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semperfi374
05-31-2011, 9:21 AM
Tired of searching for AR .308 build examples, if you all don't mind sharing... please post them for sharing on this thread and if you can list some of your components, I'm sure others will appreciate your listing to help others with their project builds in progress! Thanks in advance!


Eddie

I'll start with mine:

Build so far consist of:

DPMS 24" fluted & threaded bull barrel
JD Machine Billet receiver set
DPMS LPK .308
DPMS 308 buffer Tube Assy
MagPul PRS stock .308
MapPul Miad Pistol Grip
C-Products 10rd Mag


Parts needed:

BCG
Gas block
Handguards/battle rails system
Muzzle brake
Scope



http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu210/oldcars714/308_AR10build2.jpg

tomd1584
05-31-2011, 10:11 AM
this is a good idea!

But where's yours? :ban:

triggs75
05-31-2011, 12:10 PM
I am almost done... oh I mean.... at the very beginning of my build as you can tell :D So yes this is a great thread for me to be following.

Build so far consist of:
CMMG .308 Lower

Parts needed:
16” Bushmaster Moe upper (preferably) or DPMS .308 upper w/ 12" Troy TRX Extreme / chrome BCG
DPMS Lower Receiver Parts Kit Less Trigger Group (.308)
Geissele Super Semi-Automatic Trigger
Magpul CTR Carbine Mil Spec
Mil-Spec Receiver Extension 6 Position / castle nut / receiver end plate
Car-10 Bufffer Assembly (heavybuffers.com)
Battle Arms Development - Ambidextrous Safety Selector (BAD-***)
Magpul MIAD Grip Kit - AR15/M16
MagPul MIAD Pistol Grip Receiver Wedge for AR-10, DPMS LR-308
Extended Bolt Release v2/308 (EBRv2/308)
VLTOR BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle (7.62mm/.308) w/ Mod 4
Magpul PMAG LR20 10 Round 20 Body Magazine, 7.62x51 Magazine
TROY Folding Battle Sight Rear
TROY Folding Battle Sight Front with M4 sight
Trijicon ACOG 3.5x35 Scope Horseshoe .308 M240 BDC Reticle TA11H-308
LaRue Tactical ACOG Mount QD LT-100
Gear Sector Rail Mount Hand Stop


http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2310/5532c.jpg


Chad

KaLiFORNIA
05-31-2011, 3:31 PM
I have no access to pics right now but... I have a jd 308 upper/lower. Citadel 16in med profile/ midlength barrel. Ba battlecomp, lr pmags, dpms chrome bcg, jd low pro gas block, miad, acs, ar10 lite rail for dpms, troy flipups, dd covert forward grip, dpms lpk, and a radlock. Still need ar10 timney trigger and a nightforce 2.5-10 to finish it. It is more accurate than I am, and not very heavy, will post pics asap. Good luck 308 builders!

rareair
05-31-2011, 8:54 PM
JD Machine matched Billet receiver set, MK1 Trident
MagPul PRS stock
MagPul PMags
BCM Gunfighter charging handle Mod 3
DPMS Chromed BCG
DPMS LPK
DPMS rifle-length gas tube
DPMS S/S 24" fluted barrel
DPMS buffer tube
DPMS buffer
Wolf extra power buffer spring
Geiselle SSA 2-stage trigger
Troy low profile gas block
Troy TRX 13.8 hand guard
Ergo Deluxe pistol grip w/ palm shelf
Phase 5 Tactical EBRv2/308
RaddLock BB
Harris BRM-S bipod
GG&G QD bipod mount

Optic- undecided

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s146/RareAirResto/Armory/DSC_2142Large-1.jpg
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s146/RareAirResto/Armory/DSC_2144Large.jpg

thrillhouse700
06-01-2011, 9:12 PM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/thrillhouse700/DSC00753.jpg
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/thrillhouse700/DSC00755.jpg
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/thrillhouse700/DSC00754.jpg

Mega Ma-Ten matched set from T&A Armory
A2 stock 308 set from Midway
RRA lpk with 2 stage trigger from Eagle Armory
DPMS Ambi safety and DPMS 308 bolt catch Midway
JD Machine tech free float tube in 14" with one rail section.
Cheapo bipod (off my .22lr) for now. (It sucks, saving for harris)
18" rifle length barrel and BCG from Black hole weaponry
Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster Midway
Hammer Head grip Exile machining (cut down, but can not get a pistol style grasp).
My custom grip that screws to the hammer head grip
Dark Metal Design compensator
YHM clamp on gas block

goodlookin1
06-03-2011, 7:53 AM
As it sits right now:

http://www.parksportal.elementfx.com/ryan/guns/lr308.jpg


I might be changing up the configuration to more of a DMR type setup...

EDIT: Now have this for optics:

http://www.parksportal.elementfx.com/ryan/guns/308AR/AR308_1_final.jpg

semperfi374
06-03-2011, 12:59 PM
This thread is only as good as the content, if you have an .308 AR style rifle and don't mine sharing what you built and what parts you put into it... Please post them so we can all admire your creations!

Again, this is to both help other folks with their project builds and to just show off your BEAST of a RIFLE you have!

Thanks in advance,
Eddie

emy
06-03-2011, 6:20 PM
These are two of my 308 pistol, one of them has the ADAMS ARM piston kit, with an ADDAX tip is a7.62x39 the other one is a TM 80% 7.62x51 with a 12in barrel

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252398_209988149040148_100000868943084_545742_1730 576_n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/425100_326507287388233_100000868943084_903720_4195 12556_n.jpg

bomb_on_bus
06-06-2011, 8:56 PM
http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo351/dasulenski/pof308.jpg

POF.308 lower.
DPMS AR-15 LPK.
Timney AR10 trigger.
CAA G27 grip.
Magpul PRS AR10 stock.
DPMS .308 rifle length buffer tube, buffer spring and .308 buffer.
KNS 1st gen antiwalk pins.
POF .308 20 inch MMR upper with new tripple port break.
Magpul rear BUIS.
POF front iron sight.
AD-Recon scout 30mm quick detach scope mount.
Leupold MK4 3.5-10x40mm scope.

