Gun Report

ArmaLite AR-10A4 .308

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We thought the AR-10A4 was the best balanced of the three rifles. It would be our first choice for a field-use rifle, but it desperately needed a trigger job.

ArmaLite AR-10A4 .308

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
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Barrel Finish
Trigger Pull Weight

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The ArmaLite's receiver looked a lot like that of the Bushmaster, but lacked its ambidextrous controls. Takedown of all three rifles was identical.
For the quoted price, Armalite gave the shooter al these items, including 10- and 20-round magazines. Iron sights work well for field use, but you still need a decent trigger, which this didn't have.
From left, the Izzy brake on the Bushmaster, Armalite's functional and essentially "mil-spec" brake, and the heavy muzzle of the DPMS.

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