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Old 07-29-2021, 10:17 AM   #1
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I'm looking to buy an AR-10, primarily to hunt pigs, shooting suppressed. I probably won't use it more than a half dozen times in a year but I tend to prefer to pay for better quality, within reason.

I'm considering this one from Windham Weaponry but it is about $400 - $600 higher than other models and brands that I've seen. I don't know a lot about AR's so I'm curious as to what bells and whistles it has versus cheaper models and whether they are worth the extra money?

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_...to+rifle+308+w

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Old 07-29-2021, 11:32 AM   #2
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Are you specifically looking for a 308 in AR configuration?

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Old 07-29-2021, 11:36 AM   #3
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I have never had a problem with the two AR10's I have from Palmetto State. They go on sale for $1050. I got one in 6.5 CM and in 243. Both are accurate and never had an issue. With that said, get the one you want as a complete rifle because AR10 are not like legos like an AR15 is where you can mix and match a bunch of different manufacturers components. Components are not as interchangable as an AR15.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:43 AM   #4
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doesn't look like it has any extra bells & whistles. if you want that model, shop around and you can find it about $200 cheaper than the buds price.

Are you sure you want a AR10? AR15's in grendel or one of the other popular hog killin calibers can be much cheaper.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:45 AM   #5
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I have never had a problem with the two AR10's I have from Palmetto State. They go on sale for $1050. I got one in 6.5 CM and in 243. Both are accurate and never had an issue. With that said, get the one you want as a complete rifle because AR10 are not like legos like an AR15 is where you can mix and match a bunch of different manufacturers components. Components are not as interchangable as an AR15.
I have a Gen 2 in 308 and it runs good as well.

OP, go to Palmetto's website. They appear to have several different models in stock, some of which are under $1000.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:02 PM   #6
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Psa are hard to beat for the money. LMT are very nice but you pay for it.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:31 PM   #7
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I know that Windham makes good firearms. Having said that for the money you would think it would come with more than a $20 carbine stock.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:55 PM   #8
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If it’s mainly for pigs I’d go with PSA
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Old 07-29-2021, 01:00 PM   #9
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Are you sure you want a AR10? AR15's in grendel or one of the other popular hog killin calibers can be much cheaper.
Ditto... There are several AR15 sizes that will do a great job on hogs suppressed. Are you thinking of shooting supers or subs suppressed?
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Old 07-29-2021, 01:15 PM   #10
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Ditto... There are several AR15 sizes that will do a great job on hogs suppressed. Are you thinking of shooting supers or subs suppressed?
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Old 07-29-2021, 01:21 PM   #11
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You can save quite a bit of money by staying within the AR15 platform. 6.5 Grendel is a pig killing round for sure. The extra power of the AR10 is nice but it sure does suck toting that heavy thing around especially if you are adding a can to it.
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Old 07-29-2021, 02:21 PM   #12
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Are you sure you want a AR10? AR15's in grendel or one of the other popular hog killin calibers can be much cheaper.
I will jump on board with this, as well. My preferred gun for hogs (out of the ones I have) would be the AR15 with a 300 Blackout upper. I have both 5.56 and 300 Blackout barrels which are easily interchangeable. With that said, the 5.56 works well on hogs too and its a lot cheaper to shoot.

I have a PSA ("AR10") in 6.5 Creedmoor. I like it, but it is heavy. Its pretty accurate for a semi auto. I had an ejection issue early, but I sent it back and they fixed it (no cost to me at all). So, I'm happy with the customer service at PSA and would recommend them anyone.
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Old 07-29-2021, 02:57 PM   #13
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Building one right now. 100% Aero parts (except the barrel) and without optics, I will be at around 1200... I would not build one again, two many style specific parts.
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Old 07-29-2021, 05:59 PM   #14
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You can save quite a bit of money by staying within the AR15 platform. 6.5 Grendel is a pig killing round for sure. The extra power of the AR10 is nice but it sure does suck toting that heavy thing around especially if you are adding a can to it.
I don't really plan to shoot subsonic. I know the 300 blackout is the choice to do that but other than caliber, why else does whether I plan to shoot subsonic matter?

