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Posted: 2/21/2006 4:06:17 PM EDT
Alright, looking on getting a .308. ive seen the new RRA's 308 that takes the FAl mags. that seems like a good option. also have looked at an AR10. i want no shorter then a 24inch for this rifle. so any ideas. who makes a really good one? i want a pretty good tack driver.

thanks everyone

take care
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:49:06 PM EDT
DPMS !!!

Nuf said !!



Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:52:33 PM EDT
another vote for DPMS:



6 rds of 168gr Win Ballistic Silvertip Supreme at 100 yds



the 16" loses some velocity vs. the 24", but the accuracy is still there.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:53:05 PM EDT

I prefer Armalite and think they offer the most including warranty and customer service. That being said it seems that DPMS offers a good product at less cost.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:44:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:42:01 AM EDT
what makes the DPMS barrels so accurate compared to any other company ?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:01:13 AM EDT


DPMS, first time out.

I'm not sure of all of the factors that makes the LR308 accurate, but here's what I've found so far:

The DPMS has a nice beefy upper receiver, which probably adds to the stability of the receiver/bbl interface. Their bull bbls are nice and heavy. The bore feels smooth, even on the chrome-moly bbl. The chamber is tight. I haven't checked headspace to get the numbers yet, but you can see the pressure on the brass. They also don't recommend mil surp ammo for this reason.

I'm just T&E'ing the DPMS at this point, but I really like what I see so far. Besides, they are less expensive than other brands and their metal magazines fit and feed perfectly.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:17:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
www.sgtlmj.com/images/lr308.jpg

DPMS, first time out.

I'm not sure of all of the factors that makes the LR308 accurate, but here's what I've found so far:

The DPMS has a nice beefy upper receiver, which probably adds to the stability of the receiver/bbl interface. Their bull bbls are nice and heavy. The bore feels smooth, even on the chrome-moly bbl. The chamber is tight. I haven't checked headspace to get the numbers yet, but you can see the pressure on the brass. They also don't recommend mil surp ammo for this reason.

I'm just T&E'ing the DPMS at this point, but I really like what I see so far. Besides, they are less expensive than other brands and their metal magazines fit and feed perfectly.



thanks for the post. but i would probably be using mil surp ammo. it seems like with the RRA the FAL mags would be good, and cheap. just a thought. i know these havent hit the market. but they seem like they are going to be good. comments?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:54:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By buddysblackrifle:

Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
www.sgtlmj.com/images/lr308.jpg

DPMS, first time out.

I'm not sure of all of the factors that makes the LR308 accurate, but here's what I've found so far:

The DPMS has a nice beefy upper receiver, which probably adds to the stability of the receiver/bbl interface. Their bull bbls are nice and heavy. The bore feels smooth, even on the chrome-moly bbl. The chamber is tight. I haven't checked headspace to get the numbers yet, but you can see the pressure on the brass. They also don't recommend mil surp ammo for this reason.

I'm just T&E'ing the DPMS at this point, but I really like what I see so far. Besides, they are less expensive than other brands and their metal magazines fit and feed perfectly.



thanks for the post. but i would probably be using mil surp ammo. it seems like with the RRA the FAL mags would be good, and cheap. just a thought. i know these havent hit the market. but they seem like they are going to be good. comments?




Yes DPMS does say dont use surplus but it does not matter. Mine eats it all with no problems.

If you do send an upper in for some feed ramp work or some other issues just tell them you used
factory only.

I bought my DPMS because its kick ass and runs flawless.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:01:58 PM EDT
DPMS 20-rounders run like champs.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:31:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SimonTan:
DPMS 20-rounders run like champs.



how do FAL mags compare? i know price wise. but what about how reliable they are?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:03:50 AM EDT
The FAL rifle & variants have been around since the 1950s. Adopted by over 70 NATO countries. Ive shot a FAL, 20 round steel mags, they are very tough. In the bushmaster 308, Ive had no problems with the mag. If Rock River uses the FAL mag Im sure they will not be a problem.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:36:13 PM EDT
DPMS, 24" barrel (from Clark Custom Guns w/Williams Set trigger) Sightron SII416X42MD scope:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/bonifacio7/DPMStarget060122d013ts.jpg

Interestingly, it shoots slightly smaller MOA at 200 yards (0.423 average vs. 0.446 at 100) - perhaps the bullets stabilize after 100. Next will be 300 and 600 yards.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:47:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ingeniero1:
DPMS, 24" barrel (from Clark Custom Guns w/Williams Set trigger) Sightron SII416X42MD scope:

img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/bonifacio7/DPMStarget060122d013ts.jpg

Interestingly, it shoots slightly smaller MOA at 200 yards (0.423 average vs. 0.446 at 100) - perhaps the bullets stabilize after 100. Next will be 300 and 600 yards.



damn

dpms seems really good.

thanks for the post.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:00:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ingeniero1:
DPMS, 24" barrel (from Clark Custom Guns w/Williams Set trigger) Sightron SII416X42MD scope:

img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/bonifacio7/DPMStarget060122d013ts.jpg

Interestingly, it shoots slightly smaller MOA at 200 yards (0.423 average vs. 0.446 at 100) - perhaps the bullets stabilize after 100. Next will be 300 and 600 yards.



good shooting. i tried 168gr (noslers though), 175. 180, and 190gr matchkings. i got best groups with 180, and 175 close behind. 5 shot groups always well under moa. thats at 200 and 300 yds. settled in best around 43gr, with varget.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:18:28 PM EDT
Wow, good shooting.
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