GUN AR-10 vs M21

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Biodragon, Jan 3, 2008.

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Which is better?

  1. AR-10

    33.3%
  2. M21

    66.7%
  1. Biodragon

    Biodragon $$ > me OT Supporter

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    Which is better over all? and why? Out of the box, upgrades, aftermarket parts, etc.
     
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    do you want semi or bolt?
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    HK-91 or clone, or M14 clone
     
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    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.
    YMMV
     

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