AR or AK


#352

How about some twinkies?


#353

The m14 is a serviceable weapon
My today’s standard people perceive it as antiquated


#354

I dont know much about it. Ive shot them, not my thing but neat rifle. The guy I was talking about carried one in combat and seemed to think highly of it though. Another apples to Oranges, I have plenty of wood jokes for them.


#355

I know I’m going to regret this…

I prefer ding…

No can’t do it. I know you guys.


#356

I like ding dongs too, just not as much as AKs do. Ho hos are even better.


#357

correct, you won a doll!:rofl:


#358

Unfortunately the M14 was already obsolete when adopted. I personally love the platform and own a M1A but the reality is it is just too limited. When compared to modern options it is heavy, unwieldy, not very modular, shoots a overpowered cartridge for the average grunt, uncontrollable in full auto, and needs a lot of work in the accuracy department if one want to DMR it.

What should have happened is the U.S should have adopted either the T-48 (AKA FAL) or the AR-10.


#359

RetPara:

Other than caliber, are there any significant differences between the AR15 and the AR10?


#360

Theres plenty of proprietary parts but the design is the same.


#361

JohnB The biggest difference that sticks out in my mind is weight the AR-10 is going to weigh more comparing simerly outfitted rifles.


#362

There is also two different types of AR10s, The Armalite and the DPMS. The differences are small but they do take different magazines.


#363

The general design and operating principles are the same but plenty of differences in the details.


#364

thanks for your feedback, jf89, SAK67, and RetPara.

So, AR10 is more proprietary/less standardized than the AR15. The AR10 (generally) weighs more than the AR15. And, the AR10 supports higher-power calibers (.308, et al).

I can see where someone would go with the AR15 if just for defense. And the AR10 for hunting of animals larger than with AR15.

So, all depends on purpose/need.


#365

The DPMS pattern is much more common but the Armalite pattern was/is used by the military (supposedly). I think most of the market is going towards the DPMS though, if I was vuying one I would go with the DPMS pattern (but not an actual DPMS rifle). The Aero Precision M5 is probably the best bang for your buck.


#366

#367

I like that camo pattern.


#368

thanks for the info, jf89.

So, how do you know which pattern a particular AR10 is using?

And, why did/does the military use the Armalite pattern (especially when the DPMS pattern is more popular for the civilian users)?


#369

Im not sure but mags and BCGs are different. Im not that much of an AR10 guy, Im more into the poodle shooters. I will say that my Armalite seemed alot better built then most any DPMS ive ever seen. The nicest AR10 ive ever handled was an LMT MWS.


#370

Not to also mention the DPMS g2, mega arms, and POF revolution- all “AR-10 DPMS/SR-25 mag well guns” that are the size and weight of an AR-15 firing the.308 Winchester cartridge and alike! It gets confusing!


#371

Isnt the SR25 an Armalite rifle? Or is that the Knights Armament one? I cant keep track of all the letters and numbers lol