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Jack Ruby
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243 AR
Anybody ever shot one or bought one? How do they compare to the 308.

I know they basically use the same Ar10 platform (lower, upper, bolt, etc.) with just a different barrel.

Dont see many of these around and they are a really cool concept. Seems like they'd be a little more popular. They'd have to be a deer slaying machine for the Southern pine woods.
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jimbeam
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re: 243 AR
Might as well get a grendel


RoIITide
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re: 243 AR
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243


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deer slaying machine


Does not compute.





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Jack Ruby
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re: 243 AR
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get a grendel


Not that familiar with the Grendal. May I ask Why it would be so much better?


Wraytex
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Member since Jun 2020
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re: 243 AR
I'm guessing you already have this caliber in bolt action? I've got a 2+ year build going and just have to decide on the barrel. I've got 7-08 and 243 bolt guns already.

In this platform you can have 358win, 338 fed, 308, 7-08, 260, and 243. There's some wildcats available too.
added on edit: I forgot the Creedmore....I vapor locked on 308 based cartridges.

The prepper in me says 308 or the 243, but the pig slayer keeps whispering 338.
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Wraytex
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re: 243 AR
The Grendel is ar15 based.


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GardenDistrictTiger
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Sondheimer Louisiana
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re: 243 AR
My opinion is to stay with basic calibers. 5.56mm, 7.62x39, and 7.62x51. That's just me. I'm a cheap guy and like to shoot cheap. Comparatively speaking.


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bbvdd
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Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
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re: 243 AR
I have an AR-10 in 6.5cm. It’s fun to shoot and extremely accurate.
On thing to remember about AR-10s, they’re heavy. My 6.5 cm is 15lbs or more.

If you want one in .243, go for it.


Junky
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Louisiana
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re: 243 AR
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Not that familiar with the Grendal. May I ask Why it would be so much better?


It isn't that the grendel is better. I'd think the .243 is better out at distance. The reason that the grendel would be better is that the ar15 platform is lighter than the ar10 without sacrificing too much on downrange performance.

The .243 is close to the creedmore in performance, with a slight edge to the 6.5. The only problem is that lugging around that ar10 frame could be problematic in situations. However, if you have a .243 bolt and want the semi-auto ar10 platform, there is nothing wrong with that and I'd probably be doing the same thing.

I'm actually doing the opposite, I have a grendel ar15 and want a grendel bolt.


White Bear
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re: 243 AR
Why the fk do y’all want a
12lb deer rifle?


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LSUlefty
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re: 243 AR
If you want a .243 in semi why not just get a Browning BAR? I concur on the Grendel. Great cartridge and in the AR-15 platform, not the AR-10.


bbvdd
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re: 243 AR
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Why the fk do y’all want a
12lb deer rifle?


Most of my deer hunting is walking in to get in a tree stand or a box stand. The walk is at the most a mile. A 15 lbs rifle or less is of no consequence on that walk.

If I were hunting out west and walking a long ways, it would be different.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
Member since Sep 2008
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re: 243 AR
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I'm actually doing the opposite, I have a grendel ar15 and want a grendel bolt.

Buy a Grendel in the Howa Mini-Action. From what I've read, the Mini Action is nice. I bought Howa Mini Action barreled action in 223 to make into a 20 VarTarg handgun. My 20 VarTarg barrel's enroute now.


Jack Ruby
Memphis Fan
Member since Apr 2014
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re: 243 AR
Don't want or need a BAR. I really wish I had bought a 308 Saiga a few years back when they were selling for about $400.

There just aren't that many semi auto larger caliber hunting rifles that can hold 10+ rds.


257WBY
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re: 243 AR
You don’t need to hold ten rounds if you know how to shoot. And if you can’t shoot, a ten round clip don’t help.


bbvdd
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re: 243 AR
Find an H&K G3. Badass rifle in 7.62 nato


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Jack Ruby
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re: 243 AR
It's not about shooting at a deer 10 times. It's about target shooting as well.


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GhostofLesticleMiles
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Member since Sep 2019
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re: 243 AR
Have lefty AR10 I built in 6.5 "CrippleMore". Shoots great but it is heavy. Have 6.5 Grendel as well on the AR15 platform and is almost half the weight of the AR10. Keep in mind that the AR10 platform is not mil-spec and a lot of the parts are not interchangeable. You can run into a lot of issues if you do not do your homework on which uppers and lowers are compatible. Both are accurate and fun to shoot.


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LSUlefty
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Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: 243 AR
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There just aren't that many semi auto larger caliber hunting rifles that can hold 10+ rds.




Browning BAR 10rd


Browning BAR 10 rd
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Junky
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Louisiana
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re: 243 AR
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Buy a Grendel in the Howa Mini-Action. From what I've read, the Mini Action is nice.


That’s the idea. I’m just waiting on the rush to die down some. I’m in no hurry and don’t need to jump at a $500 rifle going for $700.


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