Springfield Saint .308 ???

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Springfield Saint .308 ???

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Post by Longhair1957 » August 9th, 2019, 11:50 am

It looks great on paper.
Has anybody tried one yet?
Fairly light for A.R. 10.
I think I want one, but curious if you’ve experienced one.


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Post by Longhair1957 » August 9th, 2019, 11:51 am

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Post by smithers599 » August 9th, 2019, 12:07 pm

I am very interested. I have an Armalite AR10, but it has the target barrel, and weighs 10 pounds bare (vs. <8 for the Springfield). With loaded mag, scope/mount and sling, it is more than I want to haul around.

I too would like to know if anybody has one, and can report on it.

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Post by shooterselement » August 9th, 2019, 12:45 pm

Got to handle one at a local shop...to me it seemed like someone went through and added most of the upgrades you'd want and then charged an extra 10% for it. I bet the appeal is to the buyer who wants to walk in and pay something then just go shoot it and it already looks cool and functions as you'd want. So if you fall into that camp, then I bet this will be right in your ally.

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Post by Gatsby » August 10th, 2019, 5:00 am

I too have been investigating this. I cannot build it for less than this (with quality components I come out to around $1,400) and I surely cannot get a finished product down to this weight (best I can do is 8 pound 9 ounces). Part of that is the barrel but it's hard to find a lightweight barrel i want. I digress... At $1,150-$1,200 and no tax you can't really say it's overpriced by 10%. My last piece of info I need is if, like the DPMS G2, it uses a mixture of SR25 and AR15 pieces/parts, or if any of it is proprietary fit/thread pitch/etc. That's the only thing that has slowed me down.

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Post by Longhair1957 » August 13th, 2019, 1:06 pm

I don’t think it’s over priced for what you get. I don’t mind building, but as said above, I cant build a decent one cheaper or lighter.

Sure I’d prefer a POF Revolution. But at $2600, I could buy two of these.
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