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VALMET
December 10, 2016, 15:08
Any of you gents have experience with the Colt 901? Of the wave of ARs in 5.56 and 7.62 out there the 901 is one that doesn't seem to get a lot of press. I'm wondering if it's partially because of the SCAR-17 and M1A guys when it comes to 7.62?

FALonious
December 12, 2016, 06:22
This guys likes it.

http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/go-big-or-go-home-colt-le901-16s-review/

Another go here.

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bout all I could find. I've never seen one myself...maybe hard to get?

Jarhead504
December 12, 2016, 23:17
I'm wondering if it's partially because of the SCAR-17 and M1A guys when it comes to 7.62?

I doubt the M-14 clone boys and the Scarf Faces have anything to do with retarding sales of the AR-10 variants. Since the Reese brothers brought back the Armalite name and started making their version of the AR-10, there are probably MORE AR-10's and followers than M-14 types as the AR-10 is easier and cheaper to build, maintain, scope and operate plus the combinations and permutations on constructing them are infinite. Being a better rifle overall helps sales too.

If anything has been holding the AR-10 back from mega-fame, it is the "proprietary" design and construct of them that keeps them from being universal in parts availability and magazine use. The latter is what really kept them back from gaining popularity. The DPMS/MAGPUL mag use was a god-send to AR-10 sales. I ain't liein' I would love to have an LMT AR-10 like they sold the British Army for their DMR pieces (10K of them!)

Jarhead

jhend170
December 13, 2016, 14:37
I doubt the M-14 clone boys and the Scarf Faces have anything to do with retarding sales of the AR-10 variants. Since the Reese brothers brought back the Armalite name and started making their version of the AR-10, there are probably MORE AR-10's and followers than M-14 types as the AR-10 is easier and cheaper to build, maintain, scope and operate plus the combinations and permutations on constructing them are infinite. Being a better rifle overall helps sales too.

If anything has been holding the AR-10 back from mega-fame, it is the "proprietary" design and construct of them that keeps them from being universal in parts availability and magazine use. The latter is what really kept them back from gaining popularity. The DPMS/MAGPUL mag use was a god-send to AR-10 sales. I ain't liein' I would love to have an LMT AR-10 like they sold the British Army for their DMR pieces (10K of them!)

Jarhead

Yep... we need the porn industry to make the decision for the public like they did in the Beta/VHS years, and more recently in the BluRay/HD-DVD times.

I have stayed away from a .308 AR build because of the lack of standardization, and because of that nobody makes an aftermarket piston for them. When all this comes to pass I'm jumping in.

W.E.G.
December 13, 2016, 14:40
But then, you'd pretty much have a FAL.

Don't overthink it.

W.E.G.
December 13, 2016, 14:43
I've never seen the practicality in a switch-caliber rifle.

The reality is you might as well have two rifles. Its not like you are going to drag both uppers into the field, and then switch calibers as the dynamic shooting environment undulates from one "ideal" to another.

You won't save money on optics. You won't be switching one Nightforce scope back and forth between uppers on any ongoing basis.

Take the rifle that is enough for what you are likely to require. You already got enough shit to lug around without a bunch of extra gun parts and ammo you won't use.

Well anyhow, I got both.

hueyville
December 13, 2016, 17:35
An upper without a lower is a lonely dog. Once have the upper and optics adding the rest of the gun for a complete working independent unit is just too easy. Occasionally throw a fresh upper on an existing lower for a quick test but once that far the lower is either under construction or parts ordered to build.

nvcdl
December 15, 2016, 09:28
I've never seen the practicality in a switch-caliber rifle.



They make some sense for people who live in states/countries that register guns. Can pay one licensing fee and get two calibers.

lew
December 15, 2016, 11:54
No shooting experience, but the local gun store has one. It feels bulky for an AR. The ambidextrous controls were well-thought-out, and the trigger was nice. I'm with Jeter on this one: a switch-caliber lower is of limited utility.

ftierson
December 15, 2016, 12:11
They make some sense for people who live in states/countries that register guns. Can pay one licensing fee and get two calibers.

About the only reason...

We aren't there, well, yet, anyway...

Forrest