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I have an AR15 and hadn't really considered another one in a larger caliber or an upper in a different caliber. I didn't realize the AR10 is considerably heavier. The AR15 in a 6.5 or 300BO are sounding like the better options.
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Old 07-29-2021, 07:34 PM   #15
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300 blackout sucks. If you’re gonna go bigger than a 223 go grendel or SPC or just go AR10.
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:56 PM   #16
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I don't really plan to shoot subsonic. I know the 300 blackout is the choice to do that but other than caliber, why else does whether I plan to shoot subsonic matter?

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I have an AR15 and hadn't really considered another one in a larger caliber or an upper in a different caliber. I didn't realize the AR10 is considerably heavier. The AR15 in a 6.5 or 300BO are sounding like the better options.
AR10 is much heavier. I don't recommend shooting subsonic. If I were you I would look for a complete 6.5 Grendel complete upper that you can put on your AR15.
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:03 AM   #17
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AR10 is much heavier. I don't recommend shooting subsonic. If I were you I would look for a complete 6.5 Grendel complete upper that you can put on your AR15.
And you can get a complete upper for less than $500. Or since you mentioned running it suppressed, I would recommend getting a lower with a brace on it and a 12 inch barrel in grendel. Shorter is easier to lug around at night and a little lighter.

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Old 07-30-2021, 09:47 AM   #18
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And you can get a complete upper for less than $500. Or since you mentioned running it suppressed, I would recommend getting a lower with a brace on it and a 12 inch barrel in grendel. Shorter is easier to lug around at night and a little lighter.

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Keep the grendel barrel long. Its already slow. No need to slow it down anymore lol. I run a 20 at night just fine.

Speed kills. Especially on moving pigs. Anyone can drop one standing still(most of the time ) need the extra punch to do it with em moving. And grendel is already borderline on having enough to do it.
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:24 AM   #19
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And you can get a complete upper for less than $500. Or since you mentioned running it suppressed, I would recommend getting a lower with a brace on it and a 12 inch barrel in grendel. Shorter is easier to lug around at night and a little lighter.

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If you know somewhere that had a 12" 6.5 grendel in stock let me know. I have not been able to find one.

Also PSA has a complete upper, cantileavered mount and vortex scope on sale right now for $560. Combine that with one of their complete lowers on sale for $150 you are all in for around $800 with optics.
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:15 PM   #20
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Anyone a fan of the Valkyrie?
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:33 PM   #21
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If you know somewhere that had a 12" 6.5 grendel in stock let me know. I have not been able to find one.



Also PSA has a complete upper, cantileavered mount and vortex scope on sale right now for $560. Combine that with one of their complete lowers on sale for $150 you are all in for around $800 with optics.
PSA has 12" in stock

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Old 08-01-2021, 10:01 PM   #22
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AR15 in 7.62x39
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Old 08-02-2021, 12:16 AM   #23
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Anyone a fan of the Valkyrie?
A few of my buddies shoot a .224 Valkyrie. Mostly coyotes using 60 grain bullets. But I've seen the 90 grain bullets kill hogs. Does a fine job on everything I've seen shot with that cartridge.

I shot a jackrabbit with the .224 is all. It died.
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:12 AM   #24
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As others stated above AR10's "can be" much heavier than an AR15 so if you are spotting and stocking, you will probably have to throw in a tripod. There are lighter Gen3 style AR10's but you will be paying upward of 1500-2000. If you are still hunting (blind, on ground, etc). It will suit you fine.
As for the bells and whistles. The only thing I would look for is as an option that comes with the AR10 is a adjustable gas block, if you are planning to run suppressed. If not avoid all bells and whistles.

As for AR15's do your research in calibers for your style of hunting.

Finally, being 2021 I'd pay close attention to ammo availability on the counter no matter what caliber you decide.
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Old 08-02-2021, 04:30 PM   #25
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I'd say ar-15. 6.8SPC, 6.5 GRENDEL, or 7.62x39.

I have a 6.8 and it drops hogs with ease.
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Old 08-04-2021, 02:00 PM   #26
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Not sure how I missed them....... I am on their website constantly. I just ordered one. Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:50 AM   #27
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Not sure how I missed them....... I am on their website constantly. I just ordered one. Thanks for the info!
if you need a PSA lower to go with it, I have some I need to get rid of.

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Old 08-06-2021, 01:37 PM   #28
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I would have probably taken you up on that but I ordered 4 of them about a month ago.
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