New Long Range 80% .308

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by Full Auto, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Full Auto

    Full Auto Well-Known Member

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    Just completed DPMS style LAR308 with 1" x 24.5" barrel, free float, with front plug to include the sling swivel, ergonomic grip, A1 stock, tuned spring and buffer, gas system has been tuned by drilling/redrilling the gas port. Mounts will be Burris tactical with a Bausch and Lomb 3000 scope. Upper is "slick side". Regulated with 147gr NATO rounds. So far very nice shooting and carrying.
     
  2. Srlkllr01

    Srlkllr01 Active Member

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    Sweet ride FA ,I'm in the process of building one similar to yours. Or i should say saving up to get all my piece's because I won't want to stop once I get started.I'll use a 20 inch SS bull barrel with helical fluting to be fancy. What 80% lower did you end up using,there are so many suppliers out there. And if you don't mind me asking what was your sticker price all said and done. I figured I better get on the band wagon because of the communist state of N.Y is probably gonna take away our birthday's soon here
     
  3. Full Auto

    Full Auto Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about the delay. My 308 was built with a 26" barrel blank bought in MI many years ago, turned to 1"x24.5". The free float had this gaping hole in the end so we machined a steel filler plug to fill the, and look good too. With no front sling swivel we machined a swivel retainer from a Uncle Mikes to fit the free float, the upper is a Del-ton, Weaver 6 screw rings, extra high, with the Bausch and Lomb scope. Lower was machined from a Ares Armour 80% blank. We have done business with them before and am pleased with their products. Did not use a jig as all measurements were taken from a blueprint and set with DRO, some extra machining was done to facilitate ease of operation. All internal lower parts are DPMS. I threw in the grip just cause it looked cool, and held good. Weight is 15.5lbs. Total cost parts with machine time is $1800.00, Ceracoat added another $280.00. This rifle will never leave the "stable". Thank you for asking, I appreciate it, ElDee. gun)