RobT2K
06-10-2011, 8:11 PM
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w213/RobT2K/308AR/DSC02986.jpg

Fulton Armory upper with a kreiger barrel, JD lower rec, Geissel trigger, UBR stock,La Rue/Harris bipod, Weaver grand slam tactical 3-10x mil/mil

The rest of the pics HERE (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=343083)

Capita159
06-10-2011, 8:44 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5311/5892755699_682a913436_b.jpg

Pros: My CMMG MK-8, it accepts HK G3 magazines, "which are three bucks a magazine". I converted one to a ten rounder and never had an issue.
I had the upper assembled and converted by Randall, "AR15barrels.com". The gun shoots very straight and is a lot of fun. Since the MK-8 was completed, my Remington 700P is collecting dust in the safe. :D Yet the 700 is just a tad bit more accurate, the auto loading MK-8 just feels like a beast.

Cons: lower has no bolt catch. So I need to count my rounds. That's about it.

Upper Specs:
JD machine G3 LR-308 upper,
DPMS Bolt Carrier Group,
PRI 308 Charging Handle,
DPMS 24" 1:10" Stainless bull barrel cut down to 20" then thread,
DPMS Miculek 308 brake, "loud yet effective",
Midwest .936 low pro gas block with DPMS rifle gas tube,
Troy 308 MRX FF handguards,
Harris Bi-Pod with Knights adapter,
Currently has Troy battle sights but old picture shown with POF hood fixed front sight and A.R.M.S. #40L rear sight.
A.R.M.S. #35 QD base with 30mm A.R.M.S. #35M ring,
Millett TRS-2 10X50mm illuminated scope, "I bought this scope as a temporary scope, but after 500 plus rounds, the TRS-2 had always returned back to zero from 600 to 100 yards and is built pretty soild; so therefore, it's going to be on the rifle until it ever craps out".

Lower Specs:
CMMG MK-8 lower,
DPMS LPK,
DPMS palm rest grip,
DPMS A2 complete butt stock,
Raddlock BB,
and a bunch of HK G3 magazines

dallapolon
06-11-2011, 2:57 PM
UBR STOCK
LOWER ARMALITE SPR10
TWO STAGE TRIGER
MAGPUL TRIGER GUARD
SW FREE FLOAT GUARD
TROY GAS BLOCK
MAGPULL 2ND GEN FLIP SIDES
ARMALITE UPPER
PWS FSC3 MUZZLE
AMBIDESTROUS SAFETY
HK GRIP 406
IT COST ABOUT $2000.00 I HAVE ONLY LOWER SHIP TO DEALER SO NO WEAPONS TAXES...101954

semperfi374
06-13-2011, 9:43 AM
All,

Thanks to all that have replied and added their info, this has helped me tons to determine what I need to do to complete my rifle and others are also benefiting from this information as well.

Thanks again for taking the time to add to this thread!

-Eddie

ford_nut
06-14-2011, 12:31 PM
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w213/RobT2K/308AR/DSC02986.jpg

Fulton Armory upper with a kreiger barrel, JD lower rec, Geissel trigger, UBR stock,La Rue/Harris bipod, Weaver grand slam tactical 3-10x mil/mil

The rest of the pics HERE (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=343083)

That is SWEET!!

Hozr
06-14-2011, 1:38 PM
http://sierrafirerescue.com/2A/AR308/thumbs/DSC_5390.jpg

http://sierrafirerescue.com/2A/AR308/DSC_5390.jpg

Tactical machining 80% lower
DPMS A3 upper
DPMS SASS 18" heavy barrel - mid length gas system
DPMS SASS free float hand guard
Paladin Machine Service adjustable SASS gas block
Falcon ergo grip with palm rest
American Defense QD sling Swivel mount
Harris 6-9" notched swivel bipod
SJC Titan muzzle brake
Magpul PRS stock
Magpul 10/20 mags
Larue SPR-S 10 moa 30mm rings
Vortex 6.5-20x50 target scope - soon to be SWFA 6-20x50 SS
BCM gunfighter mod3 charging handle
TDS 308 DPMS bolt
Accushot monopod (not shown)


Needs: upgraded trigger, recoil pad, better shooter...

F8ality
06-14-2011, 11:23 PM
KAC EMC 16" upper
LMT MWS Lower
KAC 2-stage trigger
Magpul ACS/ASAP/MIAD
Larue/Harris bipod
Larue qd spr scope mount
Nightforce 2.5-10x24 w/mildot and zero stop

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/titus7/bca12a2f-1.jpg

semperfi374
06-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Build so far consist of:
DPMS 24" fluted & threaded bull barrel
JD Machine Billet receiver set
DPMS LPK .308
DPMS 308 buffer Tube Assy
MagPul PRS stock .308
MagPul Miad Pistol Grip
C-Products 10rd Mag

Just added:
BCG- DPMS Chrome carrier
Troy Industries - .936 Low-Profile Gas Block
Troy Industries - BattleRail TRX-308 13.8
MagPul Pmag 20LR Magazine

Parts needed:
BCG
Gas block
Handguards/battle rails system
Muzzle brake
Scope

Items coming in mail: :)
Muzzle Brake
Scope with mounting gear
Ammo

Thanks for everyone's input in this thread, the feedback has been very helpful to get this new build of mine reach the finish line....!

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu210/oldcars714/AR308_Progress6-13-11.jpg

pyro3k2
06-16-2011, 12:31 PM
Here is my old one I sold. I upgraded to a bolt action because semi auto .308 adds up really fast lol.
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm349/DrCuddlez_86/Outside%20rifle%20picks/P3260138.jpg
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm349/DrCuddlez_86/Outside%20rifle%20picks/P3260139.jpg

triggs75
07-02-2011, 2:28 PM
Here is an update of my build so far. Taking it slow :D

The DPMS mag catch is not holding in the magazine. I ordered the Armalite AR10 mag catch since I have heard this will fix the issue. It has a longer threaded stud for better thread engagement.The catch portion itself is slightly taller allowing a better catch on the magazine.

The Extended Bolt Release v2/308 (EBRv2/308) was horrible so I took it off. I guess its not the EBR's fault. The CMMG lower trigger hole is small so to me there was not enough room in there for it. Also the EBR was hitting the CMMG lower part where it comes out on the lower not allowing a smooth function.

Oh and the CMMG lower finish was chaulky so i Sprayed it with a little Desert Mirage Brown Duracoat :D Will do this prbably with the upper as well. Not sure yet though.

