Good things to come!
Supposedly the .300 Remington SAUM offerings from DPMS will increase in early 2006. The word is DPMS will be offering a .300 Upper (with mags) that can be changed out with a .308 upper and used on a .308 lower. Word is also that an upper may be available with a 24” barrel. Currently the only option is a complete rifle with a 20” barrel.
If you think this would be a good thing, then make sure you call or email DPMS and let them know that there is a demand for such a thing. Doing so would probably help to insure that it does happen, and will happen hopefully sooner than later!
I was just about to buy a .300 rifle when I got the word on the possible upper option, as such I am going to wait and keep my fingers crossed.
I really like the .300 Remington SAUM, especially now that DPMS is offering an autoloader to go with it. The only draw backs I see are:
1. DPMS was only offering a 20” barrel which did not allow you to take full advantage of the .300s ballistic capability. With the possible new 24” offering from DPMS that would be solved.
2. The ammo offerings for the .300 Remington SAUM are really limited, especially when it comes to Match/Tactical ammo. I am only aware of 1 round which is the one offered by Remington, I am not aware of any offerings from Federal or Black Hills. I prefer to shoot out of the box ammo, so I would really like to see the offerings increased. I am not sure if shooting the .300 Remington SAUM would be worth having to get into loading, but it may come down to that.
If anyone does have any experience with the .300 DPMS then please share it.