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triggs75
05-24-2011, 3:03 PM
Ok my next build is going to be a .308 DPMS style build. I already have a CMMG .308 MK-3 and will build from their.

I am looking for a 14.5" w/ perm attached muzzle break or a 16" mid length upper, not carbine. I am looking for a basic gas front sight base.

I see DPMS & Fulton Armory uppers and am not to fond of thier styles, what I am looking for is what bushmaster has come out with in the pic below. I do not see them selling just the uppers though.

I guess what I am asking is; is there a company that sells uppers for a dpms style 308 that looks like this pic?

http://personal.visualitymedia.com/personal/ar308/moe308_950.jpg

Chad

rareair
05-24-2011, 5:01 PM
Have you looked at the DPMS LR-308 AP4 Just install a MagPul MOE hand gaurd
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/933/933986.jpg

triggs75
05-24-2011, 5:40 PM
Have you looked at the DPMS LR-308 AP4 Just install a MagPul MOE hand gaurd
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/933/933986.jpg

Yeah, but I am looking for a Mid Length version. Do they have it in Mid thength version as well as I am not really looking for a carbine length style upper? Thanks

Chad

osis32
05-24-2011, 7:28 PM
rguns.net/rifles/rifles-semiauto-ar15-uppers-308.shtml

osis32
05-24-2011, 7:29 PM
Stupid phone try this site out.


rguns.net/rifles/rifles-semiauto-ar15-uppers-308.shtml

triggs75
05-24-2011, 9:59 PM
Yeah been to that site as well, they just do not have the middy I am looking for like the bushy has. Thanks for the link though

Chad

Capita159
05-24-2011, 10:16 PM
You should just drop Bushmaster an email. They are pretty responsive and will help you with your needs.

HkUSP45
05-24-2011, 11:11 PM
You can get an 18" midlength bullbarrel and have Adco cut it down and reprofile the barrel. I purchase my DPMS 18" SASS barrel, A3 upper and BCG from JSE surplus. Next is the troy trx extreme handguard low profile version.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h30/tw0leftskis/Guns/AR308.jpg

NorCalAthlete
05-24-2011, 11:11 PM
Plenty of places make mid length uppers. Depending on quality and DI vs piston, DPMS offers everything from 16-24" barrels with combinations of 6" - 12" handguards/rails, POF offers the same but only out to 20" barrels. Just gotta shop around a bit to find a place that has what you're looking for in stock.

motorwerks
05-24-2011, 11:32 PM
Have you looked at the DPMS LR-308 AP4 Just install a MagPul MOE hand gaurd
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/933/933986.jpg

It's not that easy. I've been playing the .308 parts that will fit game for a while now and no one can confirm or deny what barrel nut/delta pack you would need to make that work.

lwbyo1
05-25-2011, 1:48 AM
It's not that easy. I've been playing the .308 parts that will fit game for a while now and no one can confirm or deny what barrel nut/delta pack you would need to make that work.

Already done:

http://dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=5518

http://dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=5602

triggs75
05-25-2011, 8:13 AM
You should just drop Bushmaster an email. They are pretty responsive and will help you with your needs.

Yeah, I will do that today. I saw a couple of threads about that rifle being sold in cali and they say it can but nobody has it here.

You can get an 18" midlength bullbarrel and have Adco cut it down and reprofile the barrel. I purchase my DPMS 18" SASS barrel, A3 upper and BCG from JSE surplus. Next is the troy trx extreme handguard low profile version.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h30/tw0leftskis/Guns/AR308.jpg

True, I can build one from parts, I was just hoping to buy a complete upper in that version.

Plenty of places make mid length uppers. Depending on quality and DI vs piston, DPMS offers everything from 16-24" barrels with combinations of 6" - 12" handguards/rails, POF offers the same but only out to 20" barrels. Just gotta shop around a bit to find a place that has what you're looking for in stock.

Yes, there are a lot of versions out there, there is just not the version I am looking for or have not found it except on the bushy rifle. Also the POF upper is not an instant fit to the DPMS style lower. The take down pin holes on the POF are smaller then the lower.

It's not that easy. I've been playing the .308 parts that will fit game for a while now and no one can confirm or deny what barrel nut/delta pack you would need to make that work.

Yeah, hopefully there will be more variety in the 308 sometime in the near future.

Chad

NorCalAthlete
05-25-2011, 10:27 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=434771

motorwerks
05-25-2011, 10:30 AM
Already done:

http://dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=5518

http://dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=5602

Well I'll be damned I couldnt find that to save my life over the last 6 months. :confused:

speeddreamz
05-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Have you looked at the DPMS LR-308 AP4 Just install a MagPul MOE hand gaurd
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/933/933986.jpg

Do magpul MOE handguards fit on most ar10 barrels?

lwbyo1
05-25-2011, 1:12 PM
Well I'll be damned I couldnt find that to save my life over the last 6 months. :confused:

DPMS had a clearance sale last December on some 308 AP4 barrels, $170 shipped with the barrel nut. So I did a lot of searching and found the right Delta Pack and ordered them both (couldn't resist at that price). The MOE handguard fit perfectly with very little trimming.

Do magpul MOE handguards fit on most ar10 barrels?

I've seen Armalite AR10's and DPMS LR-308's with them. I don't know about any of the others.

Nathan Krynn
05-25-2011, 1:55 PM
DPMS assembles all of bushmasters stuff so I would start there.

motorwerks
05-26-2011, 10:26 PM
DPMS had a clearance sale last December on some 308 AP4 barrels, $170 shipped with the barrel nut. So I did a lot of searching and found the right Delta Pack and ordered them both (couldn't resist at that price). The MOE handguard fit perfectly with very little trimming.


Damn it I would have bought one if I had seen that sale. I have an 18 now but I want to build a second upper...... I dont need a MOE now though I have a second Troy 13.8 rail. Its not what I would have chosen for a 16 inch barrel but for the price I cant not build one.

triggs75
05-26-2011, 10:58 PM
DPMS assembles all of bushmasters stuff so I would start there.

Interesting. Thanks for the info I'll give dpms a call. Bushmaster said you live where oh yeah um.... No

Chad

Nathan Krynn
05-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Do a search on google too. Many people resell uppers like midway.

lwbyo1
05-27-2011, 12:38 PM
I don't have any experience with this company or their products, but I came across this upper while searching for something else.

http://www.shop.ar15hardware.com/NEW-16-762x51-Tactial-Carbine-upper-16taccarb308.htm