Oh yeah baby. It' an AR15 style rifle that spits big fat .308 Winchester (7.62) rounds! They are pretty pricey, but a .308 AR15 would be a mighty useful gun. It would pack better range and a lot more punch than .223s.
If I only had 2 grand to blow on a gun... sigh.
Has anyone owned or fired one of these? If so what did you think of it?
I've seen them in person. I myself prefer the A2 stock to the Ace for a 308 model, believing the ACE is best suited to AR-15 carbines. I also prefer the ergonomics, aesthetics, and proportions of the Armalite AR-10 to the Bush 308. The Armalite costs a bit less. I've seen the Bushies for $1500 at a gun show, and the Eagle Arms (by Armalite) for a grand. The Bushies use unmodified FAL mags, have an ambidextrous mag release, and I think have a forward assist. The AR-10 lacks the latter two features and uses converted M14 mags instead.
It would be a hard decision for me, but I think I would choose the Eagle A2 myself for a battle rifle. If I wanted a target setup, I'd choose the DPMS 308.
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As a battle rifle, a .308 AR 15 would probably be better suited as a mid to long range rifle. I would prefer a .223 for mid to close range combat for several reasons: smaller, lighter ammo - more in a clip and easier to run around with; less recoil - means shooting quickly and accurately is easier; smaller frame - better mobility.
But that's just my opinion, and I've never been in a gunfight, so what the heck do I know?
I do think the .308 would be well suited for hunting though.