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Wallymart is selling .308 DPMs ARs for less the $900

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by AZson, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. AZson

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    All I have to say is wow, it is a stripped down model with no sights, iron or optical and it is a flat top. It is a nice looking hefty gun with a larger front grip then a normal .223 model.
    You also can do lay-way for 10% + $5.00 for 3 months.
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr SAC trained warrior CLM

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    There are MUCH BETTER choices for a few hundred more!
     

  3. Ironbar

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    And if you list those "much better" options that cost a few hundred more, then someone else will come along and tell YOU there are much better options than YOURS for a few hundred more.

    It never ends.
     
  4. el_jewapo

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    A "few hundred" is a whole gun or something else. You say that like it's just a few dollars. A few hundred is a whole lot to a whole lot of people.
     
  5. Big Bird

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    I have a friend with a DPMS .308 and we were out shooting at my farm a couple of months ago with another friend who owns a Larue. The DPMS kept pace with the Larue accuracy wise out to 300 and the DPMS ate everything we fed it. The Larue wouldn't shoot my Pakistani Surplus .308 that all my other military style .308 rifles shoot fine.

    I've also got some surplus CAI (Canadian) 7.62 that's very hot and the Larue liked that. But its pretty stout stuff.

    That's a decent deal on the DPMS....
     
  6. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    I'm not in the market for an AR-15 style rifle, but if I were I'd look hard at that deal.

    Does the DPMS use propriety (expensive) magazines? Not that that's a huge deal, I was just wondering.
     
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    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Not calling you a liar (I swear it!) But I find it hard to believe that an OBR wouldn't embarrass a DPMS at 300 yards (given match ammo that each gun 'likes.')
     
  8. raven11

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    No you can use magpul or c-product magazines for their 308 rifles
     
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    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Thanks.
     
  10. Big Bird

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    I've seen DPMS guns shoot side by side with some pretty expensive hardware. Nobody that owns a $3-4k AR likes to admit that. But its true.
     
  11. Hailstorm

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    OK, we have people complaining about Walmart selling guns not good enough. Not everyone can dump $1500 on a rifle.

    I have a M1A which is such a rifle. But, It is the only one I have that costs that much. And it took alot for me to get it. On the otherhand. I have a many rifle under $1000. One of which is a DPMS. Which, runs just fine. No matter what ammo I put in it.

    I am glad that Walmart is offering different guns in their stores. I also am thankful that they sell ammo. I know many of us couldn't afford to shoot otherwise.

    I'm also thankful that Our Mayer was given a job there.

    I did go into Walmart last weekend. I usually don't because no matter how hard I tried. I always heard Banjos playing. But, They revamped the store. No Banjos. Yay:tongueout:
     
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    Having dealt with LaRue Tactical for several years now I know I would be on the horn to LaRue. If the ammo is regular stuff (no crap) and you can shoot it in other weapons fine they would get to the bottom of it.
     
  13. Ruggles

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    Sounds like a great deal. I also agree the entire "for more money you could....." mess is just silly most of the time.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    Very true,.....but I have first hand experience with a DPMS LR308
    that would not feed more than three consecutive rounds. Fought
    & argued with DPMS for six months. They tried everything from
    mags to replacing the big. They eventually replaced the entire rifle.
    That was the biggest POS that I've ever owned, can not, will not,
    recommend one to anyone! There ARE BETTER CHOICES!
     
  15. Detectorist

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    I had the opportunity to attend the North Carolina long distance State shooting competition a few years back. Some of those shooters were using DPMS rifles.

    It it works, it works.
     
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    You may consider singing lessons. It should clear that stutter right up.
     
  17. elsolo

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    Sucks you got a bad one.
    Obviously they aren't all like that DPMS wouldn't be in business.

    Mine is awesome, sub MOA out to 600 yds with my reloads.
     
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    Yep, and people have had the same problems with every single brand out there. All companies haveproblem guns, guys whopayafew grand just wont owe up to it, they simply state how WONDERFUL customer service was.

    What are these better choices for under 1000?
     
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  19. jg420

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    That sucks, but I also own one and have never had a single issue out of mine with any type of ammo that I have put in it. Now I have also heard plenty of stories about guys who have had problems, but I guess I have been lucky with mine. I have been thinking about getting another AR in.308 so any suggestions for another brand would be appreciated. I am addicted to my LWRC M6A2 but am not about to drop that kind of cash on a REPR, and was looking at the LMT .308. I am glad that Wal Mart is selling more variety though, good for the customers
     
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  20. larry_minn

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    Yep my dad bought a Dodge pickup. Biggest POS, dealer would not stand behind it... so all Dodge trucks are junk. Right?
    Yes I still will not look at Dodge pickups. (there are enough other reason on trucks I have looked at) I joke about Chevy pickups. Truth it they are as good as Fords. The off brands are not trucks. They are ok SUVs with open beds. (for my uses)
    I have had two DMPS. Can't complain about either one. Have shot at least 6 more DMPS. There are a couple of "complaints" purests will bring up. How the bolt is staked IIRC (if that is issue for you do it yourself. Takes minutes.)
    I reather enjoyed seeing one put together right infront of me. (wish I had vidio camera as he was so dang quick) Did test fire and handed it to me.