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BillyGoatMachine
05-19-2009, 8:41 AM
Anyone have any ideas on how far LMT is from releasing their .308 rifle? I've been torn between waiting for the LMT, or getting the JP LRP-07. Anyone have, or shot a LRP-07?? I would love to hear about it.. How's the recoil? TY

problemchild
05-19-2009, 9:12 AM
Wow thats one nice looking rifle. Good luck getting one before NObama bans eveything.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2009shotshow-01162009-018.jpg

BillyGoatMachine
05-19-2009, 9:22 AM
Wow thats one nice looking rifle. Good luck getting one before NObama bans eveything.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2009shotshow-01162009-018.jpg

Yep, it sure is nice. It would be that,



Or THIS,
http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq65/pablo4surf/LRP-07LSFinal_556.jpg

brando
05-19-2009, 10:26 AM
Good luck getting one before NObama bans eveything.

I suspect this will be the new equivalent to the "two weeks" line ;)

The LMT piston gun took a long time to make it to production, but it's solid and a smooth shooter worth the wait. I'm crossing my fingers this one comes sooner.

Jpach
05-19-2009, 10:36 AM
That LMT sure is pretty. I know that it takes SR-25 type mags, does anyone know if the receivers are DPMS compatible? Or is the design proprietary?

PIRATE14
05-19-2009, 10:36 AM
Projected about 600 rifles in the first run......It'll be a very cool rifle.......:thumbsup:

jumbopanda
05-19-2009, 10:47 AM
Wow thats one nice looking rifle. Good luck getting one before NObama bans eveything.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2009shotshow-01162009-018.jpg

DO WANT.

BillyGoatMachine
05-19-2009, 4:50 PM
LMT just emailed me back. They said they will probably be taking orders in late 09, and shipping 1st or 2nd quarter of 2010.

ProlificARProspect
05-19-2009, 4:56 PM
This is what I'm waiting for the LMT MRP in 308!!!!

thmpr
05-19-2009, 4:59 PM
It looks very simlar to the KAC lower. I'm wondering how close this will be to the KAC SR25 line as far as accuracy and reliability.

BillyGoatMachine
05-19-2009, 5:02 PM
Is this thing going to be a piston or DI? It looks like DI. I wonder how much the first one on Gunbroker will sell for? It's going to be a feeding frenzy to get one of these:eek::eek::eek:

thmpr
05-19-2009, 5:03 PM
Is this thing going to be a piston or DI?

It appears to be a DI. But since it is an MRP design, I see the GP version will follow after 12-18 months post introduction.

TZL
05-19-2009, 5:26 PM
I want a piston MRP .308.... !!!!

brando
05-19-2009, 5:33 PM
It looks very simlar to the KAC lower. I'm wondering how close this will be to the KAC SR25 line as far as accuracy and reliability.

KAC production rifles have left much to be desired.

BillyGoatMachine
05-19-2009, 5:44 PM
I'm not sure if I would want this in a piston rifle. Doesn't the accuracy suffer a little bit (1 MOA) from being a piston driven upper? I think I would be happy with the DI. If they could somehow make it as accurate as a DI, then piston all the way. Why are the LMT piston rifles less accurate than the DI?

C.G.
05-19-2009, 9:09 PM
KAC production rifles have left much to be desired.

Would you mind explaining? I am asking sincerely since they are not available in PRK and only somewhat available to civilians elsewhere. Some people on Sniper's Hide and ARF.com talk of them as the the cat's meow (personally, I have never seen or shot one).

brando
05-19-2009, 9:41 PM
Specifically on the SR-25, they made their way into USASOC circles in limited numbers by the mid-90s and were received fairly well considering M14s were the only alternative for semi-auto .308s at that time. By the late 90s they were arriving in larger numbers but increasingly with reliability and accuracy issues. This more or less continues through the present day as it's been fielded beyond USASOC and into conventional circles as the M110. This is specifically why many in the Army sniper community fought against replacement of the M24. It is not considered the cat's meow by anyone I know or have worked with, but I will give that it's a decent rifle and fits an important niche - it's just not a great rifle.

X-NewYawker
05-19-2009, 10:02 PM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/LMT308RIFLEONE.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/LMT308CLOSEUPOFRECEIVERMARKINGS.jpg

I'll report after I shoot it next month.

thmpr
05-19-2009, 10:06 PM
I swear it looks very close to the KAC new SR25 that is currently released with the Ambi setup....

Richie Caketown
05-19-2009, 10:09 PM
if thats not love at first sight i dont know what is

X-NewYawker
05-19-2009, 10:44 PM
if thats not love at first sight i dont know what is

Oh, LMT 308 -- how do I love thee?
Let me count my ammo...