Build so far consist of:
CMMG .308 Lower
DPMS Lower Receiver Parts Kit Less Trigger Group (.308)
Mil-Spec Receiver Extension 6 Position
Command Arms ACC Grip
Magpul PMAG LR20 10/20

Parts needed:
16” Bushmaster Moe style upper
Chrome BCG
Geissele Super Semi-Automatic Trigger
Magpul CTR Carbine Mil Spec - In The Mail
castle nut / receiver end plate - In The Mail
Car-10 Bufffer Assembly (heavybuffers.com)
Battle Arms Development - Ambidextrous Safety Selector (BAD-@$$)
VLTOR BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle (7.62mm/.308) w/ Mod 4


http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1042/img1632cu.jpg

Chad

Lostsheep
07-02-2011, 5:02 PM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/thrillhouse700/DSC00755.jpg

Mega Ma-Ten matched set from T&A Armory
A2 stock 308 set from Midway
RRA lpk with 2 stage trigger from Eagle Armory
DPMS Ambi safety and DPMS 308 bolt catch Midway
JD Machine tech free float tube in 14" with one rail section.
Cheapo bipod (off my .22lr) for now. (It sucks, saving for harris)
18" rifle length barrel and BCG from Black hole weaponry
Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster Midway
Hammer Head grip Exile machining (cut down, but can not get a pistol style grasp).
My custom grip that screws to the hammer head grip
Dark Metal Design compensator
YHM clamp on gas block


Two quick questions:
Is that compensator purely clamp on?
Where's you get it?

thrillhouse700
07-02-2011, 11:17 PM
Two quick questions:
Is that compensator purely clamp on?
Where's you get it?

No sir it screws on and then clamps down tight. I only have 80 rds through it but it didn't move at all. Comp worked pretty well, I dont have anything to compare it to tho.

I got it on Ebay from a seller named dark metal designs. It is a clone of the Roedale comp made in Germany.

bravosd6
07-04-2011, 10:00 PM
http://sierrafirerescue.com/2A/AR308/thumbs/DSC_5390.jpg

http://sierrafirerescue.com/2A/AR308/DSC_5390.jpg

Tactical machining 80% lower
DPMS A3 upper
DPMS SASS 18" heavy barrel - mid length gas system
DPMS SASS free float hand guard
Paladin Machine Service adjustable SASS gas block
Falcon ergo grip with palm rest
American Defense QD sling Swivel mount
Harris 6-9" notched swivel bipod
SJC Titan muzzle brake
Magpul PRS stock
Magpul 10/20 mags
Larue SPR-S 10 moa 30mm rings
Vortex 6.5-20x50 target scope - soon to be SWFA 6-20x50 SS
BCM gunfighter mod3 charging handle
TDS 308 DPMS bolt
Accushot monopod (not shown)


Needs: upgraded trigger, recoil pad, better shooter...

Mother of GOD!!
That is ridiculous! :eek:
I just finished building a pretty nice 5.56AR15 and now I feel like a pus$y!

SxB
07-04-2011, 10:14 PM
Tagged for future build.

Hoop
07-05-2011, 11:06 AM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa195/Hooperinius/flippednew1.jpg

DPMS upper, handguard, BCG, buffer, spring and LPK
Fulton 16" barrel and gas block
PWS FSC30 brake
RRA 2 stage trigger
No-name milspec buffer tube
Magpul ACS stock
And of course Bullet Button

Will probably swap out the handguard for a lighter weight one like the troy (got the DPMS ones on a deal).

No idea how it shoots but it looks cool

verapakill
07-05-2011, 11:26 AM
Pretty jealous of you guys all these look great. Ill be building a all tan 308 soon enough but have to finish other projects first.

Hoop
07-05-2011, 4:18 PM
Ill be building a all tan 308 soon enough

If you go that route I'd get whatever you can (without going over budget) in tan and then Krylon the rest. Use their Ultra Flat Camouflage paint. Only part I wouldn't paint would be the barrel.

Personally I think all black looks the best...

verapakill
07-05-2011, 9:07 PM
If you go that route I'd get whatever you can (without going over budget) in tan and then Krylon the rest. Use their Ultra Flat Camouflage paint. Only part I wouldn't paint would be the barrel.

Personally I think all black looks the best...

With an all tan gun I always like the stainless barrel. Which is not like me at all, I think guns always look better black.

How durable is krylon? I was looking at duracoat and that seemed like it had the best durability of the bunch.

Little2TheLeft
07-06-2011, 10:44 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/HybridHatchKid/GUNS/8249f7b6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/HybridHatchKid/GUNS/eca78b34.jpg


Details

Lower:

• TM-10 Lower
• DPMS LPK
• Geissele SSA-E Trigger
• Magpul PRS Stock (monopod on the way)
-was sent the wrong spring witch cause bullet loading issues but fixed it
• Phase 5 Tactical Extended Bolt Release v2 (http://www.phase5tactical.com/products/308-dpms-type/extended-bolt-release-v2308-ebrv2308) (EBRv2/308)
- Awesome buch of guys and local manufacuting in sacramento Great products
• Magpul 20rd PMAG with Magblock (http://www.magazineblocks.com/product_detail.php?pid=6) installed (Fits in there like a glove )
• RADLOCK bullet button what broke on my after 2 turn of the screw , removing and installing a good old prince50 bb

UPPER

• DPMS SS 24" Fluted and threaded
• DPMS Upper with Complete bolt and charging handle
• JP Muzzle Brake ( Mean Looking, Love it ! )

Optics

• Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 Scope w/ illuminated mildot
• Burris 30mm p.e.p.r. scope mount


I think that's it :cool2:

Hoop
07-08-2011, 6:26 PM
How durable is krylon?

If you're willing to spend the money to have someone do a good duracoat job on it I'd go for it, otherwise just break out the spraypaint.

edit: durable enough however places you continually put your sweaty little hands, where it bumps the bench or the side of the safe may show wear pretty quickly.

rareair
07-08-2011, 6:50 PM
With an all tan gun I always like the stainless barrel. Which is not like me at all, I think guns always look better black.

How durable is krylon? I was looking at duracoat and that seemed like it had the best durability of the bunch.

Comparing DuraCoat to Krylon is a losing proposition. No comparison. Duracoat is alot more durable & resilient when exposed to chemicals & harsh useage.

