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Posted: 9/13/2005 8:53:47 AM EDT
I'm thinking about purchasing a DPMS .308 and I have a stupid question. What sort of magazines do they use? M-14, FAL, HK G3, or something else? I looked on the DPMS website, but couldn't find any mention of the type of mag used.

Thanks, Paul
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 9:17:05 AM EDT
They're proprietary. They now have a metal one that has addressed some of the problems the plastic ones had. I have 2 of the plastic ones, and if you don't fill 'em all the way up, they aren't a problem.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 1:30:22 PM EDT
SR-25
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 1:33:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TonyRumore:
SR-25



they're 100% compatible? I thought I'd heard something about that. I still haven't gotten any of DPMS metal ones yet.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:28:37 PM EDT
My LR308 24" came today. It came with two twenty round metal mags. Inserted empty mags, locked firmly with no play and ejected properly. I'll let you know about they work under shooting after this weekend.

DAMN, this rifle feels solid. I hope it shoots well, too!!!
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:13:11 PM EDT
the SR25 mags work perfectly without modification....but they cost close to $125 each. I have 2 SR mags and 4 DPMS metal mags. No problems with any.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:49:09 PM EDT
Hey guys here is a link on plastic mag exchange with DPMS


DPMS mag exchange

Email me with any questions

I have the same rifle and love it..

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John

Link Posted: 9/14/2005 9:39:55 AM EDT
I have 2 DPMS Factory Plastic Mags, and 2 DPMS Factory Metal Mags.

I have had absolutely no problems with the plastic mags, but both of my metal mags are failing to feed consistently.

From what I can tell the bolt is either riding over the round and is failing to pick it up, or the round is jamming up as it is transferring from the mag onto the feed ramp.

Is this an issue with the lips on the mag being to tight, or bent inward to far? Is it a spring issue? Is it both?

I thought I had heard or seen something on problems with the "new" DPMS metal mags feeding, but I can't remember the specific details, getting old sucks!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
"Capt" Richardson



Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:26:54 PM EDT
Capt,

have you phoned DPMS and spoken with them ?

The guys are very helpful and may be able to offer some good advise.

In some cases they have you send the rifle back if he needs some slight tweaking.

John
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:15:48 AM EDT
Thanks John,

I will contact DPMS and see what they have to say. I have had good luck with their service in the past so hopefully they can help.

I rememeber when the metal mags first came out that there was some discussion on feeding problems as it related to the lips on the mags, and something to do with the springs. Unfortunately I don't remember all of the details, and I check about 6 different forums on a regular basis so I can't remember which one I saw it on.

If I have any luck finding anything out I will make sure to post it.

Thanks,
"Capt Richardson"

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:43:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captrichardson:
Thanks John,

I will contact DPMS and see what they have to say. I have had good luck with their service in the past so hopefully they can help.

I rememeber when the metal mags first came out that there was some discussion on feeding problems as it related to the lips on the mags, and something to do with the springs. Unfortunately I don't remember all of the details, and I check about 6 different forums on a regular basis so I can't remember which one I saw it on.

If I have any luck finding anything out I will make sure to post it.

Thanks,
"Capt Richardson"





Well I am going to contact DPMS Monday.

I am having feed problems with all ammo now, previously it was just some of the cheap stuff.

Now its factory stuff too.

I worked the followers, even tried a shot of CLP while I was loading the mags...No go..it seems
like every other road either hangs in the breach or the ejected round gets stuck coming out of the
chamber between the carrier and the receiver port.

Has anyone seen this or have suggestions ??

I will pass along what I find out.

I am going to start a new post on this.

John
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