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DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

 
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:00 PM
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Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

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You can convert to 260 with only a barrel change.
Depending upon your distance for shooting, you can go to 22" and loose some weight with very little if any performance lost.
For me, with either the 260 or 308 you will not need a brake.
You need to maintain some barrel thickness in the barrel under the handguard, but beyond that you can make the barrel fairly light.
Barrel twist for 260 should be 1x9 tot shoot the 140 grain bullets.
Barrel maker of choice for me is Krieger.
Switch barrel is pratical, but the bullet performance from the ones you mentioned are close enough to each other, I would just do the 260 or 308 and leave it alone.
You can get lighter stock and forend.


Thanks for the reply!
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:39 AM
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Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

Nice article and feedback.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:39 PM
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Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

I'm one of the lucky ones to own a DPMS 260. A friend has one and we both love ours! Both our handloads and a VERY accurate CorBon factory load with 139gr. Scenar bullets will easily do 1/2 inch groups all day long ! Shoving them along at 2750fps will take a lot of pigs ! I think DPMS is now making a match trigger for their AR10s? If not, the Rock River two stage match trigger is a dream to pull!
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:45 AM
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Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

Yes, I love mine also!! It is a 1/2 moa gun also w 123 SMK @2925fps.Its a dream to shoot with the factory Miculek brake and JP trigger,then I added a Ergo grip and Magpul PRS stock. It was worth the 2 year wait.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:17 AM
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Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

I gotta try those 123s ! I actually had them in mind; but just haven't got around to it. I bet there's a noticeable difference in recoil, right ?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

Did not try the 139 or 142's because they take up too much powder space and sometimes the 8.5 twist may not be enough for the big bullets. Plus don't shoot much past 600 yds,,so the 123 smk work great..
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Re: DPMS Panther LR-260 AR-15 Review By Jacob Gottfredson

I bought the LR-260 first and fell in love with it. A few months later I found a full top end in .308. Now I have the best of both worlds.
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