I'm located in San Diego and have DuraCoated several firearms. My prices are far below my competition. Figure about $80 for stripped upper & lower receivers which includes surface prep with Aluminum Oxide blasting for superiuor adhesion. I currently have MagPul FDE color in stock.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s146/RareAirResto/Armory/DSC00452.jpg

veeklog
07-08-2011, 7:59 PM
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e335/veeklog/Firearms/Fulton1-1.jpg

My .308 AR

Lower: Fulton Armory .308 with Fulton Armory LPK, VLTOR Emod, Ergo Grip
Upper: DPMS complete AP-4 16" .308
Optic: Elcan M-145

The optic is nice, but it is a little heavy

giants_fan24
07-08-2011, 9:33 PM
It looks good so far, your well on your way on have a kick a** rifle

Caeser2001
07-09-2011, 7:00 AM
Placeholder for a Mega build. Has anybody used the Vltor A5 on one yet?

http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=2217

Has anybody used a FSC or Battle Comp? I'm trying to get the same recoil impulse of the 5.56 with 14.5" middy + a pinned Battle Comp or FSC? Obviously it will have more recoil. For those of you that never fired a 14.5 middy plus FSC, it's like shooting a 10/22 compared to my 16" carbine gas system. So if I can, say, get the 308 down to .223, it'd be a great all purpose SHTF MBC, main battle carbine with a TA33.

lionbassplayer
07-09-2011, 9:25 PM
I've also attached a screen capture of an excel file which shows where I got all the items, and how I built this rifle for under $1300 (minus the scope and bipod). some of the items where bought on sale, so the prices at the links might be a little off (the bolt and the muzzle brake).

Lower Receiver
Part Number ::: Part Description
MK-3 ::: CMMG Stripped Lower
LRPK-308 ::: DPMS .308 Lower Parts Kit
999999993495 ::: Bullet Button
PG-TG ::: DPMS Panther Tactical Pistol Grip
308-CS-10B ::: DPMS .308 Carbine Length Buffer
308-CS-10A ::: DPMS .308 Carbine Length Buffer Spring
CS-09-DOD ::: DPMS 6 Position Buffer Tube (Mil. Spec)
AEB Series ::: VLTOR Emod Stock, Black
20 LR ::: Magpul .308 PMag 10/20

Upper Reciever
Part Number ::: Part Description
308-FTT-EA1 ::: DPMS .308 A3 Receiver (Assembled)
308-BL-SASS ::: DPMS 18" .308 SASS Barrel Fluted
308-FF-4SL ::: DPMS .308 Standard Length Low 4 Rail Free Float Tube
308-BCA ::: DPMS .308 Bolt Carrier and Bolt Assembly (Assembled)
GB-LP936 ::: DPMS Micro .936 Gas Block
BL-04C ::: DPMS Mid Length Gas Tube
TRB308 ::: Talon Brake for Rifle .308/7.62x51

Scope: Apex Tactical LLC Ghost Mil Spec 6-25x50mm w/ illuminated cross-hairs (this scope works excellent so far, especially for their price, but the reason I originally got it was the guy who makes them lives close by and i got it in a trade. Best trade ever)

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8831/p6290018u.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6833/p6290022.jpg

[IMG]http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/399/p7090038.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4015/p6290029.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1271/costysis.png

Hoop
07-09-2011, 10:07 PM
Has anybody used a FSC or Battle Comp?

I just fired mine today w/the FSC brake, recoil is still there but not hard to hold it on target. However the sound is deafening.

triggs75
07-09-2011, 11:06 PM
I've also attached a screen capture of an excel file which shows where I got all the items, and how I built this rifle for under $1300 (minus the scope and bipod). some of the items where bought on sale, so the prices at the links might be a little off (the bolt and the muzzle brake).

[IMG]http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/399/p7090038.jpg



Nice build. Have you had a chance to try her out yet?

Also have you had any issues with your pmag with your cmmg lower? I have heard on another thread that people were having issues of the bolt not picking up the bullet. Also my mag catch was not holding my pmag in with my cmmg lower. I am getting the ar10 mag catch delivered in the mail on monday so I will see if that one works better.

Chad

cqbdude
07-09-2011, 11:08 PM
I have been wanting to build a AR10 and been holding off because I have to buy everything new. I can't use some of my AR15 parts laying around.

Could someone please post a list of AR15 parts that can be used on an AR10 build?

I noticed some people are using PRS and UBR stocks. I have an extra PRS stock and I wanted to use for the build. Do I have to get a PRS stock specifically for an AR10?

BTW...I wished I didn't see this thread...all of your builds are awesome..and its making me want to build one..:(

lionbassplayer
07-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Nice build. Have you had a chance to try her out yet?

Also have you had any issues with your pmag with your cmmg lower? I have heard on another thread that people were having issues of the bolt not picking up the bullet. Also my mag catch was not holding my pmag in with my cmmg lower. I am getting the ar10 mag catch delivered in the mail on monday so I will see if that one works better.

Chad

I took it out once last weekend as I finished this build the Wednesday prior, I put 60 bullets down range to start breaking in the barrel and sighting in the scope and it worked quite well with the ammo I brought (federal 7.62x51) but my friend who was there with me shooting his m14 loaded a mag with his rounds and for some reason they had trouble clearing the chamber. As for the pmag, I have had it just drop out a couple times when I was playing with it before I had an upper. I noticed if I pushed my thumb on the left side of the bullet button toward the right side, it had just enough play to rotate the mag catch out enough that I could get the mag out if I jiggled it so I tightened the bully button down as much as I could, and then put a very thin shim between the right side of the bullet button and the inside of the button well on the lower which has worked wonderfully so far.

rareair
07-10-2011, 8:33 AM
I noticed some people are using PRS and UBR stocks. I have an extra PRS stock and I wanted to use for the build. Do I have to get a PRS stock specifically for an AR10?


The PRS308 has a flatter cheek weld to allow clearance for the charging handle. Are you interested in trading for the UBR?

Caeser2001
07-10-2011, 2:57 PM
I just fired mine today w/the FSC brake, recoil is still there but not hard to hold it on target. However the sound is deafening.

That's ok. I'm only after recoil management. If you're at a gun range and don't like the sound or concussion you need a new hobby :fud: :90: Then again anything less than 155mm to me is like a bb gun :D

TheBigness
07-12-2011, 12:10 AM
Ive had problems with my CMMG lower and P-MAGS Thinking of an AR-10 mag catch for a fix. Anyone else having a problem w/this lower and mag?

triggs75
07-12-2011, 8:08 AM
Ive had problems with my CMMG lower and P-MAGS Thinking of an AR-10 mag catch for a fix. Anyone else having a problem w/this lower and mag?

