That is exactly what I did to mine.Not sure what I want to do with this safe queen, a few years ago I wanted an AR10 so I bought one. Turns out I prefer 308 in a bolt gun and have only shot the thing a couple of times. Round count is less than 100, so I'm trying to decide on what I want to do with it. If I trade it I'd be looking for an AK in some flavor or a PCC. If I modify it the idea is a 20" barrel, new stock, and free float the hand guard. Maybe at that point I'd shoot it more.
What are ya'lls thoughts or ideas?
You sure those weren't the ar15 model?I voted to sell. It's not a rare or one of a kind. Easily replaced down the road if you want to get back into them and prices are as high as their going to get for a while value wise. I saw the Oracle 10s for 599 pre covid. I bet you could get $800 for it right now maybe more.
Here's you a 243 1/8 twist 22" barrel. This is a BCA and will needed too be throated due too being .025" short of sierra 90fmj at 2.650" among other bullet weights. 75vmax is the lightest loaded for this gun. Still a work in progress.If you don't like it in 308, you can always change out the barrel to something else. You can change it to a 243, 260, 7mm-08, 338 Federal, 358 Winchester, or other's without changing anything but the barrel.
I would change to a Free floating handguard, and install a Superlative Arms adjustable gas block on it. Almost all large framed AR's are way over gassed, and an adjustable gas block will tame the recoil down quite a bit.
I've got a LR-260H and it's a killing machine on hog's and deer.