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Libertarian623 replied to the topic 'I'm here to learn!' in the forum. 4 days ago

Welcome From Michigan. Goldsmith, look forward to your posts.

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foxhunter replied to the topic 'I'm here to learn!' in the forum. 5 days ago

welcome to AR10T. There are some wonderful articles in the archives from some very knowledgeable people. These AR's are a different animal from my bolt actions and this site taught me a lot, especially about reloading for them

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jtallen83 replied to the topic 'Question about buffer tube setups' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

As long as you use the correct buffer, tube, and spring combination for each system your rifle will run fine. No mixing like a carbine spring in a rifle length extension tube.

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Goldsmith created a new topic ' Question about buffer tube setups' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Forgive my ignorance on this subject but I've built an upper with a 20 inch barrel. The lower I'm using is from my complete DPMS lr308 carbine. Can I use my telescoping 6 position stock set up or do I need to go with a rifle length buffer tube setup to run properly? I plan on putting either the Luth-AR skeletonized adjustable stock or the magpul PRS stock in which case I have to change the buffer tube, buffer and spring out anyway. In the meantime I'd still like to shoot my rifle so will my current setup work for now? Thanks!

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Goldsmith replied to the topic 'I'm here to learn!' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks!

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Goldsmith replied to the topic 'Building a 20in upper' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the input, I'm looking forward to taking it out soon, I'll make sure to post how it does. Thanks again!

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jtallen83 replied to the topic 'Building a 20in upper' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

That should be fine. It may give a bit longer gas impulse but that will actually help reliability. Worse case you are a bit over-gassed, that can be fixed with an adjustable gas block or a heavier buffer if it should cause function issues. Odds are you will not see any issue from this though.

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Goldsmith replied to the topic 'Building a 20in upper' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Here's the pic, looks like mine runs just a bit past the 1/2 way on the cutout too.

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Goldsmith replied to the topic 'Building a 20in upper' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks for the reply, here's the pic.



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jtallen83 replied to the topic 'I'm here to learn!' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Welcome from Iowa!

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jtallen83 replied to the topic 'Building a 20in upper' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

If it doesn't bottom out then you should be OK, post a picture of the end of the tube in the receiver and I should be able to say for sure, at least as sure as things can be with these 308AR builds. I recently did a Fulton build that had the tube running well past the halfway point of the cutout in the receiver, rifle runs great.

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Goldsmith created a new topic ' Building a 20in upper' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hey everyone I'm building an upper with a 20 inch barrel. For the sake of getting my project up and running I bought a 20 inch AR Stoner barrel. It was cheap but got good reviews and I figured I could at least try it out and buy a better barrel later if I need to. The barrel was only $100. Anyway a couple of the reviews rated the barrel well but the reviewers said that they needed an AR10 rifle length gas tube versus a lr308 rifle length gas tube. I guess the AR 10 rifle length is a1/4 inch longer than the DPMS lr308 rifle length and the rifle will short stroke without the longer tube. What I found strange when I put everything together was how much further the gas tube comes into the receiver than my carbine length gas tube on my other upper. The bolt still closes all the way so I don't think the gas tube is making contact with the bolt but can my gas tube still be to long and will that cause me any problems. Any info help, thanks!

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Goldsmith created a new topic ' I'm here to learn!' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone, I've always been a gun enthusiast and like to tinker with guns a little bit. I've just recently put together a LR308 upper and thought I could get some good tips and advice here.

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Siscowet replied to the topic 'armalite 10 T carbine' in the forum. 2 months ago

Mine doesn't really bang them up too badly, and neither does my AR10 rifle. That might change for you with break in. I got some cheap ZQ1 Turkish M80 ammo and shot that up for the fact the cases are really good and it was cheaper than buying brass! I picked up a pound of Varget and am going to try it behind some 175 gr SMK bullets when I get a chance. Finally running out of RL 15! Fox Hunter, good to hear from you.