I have the same problem with my pmags not staying in. I just received the AR10 mag catch and will update when I change it out.

Chad

triggs75
07-14-2011, 6:35 PM
Ok. The ar-10 mag catch is the way to go. The main difference in the two is the ar-10 catch bolt has a slight angle inward. This is what makes it work cause when you place it in the lower and screw it down, it forces the catch to go into the mag slot deeper. I do not have an upper yet but my pmag is locked in there very tightly now.

Chad

Baga
07-15-2011, 10:48 AM
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh190/thrillhouse700/DSC00753.jpg

Mega Ma-Ten matched set from T&A Armory
A2 stock 308 set from Midway
RRA lpk with 2 stage trigger from Eagle Armory
DPMS Ambi safety and DPMS 308 bolt catch Midway
JD Machine tech free float tube in 14" with one rail section.
Cheapo bipod (off my .22lr) for now. (It sucks, saving for harris)
18" rifle length barrel and BCG from Black hole weaponry
Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster Midway
Hammer Head grip Exile machining (cut down, but can not get a pistol style grasp).
My custom grip that screws to the hammer head grip
Dark Metal Design compensator
YHM clamp on gas block

How do you like the Mega Ma-Ten upper/lower receiver combo? Any issues with it like the bolt catch not locking back after the last round?

Baga
07-15-2011, 10:51 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5248/5253399706_7979202156_b.jpg

Pros: My CMMG MK-8, it accepts HK G3 magazines, "which are three bucks a magazine". I converted one to a ten rounder and never had an issue.
I had the upper assembled and converted by Randall, "AR15barrels.com". The gun shoots very straight and is a lot of fun. Since the MK-8 was completed, my Remington 700P is collecting dust in the safe. :D Yet the 700 is just a tad bit more accurate, the auto loading MK-8 just feels like a beast.

Cons: lower has no bolt catch. So I need to count my rounds. That's about it.

Upper Specs:
JD machine G3 LR-308 upper,
DPMS Bolt Carrier Group,
PRI 308 Charging Handle,
DPMS 24" 1:10" Stainless bull barrel cut down to 20" then thread,
DPMS Miculek 308 brake, "loud yet effective",
Midwest .936 low pro gas block with DPMS rifle gas tube,
Troy 308 MRX FF handguards,
Harris Bi-Pod with Knights adapter,
Currently has Troy battle sights but old picture shown with POF hood fixed front sight and A.R.M.S. #40L rear sight.
A.R.M.S. #35 QD base with 30mm A.R.M.S. #35M ring,
Millett TRS-2 10X50mm illuminated scope, "I bought this scope as a temporary scope, but after 500 plus rounds, the TRS-2 had always returned back to zero from 600 to 100 yards and is built pretty soild; so therefore, it's going to be on the rifle until it ever craps out".

Lower Specs:
CMMG MK-8 lower,
DPMS LPK,
DPMS palm rest grip,
DPMS A2 complete butt stock,
Raddlock BB,
and a bunch of HK G3 magazines

You said "Cons: lower has no bolt catch. So I need to count my rounds. That's about it."
Is this an issue with the lower receiver? Or is this a problem because you did not install a bolt catch?

pch_331
07-15-2011, 12:01 PM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/pch_0331/DSCN0189.jpg

MA-TEN receiver set built on LR-308 platform-

Upper:
DPMS BCG
DPMS 18" SASS Barrel w/BCE BABC Brake
Rainier Arms RA10-11" Handguard
Harris BRM-S Bipod w/attached LaRue QD mount
MI Low Profile Front Sight/Troy Folding Battle Sight Rear
Trijicon ACOG TA11J-308 on Bobro Mount
PRI Gasbuster Charging Handle

Lower:
Geiselle SSA Fire Control Group
Magpul MIAD Pistol Grip
VLTOR iMOD Clubfoot Stock
DPMS LR-308 Carbine Buffer & Spring
Midwest PX chopped LR20 10-found Magazine

Baga
07-15-2011, 1:59 PM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/pch_0331/DSCN0189.jpg

MA-TEN receiver set built on LR-308 platform-

Upper:
DPMS BCG
DPMS 18" SASS Barrel w/BCE BABC Brake
Rainier Arms RA10-11" Handguard
Harris BRM-S Bipod w/attached LaRue QD mount
MI Low Profile Front Sight/Troy Folding Battle Sight Rear
Trijicon ACOG TA11J-308 on Bobro Mount
PRI Gasbuster Charging Handle

Lower:
Geiselle SSA Fire Control Group
Magpul MIAD Pistol Grip
VLTOR iMOD Clubfoot Stock
DPMS LR-308 Carbine Buffer & Spring
Midwest PX chopped LR20 10-found Magazine

Nice setup...How do you like the MA-TEN receiver set, any issues? I'm thinking of going in that direction. What kind of gas block did you use and what length gas tube, mid?

speeddreamz
07-15-2011, 3:35 PM
Any idea on your total weight?

My build so far
Lower+upper reciever
LPK
CH
Magpul UBR (buffer/spring/tube)
Springfield Armory 3.5-15x56mm scope
---- 6lbs

2.4 lbs Fulton Armory 18.5 LW
1lb 308 titan BCG (guestimate) ar15 ones are 9oz, 9.4 oz auto vers
1.55 lbs troy MRF with barrel nut.

10.95 lbs...

I've also attached a screen capture of an excel file which shows where I got all the items, and how I built this rifle for under $1300 (minus the scope and bipod). some of the items where bought on sale, so the prices at the links might be a little off (the bolt and the muzzle brake).

