Armalite vs DPMS pattern AR10s


#1

Not trying to change the topic too much but do you AR10 guys generally prefer the DPMS or Armalite pattern AR10s?


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#2

It depends who you ask and if you want to do your own build or not. I am not much of a builder and really like my AR10 B models, but they are a little bit of dinosaurs. They only take Armalite Gen 2 magazines. The newer A models take Magpul and DPMS compatible magazines. Most people who build their own rifles go with DPMS standard because of a lot more parts availability from suppliers.
That being said, both my AR10s are incredibly accurate. The standard rifle, and the AR10T carbine with heavy barrel. I think the Armalite AR10 benefitted a bit from integrated systems development, that is the engineering of how parts interoperate, and how they can be tuned to optimally operate together. but now I think that advantage is less than it used to be.