AR-15 Podcast 235 - Uintah Precision

Welcome to another episode of the AR15 Podcast.  On this episode Reed and JD sit down with Richard Hamilton of Uintah Precision.

Main Topic:

Uintah Bolt action AR Upper


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ARP 132 - The World of the AR-10 with


Welcome to Episode #132 of the AR15 Podcast. We’ve got Rob from with us this week to talk about all things AR-10.  We want to let you know about a new source of cool products!  Go to  Patriot Patch Co. to pre-order the Huckleberry patch and buy FRN stickers. Main Topic:  Rob -

  • About Rob
  • About
    • 5300+ members, 150k+ posts
    • Rob helps vendors with group buys, sponsorships
    • 308 AR vs AR-10 vs Big-bore AR naming convention
    • AR-10 vs AR-15
      • History: The 308 came before the 223!
      • Prototypes in 1955 to replace the Garand
      • Gas system (DI) was novel to the era
      • Armalite was division of Fairchild Aircraft Corp - plastics, aluminum
      • Sudanese in ‘58 started at $225 each
      • Version made in ‘58 for KLM Airlines for Arctic survival during transpolar flights
      • Significant usage by Portuguese Paratroopers during Angolan War ‘61-74
      • Gas cutoff system allowed grenades to be fired with blanks, shells ejected fine
      • In 1958 Armalite engineers (Stoner, Sullivan, Fremont) made a .223 firing prototype.
      • AR-10a was a scaled up AR-15 without the benefits of the development that happened on the original Artillerie Inrichtingen AR-10
      • Colt bought out rights in 1959, marketing to US military
      • AR-10b developed in 1995 after Armalite was bought
      • SR-25 - Stoner joined Knight’s Armament in early ‘90s, SOCOM adopted as Mk11Mod0 in 2000. Starting in 2011 began replacing with Mk20 (SCAR)
      • USMC had Mk11Mod1 w/ M110 SASS uppers then Mk11Mod2 (new rail, cans)
      • Major ‘Branches’ of AR-10 Builds
        • Manufacturer Differences/Compatibility
        • Armalite vs DPMS
        • DPMS probably took off bigger
        • Some are proprietary
        • Build vs Buy
          • Accuracy concerns
          • Complete uppers
          • The barrel is the heart
          • Caliber Choices
            • 5CM for paper
            • 338 Federal popular in MT
            • Unique Accessories?
            • Upcoming Products
              • Seen at SHOT?

Otis Technology:

May 25: @msr300blk

May 31:  Billy W. - @bigbiller on Instagram

June 7: Chris Inouye

June 14: David Michaelson

June 21: Daniel McElwain

June 28: Rick Rasnic

July 5: Roger Morris!

July 12: Jesse Losey

The fine folks at Otis Technology have sent over a mountain of rifle maintenance tools and cleaning kits for the AR-15 and AR-10.  We’ve been tasked with giving them away.  Watch for the special posts on Facebook and Instagram to get a chance to win some of the awesome products made by Otis Technology.  We’ll give away a complete MSR Cleaning kit in either 5.56 or 7.62 in the middle of each month up until Christmas, when we’ll give away a complete Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System to one lucky listener.  During the alternating weeks, we’ll be giving away a host of Otis tools and cleaning supplies.


Tom G

Jul 13th, 10:37am

Thanks Guys I got my Otis Tool, I will use it proudly.  You know you have room on the tool to have it marked with your logo.  Pitch the idea to OTIS to offer engraving to companies like pens and other items and then people that hold events can throw em in as goodies.  Hehe I know they would be expensive goodies but you know like Friends of NRA and such would be good as they could defray the cost with the cost of dinner at the banquets.

Chris I.

Jul 16th, 4:59pm

Thanks guys. Tool works great.



ARP 033 - AR-10 - An Introduction to the Black Rifle's Big Brother

Steve and Reed discuss the Black Rifle's Big Brother, the AR-10.