Lower Receiver
Part Number ::: Part Description
MK-3 ::: CMMG Stripped Lower
LRPK-308 ::: DPMS .308 Lower Parts Kit
999999993495 ::: Bullet Button
PG-TG ::: DPMS Panther Tactical Pistol Grip
308-CS-10B ::: DPMS .308 Carbine Length Buffer
308-CS-10A ::: DPMS .308 Carbine Length Buffer Spring
CS-09-DOD ::: DPMS 6 Position Buffer Tube (Mil. Spec)
AEB Series ::: VLTOR Emod Stock, Black
20 LR ::: Magpul .308 PMag 10/20

Upper Reciever
Part Number ::: Part Description
308-FTT-EA1 ::: DPMS .308 A3 Receiver (Assembled)
308-BL-SASS ::: DPMS 18" .308 SASS Barrel Fluted
308-FF-4SL ::: DPMS .308 Standard Length Low 4 Rail Free Float Tube
308-BCA ::: DPMS .308 Bolt Carrier and Bolt Assembly (Assembled)
GB-LP936 ::: DPMS Micro .936 Gas Block
BL-04C ::: DPMS Mid Length Gas Tube
TRB308 ::: Talon Brake for Rifle .308/7.62x51

Scope: Apex Tactical LLC Ghost Mil Spec 6-25x50mm w/ illuminated cross-hairs (this scope works excellent so far, especially for their price, but the reason I originally got it was the guy who makes them lives close by and i got it in a trade. Best trade ever)

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8831/p6290018u.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6833/p6290022.jpg

[IMG]http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/399/p7090038.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4015/p6290029.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1271/costysis.png

speeddreamz
07-15-2011, 3:37 PM
Midlength Gas system?


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/pch_0331/DSCN0189.jpg

MA-TEN receiver set built on LR-308 platform-

Upper:
DPMS BCG
DPMS 18" SASS Barrel w/BCE BABC Brake
Rainier Arms RA10-11" Handguard
Harris BRM-S Bipod w/attached LaRue QD mount
MI Low Profile Front Sight/Troy Folding Battle Sight Rear
Trijicon ACOG TA11J-308 on Bobro Mount
PRI Gasbuster Charging Handle

Lower:
Geiselle SSA Fire Control Group
Magpul MIAD Pistol Grip
VLTOR iMOD Clubfoot Stock
DPMS LR-308 Carbine Buffer & Spring
Midwest PX chopped LR20 10-found Magazine

pch_331
07-15-2011, 4:40 PM
The MA-TEN set is my first dabble into .308 auto loading, but functions well so far. Only have 80 rounds through her so far. The chamber was very tight and had weak ejection at first, but ejection seems right after about 30-40 rounds.

It's using a DPMS SASS .936 block to clear the high step up behind the gas block. A normal .936 block wouldn't give clearance. It is a mid length gas system.

The rifle is slightly over 13 pounds.

lionbassplayer
07-15-2011, 5:13 PM
Any idea on your total weight?

i dont have a scale, but I took it to a UPS warehouse next to my work to weigh it with the pelican 1750 case which came in at 34.30 lbs. If I take Pelican's word that the case weighs 25.57 lbs. empty with foam, that leaves the rifle as seen in the picture unloaded at 8.73 lbs. I think this is to low so i will be taking the empty case and weighing it, but if i had to guess it's in the 10-12 lb. range.

speeddreamz
07-15-2011, 6:57 PM
i dont have a scale, but I took it to a UPS warehouse next to my work to weigh it with the pelican 1750 case which came in at 34.30 lbs. If I take Pelican's word that the case weighs 25.57 lbs. empty with foam, that leaves the rifle as seen in the picture unloaded at 8.73 lbs. I think this is to low so i will be taking the empty case and weighing it, but if i had to guess it's in the 10-12 lb. range.

That sounds reasonable, the darn things are hefty!

I think my AR-15 weighs 6lbs without an eotech.

If I can get the 308 build in at 10 lbs without optics I will be very pleased.

speeddreamz
07-15-2011, 8:38 PM
Options options, I'm stuck on a muzzle brake now...

Reduce Recoil
Limit the amount of concussive force that surrounds me (for spectators/spotters)
-Battle Comp BBAC
-PWS FSC30
-JP Bennie Cooley
-Benny Hill "Rolling Thunder"
-PRI MSTN QC Brake

Input...?

triggs75
07-15-2011, 9:12 PM
Options options, I'm stuck on a muzzle brake now...

Reduce Recoil
Limit the amount of concussive force that surrounds me (for spectators/spotters)
-Battle Comp BBAC
-PWS FSC30
-JP Bennie Cooley
-Benny Hill "Rolling Thunder"
-PRI MSTN QC Brake

Input...?

Battlecomp
or if you do not mind the people mad next to you then get the FSC30.

Those are the two I am leaning toward. I really like my battlecomp on my 5.56 so I am leaning more towards that.

Chad

speeddreamz
07-15-2011, 9:38 PM
Battlecomp
or if you do not mind the people mad next to you then get the FSC30.

Those are the two I am leaning toward. I really like my battlecomp on my 5.56 so I am leaning more towards that.

Chad

The patches gettin stuck in the battle comp is pretty annoying... But it does do the job. I've got it on my 14.5 build

Hoop
07-16-2011, 6:43 AM
If I can get the 308 build in at 10 lbs without optics I will be very pleased.

The one I posted a picture of is around 9.5 without optics and 11.5 with the big IOR scope. With the scope mounted it balances perfectly on the magwell so it doesn't feel as heavy as it really is when you are shooting it.

As a point of reference if I had gone with a barrel like the 18" fulton lightweight or 16" Rainier select & troy free float tube (while leaving everything else the same) it would be around 1 lb lighter. Conversely, if I'd gone with a 18" fulton stainless, 20" rainier select or 18" rainier match while keeping everything else the same it would be around 1/2lb more.

Also if you care about weight then forget stocks like the PRS.

Food for thought.

speeddreamz
07-16-2011, 9:41 AM
The one I posted a picture of is around 9.5 without optics and 11.5 with the big IOR scope. With the scope mounted it balances perfectly on the magwell so it doesn't feel as heavy as it really is when you are shooting it.

As a point of reference if I had gone with a barrel like the 18" fulton lightweight or 16" Rainier select & troy free float tube (while leaving everything else the same) it would be around 1 lb lighter. Conversely, if I'd gone with a 18" fulton stainless, 20" rainier select or 18" rainier match while keeping everything else the same it would be around 1/2lb more.

Also if you care about weight then forget stocks like the PRS.

Food for thought.

I was thinking the same thing, throw an ACS on instead of a UBR or PRS.

