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Thinking about going 308 with an AR

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by JTLIII, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. JTLIII

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    I've already got 3 normal 223 ARs, so now I'm thinking of getting a 308 AR. probably dpms with a 20" Barrel and do a clone of the M110.

    Anyone have experiences with 308 ARs?


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  2. Thrillhouse700

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    With a barrel that long the bullet may never make it out, even with .308!!!:rofl:

    I have been wanting a M1a but since I will prob never afford one the DPMS might be my other choice.
     


  3. djegators

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    I've been looking into this myself. My conclusions so far though, lead me to $3000+ rifles (Larue, Noveske, Knights, and so on). I have decided for now to focus on upgrading my HK91 clone instead, while I am also upgrading my ARs. My goal is for long term high end quality and reliability in my rifles. I once was into quantity, now I am more concerned with quality. Just my two cents.
     
  4. djegators

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  5. MichiganJFrog

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  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    My only advice would be to avaid DPMS in the 308 platform.
    I've seen and made them run reliably in 223/5.56mm but,
    the LR308 I had was a POS they was posessed by the debil!
     
  7. pmj

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    Take a look at the .308 AR platform from LMT (Lewis Machine and Tool). I've heard good reports on it. They're a bit pricey but make good stuff.

    Regards -
     
  8. JTLIII

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    Interesting... Thanks for the info. Guess I'll just be happy with my M1A
     
  9. 82ndVet

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    Why? What was the rifle doing, or not doing that you didn't like? I was just on their website playing around with the 'build your own' thing they have on there...particularly the LR308.:supergrin:
     
  10. phxfa

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    Guns arent even being shipped yet, I ordered mine at SHOT and expect delivery in March :rofl:
     
  11. pmj

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    phxfa -

    Good sit-rep on shipping and thx. A good friend that works for a distributor had been shooting one at a demo recently. He told me they had good results with 168 and 175 gr ammo out to 500 yds. No specifics, just that they got good groups and no problems with the rifle.

    I have an AR from LMT and it's been solid from day one with no issues either.
     
  12. pmj

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    Not shipping yet doesn't mean they're not out there. :whistling:
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I never could get it to run with the DPMS 19 round mags. I had some 5 round
    DPMS mags that would run. Tried about 15 mags, all from DPMS. Jam city.
    DPMS replaced the BCG, the recoil spring and buffer. And eventually the
    complete upper.
    I tried every brand ammo I could get me hands on. I was so tired of pissing with that POS I sold it.
     
  14. Jer

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    Shoulda have been patient and waited for the Magpul .308 Pmags. I had the same issues and the new Pmags cured it all. Runs like a champion now.
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    That was like almost two years ago!
    Maybe DPMS should have made a reliable weapon?!

    I do wish it would have worked out, it shot like a dream with the 5 rounders.
    I had a Mickelik brake on it with a Millet DMS-1.
    Was great when it did not jam.
     
  16. Jer

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    You're confusing their ability to build a weapon with their ability to build a box style magazine. LOTs of manufacturer's can't build a mag to save their lives or Magpul wouldn't make millions off of a plastic magazine. That doesn't mean their weapon systems are ****. You said it yourself it ran fine with a 5rd mag so why bash on the platform? It didn't work for you, that's great but it was a simple part that was your problem and you're making it sound like the entire weapon was junk which is FAR from the truth.
     
  17. shakazulu12

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    Yeah, the DPMS mags really hurt their image. Really, both the major manufactures kinda blew it with mags. The gen I Armalite ones are problematic as well, though they cured it with the Gen II mags.
     
  18. Lowrangerider

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    They do, sorry YOU had a bad one. YOU should have sent it back to them so they could fix it... There are so many of the DPMS LR-308 series rifles our there working perfectly and shooting tight groups that I think you are the small minority.
     
  19. Lowrangerider

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    I have shot out of all of my 20+ DPMS .308 mags and they all worked fine out my my DPMS gun. I don't think it was a mag problem if it wouldn't run with any he tried.
     
  20. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Well guess what,.......it shipped from DPMS with a 19 round mag!
    The five rounders were purchased by me. It would never run on the mags
    provided from the manufacturer. It's a POS weapon system, DPMS couldn't fix it.
    There was NO OPTION for another magazine two years ago. Would you keep a car
    for two years that you could not shift out of second gear for TWO YEARS?!

    I for one will never BUY or RECOMMEND a DPMS in my lifetime.
    If that gets your panties all bunched up, and hurts your feelings, too bad!
    :dunno: