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Posted: 7/6/2009 8:44:17 AM EST
To build an AR rifle in .243 can you use an AR-15 lower & upper or does it require a special lower/upper? What type of magazines would you use and where can they be purchased?

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Link Posted: 7/6/2009 8:46:33 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/6/2009 8:48:45 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/6/2009 9:01:48 AM EST
Thanks for the help. What about 6.5's? I've heard their built on both AR15 and AR10 lowers??

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Link Posted: 7/6/2009 10:03:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By silentshooter45:
Thanks for the help. What about 6.5's? I've heard their built on both AR15 and AR10 lowers??


You've heard correctly. 6.5 Grendel is AR15 lower, 6.5 Creedmore is a 308 lower. The Creedmore strikes me as a solution looking for a problem. I would take a 260 Remington over one. That is however just my opinion. None the less it is a great round from what I've read.

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Link Posted: 7/6/2009 1:00:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By silentshooter45:
To build an AR rifle in .243 can you use an AR-15 lower & upper or does it require a special lower/upper? What type of magazines would you use and where can they be purchased?


You'll need an AR-10 or other 308 pattern upper/lower. .243 is just a necked down 308 anyway. Most of the manufacturers that offer 308 black rifles have variants in 243. Between DPMS and Remington, there are rifles available in 308, 243, 7mm-08, 260 Remington, and 338 Federal.

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Link Posted: 7/8/2009 5:19:07 AM EST
You can stay on the small chasis and get all kinds of wonderful calibers from DTECH in the wssm and wssm wildcat line. I have 2 in the 243wssm ordered. Looking at all of the info a 243wssm will out run a 243win and you can save some$$ on the rifle parts and accessories.

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Link Posted: 7/8/2009 5:32:33 PM EST
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You can stay on the small chasis and get all kinds of wonderful calibers from DTECH in the wssm and wssm wildcat line. I have 2 in the 243wssm ordered. Looking at all of the info a 243wssm will out run a 243win and you can save some$$ on the rifle parts and accessories.


how long of wait is it from DTECH?

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Link Posted: 7/9/2009 7:34:59 AM EST

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Originally Posted By rx1ton:
You can stay on the small chasis and get all kinds of wonderful calibers from DTECH in the wssm and wssm wildcat line. I have 2 in the 243wssm ordered. Looking at all of the info a 243wssm will out run a 243win and you can save some$$ on the rifle parts and accessories.


how long of wait is it from DTECH?

its a very long wait right now from what i can tell from posts on Predator Masters. I seem to remember 1 guy waiting 10 months, but I could be mistaken. Either way you won't see if for a couple of months but everything i have heard says he is the guy to get a wssm upper from.
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