MERRY CHRISMAS, EVERYONE!
I'm thinking of buying an AR-10 or variant in 7.62 NATO after the holidays, and was wondering if anyone would mind giving some suggestions. I have a little experience with AR-15s, but virtually none with the AR-10s. Accuracy is a must and so is the availability of magazines (apparently different manufacturers use various magazine designs, unlike the AR-15s). It would be great if I could find one that uses M-14 mags, since I have several of them already on hand. I understand that some use FN-FAL mags, and some use their own designed mags. I plan on installing a scope and use the rifle primarily for target shooting and, of course, self-defense. Any and all advice is appreciated.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774_1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764