Right now there is a UBR. I've heard stock weight isn't a huge issue because the gun is typically front heavy and thats what makes for "felt weight"

Baga
07-21-2011, 9:45 AM
Any other .308 setups out there. I'm enjoying the .308 Show-N-Tell. :rockon: These are all great setups, thanks for sharing.

thrillhouse700
07-21-2011, 4:27 PM
Baga to answer your question above, I had no issues with the bolt catch because I used the dpms 308 bolt catch.

DanHuuN
07-21-2011, 5:22 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/DanHuu1225/IMG_9150.jpg

Forgive the 700 in front, haven't had much time to take a photo of the rifle by itself.

LMT MWS with 20'' CL barrel
- Nightforce 2.5 - 10 x 32 NP-R2
- LaRue Rings
- LaRue Stamped Troy Back-up Iron Sights
- Altas Bi-pod with LaRue 17s Upgrade
- Magpul AFG
- Magpul XTM Rail Covers
- AAC 51T Flash Hider 7.62
- Fake AAC Ratchet Suppressor

LMT MWS Lower
- Prince 50 to fix the mag while keeping the Ambi connected (Top Loader)
- Geissele SSA-E Trigger
- KNS Anti-walk Pins
- Magpul MOE trigger Guard
- Magpul MOE Pistol Grip
- Slash Heavy Buffer for .308 with AR15 Tube
- Magpul UBR Stock
- Magpul UBR Strike Plate

I'm actually running a Magpul PRS on the rifle now instead of the UBR

Maximusmax51
07-26-2011, 1:20 PM
KaiserWorks KR-7: 7.62 X 51, Reach System (DPMS pattern)
Glass: Weaver Grand Slam Tactical 3.5 - 10x. w/ Larue SPR mount
BUIS: Dueck Defense rapid transition sights
Magpul: A.C.S. stock, Miad grip, A.F.G., B.A.D. lever
Barrel: KaiserWorks 7.62X51 16" w/ Gemtech Compensator

Add on too come:
-Larue/harris bipod

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Maximusmax5150/DSC01784.jpg
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Maximusmax5150/IMAG0245.jpg
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Maximusmax5150/IMAG0243.jpg
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Maximusmax5150/IMAG0244.jpg
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Maximusmax5150/IMAG0242.jpg

thmpr
07-26-2011, 1:54 PM
I am really liking the KR7 more and more....

louscamaro91
07-26-2011, 5:13 PM
That kr7 is nice!

Maximusmax51
07-26-2011, 6:02 PM
Much thanks!! Was contemplating selling but just couldn't let her go! Some day I'll remember and do a range report.

louscamaro91
07-27-2011, 8:55 AM
Here is my assembly:

Si defense FDE bilet matching upper and lower
DPMS chrome bolt group
DPMS SASS 18" barrel
Surefire 762 brake
Magpul PRS stock
Ergo Grip
Daniel Defense Lite 12.0 handguard
Troy mini BUIS
GG&G bipod adapter
Harris swivel bipod with podlock
Larue SPR-S mount with a Jpoint Mini red-dot
Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10x40 with 308 M3 turrets

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/65bdec11.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/5b71e993.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/a6d4086e.jpg

Maximusmax51
07-27-2011, 11:23 AM
NOW thats BAD A**!

speeddreamz
07-29-2011, 12:48 PM
-Ma Ten Upper Rec
-Panther Claw 308 upper block
-DPMS LR10/AR10 barrel nut tool
-Fulton Armory 18.5" lw barrel (Rifle Length Gas sys)
-Fulton Armory BCG (supposedly properly head spaced to the barrel?)
-Rifle Length Gas tube
-DPMS Delta Ring
-DPMS 308 barrel nut
-PRI Adjustable low prof gas block .750
-PWS FSC30
-(plans for a free float but just can't decide at the moment)

-----
Update

Just waiting on the barrel nut/delta ring kit/triangle cap.

http://i51.tinypic.com/notuag.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/14wefde.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2i7r5vn.jpg

Caeser2001
07-30-2011, 5:16 PM
-Ma Ten Upper Rec
-Panther Claw 308 upper block
-DPMS LR10/AR10 barrel nut tool
-Fulton Armory 18.5" lw barrel (Rifle Length Gas sys)
-Fulton Armory BCG (supposedly properly head spaced to the barrel?)
-Rifle Length Gas tube
-DPMS Delta Ring
-DPMS 308 barrel nut
-PRI Adjustable low prof gas block .750
-PWS FSC30
-(plans for a free float but just can't decide at the moment)

-----
Update

Just waiting on the barrel nut/delta ring kit/triangle cap.

http://i51.tinypic.com/notuag.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/14wefde.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2i7r5vn.jpg

Great minds think alike. That's my build except I'm gonna use the ACS.

speeddreamz
07-31-2011, 9:29 AM
They do think alike! I got a FDE handguard, I'm waiting on a rail and might end up doing an ACS in FDE or black depending on how heavy the gun turns out to be...

Can anyone shed some light on a buffer / spring / tube issue?

I've got a UBR on, put in the rifle buffer and spring (308 specific) and I cannot pull the charging handle all the way back, it seems like the buffer is too big for the BCG, maybe I'm doing something wrong here?

The carbine buffer allows me to pull the bolt all the way back when using the rifle or carbine spring. Am I doing something wrong when installing the rifle spring?

triggs75
07-31-2011, 9:43 AM
UBR is not rifle length it is regular length. I have one on an ar-15 and use carbine sring and buffer. I just got one of these bad boys http://www.heavybuffers.com/ar10carbine.html.

On the Carbine section it says UBR
"This product is specifically recommended by Magpul for use with their UBR stock on .308 ARs. CAR-10 buffers also work great with any other stock using a standard 7" carbine buffer tube."

Chad

speeddreamz
07-31-2011, 11:18 AM
UBR is not rifle length it is regular length. I have one on an ar-15 and use carbine sring and buffer. I just got one of these bad boys http://www.heavybuffers.com/ar10carbine.html.

On the Carbine section it says UBR
"This product is specifically recommended by Magpul for use with their UBR stock on .308 ARs. CAR-10 buffers also work great with any other stock using a standard 7" carbine buffer tube."

Chad

Whelp that explains it

Hoop
07-31-2011, 12:47 PM
I've got a UBR on, put in the rifle buffer and spring (308 specific) and I cannot pull the charging handle all the way back, it seems like the buffer is too big for the BCG, maybe I'm doing something wrong here?


