Historical AR-10 Rifle – ‘Gun Stories’ G&A Staff January 4th, 2018 | More From G&A Staff Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+The AR-15 is one of the most successful rifles in history, both for the military and civilians. The only thing that could make the AR-15 better is bigger rounds, specifically 7.62 mm rounds instead of the standard 5.56 mm. Eugene Stoner’s original design of the AR-10, which is the predecessor of the AR-15, used 7.62 mm rounds. These rounds were the military designation for the .308 cartridges. The drive to create larger caliber AR rifles came from two different directions. The first from hunters, who needed bigger rounds to hunt big game. Second, from the military, which was responding to the necessity of longer shots in battlefields, such as the mountain ranges in Afghanistan. Companies such as Remington and tactically-oriented Daniel Defense, offer larger caliber ARs designed for the hunter. As a result, the AR is the fastest growing hunting rifle in America. Eugene Stoner would be proud to see how far his platform has come. One thing is for certain, the big bore ARs are here to stay. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week Even More historical Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!