DPMS 260 issues?
Let me start off by saying this thread is not ment to be negative toward the company. But instead I would like to hear of any experience you have had with these rifles, both good or bad.
Here is our story. A good friend of mine purchased a 260 DPMS new and asked me to assist him in scope mounting and break in. So we mounted a 3x10x50 Lupy on it ran a couple dry patches through the barrel. Bore sighted and off to the range. First shot did not feed the second so I picked up the brass to examine it. Primer pocket blown out, primer gone, HUGE ejector marks. This was factory Federal ammo. I inspected the rifle and ran a patch down the barrel. Then opened a second box of Federal factory ammo and loaded one of them. This one the primer stayed in, but still HUGE ejector marks. At this point we stopped and went home.
I called DPMS and was greeted by a gentleman that was not seeing the issue. I then said, " we have a potentialy hazardous condition here" and he went to talk with someone else. When he returned he instructed me to remove the top 1/2 of the rifle and send it and the bolt in for them to repair, and also to include the fired brass.
That was 4 weeks ago............. It will be two weeks tomorrow since the rifle owner called and asked what they had determined. He was told it was going out today..... we have been waiting. I just called for another update and to ask if they new what was causing the issue. They said all they knew was it was blowing out primers and had ejector marks on the brass. I said that is the info I sent with it. I then said, can we get an accurate ETA? Hunting season is upon us. He took my number and said he would call me back today or tomorrow. So I will update this when I hear from them.
I hope my opinion changes, but at this point I am a bit less thas impressed.