The AR-15 is arguably the most prolific centerfire carbine in America. Available in dozens of calibers and millions of configurations, the rifle can be easily tailored to meet every shooter’s needs and desires. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of its larger .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO brethren.

There are sometimes magazine compatibility issues among big-bore ARs. But for the purposes of this article, I’ll be dealing with the most popular .308 AR platform: SR-25-pattern rifles. These are functionally identical in operation to their 5.56mm NATO counterparts, but with certain components scaled up accordingly to handle the larger rounds.

And while there aren’t as many aftermarket options for .308 AR rifles, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a slew of awesome accessories on the market for your big-bore blaster. With this concept in mind, here are the top 10 accessories to transform your .308 AR into a versatile fighting rifle.

For more information about these .308 AR upgrades, visit the following sites.

CMMG RKM15 Handguard


Geissele SSA Trigger

Harris HBRS

Hexmag ATG

Innovative Arms Deception 7.62

Lancer Systems L7 AWM

Magpul ACS-L

Magpul Enhanced AR Mag Release

Next Level Armament NLX 308

This article was originally published in “Tactical Weapons” August/September 2017. To order and subscribe, visit

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