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Randal's Gun Talk - My Bushmaster AR-10
by Randal M. Bundy - 23 January 2015
Bushmaster AR-10 .308 ORC (Optical Ready Carbine)
Caliber .308 Win
Even though I am not getting paid to advertise it here, I did want to share a photo of my latest purchase which is a Bushmaster AR-10 - 308 Caliber - See Specs below and my explanation for recommending this above all other weapons to own and enjoy.Specifications
Magazine Capacity 20 Rounds
Overall Length 33.25″ – 37.25″
Barrel Length 16″ Rifling 1:10″
Max effective range: 1000 meters (individual / point targets).
Maximum range: 3754 meters|
Weight w/o magazine 7.75 lbs.
Weight of empty magazine 0.5 lbs.
Weight of loaded magazine 1.5 lbs.
MSRP (Price) $1395
a fantastic Resume for a weapon. I am a person who enjoys the use
of the scope for long distances, but I am also equally comfortable with iron
sights or the more modern holographic sites. With the proper
scope, I would be quite confident in hitting my target at an easy 1,500
meters every time. Beyond that, well although I too completed
the Sniper Qualification Course, I admit that I am not Chris Kyle and I
take my hat off for him.
Personally I enjoy my time far more when I am at the range for the afternoon or hunting trip,
backwoods camping and hiking or on a deep wilderness trip. Wherever I am I am very secure
in knowing that I do have this little friend along with me for the
trip. Should the unexpected actually happen, let's say a Zombie
Apocalypse, an Invasion of Hostile Forces, Race War, Civil War or
whatever unexpected event, I will still feel prepaired and ready.
For those of
us who have been in the military, yes we do enjoy our weapons and would
never venture out anywhere without them. Most of them slept with
our weapons, and were never seen without them, they were as the Marines
say, "This weapon is my best friend. There are many like her but
this one is mine".
Everything about this weapon is
perfect. The caliber of 308 / 7.62 mm is comparable to the AKMS
which use to be my favorite. The design of the weapons with scope
options in the design is also perfect. If I do want to keep it
light and simple, then Iron sites are fine with me, as in most cases I
do not have a need to drop a target beyond perhaps 300-400 meters.
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