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Decent place to get a stripped lower?

Looking for a decent place to purchase a 5.56 or 7.62 AR stripped lower, where do you guy recommend locally or online?

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I'm guessing AR...check out MGS...

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I'm guessing AR...check out MGS...
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Is $280 for a New In Box: DPMS Panther .308/7.62x51mm NATO Stripped Lower Receiver, Hard-Coat Anodized Mil-Spec 6061-T6 Aluminum, TeflonŽ-coated Black, decent price?

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builing an AR10 is gonna be expensive...

If you are looking at the 5.56mm lowers, they should be $100-125. If you go to a gunshow, you might be able to find a decent lower for $85.

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builing an AR10 is gonna be expensive...

If you are looking at the 5.56mm lowers, they should be $100-125. If you go to a gunshow, you might be able to find a decent lower for $85.
Is the 7.62mm considered an AR-10 or just a .308 considered an AR-10? My dad and I are both looking at a build and I've finally convinced him to just get a stripped lower since he's going to change out the grip and stock anyway. He'll most likely build a 7.62 or .308, i'll most likely stick with the 5.56.

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Is the 7.62mm considered an AR-10 or just a .308 considered an AR-10? My dad and I are both looking at a build and I've finally convinced him to just get a stripped lower since he's going to change out the grip and stock anyway. He'll most likely build a 7.62 or .308, i'll most likely stick with the 5.56.
If it's AR based, then yes

I'm not trying to discourage you from building the .308, just know that it will cost twice as much as the AR15, if not more.

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If it's AR based, then yes

I'm not trying to discourage you from building the .308, just know that it will cost twice as much as the AR15, if not more.
Just from looking around online I see what you mean, since my dad's looking at possibly building one he's got the money to spend. I really don't know AR's well enough to suggest something else in stead of it. I know the .308 is a great round, I just don't know if there's a better alternative.

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He could always build a 6.8 SPC upper for the 5.56 lower...or a 7.62x39 upper

Really, the options are endless with this platform

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Here is an FAQ from AR15.com that shows most (if not all) of the caliber options.

http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=270

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He could always build a 6.8 SPC upper for the 5.56 lower...or a 7.62x39 upper

Really, the options are endless with this platform

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Here is an FAQ from AR15.com that shows most (if not all) of the caliber options.

http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=270
If you were going with the 6.8 SPC then wouldn't it be better to go with the 6.5 Grendel for better ballistics?

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If you were going with the 6.8 SPC then wouldn't it be better to go with the 6.5 Grendel for better ballistics?
I wish I knew the answer to that. I'm not up on the boutique AR caliber variants other than it can be done.

I'm sure someone else can give some info to help though.

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If you were going with the 6.8 SPC then wouldn't it be better to go with the 6.5 Grendel for better ballistics?
6.8 (.270 dia.)has more factory ammo available and more bullets available for reloading; 6.5 (.264 dia.) is slightly better ballistically....
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6.8, 7.62x39, 223 and other cal's are in an AR15 platform

308 and other longer cal's go in the AR10 platform

MGS has DPMS AR10 receivers stripped and DPMS lower part kits in stock

AR15 receivers Spikes tactical, AE engineering, aero precision, rock river lowers start at 119 for aero's buy 3 get em for 99

Also have DPMS lower part kits at $69 each or 59 when purchased with a lower



This being said if you want a 308 buy a complete rifle. for what you buy parts for you will spend more than if you buy the rifle.
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A 6.8SPC is the best choice over the grendel. I would suggest a standard aero precision lower like bulldog suggested, many calibers can be used with this lower - you can even use .50BMG single shot uppers on it.
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IMO, if you're wanting an accurate .308/7.62NATO, you're cheating yourself if you don't buy a bolt-action.

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IMO, if you're wanting an accurate .308/7.62NATO, you're cheating yourself if you don't buy a bolt-action.
let's put it this way, if you want to build a competition accurate AR-10, you'll need about 5-10 grand.
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6.8, 7.62x39, 223 and other cal's are in an AR15 platform

308 and other longer cal's go in the AR10 platform

MGS has DPMS AR10 receivers stripped and DPMS lower part kits in stock

AR15 receivers Spikes tactical, AE engineering, aero precision, rock river lowers start at 119 for aero's buy 3 get em for 99

Also have DPMS lower part kits at $69 each or 59 when purchased with a lower



This being said if you want a 308 buy a complete rifle. for what you buy parts for you will spend more than if you buy the rifle.
Where do you work? Can you pm the answer to me.

I have 8 AR15 lowers that I have bought for build platforms but am now thinking of doing an AR10.

My pops has an AR10 built by POF, he said it is a tack driver. I am looking forward to putting some rounds thru it at Alpine on the 15th.
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