I own an Armalite AR-10T, identical (down to the scope!) of the one pictured here.
For you rifle inclined readers (there are three who read this blog), a brief rundown: My 24″ barreled Armalite AR-10T is chambered in 7.62 NATO and I have been shooting molly-coated Black Hills match. Alas, the range I belong to only goes out to 200 yards so I have not really taken it out for a spin (I need to join the Cascade Rifle Club for that).
For a semi-automatic rifle, I cannot stress how accurate this sucker is. The tolerances are tight and the craftsmanship is superb. Even with my meager marksmanship, I can hit 1 MOA groups from the bench. All. Day. Long. Others with the same rifle can do 1/2 MOA. It is that good.
The nice thing is the recoil. Stoner’s design mitigates a lot of it, and I cannot really feel any difference between it and say an AR-15 with a 20″ barrel. I am sure the weight helps (it is not light by any means), but as an accurate rifle platform designed for rapid follow-up shots, it is a winner.
My singular beef is the rifle did not come with a standard rail on the bottom. It would be nice to have the option of having all my rifles (present and future) use the same accessory platforms for various bipods. That is a minor nit. It is easy enough to put on your own rail.
I have a rule in my house that if the kids want to look at my firearms, all they need to do is ask. Thing Two, who is six, is very enamored of this rifle, and last night he wanted to examine it. There is something about the optic setup that tickles him. Perhaps it is the Mr. Yuck stickers on the flip-up lens covers.
One would think he would be enamored of my M4, as that is what they seem me clean all the time. I believe, however, Thing Two is a rifle snob. He knows a good rifle when he sees it.