The AR-10 is a rifle built off of the original AR-15 platform designed by Armalite. It is a slightly bigger platform than the standard AR-15 because it is made for calibers that are much bigger than the .223/5.56. The standard caliber of the AR-10 is the .308 Winchester, however it is made for a variety of different calibers of similar size and ballistic capability. The AR-10 is a perfect hunting rifle because of the calibers, and the .308 win which is regarded as one of the best hunting rounds in the US.
Why Buy an AR-10 rifle?
The AR-10 rifle is an extremely versatile rifle because it brings the best of the standard hunting rifle along with the interchangeable design of the AR-15. Most hunting rifles are bolt action, and while the system is tried and true, the semi automatic action provides easier target acquisition while firing, and can be fired many more times before the need to reload. For instances like hog hunting, which has a large open season, AR-10s excel at downing multiple targets from great distances.
What comes in Your AR-10/ .308 Build kit?
Here at SteelFox Firearms, we make it our priority to supply our customers with quality products at the most affordable price possible. When it comes to our .308 build kits, we know that range, reliability, durability, and customization are the core of our customers desires. Here is what is included in the SteelFox Firearms AR-10 build kit
Buffer Assembly – The buffer assembly comes with mil spec buffer tube, buffer spring, castle nut, and .308 buffer. The kit also comes with an adjustable stock.
.308 Lower parts kit – The .308 lower parts kit we offer comes complete with safety selector, trigger group, bolt catch assembly, and mag release
.308 Upper Assembly – Our .308 Upper Assembly comes with a .308 barrel, 16”, 18”, 20”. M Lok handguard, .308 High profile upper receiver, .308 bolt carrier group, gas tube, gas block, and flash hider
.308 80% Lower – The .308 lower and kit is based on the DPMS platform. This Gen 1 DPMS kit is 80% lower and must be milled out before it can be fired.
Build or Buy AR-10?
The AR-10 is awesome because it combines the customization of the AR-15 platform with the precision accuracy of the best hunting rifles on the civilian market. That being said, there are two ways you can go about acquiring one. You can either choose to buy a complete AR-10 kit, or you can choose to build one from an 80% lower build kit. There are pros and cons to both, so knowing how you want to purchase your .308 rifle is important. Here are the pros and cons of building or buying an AR-10.
Benefits of Building an AR-10:
- completely customize every single part of it.
- fine tune it to be exactly as you want
- You can customize every inch of it to fit your needs.
- may also save some money.
- No background checks with 80% Lower receivers. (click here for more info)
Cons of Building an AR-10
- Not all parts are interchangeable.
- Some parts are “mil-spec,”
- meaning they meet the specifications required for M16 rifles and parts sold to the military.
- If you have some mil-spec parts and some that aren’t, they may not fit well or fit at all.
Pros of Buying an AR-10:
- Does not require as much knowledge of the internal systems.
- Can be higher quality
- Budget involves less organization
- Can be done in any state (Know your state firearm laws)
Cons of Buying an AR-10:
- Prices are usually higher than when building
- FFL background checks, and online transfer fees increase cost
- Approval process takes longer
- Name brands cost more.
- Upgrading will require more knowledge of the system
How to buy an AR-10 online?
Buying an AR-10 Online is very easy. If it is an 80% lower, your .308 rifle kit can be shipped directly to your door. Here are the steps to follow in order to purchase an AR-10 online.
Create an account online – Creating an account at SteelFox Firearms is the first step. From this position, you will be able to add in personal information that is stored on a secure database.Information like name, phone number, email address, billing address, and shipping address. This will help in the check out process. We do not store sensitive information like card numbers on our website.
Add to cart – We are constantly increasing our inventory on AR-10 components and kits. That means that you may always be able to find something new. That being said, adding an item to your cart involves only clicking on the item you want to purchase.
Check out – Checking out is easy. It simply involves purchasing the AR-10 build kit from our website. If it is an 80% lower build kit, then it will be shipped to your door and will arrive in 3-4 business days.
FFL Items – However, it is a little more complicated for complete firearms. In this case, the shipping address must be to a listed FFL dealer, and we must receive a copy of their FFL in order to initiate the transfer. Once the transfer is complete, your AR-10 will be delivered to the FFL and will remain there until a background check and a 3 day wait time has been completed.
Why Buy an AR-10 From Steel Fox Firearms?
For 6 years, SteelFox firearms has built its community around quality firearms and exceptional service. To that end, We offer the highest quality AR-10 parts and kits for the best price on the market. However, not only do we have a great product, we also make it our priority to get our products to your door as quickly as possible.We do our utmost to secure the information of our customers because we believe that the 2nd amendment is not the only important right that we have to preserve. Therefore it is our duty to not only provide secure access to our store, but to ensure that our AR-15 products are sold at an efficient cost And an even speedier shipping process.