M1A vs AR-10

TexMex247

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Unfortunately, I don't have either. Lol. However, I am considering them lately. At one point I was even thinking about a PTR 91 but there were too many cons. Now I know the AR-10 is more customizable but something about the M1A really appeals to me.

After seeing my buddies AR10t in action, I am intrigued. I will only buy 1 and fully expect to put a good scope on it and work with it in the 100-300 yard range. Probably mostly from the bench or prone with bipod. If anyone out there with either or both could chime in, I'd appreciate it.
 

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I own both, agree with the above statement......for nostalgia reasons only I prefer the M1A...both fine rifles.....and both can be effectively accurate at the ranges you want to shoot......scopes on M1A's sit high, very high.........
 

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Always thought the M1A was cool. When it was time to buy a "battle rifle", I went the AR10 route. Not really the customizing sort. So trigger, optic and bipod is as far as I went. Mine is a lower end model so it's likely not as inherently accurate as an off the shelf M1A, but its a machine to 300 yards and I haven't tested it beyond. If you're familiar at all with the AR-15 and like it, you'll love the AR-10.
 

Big Green

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Didn’t we do this exact thread not long ago?

I have both.

I love my SOCOM 16, it’s fun to shoot and the sound of the bolt going home is better than an AR. Having said that, the AR is a better weapon. Much more modular and all around a better weapon. Garage Thumb has a great comparison video, the AR is the winner and I believe that was an accurized M1A.

Buy the AR now and when you can afford it, the M1A.
 

TexMex247

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I have a few ar-15s already but I've gone full circle from lightweights to bench guns and still prefer an armalite carbine w eotech for cqb or an 18" White Oak spr for precision. I've gone from 24" to 14.5" and these two are always first picks. So the platform is already very familiar to me. Considering that the ar-10 is the logical pick and leaves more room for customization too.

I guess the nostalgia of the M1A was weighing heavy on me. With an ar-10 I'm certain I could confidently swap a barrel or build one to suit. An M1A would be foreign to me although I'm generally confident with mechanical things as I do fix cars for a living. I'm sure the M1As accuracy and build quality justify the pricetag. However, if I want to enjoy a classic rifleman's gun I can always get out the garand . I guess I'll be on the lookout for an AR-10...
 

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At one point I was even thinking about a PTR 91 but there were too many cons. Now I know the AR-10 is more customizable but something about the M1A really appeals to me.
I have all three... The only real con of the PTR is it fucks up brass. Best thing about the PTR is you'll never have a failure to eject. Thing is dead reliable even with the shittiest of ammo.

The AR10 is the better all around rifle. Lighter, more precise... Can be cheaper or more expensive depending on what you want.

Didn’t we do this exact thread not long ago?
lol yeah we did

I guess the nostalgia of the M1A was weighing heavy on me.
Get a vintage wood stock for an M1A. You'll love it.
 

zackmars

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Ar 10 for practicality. Skip the SAI product and get a JRA/Bula gun for a decent M14 copy, or do the wise thing, and get an M1 Garand
 

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M1A there is no equal.
 
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