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Old 23 November 2014, 15:15
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.308 AR Platform

I plan on making this purchase in the next year. I've spoke to several people, read reviews, but I've always found SOCNET to the place with the most information from as many view points as possible.

Prime usage of the weapon would be something with a longer reach than my 5.56. I'm looking at an 18" or 20" barrel length.

DI or Piston ?

The bank account says I've got up $3500.00 for the purchase.

Thanks in advance for the input
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Old 23 November 2014, 15:31
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I got a S&W M&P10 from Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore- they had a pretty good LEO/MIL discount, and I paid just over $1000 for the rifle. Still haven't gotten glass for it- I'm leaning toward an ELCON Specter DR. Gun, glass, mags and LCE/RACK + support gear will put you near your budget.

I've only put ~100 rds through the rifle, with BUIS, but have had no issues so far.
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Old 23 November 2014, 15:43
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There's only a few left, but this place has PoF P308 rifles for $1600. It has a piston, but 16.5" barrel. http://www.tannerssportcenter.com/

Here's one of them that's for sale. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=454394926

And here's where I got the info. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=986223
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Old 23 November 2014, 16:24
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bravodelta...you're not going to believe this, but that's my gunshop back home, GREAT shop and good guys to do business with. If you have FB I'd advise you to like their page, they're always running sales and special buyes
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Old 23 November 2014, 17:53
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If it were me, I'd buy an LMT MWS and never look back. It's a great rifle and the best 308 on the market for the money. My good friend just picked one up for $1750 out the door from DSG Arms. YMMV
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Old 25 November 2014, 16:17
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If it were me, I'd buy an LMT MWS and never look back. It's a great rifle and the best 308 on the market for the money. My good friend just picked one up for $1750 out the door from DSG Arms. YMMV
Website lists it for $2399.00 ?
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Old 25 November 2014, 20:01
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Website lists it for $2399.00 ?
I still think I got a whole hell of a lot more gun than I paid for at about $2850 all said and done.

Some folks will bitch about the weight of the monolithic upper but a good stock like the ASC/ACS-L or, should the funds allow it, the LMT PRS stock that runs on a carbine buffer, the weight is balanced. And all that weight is good once you load those bipods and your still boringly accurate with varying target distances and a few hundred rounds in your shoulder.
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Old 25 November 2014, 20:04
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Without being obnoxious about it they have been putting out half-MOA guns right out of the box.
Check yourself.

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Old 26 November 2014, 05:00
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I still think I got a whole hell of a lot more gun than I paid for at about $2850 all said and done.
It sure seems that way. You guys have sold me on the LMT, and I'll probably pay what I have to. That said, if I can get it for less....
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Old 26 November 2014, 08:19
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I have the LMT MWS and it is a great gun, very heavy but a great gun. I have 2 POFs in 5.56 and would never buy one again. One thing I do not like about the POF in 5.56 among others is that I can not use Pmags in them, the lower has a magwell so tight they just do not work.
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Old 23 November 2014, 19:21
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LWRC REPR. Excellent rifle. I have 2 and can't be happier with them. Available in 16", 18", or 20".

I have also heard the HK MR762 is also excellent -- but that it has proprietary parts so you can't just pick up spare pieces for it.
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Old 23 November 2014, 19:30
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GA Precision GAP 10 or Larue OBR. Both at the upper end.
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Old 23 November 2014, 20:09
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Quantico Tactical also offers a great Mil discount on the S&W MP-10
Optics Ready $999 (military rebate)
MOE $1199 (military rebate)
http://www.quanticotactical.com/brands/sw/sw.asp
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Old 23 November 2014, 21:00
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The REPR and OBR are 2 I've been looking at. Hope I get the feed back here to help with a decision. POF anyone ?
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Old 23 November 2014, 21:42
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I have no personal experience with the OBR, but I do have a GAP AR10. It is from a group build on Snipers Hide. The thing is a tack driver. The newer ones use shorter barrels but are good for 308. Mine has a 22" barrel. Also the newer ones are using mags that are easier to use and more versatile.
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Old 23 November 2014, 22:03
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I have no personal experience with the OBR, but I do have a GAP AR10. It is from a group build on Snipers Hide. The thing is a tack driver. The newer ones use shorter barrels but are good for 308. Mine has a 22" barrel. Also the newer ones are using mags that are easier to use and more versatile.
Thanks for the info, I'll look into them
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Old 23 November 2014, 23:01
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As I said before, I have the REPR in the 20" model. I bought based partially off of the opinions of the guys here on SOCNET. It was the REPR or an KAC SR25, the opinion was that the piston system of the REPR would work better since I planned to run suppressed. Plus the side charging handle and adjustable gas system is extremely nice, IMO. The 20" some standard with a Geissele DMR trigger.
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Old 24 November 2014, 01:59
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IMO for $3500 I would not do the following; SCAR or HK MR762.

The SCAR is a nice gun but considering it is $2700 but seems like a compromise by FN. It seems like the up sized the Mk.16 without really thinking long and hard about that decision. Proprietary mags is the final nail in the coffin.

The HK MR 762 is a phenomenal gun but IT also has very expensive proprietary mags that are $100 and its not the lightest.

What I would do is go after the LMT.
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Old 24 November 2014, 05:11
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OP says in the thread title ".308 AR Platform"
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Old 24 November 2014, 06:56
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GA Precision makes good stuff. LWRC makes good stuff. LMT makes good stuff too. Longer reach meaning what? Precision rifle with a variable power optic, biased towards long range but not worthless close in? All purpose little bit of everything? Close gun that won't leave you hanging at 500m?

If suppressed, I still think the way to go is gas piston. Same for really short barrels. Just keeps heat out of the system. OTOH, it's more reciprocating weight. Not a lot, but more.

Precision gun, no can, go with a 20" GAP and something like a 3.5-10x M3 Loopie or possibly something from Vortex in Larue mounts. Mature reliable hardware. S/F.....Ken M
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