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Posted: 10/1/2004 11:55:55 AM EST
Is it inexpensive to convert the neccessary parts for a DPMS to take cheap ammo?
What pars do I need?
How is it done?
Is it ore cost effective to buy another type of rifle?
Any other concerns on DPMS AR's? barrels, performance, need to much TLC?

Any feedback appreciated,

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:57:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:59:04 AM EST
I'm confused. Do you mean to allow your rifle to shoot surplus ammo? It should be able to do that already, providing you have a 5.56mm chamber. If so, shoot away. If you have a .223 chamber, you should stick to .223 loads. For a quick ammo course, please see here. Which model DPMS do you have?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:59:29 AM EST
I think he is asking if DPMS quality is such that it wont shoot any of the cheaper ammo. If DPMS is a quality ar it should shoot everything you feed it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:15:22 PM EST
I have been told by DPMS and dealers dont use cheap ammo ( Wolf, S&B ) something to do with the firing pin I beleive, saying it damages the rifle and the pin will not reach?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 12:55:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 12:57:04 PM EST by nightstalker]
DPMS says their military configuration barrels are 5.56 Nato and the bull barrels are .223. The oracle states to not fire 5.56 ammo in .223 chambers.

Win. Q3131A is about .19 a round by the 1000. I wouldn't shoot lacquered steel case ammo but YMMV
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:47:37 PM EST
If your chamber is not chrome lined you can run a finish reamer in the chamber, then install a wolff extra power extractor spring. Its should function with anything after that.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:01:57 PM EST
I've got a DPMS 16Lite and the instructions with it basically warn you away from some foreign military and foreign produced ammo. (Wolf, PMP, PMC, etc.)

I shot some South African ammo through mine and had no problems.
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