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Looking DPMS .308 what do u think?

 
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:01 PM
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Looking DPMS .308 what do u think?

I have been looking at DPMS .308 rifles, anyone have one? How do you like it? I like the panther LR-308-L and the SASS. Going to be a target and hog/rifle. The price seems right if I can find one. Thoughts?

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:04 PM
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Re: Looking DPMS .308 what do u think?

It's a good choice if you compare it to other 308 semi-auto rifles like the M1A, FAL, CETME, and HK 91. It's a AR-15 on steroids with the receiver assembly (mostly the bolt) weighting a pound more and about an inch longer. Barrels are typically heavier than AR-15 barrels but don't have to be. They use the same stocks and grips. The factory trigger is a mil-spec AR-15 trigger but it can be improved with an after market trigger to give lighter release, less over travel, and/or faster lock time.

DPMS offers (or has offered) the LR-308 in 243 Win, 260 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300 SAUM, and 338 Federal. Each has it's advant ages for wind performance, recoil, and delivered. energy. The 6.5 Creedmoor and 300 SAUM offer the longest range, around 1400 yards supersonic. The latter with much more short range energy.

I suppose which is better for hogs would depend on what weight of hogs. Likewise for target shooting which is best depends mostly on the distance. The 6.5 Creedmoor will likely be the most accurate at 1000 yards or a kilometer if only for it's lowest wind deflection.

The LR-308 does not qualifiy for Service Rifle competition. Not all AR-15s and M1As do either. Check the rules for any type of formal competition. They're all fun plinkers, but what rifles aren't?
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:39 AM
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Re: Looking DPMS .308 what do u think?

I use a 7.62x39 upper on my AR-15. It is a perfect hog gun and ammo is cheap and plentiful again, 20 rounds for around $5. Plenty accurate out to 200yds with cheap ammo, or 300 if you reload. And it is a lot lighter and cheaper than the .308. The only problem is there are no hi cap mags that work well. No, dont even mention C-Products. I use a DPMS plastic 10 rnd mag and it has never failed after over 1k rounds.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:50 PM
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Re: Looking DPMS .308 what do u think?

I used to have a DPMS 308B with the 18" heavy barrel. I replaced the trigger with a timney drop in and that rifle shot less than 1/2" at 100 yards with both federal gold metal match and black hills 168gr. The only reason I don't still have that rifle is because I sold it when I found out we were having our first baby for free up some $$. I was just getting into longer range shooting at the time and never shot it out past 700 yards, but it was very accurate even at that distance.

I would politely disagree on the magazines. Magpul has a 20rd Pmag out there now that gets incredible reviews and they are around $20 a piece without looking too hard.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:28 PM
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I would politely disagree on the magazines. Magpul has a 20rd Pmag out there now that gets incredible reviews and they are around $20 a piece without looking too hard.
Magpul does not make a 7.62x39 magazine.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:41 AM
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Re: Looking DPMS .308 what do u think?

They are nice rifles for the price. My only complaint would be the trigger. I would replace with a timney or jewell. I have one for sale if you are interested. You can view the auction at;

Rifles For Sale - DPMS $$$- DPMS LR 308 Test Fired Only- Nice - $$ - Auction: 9638172 (Ends 06/11/2010, 10:40:28 PST)
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:02 AM
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Re: Looking DPMS .308 what do u think?

A 308 is much like any other rifle in that barrel length affects velocity. It is not uncommon for 1K f-class rifles in 308 to have 28-30 inch barrels.

A pig doesn't much care how many 308 rounds you shot toward him, he only cares how many times you hit him and where.
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