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Posted: 4/9/2007 6:06:22 PM EDT
I found a used DPMS .204 and was thinking of getting it for a new praire dog gun but I had a few questions first. Why don't anyone else make an AR in .204 and is DPMS a good quality gun to go with? Any other info. I should know on this gun would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 4/9/2007 8:18:44 PM EDT
I had aspirations of getting a .204 built from various custom outlets.  However the wait time is 12-16 weeks.  So I inquired with some friends of mine who have the DPMS .204 with 24" barrel.  They assured me that the rifle shoots very well and groupings inside of a dime with reloads, good optics, and a trigger job.

As a current DPMS .223 owner I am happy with the quality of the brand.  Three weeks ago I acquired the DPMS in Ruger .204 and I am very happy with how it shoots.  And it is priced right.  

Good Luck!
Link Posted: 4/11/2007 9:03:16 AM EDT
I recently assembled a rifle in .204 that consisted of a number of major components made by DPMS.  Although the lower is Bushmaster, the rifle works well and is quite accurate.  I have used DPMS parts for years and have no complaints whatsoever with the functionality and quality of their stuff.  I would expect that a complete rifle from them would be just fine.  Here's my new .204 build using their 24" barrel and Hi-Rise upper receiver.  

Headspace of this barrel with a Smith bolt was right on.  GO gauge would go and NO-GO wouldn't, just as expected.  Here's a pic of the build.......

Link Posted: 4/11/2007 5:39:00 PM EDT
Now I know why more manufacturers don't make them, me and two other people are the only ones interested.
Link Posted: 4/11/2007 6:17:21 PM EDT
WOA makes a upper in 204.
Link Posted: 4/11/2007 6:21:31 PM EDT
LMT now has a 20" SS .204 barrel for their MRP's...

This will be my next anti-varmint venture!
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 7:39:08 PM EDT
what mags for 204?
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 3:28:59 AM EDT

what mags for 204?

The .204 takes standard 5.56 mags

Love my DPMS .204, just ordered a .204 bolt gun also (Cooper) Fun accurate round to shoot.

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:22:34 AM EDT
I build lots of 204 ruger uppers and love it for ground squirrel shooting. You get 22-250 performance out of your AR-15. Here is a pic of one that I built using a Shilen Match grade barrel and carbon fiber handguard

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