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Old 11-17-2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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I have very little knowledge in the A.R. field. Only that my son borrowed a very good friend of ours one weekend and he has been wanting one since. He has a tikka now, JJ needs a new riffle and likes the tikka, so may as well only buy one gun, lol.

My question is this? What type is easy to operate, easy to maintain and something he can improve on as he ages or wants too. He will need to be able to cover 300 yrds pretty easy. He wants it in a .308. There are so many options idk where to begin. Also do the A.R. require a specific optic?

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Old 11-17-2016, 05:43 PM   #2
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Will it just be for hunting purposes? mainly deer size game?
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Yes mainly for hunting, deer, possibly out west animals in the near future
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It'll make him strong! The AR10 is great, but an absolute boat anchor.
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Agree, the one he used was a RRA, still weighed 8 or 9 lbs?
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Agree, the one he used was a RRA, still weighed 8 or 9 lbs?
For sure. I wouldn't bother with building one. Buy a rock river and be done with it. They make a great rifle.

You could do a few upgrades to it, like a geissele trigger which would really make it a quality hunting rifle. You'll be in it a pretty penny for sure.

I contemplated an AR-10 for a long time, and at the end of the day, I bought a BAR in .308... and it's a boat anchor. Lol.

I want a tikka now.
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AR Schmay R....LOL
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Speaking of heavy...
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Every time I think about building an AR10, I always end up looking at the Ruger Gunsite Scout. I know it's not apples and oranges. And then I start looking at the M1A Socom.
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