Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups


Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2010, 13:45   #1
Dancing Frog
MichiganJFrog's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Louisiana State Pen
Posts: 484
Anyone own an Armalite AR-10?

I have some questions. The old lady has given me permission to get a new rifle, and I want this one:


Are there any interchangeability issues? I would like a TD Battlegrip and replace the handguards/gas block with a lo-pro and rifle length railed forearm.

Any BUIS problems? I read somewhere that as long as both are on a rail, you don't have to buy AR-10 specific fronts, but the 5.56 BUIS obviously aren't calibrated for the 7.62 so the increments per click won't be the same.

Also, anybody NOT using a big freaking scope on their battle rifle? I was thinking Millett DMS, but I know nothing about them, other than the occasional read. I've only owned Aimpoints. I don't want a 'counter-sniper' kind of set-up.

Further, what ammo is kosher. I've read that some ammo isn't with an AR-10, such as the surplus S.A and Portugese. What do I use to plink?

Lastly, collapsible stocks. I know it comes with one, but I was thinking a Crane or MagPul. What are the issues when changing stocks?

I've owned plenty of AR-15's over the years, but never an AR-10. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, MJF
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
MichiganJFrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 21:35   #2
Senior Member
cliffb's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,453

Last year I decided I wanted a precision AR-10 so I built this one.

MBR Club

Upper is a factory NM with 20” stainless barrel. Lower is all factory parts. This a very accurate gun with match ammo. I may buy a carbine upper for desert plinking.

So far this gun has been 100% reliable. Armalite has great quality and workmanship. Receivers are forged.

Can't answer your other questions but there is an AR-10 specific thread at AR-15.com
FPD ret., USN ret., NRA Lifer
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
cliffb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2010, 13:59   #3
Dancing Frog
MichiganJFrog's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Louisiana State Pen
Posts: 484
Very nice rifle! I ordered mine Saturday and I am Jonesing for it badly.

I ordered these sights from Brownells until I buy a rail:




Thanks for the info about ARFcom, I'll go check it out.

ETA: I may just stick my Aimpoint on it for the time being until I can research the DMS some more. Anyone have any experience with them? How do they compare usage wise to a red dot? I've never used an adjustable powered scope for anything before.

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Last edited by MichiganJFrog; 02-21-2010 at 14:02..
MichiganJFrog is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:01.

GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
GT Store

Users Currently Online: 962
267 Members
695 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,669
Apr 28, 2015 at 22:56