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Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
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Posted: 4/18/2010 6:28:15 AM EDT
Does anyone have one?

How accurate?

Anything I should know? Turnoffs? Reliability? Who makes them for Remington (It has to be DPMS or Bushmaster)...?

Please discuss.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 6:35:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 6:38:35 AM EDT
I bought one used in .243 but have since sold the upper.

I tested it for function, but never got around to shooting groups.

The bolt/firing pin was a little gummed up, and I had a couple of light primer strikes at first, but after cleaning it in the field it was 100% for ~ 40 rounds.

The Remington dipped camo finish was thin and chipped easily.  It would also wash off with Gunblast.  The rifle I had was already dinged/chipped when I got it.  I stripped it down to the black anodizing, then Krylonned it tan.

My final thoughts are get a DPMS (That's who makes them).  The extra money you pay for the Remington name and cheap camo isn't worth it.

I still have the complete lower minus the skeleton stock that was on it when I bought it.  If you need a cheap lower for a build then IM me.
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 6:46:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 7:07:00 AM EDT
The handguard is not timed correctly on every example I've picked up.  The forward sling swivel is in the center, the slots are not symmetric.  It's a small detail that matters to me.

+1 about the cheap, fragile finish.

The slots aren't symmetric on the DPMS AP4s I've looked at, either.

Link Posted: 4/18/2010 4:19:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 5:50:28 PM EDT
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