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MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« on: December 06, 2015, 06:38:09 AM »
I've been out of things for quite a while with work so I'm not up on what is going on.  There were some issues with Gen 3 MagPul mags early on....has that been worked out?  If not then I'm going to get some Gen 2 mags with the windows on them.

Also, Wideners has DH mags with MagPul followers $7...going to get some of those too.

Now, another question..or really another subject.  I picked up an Armalite AR-10 lower and upper a few weeks ago.  With work being tenuous the way it is and expenses the way they are it's going to be a slow build.  If some of you have built up AR-10's, especially Armalite, I'd like to know what parts are compatible.  I really don't know if I can, for the most part, plug in AR-15 parts like stocks, trigger groups, etc.  I know a different buffer spring is needed along with BCG, barrel, etc...but some things are interchangeable.

I'm wanting to go with a 16' barrel build on the AR-10.  I had a Rock River 24 or 26" barrel and it was too long to navigate in the woods for hogs.

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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 07:34:31 AM »
My SIL built an AR-10 from the same start.  I'm not certain but I believe he found near nothing was interchangeable with standard AR parts groups. 

I do know for certain that it cost him a boat load more to build than he'd budgeted.  He built the rifle, shot it a bit from his own loads, packed it in the safe and sold it within two years at a huge loss...

His first build I believe.

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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 08:02:15 AM »
I didn't really budget anything...I suspect it will be high $$$.  I'd hate to take a loss.  I picked up the lower and the upper for $165 so I think I'm off to a good start...maybe not.

Impulse buy. 
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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 08:10:43 AM »
Just texted him..he's hunting in RI today since we can't in MA on Sundays.

He said he was able to use an aftermarket stock, grip, buffer tube/spring and trigger guard but the parts for the upper and lower (in .308) we all proprietary.

He also put on a high end bull barrel that probably led to his high spending issue.  Damn rifle weighed about 14 pounds I recall.  I shot one or two rounds through it myself.

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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 08:56:20 AM »
Any more feedback on what's compatible with Armalite AR-10 uppers and lowers?

I still am holding an Armalite upper and lower with nothing to add to them.  Maybe I can buy myself a couple of parts for Christmas.  If so, I need to spend on what will fit what I have.
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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 09:45:33 PM »
One big question is it an A lower or a B lower? The reason I ask is an A lower will take the SR-25 pattern magazines (such as the Magpul etc..), while the B lower you need to use the Armalite magazines (modified M1A magazine). I have a B version. Trigger group parts and buffer tube are about it from what I remember. I am not sure about the Carrier or Bolt.

Mine is an older, during the ban, 10B A2 (fixed carry handle with sights). The heavy barrel sure makes it a heavy rifle. I have used mine in 3Gun and for hunting.
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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 06:47:19 AM »
Thanks I will have to check.  I picked it up a year ago at USSA directly from Armalite for cheap so that would cause me to think it's new.

How do you distinguish between A or B?
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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 09:06:01 AM »
I would assume it would be stamped on the lower. I have never seen an A one (they started making them a few years ago).  They still make both I believe.  The B version you will notice the magwell has a slight forward cant to it. That was there so the M1A magazines would have a straight feed like an AR-15 would do (or the SR-25 would do). There may be other differences, I just do not know what they are. I suppose you could call Armalite and find out from your serial.
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Re: MagPul Magazines & Armalite AR-10
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 06:45:11 AM »
Thanks.  I'll check it out....
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