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    #16
    And now the 224 Valkyrie. Got my gas tubes in the mail. Click image for larger version

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      #17
      Nice. Once I move out of this state of repression I'm considering getting one of the 308 AR type rifles. I guess living where moose, bear, puma and now Russian Wild Boar (from further north) are real problems; I like the extra power.
      The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
      The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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        #18
        I have 2 AR10 type rifles. A 308 snd a 260 Remington. Just remember that AR10's are very heavy, generally 12-14#. Not something you'd want to carry out on a wilderness hunt or spot and stalk where you have to hike any long distances unless you are a very big guy in good shape.

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          #19
          Well, I'm just under 6 feet and 200 pounds, in decent shape for an old fart of 67. I do carry and use a Garand out in the woods on my property, just surprised the more modern rifles are heavier. In that case, I might consider a 308 Garand.
          The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
          The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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            #20
            There are what are called Generation 2 AR10's by DPMS that are almost down to heavy AR15 weights. But, they are very expensive. I think a Co. called ARP also makes a similar version. Also very expensive.

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              #21
              S&W makes one with an 18 inch barrel that weighs 8.5 pounds, but sights need to be added. Would really prefer a 20 inch barrel, so the Garand is starting to look more reasonable. I live in a area with thick brush, and use the standard M1. Prefer the extra barrel length for better ballistics, reduced recoil and muzzle blast. I will look at DPMS and ARP. thanks for the recommendation.
              The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
              The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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                #22
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ID:	19489 You'll see almost no accuracy, and very little velocity difference between 18 and 20 inch barrels. Added bonus is less weight. Both of mine are 18". I killed a very mature Cow Elk in NM last year with my 308 and 165g bullets. 100 yard shot and she dropped like a rock. I had the rifle sighted in at 300 yards with 3.5 inch groups at that range. 1-1.5 MOA at 100. You'd be surprised at how cumbersome a 20" barrel becomes especially with the added length of a muzzle device if you get a threaded barrel. My 308 is long enough.
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