to the DPMS LR308, or the equivilant Rock River Arms, to stay in that price range.

    Then there is always my favorite, the GAP-10...made by GA Precision...guaranteed for 3/4 MOA, but shoots more in the 1/2 MOA range...out of the box.

  • armilitearmilite Member Posts: 35,106 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm a fan of the Armalite as well but, you have to take into consideration the fact that you'll pretty much have to stay with Armalite mags and uppers if you want different options. There is another version of the Armalite AR-10 that will use other manufacturers mags.

    From what I see the S&W seems to be a very well made gun as well and I like the fact it has some ambidextrous controls especially a right hand bolt release.

    I'd shop around and get the one that you can get a better price on.
  • rsnyder55rsnyder55 Member Posts: 2,626
    edited November -1
    Based on reviews the S&W is very light and seem to be setup more for hunting.

    If you plan on a lot of shooting, you may also want to consider the LWRC REPR and SIG762. Both are pistons.

    The Sig piston is a copy of the LWRC design, but it also has a tension nut to eliminate any play between the upper and lower
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 48,418 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Take a look at Windham Weaponry as well.

  • cpermdcpermd Member Posts: 5,416
    edited November -1
  • reload999reload999 Member Posts: 3,164 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm happy with my DPMS LR-308
  • cavman 69cavman 69 Member Posts: 654 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
Sign In or Register to comment.