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Posted: 3/3/2002 8:41:37 AM EDT
when i purchased my AR-15 a few yrs ago, i went in the store and the guy tried to sell me the .233 version(which i have) and a .308 version. (which i dont have.) anyway, i have never seen one in action, and was wondering if anyone has them. are they much different? i assume not, but you know what happens when you assume!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 8:55:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 9:52:29 AM EDT
It's called an AR10, which was actually developed before the AR15. It's .223 not .233.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 10:30:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2002 10:41:19 AM EDT by prk]
They are as Larry says, different rifles of similar design. When I asked at a show, I was told that the .308 cartridge is too long for the AR mag well, so you will not find any .308 uppers for the AR. The 7.62 X 39, though, I have seen uppers for that cartridge. I would feel a little weird shooting one of those, though -- as in "which side are you [b]on[/b], man??" I do not have an AR-10, but shot one once. It wasn't very accurate for some reason, but I think the guy's scope mount (or rings) was loose or something. I didn't notice the brand of scope. Also, he didn't seem to be a guy that shoots a lot. The .308 is a great cartridge and I'd love to have a bolt action in that cartridge, or even a PRK-correct semi-auto from Browning or Winchester or Remington , though I haven't shopped & don't know what's out there. Of course, as long as I'm in PRK, no AR-10 for me.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 10:57:13 AM EDT
That .233 is very rare, hold on to it!!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 12:26:52 PM EDT
Anyone still have that AR10 mpeg bookmarked? The one with (I believe) Gene Stoner giving the AR10 a romp in the mud and sand, freezing it and still shooting it? I saw it when I first signed on in September.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 1:30:52 PM EDT
All kinds of Armalite videos to check out here: [url]http://www.armalite.com/streamingMedia/streamingMain.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 2:16:47 PM EDT
Closest thing I know of was an "AR-16" in 7.62. Never an AR-15.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 2:17:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By liberty86: That .233 is very rare, hold on to it!!
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It would be best for the children if "I" held on to it ! (For him of course.)
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