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Posted: 9/10/2010 10:45:21 AM EDT
Anyhow, been thinking of my next project, and two things I've been wanting to build was an SBR, and a 7.62 rifle.

Heard about the MA-10 a few months ago, but never really sparked any interest because I was busy with other projects, which I actually just finished. Someway or another, a buddy of mine (who just got his SR-25) reminded me
about it, and then the wheels began turning.

Now I want to build an SBR 7.62 using the new MEGA MA-10 Combo and a Noveske Leonidas Barrel, yay or nay? And why.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:24:20 AM EDT
Do it. Rainier Arms is selling the combo for 499.00 right now IIRC.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:39:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By reign719:
Anyhow, been thinking of my next project, and two things I've been wanting to build was an SBR, and a 7.62 rifle.

Heard about the MA-10 a few months ago, but never really sparked any interest because I was busy with other projects, which I actually just finished. Someway or another, a buddy of mine (who just got his SR-25) reminded me
about it, and then the wheels began turning.

Now I want to build an SBR 7.62 using the new MEGA MA-10 Combo and a Noveske Leonidas Barrel, yay or nay? And why.


Nope, not going to talk you out of it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:53:58 AM EDT
I'll be the first naysayer.

I think the Armalite pattern magazine is superior to the KAC/DPMS magazine.

Also, the MA-10 seems roughly equivalent to an Armalite pattern AR-10 upper and lower while being more expensive and not forged.

All the fcg parts in an Armalite AR-10 are actually AR-15 parts except the mag catch. I am also using an AR-15 buffer tube and buffer in my AR-10, which simply required some shortening of the buffer and recoil spring.

The AR-10 can use any barrel and BCG that the MA-10 or DPMS can.

So I see no real parts compatibility advantage over an AR-10.

To me it boils down to which mags you want to use.

Not saying it isnt good stuff, just that the claimed "advantage" of parts compatibility is overplayed. The AR-10 already does all that.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 11:56:03 AM EDT
I would not even consider a 308 with a barrel shorter than 20". The muzzle blast will be so intense that the novelty will wear off quickly and you will either be in the market for a suppressor or a longer barrel.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:01:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wirebrush:
I would not even consider a 308 with a barrel shorter than 20". The muzzle blast will be so intense that the novelty will wear off quickly and you will either be in the market for a suppressor or a longer barrel.


I have no problems with the muzzle blast from my 16" AR-10 or Saiga 308.

Its not like you can shoot a 20" 308 without ear plugs.

That said, I prefer 17" - 18" bbls for pretty much any autoloading non-precision rifle.



Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:32:22 PM EDT
Doesn't work with the magpul bolt assist device. I asked.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:34:07 PM EDT
The suppressor would definitely be in future plans.

Wonder if the Phase5 ebrV2 would work, had to use that with my 5.56 Mega Build.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 12:45:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 12:47:23 PM EDT by jBoy723]
I wouldn't have told you about it if I didn't want you to build it..lol..A 7.62 SBR would be BADASS brother...DO IT!!!!

ETA: Sorry I didn't bring the SR25 out last time..If I knew you were on the fence about building a 7.62 AR, I definitely would have had it out at the range..Next time I'll make sure it's packed up and ready to go..
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:07:42 PM EDT
Hold out for the monolithic upper due out this fall
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 1:08:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jBoy723:
I wouldn't have told you about it if I didn't want you to build it..lol..A 7.62 SBR would be BADASS brother...DO IT!!!!

ETA: Sorry I didn't bring the SR25 out last time..If I knew you were on the fence about building a 7.62 AR, I definitely would have had it out at the range..Next time I'll make sure it's packed up and ready to go..


HAHAHA!! And I had totally forgotten about it too! LOL

It's a good thing you didn't bring it out, gives me a chance to buy gas for my car, eat at least one meal a day, and have electricity at home haha.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:23:31 PM EDT
O B R
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:34:16 PM EDT
buy the upper combo on sale now for $499

hang on to it for a while

see how you feel in the dead of winter and are looking for a project

or sell it next spring
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