Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Biodragon, Jan 3, 2008.
Which is better over all? and why? Out of the box, upgrades, aftermarket parts, etc.
do you want semi or bolt?
I was under the assumption that both are semi....
I know the AR-10 is semi, and most M-21/14 whatever you want to call em, that I have seen are semi
damn it I was thinking M24. sorry.
I know the orig AR10 was rejected due to some major reliability issues. I love my AR15 and I think it's something everyone should have in their collection -- but I can't say I'd be super-jumpy to get a AR10.
I think the G3 would be a good semi-auto medium-cal rifle to consider.
HK-91 or clone, or M14 clone
Well, an AR-type system is more inherently capable of bench accuracy, if that's what you're looking for, but from what I've heard, AR-10's seem to have reliability problems.
OTOH, an M14-type isn't going to be able to achieve the same mechanical accuracy with the ease of the AR-10, but it does have a proven track record of reliability, and they're still more accurate than most shooters, in real-world conditions (i.e. not 100% off sandbags, sitting at a bench).
Personally, I'd go for the M14. Also, there are loads of aftermarket stocks, sights, scopes/mounts, muzzle devices, slings, etc. for it, if you want. And USGI-spec 20-rd mags are in production again by CMI, so they're less expensive than the 1960's ones were a few years ago.