AR15 or AR10?

I've got a pistol and two shotguns I'm very happy with, but to round out my arsenal I'll need a rifle.

Which should I go for? M&P15 or M&P10?

My dad has the 15 which has been pretty decent, but I've always liked the idea of running a .308 on an AR platform.

Pros/cons of each? Money is not a huge problem, but it's not exactly "not an object" either.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    get the M&P 15 first
    great gun

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I agree, my dad and brother each own one and they're delightful.

      I think part of me wants to have a pissing contest with them and get the 10 just to be a gay.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You are in the right place

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    AR platform was originally made for 7.62 but for some reason it seems like an abomination. This is just my own autism but I would get a AR-15 because it's lighter and cheaper and go with a precision rifle in 7.62.

    Depends on what you envision using it for and your budget though. If you want to shell out $$$$ for a precision AR-10 that would be cool. A basic bitch AR-10 imo I'd opt for something else.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >for some reason it seems like an abomination

      What makes you say that?

      Are there any technical or manufacturing differences that make the AR10 less desirable/reliable than the AR15?

      I do like the M&P15 enough I've shot it a zillion times and it's nice. But at this point I'm mostly thinking AR10 because my caveman brain says "muh big bullets"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Like I said I'm just autistic. The AR-10 probably is the best 7.62 nato rifle on the market. FALs, CETME, P91, BAR and M1As all have their own quirks and limitations too.

        Imo, there's not much practical difference in utility between 5.56 and 7.62 as a general purpose round but the 7.62 having more utility for longer range shooting. The AR-15 for situations within 300 yards in a lightweight little inexpensive platform is exceptional. The AR-10 does the same thing but with more weight, recoil, expense and better suited for tasks the AR-15 is less suited to, like hitting out to 700-1000 yards and with an AR-10 that means $$$$.

        An AR-10 will do everything an AR-15 can do and then some, but you pay for the capability with cost, weight, etc. Where I'd opt for bolt action precision cause I'm a cheap ass.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks for the top-tier response, broski.

          I'll take all this into consideration. If I do decide to opt for the AR10, I'll have to perfect the build over a longer period of time but I'm good with that. I can get some pretty good deals from Trijicon for optics so it could work out well.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            In my opinion, the main utility for an ar10 is having a battle rifle and something you can easily hunt with. But if you can afford two guns or don't hunt I would stick with th AR-15. I have two ar15s, a ptr91, and a nice ar 10 and am shopping for a bolt gun . The ar10 feels like a compromise without the sovl of the ptr, but I do really like it. Go figure

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hunting? AR10
    Target shooting? AR15

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends what you're going to be doing with them, if it's just target shooting at <200m or so, you're really not gaining anything by shooting 7.62 and spending more money per round. Obviously if you plan on shooting longer distances occasionally the 30 cal will be more suitable however, and if you plan on shooting something other than paper you'll have to take terminal ballistics into account, but that's a separate argument.

    Tldr: .223 is cheaper and just as good(tm) for close-mid range target shooting.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get both.
    Honestly just cheap, very functional guns. About 2 moa, run of the mill AR. Stake your castle nut better (they do a shit job) and swap out the handguards for one with a heat shield.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Stake your castle nut better (they do a shit job)
      they overdid mine lol (two stake marks)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kek. Yeah, that sounds about right.
        I got two stake marks too, but they both are so light it almost looks unintentional. Proper stake should fill the square better than that.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    AR-15

    AR-10 was just made because Army had its precious light .30.
    .223 was co-designed by Stoner himself to complete his aerospace age rifle project.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't be a snowflake. Get an AR-15 so you have parts/ammo/magazine compatibility with your dad & brother (and neighbors/community).

    After that, get an AR-10 if you still want it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >don't be a snowflake

      I am admittedly snowflake-ish when it comes to my guns. I don't really care to have a lot of different guns, but instead I prefer to have just a few that are highly customized to my own specific liking.

      What's everyone's thoughts on the Hera Arms CQR butt stock and foregrip? I know I'm literally retarded but for me the Gen1 buttstock is aesthetic as fuck and I want one so bad.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        God that's stupid. Mindbogglingly stupid. You should definitely get it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It looks hefty. Does this thing help in legal compliance or something?
        regardless, if you like it go for it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          that particular one in the picture doesn't but there is a version of the stock that puts a plastic piece in the thumbhole section that does count for CA purposes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It looks cool but iirc it's very cheaply made plastic and not very robust.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the stock feels solid but you need the extending spacer if you aren't a manlet.
        the foregrip doesn't sit flush against the magwell if you don't put it on a SBR

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It looks hefty. Does this thing help in legal compliance or something?
        regardless, if you like it go for it.

        It looks cool but iirc it's very cheaply made plastic and not very robust.

        the stock feels solid but you need the extending spacer if you aren't a manlet.
        the foregrip doesn't sit flush against the magwell if you don't put it on a SBR

        Its obviously intended to be paired with a AR57 upper

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I may be talking out of my ass, but some "AR-10s" are just scaled up AR-15s with less material on the bolt head and with similar overall dimensions to the AR15. Whereas "real" AR-10s are built from the ground up for 7.62. There was a comparison pic floating around that I can't find at the moment, and this may not apply to MP rifles anyway.

    Does this sound right to anyone else?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get the AR-15, it's easily the most aftermarket heavy gun and super easy to get parts, mags, and other important stuff
    I have two just to fuck around with quad rail FSB and free float m-lok/keymod low profile styles

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These are both well regarded for the money.
    Why both? Noone has and idea what we might face going forward get both while you can.

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