Seeking a Top Tier AR 308 rifle.

TreyG-20

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I've owned in the past a RRA LAR8 Elite operator 308, DPMS LR-308 and a partially built Aero M5 308. All of them were good rifles except the Rock River which I had difficulty getting good groups with until I found Winchester 168gr Match. The other rifles would group cheaper 150gr corelock and Federal non typical 150gr within 1 to 1.5 inches.

Anyway I always end up selling my AR-10's for one reason or another. Mostly because friends want to buy them and I usually hook them up.

Now I want to buy "MY" last AR-10. A factory built rifle. No more sub $1,500 guns. My budget would be about 4k for the rifle itself.

Rifles I am heavily consideringare LWRC REPR, Daniel Defense not sure which DDM5?, Knights Armament SR-25, Scar 20 (I know not an "AR") POF and Larue. Maybe a Barrett Rec 10. I'm looking at 20" barrel in all of them.

My plan is to have a mid to long range DMR. Typical shooting distance from 200- 500. Rapid engagement. I can push to 1000 out at the ranch if I hike to a hill top. Off a rest or bipod so it Doesn't need to be the lightest thing. I will be shooting pigs with this as well, but mostly steel. I want a 308. I don't care if 6.5 shoots flatter. I already have 308 ammo, mags. Speaking of mags. I want it to use the SR-25/DMPS pattern.

Does anyone here have a lot of experience with one or multiples of the higher end rifles in 308? I want moa or better accuracy with 150 gr projectiles. I managed to get that from my DPMS. Not like standard ball ammo, but good hunting ammo. I'm hoping for even better with match grade/ reloads.

Also DI vs Piston? Don't have a suppressor, but that may come later.

Also I'm left handed. For this reason the LWRC is at the top of my list, because I love their lower set up.

What I'm looking for is the last 308 I'll ever buy. The best of the best. The one I will finally keep forever and be buried with. I can stretch my budget if needed, but I figure 4k should get me in the range or well above for some of these rifles.

Thoughts or recommendations? Besides telling me to buy a Bolt action.
 

TreyG-20

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My buddy had a REPR. It wasn't near as accurate as he was looking for. Especially not for the price. It was in 308.

The SCAR doesn't fit left handers well.

Can't help much beyond that.
I see some people love the REPR and than others say they don't group worth a crap. Seems to be the trend with all the rifles. I'm really hoping spending the big money will get me a really fine rifle. It should. Otherwise I could spend just less on a M&P-10 amd be just as happy.
 

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I see some people love the REPR and than others say they don't group worth a crap. Seems to be the trend with all the rifles. I'm really hoping spending the big money will get me a really fine rifle. It should. Otherwise I could spend just less on a M&P-10 amd be just as happy.

You know the deal, most guns are more accurate than the shooter and most shooters blame the gun. Hell, even I’ve done that with .17HMR on a windy day.
 

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