Anyone who is planning on buying a new rifle usually narrows down their choice to one or two options. In many cases, it ends up being between the AR10 and the AR15. Both excellent rifles, and two of the most popular rifles in the world today.
Before you do make a decision, however, it is often helpful to compare the AR10 and the AR15 rifles. That way you will be sure your ultimate decision is likely to be the correct one for you and for how you plan to use the gun.
The weight of the AR10 versus the AR15 — While both are lightweight rifles, the AR15 is lighter by approximately one pound. That could be the make or break issue if you are looking for a rifle for a woman or for a teenager.
The rifle’s stopping power — If you plan on using the rifle you buy for big game hunting, going with the AR10 is the better decision.
This is due to it having much more stopping power than the AR15 as a result of the bullets used in the AR10 having higher penetration power.
The best gun for long distance shooting — If you are going to be in a hide a long distance from your prey, and want to have a rifle with the best chance of hitting its mark, the AR10 should be your choice.
If you use the correct scope, it is much more accurate at long distances than the AR15, which tends to be quite inaccurate at anything other than a short distance.
Use in a tactical environment — If you are interested in a rifle for its tactical use, then the AR15 will do better than an AR10.
This is due to the AR10 being a longer rifle, and usually too long for use in most tactical situations.
The AR15 is a shorter rifle, however, and is an ideal gun for tactical use.
The cost of each rifle — If the cheap price of the rifle you buy is high up on your list of musts, then think no further about it and just go with an AR15.
This rifle is not only one of the cheapest and best rifles on the market today, but buying replacement parts and accessories for it will also cost you less.
Ease of finding replacement parts — As the AR15 is the most popular rifle on the market, it is extremely easy to find replacement parts for it. Just about every bricks and mortar gun store sells parts for them, and anything you cannot find close to home can easily be ordered over the Internet.
If you buy an AR10, however, you could find your only choice for replacement parts is by ordering on the Internet from just one or two sources, and then having to wait a few days for delivery.