Dpms lr 308

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by MHO, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys need and appreciate your input. I have the RRA Coyote and love it, its a tack driver. Would I be better off buying the DPMS lr 308 BBL 24" and putting the difference into the gun or the RRA LAR 8 Varmint A4. So far by shopping around there is about a $ 500.00 difference in the two. Thanks
     
  2. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    What is your expected target, range, and shooting conditions? Have you firmly decided that a 308 Win is what you want?
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Your not going to like this but sell them all! Get a Larue preditor/OBR or an LMT MWS what your thinking of getting is CRAP!
     
  4. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    i just bought one of these things..... love it! i took it out today and broke in the barrel. fired a total of 40 rounds no malfuntions what so ever. how ever the first 20 were shot single shot for one shot then clean break in process. I used the crummiest ammo i could find (silver bear 147 sp) and here are the results. I shot sitting on the dirt from a bipod (no fancy rests) at 100 yrds. the trigger is crap but an rra will fix me right upgun) also this includes siters.
    as you can see this gun even with crap ammo still shoots sub moa RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX! each of the different groupings were me playing with the dials on the scope. each different group is 1/2" or under the group center right is 6 shots, the group center 12'o is 3 shots center left 3 shots, upper right corner 4 shots but im not counting the one out of the diamond as i bobbled that one. again this is not as good as it will do. from prone or from a bench with good ammo i bet those would all be one one hole shots! ROCK ON! THESE WERE THE FIRST 20 SHOTS OUT OF THE RIFLE!
     

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  5. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    Load,
    Hey thanks a lot for your input. I GREATLY appreciate your help. I guess I will go ahead and buy that piece of crap. By the way I own a RRA piece of crap that chases the same hole all day long. LOL. Sorry for the sarcasm. Just some people crack me up. Hey again I appreciate your help and hope one day I can help you. Take care.
     
  6. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    Glad to help!
    I went threw the same back and forth you did. i went with the dpms over the rra just because of interchangeability and available parts for the sr-25 platform. the rra is a proprietary design. The dpms is a stripped down version but imho things like forward assist are trying to fix a problem the wrong way (if a shell dont fit than don't try to force it). oh by the way did i say i love it!gun) Good Luck!
     
  7. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    I again appreciate your help. Thanks
     
  8. wstetson

    wstetson Well-Known Member

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    I have a DPMS LR 038 with 24" bull. My gunsmith installed a Timney trigger and checked the crown. Nothing to do to the bolt, really. After break in we get .75 MOA at 100 meters with Black Hills 175 gr match.

    I just received (after 6 month wait) a complete lightweight 18" barrel upper and got it broken in over the weekend. Other than operator error fliers, 40+ of the break in rounds (not Black Hills, of course) made a ragged 2.75" group 2" low. I tried to make good trigger pulls, but otherwise wasn't taking much time with sight pic or thinking about adjusting the scope.

    I was working on hunting loads for .30-06 and .300 WM, so haven't done anything for the DMPS yet. I'll look hard at the loads on the DPMS LR-308 thread.

    You'll be very happy with that 'piece of crap.'
     
  9. jasonprox700

    jasonprox700 Well-Known Member

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    Get the "piece of crap". I've been happy with my DPMS AP4. It's not a match grade gun, but I don't believe it was ever meant to be either. It has served me well and put venison in the freezer and a smile on my face banging steel. No, I didn't pay $2500+ for it either. If I could I would, but my growing family doesn't allow me the luxury of owning the "best". If you can afford the LaRue or the LMT, then I personally would spend my money that way.

    I'd go with the DPMS and take the money you saved and invest in a new trigger and put the rest towards a higher quality scope.
     
  10. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    i'll post a pic cause this thread is worthless without a pic of crap! :D gun)
     

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  11. wstetson

    wstetson Well-Known Member

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    Load, nice looking piece of crap! (Now that has a certain panache about it).

    Reminds me I have to take some pics of my 24" piece of crap, and the crappy 18" upper, for an Aussie hunitng 'mate'.


    :D
     
  12. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    Harr Harr Harr harr harr!!!!!:D
     
  13. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    I own a DPMS .308 also and love it.:D I upgraded the upper reciever to the A3 style for the dust cover put a RRA two stage trigger and quad rail handguard :)
     

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    load Well-Known Member

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    sweeeeet!gun)