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AR opinions wanted

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by WarEagle32, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    I have a super nice DPMS 308 that I have put every available option on it to make it a super AR style 308. It has an 18" bull barrel, a full 3 lb JP trigger system, Burris Extreme Tactical mounts, a Hogue overmold grip, 5 extra Pmag expensive magazines, and a really nice Leupold VX-1 4x12 Scope. It will knock the fleas off of a dog from a long way out! My reason for posting is that I am thinking of selling it and getting a real high end M4 like a Daniel Defense or something like it, with a very nice optic. The new AR would be used for a HD AR which I don't have one of. My question is should I sell my my fine 308 and get an excellent M4 carbine, or keep it,and be happy with the the excellent LR-308 that I have? I have pistols for HD but I know that the 5.56 is arguably the best home defense rifle available. I don't have a long gun to fill that niche and I am itching for an M4, and my 308 will make someone a very happy man if I decide to go that route. Should I keep what I have or sell it and go with my gut?
  2. arclight610


    Dec 2, 2009
    Do you like your 308? Do you play with it alot? Do you enjoy shooting it?

    If you answered yes, then don't sell it.

  3. cyphertext


    Jan 6, 2004
    Never sell a firearm. Keep the 308 and build or buy an AR in 5.56.
  4. BBJones


    Mar 2, 2010
    I know you asked alot of questions but ... aren't you the only one who can answer them?

    I disagree. I have sold lots of firearms. Never one regret. I would never sell a firearm that I enjoyed or had a specific purpose. I only keep the ones that I use and do the job better than any alternative.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  5. chrisf608


    Dec 3, 2011
    Dude... Do not sell the .308

    Like said just build up a 5.56 make it how you want. High end Low end when it comes to AR-15's not really a factor IMHO
  6. themighty9mm


    Sep 19, 2008
    If you have any purpose for the 308, then dont sell. If not and you dont wish to use it for HD, then ditch it.
  7. cyphertext


    Jan 6, 2004
    From my experience, you are not the norm...Everyone that I have ever talked to that has sold some of their firearms in the past has regretted it, at least regretted one. I always hear "Man, I wish I still had that XYZ. That sure was a nice gun." I enjoy everyone of mine, have never had one that I didn't enjoy.
  8. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    I have sold more firearms than I could recount right now, upwards of 40-45 I would guess. Only really regret 1 (Colt 5" Metropolitan .38 Spl) so I have no issue with you selling your .308 if you want a AR15. Selling guns to buy other guns if pretty common practice it seems.

    I would just say that with the glut of AR15s on the market right now your might want to look as buying one and keeping the .308, there are some really great deals on ARs right now for not much money. And of course you could just buy it piece by piece to budget it out if you want.
  9. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    Thanks for the opinions. It was sat night and I had a few drinks in me and what was very far back in my mind I posted. I love that 308! It's a special piece of equipment in terms of excellent performance. I might would sell it in a perfect situation, but I think I will be happier keeping the gun that has taken me a long time and a lot of money to have it dialed in and look as well as it does!
  10. redcat11


    Nov 27, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    First of all one of my best friends has a DPMS .308 and loves it. The .308 will do more than a 5.56. With that bieng siad you will regret selling it. So keep it and with the prices of AR parts put one together piece by piece. You can put one together for a good price.
  11. liberty911


    Mar 3, 2008
    Yep, selling and trading keep my current wants satisfied for the most part. If I have something rare, I may keep it for a while longer in hopes of appreciating in value, but otherwise they are pieces to a hobby. No real sentimental value. I have no problem trading in vehicles for newer ones either. Seems like the same concept to me.

    If it were me and I wanted a 5.56 carbine over a .308 rifle, I would have no problem selling it. Worst case scenario is you want a .308 again at which case there are many many many options out there.
  12. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    I would think if I wanted to sell that 308 as nice as it is there should be a good bit of interest in. My setup is pretty rare and extremely accurate. Also the thought of a long range 5.56 for coyotes and a bench gun would be sweet, but my 308 is tough to beat!
  13. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    Keep what you have and save up to get the really nice one! Don't sell it! You will regret it later. It sounds like it's a real shooter and it would be a darn shame to loose it.
  14. Life's too short to own guns you really don't like, but it sounds like that's not really the case here.

    Keep the DPMS, and save for a "mid-grade" AR. Unless you're moving to the middle east and joining the rebels, any of them will serve you just fine.
  15. ranger88

    ranger88 CLM

    Apr 30, 2004
    Columbia, S.C.
    I agree with all of the previous posters who say that you should keep the .308 and save for a 5.56. They're are so many great choices out there that I'll let someone with more knowledge address which brand you should get. But definitely keep the .308. You have it just the way that you want it and that can be a rare thing in such an adaptable platform.
  16. DrtyHarry


    Sep 26, 2007
    The DPMS is a great rifle, I have the .308 SASS and won't ever let it go. I believe some outfit or magazine awarded it "rifle of the year" not long ago.

  17. glocked1


    Feb 2, 2011
    I say keep the .308... save up for the AR down the road and have both
  18. sourdough44


    Jul 23, 2007
    Also if you did decide to sell, you will likely never get close to all you have into it.
  19. ArmoryDoc


    May 14, 2006
    Flip a coin. That's just as good as the back and forth answers you get here and it'll save you some time in deciding.