New from Smith & Wesson: M&P 10 in .308

S&W has gotten some great sales out of their S&W M&P-15 rifles, and this year it looks like they’re expanding into the AR-10 area as well. Their new M&P 10 features an 18″ barrel that is not free floating, and apparently comes with no sights (yet has a railed front sight base for flip-ups if so desired). No word on MSRP, as I couldn’t get one of their reps to stand still long enough. Comes in .308 Winchester, and appears to take standard PMAGs. Which is great, since they just upped the round count on those to 25. More info in this here post.


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30 Responses to New from Smith & Wesson: M&P 10 in .308

  1. avatarNine says:

    I’ve been wanting an AR-10.

    Hmmmm. Now I’m torn between this and an M1A.

  2. avatarAdam Z says:

    I think I just jizzed in my pants.

  3. avatarBilly says:

    Not sure I like the NON free floating barrel…

    • avatarHasdrubal says:

      My PWS 7.62 has a non free floated barrel, and still gives .5MOA with handloads. Free float is good, but it’s definitely possible to build a good rifle without it.

  4. avatarctay says:

    I’ll take one and a pair of Troy folding sights please.

  5. avatarAnotherMatt says:

    A (presumably) relatively inexpensive AR-10 that will actually be reliable? They’ll sell a trillion of ‘em.

  6. avatarRyan says:

    Solid Win. It’ll match my M&P45.

  7. avatarChris says:

    This or a Tavar, hope these make it to market.

  8. avatarPhilthegardner says:

    And probably waaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper than a Ferfrans SOACR

  9. avatared says:

    About time! They were doing measurements on the line for this when I was working there waaayyyyy back in 2011.

  10. avatarKeithF says:

    More info please?? Release date? Does the adjustable stock one in black have the 18″ bbl too? I’m a Smith fanboy to begin with (5 M&Ps alone) and my favorite rifle round is 308 so this thing (at that price) is driving this instructor insane with giddiness

  11. avatarPulatso says:

    Oh, I hope these are able to be found come summer.

  12. avatarMike Mancini says:

    How much would they go for on the private market

  13. avatarMike Mancini says:

    How much will they go for on the private market

  14. avatarJason says:


  15. avatarJason Stokes says:

    I picked one of these up today at my local gun shop. They had them listed at $1850. Being military, and S&W being a huge proponent of servicemen, I got it for a steal. Cant wait for my quad rail to come in so i can mount my bipod and 6-18x44mm vortex scope.

  16. avatarMatt says:

    I too would like to know what quad rail Jason bought for this gun???

  17. avatarTom RKBA says:

    MSRP on S&W’s site is $1619. LGS price will be lower (assuming pre-panic pricing). I expect I can probably get one for around $1,400…if the pricing stays consistent.

  18. avatarMike says:

    Local gun shop had ten. offered them for $1399.

  19. I just picked one of these on line….added Armalite A2 front and rear iron sights…fine shooter once you get used to the weirdness of the trigger pull.. may replace trigger later but still very happy with purchase. May consider Trijicon upgrade later….my only complaint would be the
    the fit of the Armalite sight system doesn’t line up well lengthwise on front or rear pickatinney rails (not S&W issue for sure). I gave $1895.00 +s&h for mine.

  20. I picked up a M&P 10 awhile back , I will handload for it does anyone have any loads that they have tried yet?

  21. avatarDSVet says:

    Does anyone know if a Smith and Wesson AR-10 accepts a M1A magazine? Please advise…thanks

  22. avatarjim black says:

    can anyone tell me if there is a quadrail that fits the m&p 10 308?

    • avatarJohn Clifton says:

      I am wondering that same question. I got the UTG mid length quad rail mtu007. It doesn’t fit. It says it takes the MTU007R, but I can’t find one. Any Ideas?

  23. avatarRick Moreno says:

    I purchased an M&P 10 and used some Hornady rounds and all i was getting was key hole shots on all my rounds. I then switched ammo and the key holing had stopped but the rifle was shooting way too low.I put some Iron sites on and the rifle is still shooting low. Can someone give me some advise as to whether the rifle is bad. I have also bought a Vortex scope and have bottomed out the adjustments. I have used up way too much ammo just trying to sight it in. Is it the rifle, the ammo or the scope ?????

  24. avatarRuss says:

    I’ve read that the Troy MRF308 low profile rail works fine and simple to install.

  25. avatarMike Shanahan says:

    Atascadero, CA $1,085.00

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