Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson
I finally got my .260 Ar from DPMS after 2 1/2 years. When I opened the case the Badger Latch was sheared off and laying inside. I called and they said send it back we will fix it,not wanting to wait forever I optioned to buy the upgrade Vltor handle for $8.00 more and had to pay for a t shirt(25.00) to expidited the shipping, which was fast. I got out to do the 25 rnd single shot breaking in and the bolt never did lock back on any shot and the brass had long deep scratch in everyone. And when I got to shot 3 rnd groups after all that, it was still a single shot , would not pick up 2nd rnd. But groups looked promising. After some trial and error, found on the dpms forum that the carrier like's to be drenched in lube, so that helped.Bolt has not locked back yet. I had 2 stove pipes during feeding and no failure to extract . I also have a C Products mag that didnt make a difference.
On a good note; the gun seems to shoot well for a factory barrel, the JP trigger is sweet, and the Miculek brake really works!!
Hopefully after some more breaking in and maybe some polishing on the ramp, it might be good, as I am afraid to send it back.
So I don't know what gun they sent you to test, but it must of been a specially prepared one for testing and advertising, because according to most forum's everyone is having some sort of problem.....Ed