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Gunsrruss
06-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Well, I was over at Sprauges gun shop in Yuma buying a 5.5-22-56 Night force scope and saw the lowers for $330. Is this a good price??? They also said CProducts makes magazines for them. This will work for me. Yes, they are stripped:(

tomd1584
06-20-2010, 11:28 AM
does it say "panther" on it?

edit: nevermind, saw you live in AZ. You can get a Tactical Machining DPMS .308 for $200.

http://www.tacticalmachining.com/products.php?pid=41#images/490_345-308-lower-3.jpg

Gunsrruss
06-20-2010, 11:43 AM
does it say "panther" on it?

edit: nevermind, saw you live in AZ. You can get a Tactical Machining DPMS .308 for $200.

http://www.tacticalmachining.com/products.php?pid=41#images/490_345-308-lower-3.jpg
I will check these guys out. Thank you again
Russell

pyro3k2
06-20-2010, 1:46 PM
CMMG makes a good one, POF or fulton are also top of the line as well in the DPMS world

slomofo
06-20-2010, 1:50 PM
I'd get the original DPMS for $239 which seems to be average price.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=174898139

I haven't gone the CMMG route, but I've used other people's CMMG lowers and didn't care for their fitment to DPMS uppers much.

Jpach
06-20-2010, 5:02 PM
Any DPMS type lower will due, but the Tactical Machining lower is the least expensive. What kind of setup do you want to build? DPMS types are my specialty :D

bjl333
06-20-2010, 5:18 PM
I'd get the original DPMS for $239 which seems to be average price.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=174898139

I haven't gone the CMMG route, but I've used other people's CMMG lowers and didn't care for their fitment to DPMS uppers much.




Correct me if I'm wrong ... Aren't these illegal in Cali ?!?!? On list ...

bjl333
06-20-2010, 5:21 PM
does it say "panther" on it?

edit: nevermind, saw you live in AZ. You can get a Tactical Machining DPMS .308 for $200.

http://www.tacticalmachining.com/products.php?pid=41#images/490_345-308-lower-3.jpg



+1 .....

pcISin
06-20-2010, 5:21 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong ... Aren't these illegal in Cali ?!?!? On list ...

The last time I checked, yes they're illegal in california.

slomofo
06-20-2010, 5:53 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong ... Aren't these illegal in Cali ?!?!? On list ...

Yes, they're illegal if you're stuck in California, but the OP is in Arizona.

tomd1584
06-20-2010, 8:33 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong ... Aren't these illegal in Cali ?!?!? On list ...

+1 .....

Correct, except you have to read where the OP is from. I made the mistake earlier, but read his profile.

Yes, they're illegal if you're stuck in California, but the OP is in Arizona.


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johnrunner89
06-20-2010, 9:36 PM
does it say "panther" on it?

edit: nevermind, saw you live in AZ. You can get a Tactical Machining DPMS .308 for $200.

http://www.tacticalmachining.com/products.php?pid=41#images/490_345-308-lower-3.jpg

Thanks for the link, I think I might go with this instead of the CMMG .308 lower now.

Gunsrruss
06-20-2010, 11:19 PM
Any DPMS type lower will due, but the Tactical Machining lower is the least expensive. What kind of setup do you want to build? DPMS types are my specialty :D

Jpach I think I would go with the Bull Barrel $814 and the tactical lower. This would give me a pretty accurate rifle for a good scope for about $1,100 I do have a Leupold 3X10X40 L/R tactical laying around that I can use on it. In the lower I'm pretty much looking for the one that has the most magazines available.

dfletcher
06-20-2010, 11:33 PM
With all these "about $250.00" 308 cal lowers floating around how come I don't see them in the local gun stores? I wouldn't mind a 2nd 308 lower but upwards of $350.00 or so is about all I see in NorCal.

slomofo
06-20-2010, 11:48 PM
With all these "about $250.00" 308 cal lowers floating around how come I don't see them in the local gun stores? I wouldn't mind a 2nd 308 lower but upwards of $350.00 or so is about all I see in NorCal.

If 308s were as cheap to build and shoot as 5.56 stuff, I'm sure everyone would be stocked with them, but they aren't. If you can get a $200 lower then whoopty doo, the rest of the rifle is going to cost you an arm and a leg and shooting the finished product is going to cost you double what it would a 5.56. I'm not so sure they'd be very popular even if prices came down because 308s are heavy pigs. I bought my first one in hopes of hunting with it, but after hauling it through the desert for some recreational fun, I decided that hunting with it was completely out of the question.

dfletcher
06-21-2010, 5:40 PM
If 308s were as cheap to build and shoot as 5.56 stuff, I'm sure everyone would be stocked with them, but they aren't. If you can get a $200 lower then whoopty doo, the rest of the rifle is going to cost you an arm and a leg and shooting the finished product is going to cost you double what it would a 5.56. I'm not so sure they'd be very popular even if prices came down because 308s are heavy pigs. I bought my first one in hopes of hunting with it, but after hauling it through the desert for some recreational fun, I decided that hunting with it was completely out of the question.

Aside from the POF lower that I paid alot of $$$ for my 308 build was pretty middle of the road on cost. Used a DPMS LPK and a few items I like such as ambi safety and RRA 2 stage trigger, ACE stock - same thing I use in my AR15 builds. And my DPMS 16" upper cost just over $600.00 with the BCG - so I think the 308 build can be done for only a bit more and if I (or anyone else) could pay about $250.00 for a stripped lower, well that would have saved me about $150.00 which isn't too bad.

I don't expect $89.00 308 lowers, but at $250.00 a pop I think more folks would be building.