| AR10 MATCH RIFLE 008
None furnished, not sure what kind of scope the customer mounted.
Chamber is .308 Obermeyer. The old standby that
seems to always shoot good. Slightly longer than the 95 palma reamer.
Krieger 1-10. Contour is .840 under then handguards and then .740
from the manifold to the muzzle. Length is 22". Manifold is moved 3" forward of
original location and with this short amount of barrel past the manifold it
needed a .096 port to cycle, but functions great and is very easy on brass with
hardly any extractor marks.
GRIP: Sierra Precision
FOREND: Holliger designed carbon fiber free float tube
HANDSTOP: Swivel stud for bipod
This was a fun project. I have a customer who has another AR-10 that I built
and he loves using it to hunt deer in WI, but doesn't like the weight. This
was an attempt to make an AR-10 as light as we could without resorting to
drastic measures like skeletonizing the carrier or stuff like that. Our goal was a
good shooting AR-10 in .308 that would weigh under 10 pounds complete with scope.
Due to the intended use of this upper there is no handstop rail, but it does
have a swivel stud for mounting a bipod. Gas manifold is a DPMS. (hope to have
my own soon, DPMS doubled the price on there's)
Forend is .062 thick carbon fiber tube, 2" diameter. It has aluminum
reinforcement for the sling swivel, and a black anodized aluminum end cap to give it a
This is the kind of project a gunsmith likes because it lets us get a little
creative. This forend tube was actually the prototype of what I hope will be a
standard offering for WOA.
Loads - I tested the upper with Federal gold medal 155 palma ammo. The
following is from an e-mail from the owner:
"I shot the new upper over the weekend. My first 5-shot group went into 0.8
inches. This was the 175 Sierra Matchking with 44.4 grains of Varget. I'm
very pleased with the upper"