I do not post much on this forum (other than the Waiting Lounge when I was waiting for my TX CHL) but I thought I would ask the knowledgeable folks here for a few pointers in building my first AR-10.
I have build 2 x AR-15 from stripped lower receivers to completed (and beautiful) firearms but the dearth of information on the AR-10 is amazing. I did numerous Google searches to try and find the answers to relatively simple questions but came up either empty, or with conflicting information and even more confused.
As I have built AR-15s before, I (foolishly) thought that this would be a piece of cake. Little did I know...
Here is my dilemma : I have an absolutely gorgeous brand new POF billet .308 stripped lower with the 5 little POF .308 parts (hex head screws etc.) that came with the POF stripped lower.
Of course - no instructions. I looked at the POF website and they have an ambiguous video of what I presume is an exploded 3D lower but with no explanation as to what you are looking at. I scoured the web in the hope of finding a "how to" on building this beast - no conclusive luck. Only lots and lots of conflicting information and no pictures.
My questions :
1> where do those 5 little POF .308 specific parts go and how *specifically* do you install them?
2> Is the buffer and spring different for a .308 (as opposed to the .223 AR-15)?
3> Can I use the same collapsible AR-15 stock or is there a .308 specific collapsible stock?
4> Triggers - can I use a Timney or other aftermarket AR-15 trigger or is the trigger assembly .308 specific?
I guess what I want to know, in a nutshell, is this : what *exactly* is different between a AR-10 and a AR-15? Which parts work and what does not? What do I have to unlearn? Will a DPMS complete upper assembly drop on a assembled POF billet lower - or do I have to get "special bushings" to make it work? (read this last one on a forum).
I have been lusting after a AR-10 for many, many years so this is like a dream come true to build my first one. I just wish that there was some clear, unambiguous information (with pictures/diagrams) and what is different from a AR-15.
Any help at all - no matter how small - would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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