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Is there an Ar in .308?

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Is there an Ar-15 (or any other mil. service rifles) in .308?

(I dunno the NATO equivalent but I prefer the NATO over commercial specs)

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Yes. I know Bushmaster makes quite a few... LINK

Armalite makes AR's in .308 and (most all) G3's, FAL's, CETME's, and M14/M1A's are 308.

.308= 7.62x51, or 7.62 NATO

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Can you tell me the differences in quality, Maximum effective range, etc.

Also, I forgot how much bigger the 7.62 NATO is than the 5.56 NATO. Is it much bigger?

Edited by Yahoshua

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k, I also forgot to ask if any companies offer the rifles in a NATO chambering and not the commercial line?

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if i understand your question, .308 and 7.62NATO are the exact same thing, so if a gun is chambered in .308, then it shoots 7.62NATO.

also, there is a 2.06mm difference in 5.56 and 7.62

finally, the ar-10 and i believe the ar-180 are both in .308 (7.62NATO)

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I think the 7.62x51 mm vs .308 case is like .223 vs 5.56mm.

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its only the grain load and pressure it is made under which is different. military ammo is made to higher pressure loads/more powerful than commercial ammo....am i right?

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dieter, yes i do believe military rounds are hotter, so jump on them when you see good surplus prices. (easy to find)

Yahoshua, are you searching to buy or just interested? I'd love to get my hands on an SR-25 or copy... sweet...

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FYI, I'd actually recommend an SR-25 over an AR-10.

Just my opinion...

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Searching to buy (no money at the moment but I'll put a flag on it and come back to get it when I do unless something better comes out).

And as Dieter said, NATO rounds are loaded hotter than commercial rounds, for this purpose I want NATO specifications so I can fire either commercial or NATO loaded rounds.

And why the SR-25 instead of the AR-10 Riot? Probs with the AR-10 or soemthing?

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Searching to buy (no money at the moment but I'll put a flag on it and come back to get it when I do unless something better comes out).

And as Dieter said, NATO rounds are loaded hotter than commercial rounds, for this purpose I want NATO specifications so I can fire either commercial or NATO loaded rounds.

And why the SR-25 instead of the AR-10 Riot? Probs with the AR-10 or soemthing?

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Just a more upgraded variant of the AR-10

http://www.biggerhammer.net/stoner/

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The Sr-25 doesn't come with a carry handle or iron sights. {"<

Is it possible to buy iron sights to put on it?

Edited by Yahoshua

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The Sr-25 doesn't come with a carry handle or iron sights. {"< 

Is it possible to buy iron sights to put on it?

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It has the universal picitanny rail...so, yeah you can.

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There is an exception to the AR-10 and SR-25 rifles.... the AR-47. It is basically a M16 A3/M4A1 converted to .308. Both are used by U.S. Special Forces, at least from what I read in their books.

AR-47 Carbine:

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AR-47 Rifle:

ar47std1.jpg

ar47std2.jpg

Taken from: Tactical Weapons Training Specialists, Civilian Weapons Page

Looks like you can buy them there.. anyway hope I helped.

Edited by Johnny Reb

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I believe you mean ar covereted to 7.62x39 aka 7.62 russian...not 7.62x51 nato/308.

The 308 is a fantastic round for distance shooting...but way overpowered for up close tactical situations.

:c)l:

Edited by warlock

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Yea my bad.. forgot to mention that. Still a nice conversion though.

Edit: What is the caliber of Soviet 7.62x39? Obviously not .308.. what like .30 06?

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