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Has anyone here taken notice of Brownells new AR10?

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Has anyone here taken notice of Brownells new AR10?

#1 Post by S.B. » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:13 pm

Outwardly, they appear to mimic the originals, now I'm interested!
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Re: Has anyone here taken notice of Brownells new AR10?

#2 Post by RWS » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:28 am

Lots of discussion on internet forums. They're making two versions. The "Dutch" version has a heavy barrel with an open flash suppressor and brown furniture; the "Portuguese" model has a lightweight barrel (1 lb. lighter) with a closed flash suppressor and black furniture. $1,700 or $1,600, respectively.

These only resemble the original AR-10's. They are not exact copies. The biggest point of discontent seems to revolve around the front sight base. Brownell's is using a modified AR-15 front sight base, which has a much less steep angle to it than the original AR-10's. Doesn't look correct at all when you see an original and Brownell's version side by side.

Here's a link to Brownell's Retro Rifle page for anyone who would like to see pictures:
https://www.brownells.com/.aspx/bapid=6 ... ign=Itwine

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#3 Post by S.B. » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:18 am

Decades back, I should of bought one of the Portugugese kits like several of my shooing buddys did but, hind sight has always been better on me the fore sight?
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#4 Post by RWS » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:02 am

Same here. I missed out on the Portuguese kits because I was too focused on building M1A's.

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