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cb36 replied to the topic 'armalite 10 T carbine' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks for the info. Midway has SMK bullets, RCBS Small base dies, Hornady match brass cases on sale right now with free freight.Probably order them tonight. This past weekend I used IMI match brass cases new with 168 grain smk bullets IMR 4064 and 4895 powders.Best luck I had was with 4895 41 grains a .75 three shot group and should have been better with 1 shot I think I flenched slightly. {100 yards} The NM trigger is cool in this carbine. Also not owning a gas gun in .308 before I was amazed how bad the cases get banged up after 1 time. I have 8 or 9 boxes of Match M852 military ammo and it shoots well in this gun. Too bad we cannot buy it . I am going to they the Berger bullets and the Varget powder to see how my carbine likes it.Thanks for the help.

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foxhunter replied to the topic 'armalite 10 T carbine' in the forum. 3 months ago

I can vouch from experience, mostly bad experience, that you definitely want to use small base dies if you reload for more than one semiauto 308. If you don't, get ready for ammo that won't completely chamber and gets stuck in your gun. Also while I generally use IMR 4895, I got out some 168 grain Berger bullets, that I loaded 4 years ago with 41.9 grains Varget and shot a .7 inch 5 shot group out of my AR10T rifle(not carbine) using a bipod while sitting at the bench. Had I not pulled the last shot a little it would have been a half inch group. The 10- 35x nightforce scope helped. My carbine has a 2x-10x nightforce scope and no bipod and I have never been able to replicate that kind of shooting with it.

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Siscowet replied to the topic 'armalite 10 T carbine' in the forum. 3 months ago

IMR 4895 is an excellent powder, and if you go back on the reloading threads, many people on this forum use it. Personally I use RL 15 and Varget. I got a tremendous deal on a good supply of RL15 so that is my main 308 powder. Right now using 41.2 grains behind a 168 gr Sierra Match King BTHP. I always use small base dies as I have 3 auto 308s, so I need a fully sized case interchangeable between all three rifles. Generally stick with the small base dies for ARs.

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cb36 replied to the topic 'armalite 10 T carbine' in the forum. 3 months ago

I see you on many posts so thank you for responding. Have you had good luck with IMR 4895, IMR 4064 or IMR 3031? I am going to shoot this rifle with 168gr smk hpbt right now to build a load for it. Any suggestions? Do you use small base dies or regular dies for reloading this gun? Thanks.

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Siscowet replied to the topic 'armalite 10 T carbine' in the forum. 3 months ago

cb36 wrote:

I just purchased an Armalite 10T Carbine and I am looking for any and all information I can get on this rifle. Loading information, best bipod, best factory ammo loads, Only Gen 2 proprietary mags can be used with this gun? Any information would be helpful
including other articles from other sites specifically on this carbine.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Congrats on the purchase I think an AR10T carbine is about the perfect all around 308AR type of firearm. Good luck and I hope you survived IRMA.
I took my bipod off my AR10T because it really took away from the general handiness of it. I moved it to my AR10 rifle, where it makes more sense. I don't experiment much with ammo. I shoot up 147-149 grain M-80 or M-80 wannabees then reload the brass with 165 -175 grain boat tails in Soft point for hunting, and hollow point for target shooting. Having that heavy barrel, even though it is only 16", makes a heck of a difference in distance accuracy, without taking too much of a weight penalty. I can never understand why Armalite discontinued this model.

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cb36 replied to the topic 'armalite 10 T carbine' in the forum. 3 months ago

Sorry it took so long to get back to you.Probably will use this rifle for fun on the range. I compete in the BR50 matches.I shoot a lot of different firearms and enjoy them all. Did you open a retail gun store? I try and reload during the week after work and shoot on Sunday primarily. It seems like the more there is to offer on the internet to read I realize how much that I do not know. Found a site recently called snipers hide.com. Lot of neat information on that site. Well we are getting ready for the storm in Florida. Have to wait to see what happens.

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