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Posted: 10/25/2002 5:29:34 PM EDT
Hey, just wondering what the difference is between these two? Is the AR-15 better? I'm just wondering which one to buy if I'm looking at getting one.

Thanks
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 5:34:09 PM EDT
The difference in the two is caliber.The AR-10 is chambered for .308Win, and the AR-15 is chambered for .223 Rem. Skullboy.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 5:36:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2002 5:38:44 PM EDT by serpico40]
O.K.

the AR15 is .223 also known as 5.56 nato caliber (basically)

the AR10 is the same style rifle, just in .308 or 7.62 nato caliber (basically)
or i SHOULD say, the ar15 is like the ar10 because the ar10 came first.

of course, i have the feeling you already know this, as your login name is the same as one of the founders of the ar10 and later the ar15.
no one is particularly BETTER than another, they both have their better points over the other, just for different applications.
try www.securityarms.com for pictures and descriptions of both, also try the FAQ on this site.

the picture on the top left of your screen is of a AR15 variant.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 5:41:27 PM EDT
The AR15 is 1.5 times as powerful as the AR10
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 5:42:08 PM EDT
Actually i just picked that name at random because I didn't want to use my real name. Guess I picked a good one lol..

Thanks, I'll visit that website.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 5:42:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 10:06:42 PM EDT
Also the Ar10 mags are up to 3 times as expensive as ar15 mags
Link Posted: 10/26/2002 10:40:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By marvl:
The AR15 is 1.5 times as powerful as the AR10



Well the .223 has about 1300 ft/lbs of energy at muzzle. The .308 has about 2700. So I think you should have written,

"The AR15 is .5 times as powerful as the AR10."

Link Posted: 10/27/2002 12:12:37 AM EDT
Can't be.

15 is MORE than 10

Gotta pay attention........
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 1:41:09 AM EDT
Yes and a .22LR is 2.2 times more powerful than an AR-10.

(</joke>)
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 6:15:22 AM EDT
Great thing about the AR10...

1 lower, 2 different caliber uppers. .308 or .243.

.243 when ya want to really reach out and touch a varmint!

Link Posted: 10/27/2002 10:05:46 AM EDT

Great thing about the AR10...

1 lower, 2 different caliber uppers. .308 or .243.

.243 when ya want to really reach out and touch a varmint!




Yep and with the AR15..

.22lr
9mm
40 S&W
45 ACP
.223
5.56mm
7.62x39

And a whole lot of wildcats...

Ted...
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 7:08:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Stoner-:
Hey, just wondering what the difference is between these two? Is the AR-15 better? I'm just wondering which one to buy if I'm looking at getting one.

Thanks



I have both. The AR10 is heavier, louder, harder kicking, HARDER HITTING, and more expensive to shoot than the AR15. Both are great rifles. I like them both but I'd recommend you start with the AR15, unless you know you want the 30 cal rifle (hunting maybe?)
Link Posted: 10/27/2002 8:30:35 PM EDT
Umm,...Im sorry guys,...but I think you are all incorrect.
You see,...I spoke to the firearms experts over at The Brady Campaign, and they informed me that the AR15 is a highly accurate semiautomatic assault machine gun that is very inaccurate, and not suited for civillian purposes...and that only policemen, and soldiers should own them, because they are very accurate, and could be used to shoot people from hundreds of yards away.
Civillians should not own these weapons for target shooting, because they are very inaccurate, and civilians might accidentally shoot the person next to them.
Civillians might also be manipulated into a murderous rage by the pistol grip on these rifles, finding it hard to resist spraying volley after of volley of highly accurate gunshots at people
They also said that the AR15 fires the very deadly, long range 223mm Magnum sniper bullet, capable of hitting a man right between the eyes from 6000 yards away.

The AR10, they informed me, is not a rifle. It is a portable, shoulder fired, fully automatic, radar guided, high capacity, assault sniper, anti aircraft, truck mounted, surface to air cannon.
They said that civillians should under no circumstances own AR10s, because one shot from one of these weapons can completely destroy a two story building.
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 4:53:02 PM EDT
They're both great. The AR-10 is now my favorite. I got the 15 first. "Your next AR should be a .308."
Link Posted: 10/30/2002 5:01:36 PM EDT
An AR-10 is 5 less ar that an AR-15
Link Posted: 10/31/2002 9:29:45 AM EDT
I agree with T2. If I had to reach out and touch something, it would be with the AR-10. My AR-15 will do almost as good, but.... I enjoy owning and shooting both. Now if the stuff would come in so I can let loose a little with the .300/.221 Fireball.
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