Dpms lr 308

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by load, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a dpms lr 308 with a 24" stainless barrel for 1067 out the door at sportsmans!
    can't wait for monday so so i can get it to the range!!
    I still need a few things for it
    any ideas on a scope and ammo type??

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  2. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    The trigger is really crummy any ideas on an after market?gun)
     

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    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the triggers are poor. Not all AR-15 triggers work in the larger frame. The Rock River Match trigger works, is very crisp, and costs about $110. It is a two stage, that comes in at 4.5#. I lightened mine to 3.5# with a JP spring kit. I would not go too much lighter. Both the trigger and kit are available at Brownells.
     
  4. jumper39

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    I put a Geissele SSA-E (i beleave it was) and it was nice and easy to install your self. The down side was it cost about $200 and was a two stage trigger some thing that i had never been around and took some getting use to.
     
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    load Well-Known Member

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    i'm used to the 2 stage on the mini-14. my mini is no were near stock and while its not bolt gun accurate it holds 1 moa with good ammo. I did the trigger job myself and it braks as clean as any premium bolt gun trigger does (once you come to the second) i also added a take up screw so there is minimum travel to the second stage. It is kind of funny when someone who has never shot one goes to shoot it and tells me my triggers broke cause it didn't go off at the end of the stroke!:D
    I have shot the rra 2 stage in a friends ar but haven't shot the geissle is it adjustable? or stuck at manufacturers tolerances?
     
  6. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    so i went to break in my new .308 today. I haven't decided on a scope so just put an old centerpoint i had laying around on it. I bought a couple of boxes of the worst ammo i could possibly find (silver bear 147grn) and proceeded to a one shot and clean regimend for 20 rounds here the result at 100 yrds sitting on the ground with a bipod. This incudes sitersgun)
     

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    jumper39 Active Member

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    the geissle i have is non-adjustable but they make a lot of adjustable triggers. i worked up a load for my dpms and it was 42.5 grains of HODGDON (VARGET) powder and 168 grain hornady match BTHP bullets with a col of 2.800" and it shoot nice in that gun and feeds well.
     
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    load Well-Known Member

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    sweet! thanxgun)