Welcome to episode #33 of the AR15 Podcast.  I’m your FRN Roving Correspondent Steve and joining me tonight is AR15 Podcast host Reed. This is THEE podcast about your favorite black rifle! This show is for you; whether you're building your first AR or you’ve been building ARs for years. There’s something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level.

AR-15 Training Tip of the Week:

Zeroing your MSR:

Main Topic:

A Thumbnail Sketch of the AR-10

  • A .30 Cal Rifle from a .30 Cal world
  • Next step in evolution over the M-14
  • What can’t it do!
  • Is there room for the AR-10 Today?

Stoner’s AR-10 - History

  • Barrel Exploded (Aluminum\Steel Composite)
  • Flying Bolt Lugs
  • Production Delays

Armalite AR-10B - History

  • Eagle Arms
  • Never Used Stoner’s Drawings
  • Redesigned AR-10 on AR-15 back

Any parts shareable or is everything just bigger??

  • Interchangeability is limited
  • Difficulties with Custom Builds

Present Day Manufacturers

The Future of the Platform

308 vs 7.62x51mm

Otis BONE Tool and O12 Carbon Remover Giveaway

O12 removes stubborn carbon fouling with ease BONE tool is the quick clean tool which scrapes carbon and fouling from the bolt, bolt carrier, and firing pin of your AR15.

Winner: Ed G.

I have been enjoying the shows lately, especially the ones where you talk about different caliber options. While my son thinks it's an abomination, I've been thinking about building an upper in 9mm for my AR. That way I can shoot the same ammo I have for my pistol. How about a show on 9mm ARs? Thanks and keep up the good work, Ed G.


Larry:  Reed, I finally brought home my first AR15 a new Stag Arms Model 3. I am new to AR's. Any recommendations on a first cleaning to remove the packing grease? What cleaner and lube do you recommend. I was planning on using Break Free CLP but some people say its not good for removing the packing grease they use on new ones. I know you did a great show on cleaning but I am mainly concerned about a first time preshoot cleaning. Thanks for any help you can provide and keep putting out a great show.

Richard J:  Just saw this in the Texas Fish & Game 'Gun Report' email newsletter I get.

I think I've heard Reed and Steve talk about a new gun club in Frisco...

Is there an industry trend toward upscale facilities?

Rod: Hey Reed, This is Rod from San Antonio. Great podcast, been listening since the start.

Regarding the podcast on feeding the black rifle, I happen to have a copy of an e-book written by an Army officer who worked on the development of the M-855 green tip round. I found it very interesting.

The document was offered as a free download from the author's website, which appears to not be up anymore. It is in .mobi format for the kindle but if you have a different e-reader there is a program called Calibre, which is free and can convert documents into other e-reader formats.

And please enter me into the contest for the OTIS gear.

Thanks for the great work you guys do on the podcast!

Bryan (Canadian Service Conditions Radio): In Episode 32 you talked about mono-podding on the magazine for prone shooting. Thank-you for sharing that with the listeners.

Shooters competing in Service Rifle events up here in Canada are generally all taught this technique. Certainly all the really competitive shooters use it.

Occasionally I do still run into folks who hold to the old wives tale that resting on the mag will cause stoppages. I usually just respond by saying "Okay, if you want to handicap yourself, go right ahead. Let's get out and shoot together and put some money on who does better"

The only other method that comes close is a tight sling technique which is very stable but is tiring and hard to adopt quickly.

The only way that I can imagine the mag support shooting method causing an issue would be either with an out of spec lower or worn out mags that actually insert to far into the mag well (as I have seen happen with Pmags subjected to overly aggressive taps when inserting into the rifle). In either case, the problem is equipment not the rifle support technique.

Monopoding on the mag is definitely the way to go with an MSR platform from prone in my opinion.

Tim and K9 Ciko: I would like to know your opinion of melonite coated(hardening) barrels versus chrome lined barrels. I am getting ready to rebarrel my AR-15 and trying to make a decision.  Keep up the good work and informative podcast. This podcast helps make those long 12 hour patrol shifts go bye a lot faster.

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