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April 20, 2007, 19:02
can anyone tell me which ar 308 rifle takes the fal mags? i'm gonna sell one of my 223 rifles to buy a 308. I was told that i should look for one that takes these mags because of the price and availability. Is this true? also looking at a panther arms.
April 20, 2007, 22:15
If you can find one of the discontinued Bushmaster BAR-10's, they take FAL mags. The not yet available Rock River Arms LAR(?)-10 is an improved version of the Bushy and also takes FAL mags.
April 21, 2007, 10:29
THANK YOU for your imput. very helpful. i'll keep my eyes peeled for one of those. although the panther keeps tempting me to buy it.
April 21, 2007, 11:25
I'd suggest you take a look over on ARFCOM about the Bushmaster and DPMS rifles in .308. There is a specific forum for "AR Variants."
There have been persistent rumors of bolt breakage on the Bushies. I can't vouch for the veracity of these rumors. Supposedly, the Bushmaster BAR 10 was designed by Rock River. The fact that RRA is redesigning it prevents me from picking up a Bushie. I think that the big issue discussed deals with the rotating bolt of the RRA/Bushie design being somewhat incompatible with the geometry of FAL magazines.
The DPMS rifles seem to get good reviews. The issues I have noticed is that they are relatively heavy and are chambered on the tight end (.308) rather than the more loose tolerances on FALs (7.62 NATO). Also, magazines aren't cheap.
I hope you find something that you like.
April 22, 2007, 08:48
Roger that,thanks,valuable info. Alphakilo out.
May 08, 2007, 14:48
I'd like an AR-10 someday in .260 Remington.
The ballistics of the 6.5mm bullet are out of this world.
You'll easily have a 1000 yard + rifle.
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