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Posted: 9/17/2014 8:13:20 PM EST
Now that PSA has 18" SS AR-10 uppers and stripped lowers (bastards), is it worth foregoing my already-done bolt gun? I can't do both since buying a new Silencerco Saker 762, but I know someone will say it anyway. My Savage is amazingly accurate and fun, but for the money I could get out of it, I could complete an 18" AR-10 to my liking too. I already some Vortex glass for it, so I suspect for $1200, I could do the complete rifle and toss the Viper on it and be done. I could probably get $1200 for the Savage, as built.

Is it conceivable to have similar accuracy, given the PSA barrels are on par with their 5.56 counterparts? My buddy has an FN-barreled 16" 5.56 upper that will shoot with my Noveske all day long. I was VERY impressed with it, especially considering what he paid versus what I did. Anyhow, I don't shoot for groups on paper. I like to ring steel at 400+ yards, so I don't need benchrest accuracy, just something that will hit 6"x6" steel at distance consistently.

Keep the Savage and enjoy it or sell it and build the AR-10?
Link Posted: 9/17/2014 8:31:28 PM EST
Save and do both.
Link Posted: 9/17/2014 8:33:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raysheen:
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I'll go with this, except build the "AR-10" with a 6.5 Creedmoor barrel.
Link Posted: 9/17/2014 8:36:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raysheen:
Save and do both.
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I'm terrible at saving. I got the "want now's".
Link Posted: 9/17/2014 8:41:57 PM EST
You are comparing the accuracy potential of a bolt gun vs. a semi auto?

The savage built bolt gun will be more accurate.
Link Posted: 9/17/2014 8:42:13 PM EST
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I'm terrible at saving. I got the "want now's".
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Originally Posted By raysheen:
Save and do both.


I'm terrible at saving. I got the "want now's".



I feel you, bro.
Link Posted: 9/17/2014 8:45:57 PM EST
I know the feels: I'm partway into my 308 AR build but I want to buy more reloading components for my 5.56 ARs. Can't afford both at once, but I want it all and I want it now.
Link Posted: 9/17/2014 8:50:46 PM EST
Save and do both, just make AR10 in a different flavor
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:00:32 AM EST
I'm finding myself contemplating selling my .308 MVP now that I have my PSA 308.

Not sure though. I like having both
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:04:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2014 8:06:46 AM EST by rictiochll]
good info,I'm finding myself contemplating selling my .308 MVP now that I have my PSA 308. thanks http://bit.ly/1pFqtfC
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:04:26 AM EST
What scenarios are you planning for?

If your plan is to go on a tactical mission alone to take out tangos, and you will be running and gunning a lot...the AR10 might be a better choice.

If you are going to be taking up a snipers position inside your compound when the tangos attack...the savage might be best.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:06:53 AM EST
What are the stats of your Savage? I highly doubt you could get $1200 for it in the current market.

I vote save up for the AR.. everyone should have a good bolt gun.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:08:26 AM EST
I had a LR-308 DPMS and sold it to go with bolt guns for my precision rifle needs. Semi-auto guns are much, much harder to shoot as accurately as a bolt gun due to all of the mass of the BCG moving around.
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