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wampaku
11-04-2009, 9:18 AM
i dont know much about ar's so any info is great. i am looking at a new dpms ar10 with fluted barrel. is dpms a reliable manufacturer? any pros or cons?

Bud Fox
11-04-2009, 9:22 AM
i dont know much about ar's so any info is great. i am looking at a new dpms ar10 with fluted barrel. is dpms a reliable manufacturer? any pros or cons?


DPMS makes excellent products, but it's really not listed as an AR10 it's a DPMS .308. BTW - You're going to have to get a Fulton lower or something similar since the DPMS lower is banned in CA.

BTW - Welcome to the forum. ;)

WeekendWarrior
11-04-2009, 9:26 AM
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GuardianArmament
11-04-2009, 9:35 AM
I am using a CMMG lower that is compatible with the DPMS LR-308. I have a DPMS LR-308 lower parts kit. You can use a standard AR15 lower parts kit but some items i.e. the take down pins are not compatible with the LR-308. Just make sure when you buy your lower you get the right one for the DPMS upper.

WeekendWarrior
11-04-2009, 9:48 AM
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Bud Fox
11-04-2009, 9:50 AM
DPMS is not at the top of the list for best AR manufacturers out there, but I find it difficult to find any negative reviews on their products by professional writers for gun magazines. Also keep in mind they submitted their SASS rifle for testing as a military grade AR platform sniper system, and from what i understand it did pretty well.



Actually WeedendWarrior I would disagree with your regarding not being at the top of the list, especially concerning the .308 AR10 variant.

DPMS (Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services) Panther Arms is a manufacturer of a wide range of military and civilian rifles located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The rifles are chambered for the .223 Remington, 5.56x45mm NATO, .308 Winchester, .260 Remington, .300 Remington SA Ultra Mag, 6.8mm Remington SPC, and .204 Ruger cartridges, among others. The company also manufactures several unorthodox rifles based on the AR-15 design, including pump-action and single-shot models, and also licenses the M16A1 Spring Airsoft Rifle produced by Soft Air.

The company attracted attention within the firearms industry with its version of the AR10, the "Panther LR-308", earning the NRA Publication's magazine "Shooting Illustrated" 2005 Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year. In 2006 the "Panther LR-308AP4" earned the NRA Publication's magazine "American Rifleman" Golden Bullseye Award for "Rifle of the Year".

You don't get Rifle of the Year if your not at the top, right?

WeekendWarrior
11-04-2009, 10:13 AM
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GuardianArmament
11-04-2009, 10:39 AM
If you are going to build an upper from scratch, you can't beat DPMS pricing. I don't like the sights or forend that the complete LR's come with. I am building mine with a Troy 13.8, DPMS upper, DPMS BCG and either a DPMS barrel or have one built for me probably in .260. I have a thing for .260/6.5 bullets. :)

Sicarius
11-04-2009, 10:54 AM
I am very pleased with my DPMS/Fulton. The armalite 308 platform is still considered to be a hair better but parts availability and price are significatly better for the DPMS. Saying that, either platform would outshoot me on my best day so it really wasn't a consideration.
Kevin

someR1
11-04-2009, 11:04 AM
is dpms a reliable manufacturer?

YES!

any pros or cons?

No cons that I'm aware of. They are a stout company! However, you can only have a DPMS upper (lower receiver is banned by law)

wampaku
11-04-2009, 11:35 AM
thanks for all the input. i can find one brand new for 1150 right now and i think i am going to get it this weekend.:punk::devil:

Jpach
11-04-2009, 11:41 AM
thanks for all the input. i can find one brand new for 1150 right now and i think i am going to get it this weekend.:punk::devil:

DPMS rifles are listed and therefore banned. You need an Off List Lower that is DPMS compatible suck as those from Iron Ridge Arms, CMMG, FUlton, POF, JD, etc.

I know. It sucks.

WeekendWarrior
11-04-2009, 11:41 AM
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Jicko
11-04-2009, 11:44 AM
DPMS rifles are listed and therefore banned. You need an Off List Lower that is DPMS compatible suck as those from Iron Ridge Arms, CMMG, FUlton, POF, JD, etc.

I know. It sucks.

OP may not even be in CA..... so.... he may be able to legally acquire a DPMS completed rifle...

Jpach
11-04-2009, 11:51 AM
OP may not even be in CA..... so.... he may be able to legally acquire a DPMS completed rifle...

Yes but "listed" is generally meant and taken as "specifically banned in CA" so his freedom to purchase if residing in another state is a given.

Those non-CA bastards...always getting what we cant have.

goober
11-04-2009, 11:57 AM
DPMS makes excellent products, but it's really not listed as an AR10 it's a DPMS .308. BTW - You're going to have to get a Fulton lower or something similar since the DPMS lower is banned in CA.

BTW - Welcome to the forum. ;)


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good point, Bud Fox.... ya might wanna edit your sig accordingly :D

Bud Fox
11-04-2009, 12:23 PM
good point, Bud Fox.... ya might wanna edit your sig accordingly :D

bastardo. Yeah I know, but it's so much fun bugging other picky members. I was just doing it to help the newbie out. :D

WeekendWarrior
11-04-2009, 2:19 PM
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wampaku
11-04-2009, 6:27 PM
i am an out of state and go between cali and utah. it has a 24" fluted bb. it would be for long distance shooting. i will be looking for a 16" upper to switch it out for regular shooting. kinda like what the armed forces are starting to do. carry the 24" upper while the 16" is on.

Bud Fox
11-04-2009, 6:44 PM
Still havent changed the signature huh?

Oh and not to be a total schmegma, but if you want to be precise with naming conventions, the rifle would be an LR-308! Not a DPMS 308. I just refer to mine as an AR-308 though, because I have a POF lower I guess it would technically be a P-308.

oh you too now? It's a darn conspiracy I tell ya. :cool:

VaderSpade
11-04-2009, 6:46 PM
I'll be building one soon (RS-10) and will be looking for a .243 upper. Any leads???

Jpach
11-04-2009, 10:34 PM
i am an out of state and go between cali and utah. it has a 24" fluted bb. it would be for long distance shooting. i will be looking for a 16" upper to switch it out for regular shooting. kinda like what the armed forces are starting to do. carry the 24" upper while the 16" is on.

This is giving me serious wood. Source?

cgsomoza
11-05-2009, 7:55 PM
I put a rifle together similar to what you want.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=235696&highlight=lessons

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/cgsomoza/Rifle.jpg