Originally Posted by dslmtrcle
Can anyone provide comments or info about the 308 and 338LM F&D Defense rifles?
Well... $3050 retail for a copy of an AR-10 seems like too much. Probably a decent rifle, but not $3g worth.
.338 Lapua Magnum ammo is so freaking expensive that you'd end up spending $4850 on the gun, then spend it again on the first few hundred rounds for it, so... screw that. Unless you have to hit a person in the head from 1000 yards (or a target of similar size), you don't need to spend anywhere near that much on ammo. Local shop in CA wanted $80 for 20 rounds. Apparently, that's cheap.
I'd say go for an AR-10 if you want a .308 cal AR, as it's $1700 cheaper. Another option would be a match M-1A, if you want something sub-MOA. If you want a .338, don't get a semi auto - get a bolt, they're probably a lot more accurate at long range.