You need either a DPMS 308 carbine buffer and spring or an Armalite short buffer + short buffer spring (762sass.com has them) for use with the UBR or standard carbine buffer tubes.

As far as handguards go get the troy 200$ free float tube handguard. It is very light and has rails that can be added or removed depending on what you need.

MedicManSF
07-31-2011, 1:45 PM
Here's mine:

speeddreamz
07-31-2011, 2:59 PM
trying to get the gas tube pin into the gas block. I've tried lining it up first with a small punch, but once i put the pin in, it goes in a little off no matter how many times I try to punch it in. I've got 3 pins, and no luck...

Tips?

Baga
08-01-2011, 8:46 PM
I am almost done... oh I mean.... at the very beginning of my build as you can tell :D So yes this is a great thread for me to be following.

Build so far consist of:
CMMG .308 Lower

Parts needed:
16” Bushmaster Moe upper (preferably) or DPMS .308 upper w/ 12" Troy TRX Extreme / chrome BCG
DPMS Lower Receiver Parts Kit Less Trigger Group (.308)
Geissele Super Semi-Automatic Trigger
Magpul CTR Carbine Mil Spec
Mil-Spec Receiver Extension 6 Position / castle nut / receiver end plate
Car-10 Bufffer Assembly (heavybuffers.com)
Battle Arms Development - Ambidextrous Safety Selector (BAD-***)
Magpul MIAD Grip Kit - AR15/M16
MagPul MIAD Pistol Grip Receiver Wedge for AR-10, DPMS LR-308
Extended Bolt Release v2/308 (EBRv2/308)
VLTOR BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle (7.62mm/.308) w/ Mod 4
Magpul PMAG LR20 10 Round 20 Body Magazine, 7.62x51 Magazine
TROY Folding Battle Sight Rear
TROY Folding Battle Sight Front with M4 sight
Trijicon ACOG 3.5x35 Scope Horseshoe .308 M240 BDC Reticle TA11H-308
LaRue Tactical ACOG Mount QD LT-100
Gear Sector Rail Mount Hand Stop


http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2310/5532c.jpg


Chad

I am in the same position as what 'triggs75' was in. I just purchased my CMMG .308 lower. I was thinking of going the Mega MA-Ten Platform but changed my mind to CMMG. Not sure which upper build direction I want to go yet.
Anyone have the DPMS 18" SASS barrel, how do you like it?

Baga
08-01-2011, 9:24 PM
Here is my assembly:

Si defense FDE bilet matching upper and lower
DPMS chrome bolt group
DPMS SASS 18" barrel
Surefire 762 brake
Magpul PRS stock
Ergo Grip
Daniel Defense Lite 12.0 handguard
Troy mini BUIS
GG&G bipod adapter
Harris swivel bipod with podlock
Larue SPR-S mount with a Jpoint Mini red-dot
Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10x40 with 308 M3 turrets

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/65bdec11.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/5b71e993.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/a6d4086e.jpg

How do you like the DPMS 18" SASS Barrel?

louscamaro91
08-01-2011, 10:28 PM
The DPMS SASS barrel actually isnt that bad. It is built very well and the attention to detail is spectacular!

Here is another build I completed today!
This is my armalite approach.

LOWER:
Aero precision
armalite 2 stage trigger

UPPER:
Armalite national match upper(exact same as the super SASS, except for the adjustable gas block and the barrel finish)

SCOPE:
American Defense Recon 30MM mount
Leupold Mark IV 4.5-14x50 with illuminated Mil-Dot reticle

And of course a Harris swivel bi-pod, I need to get a bi-pod adapter for the handguard

I'm thinking of swapping the stock for a PRS or maybe not?

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/c41dde18.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/6680f567.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/81eba0a9.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/Ldawg2885/015f12f6.jpg

louscamaro91
08-02-2011, 6:40 PM
Changed the stock today.
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/llbean2468/a3c04c09.jpg

GMG
08-02-2011, 7:37 PM
Tagged for later.

triggs75
08-02-2011, 8:07 PM
Changed the stock today.


Very nice. Couldn't just stop with one could you. :D The upper on your first build looks so much bigger and sutrdier then your new one. Could just be the color though also.

Chad

Baga
08-03-2011, 12:09 AM
Is the SASS DPMS barrel only chambered in .308 or can it also fire 7.62Nato rounds?

Capita159
08-03-2011, 12:18 AM
You said "Cons: lower has no bolt catch. So I need to count my rounds. That's about it."
Is this an issue with the lower receiver? Or is this a problem because you did not install a bolt catch?

The CMMG MK8 lower receiver is too wide to accept a bolt catch. G3 magazines in general are wider than AR308 magazines.

Capita159
08-03-2011, 12:21 AM
Is the SASS DPMS barrel only chambered in .308 or can it also fire 7.62Nato rounds?

From what I've read, the .308win rounds shoots hotter than 7.62NATO. So therefore you can fire 7.62NATO on a .308win barrel and not the other way around.

triggs75
08-03-2011, 7:19 AM
From what I've read, the .308win rounds shoots hotter than 7.62NATO. So therefore you can fire 7.62NATO on a .308win barrel and not the other way around.

+1. yep thats my understanding as well. That's why I am looking into the .308 barrel, probably the rainer arms 16" .308 barrel.

Chad

Baga
08-03-2011, 10:22 AM
On the the actual DPMS SASS barrels, is there a stamped (or etched) marking of .308Win or 7.62NATO?

lwbyo1
08-03-2011, 11:35 AM
On the the actual DPMS SASS barrels, is there a stamped (or etched) marking of .308Win or 7.62NATO?

The SASS barrels are stamped 7.62X51.

Baga
08-03-2011, 4:19 PM
Anymore awesome AR .308/7.62 builds (pictures and components list). :taz:

speeddreamz
08-03-2011, 4:38 PM
Anymore awesome AR .308/7.62 builds (pictures and components list). :taz:

Depends if I can manage to get the gas block and gas tube installed.

Can't get the pins in the tube correctly.

After that, its only a matter of time before troy gets a MRF back in stock...

Tank 57
08-03-2011, 5:37 PM
A lot of nice guns in this thread.Here's their grandfather.
http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09004.jpg

http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09006.jpg

http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09007.jpg

lwbyo1
08-03-2011, 6:31 PM
A lot of nice guns in this thread.Here's their grandfather.
http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09004.jpg

http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09006.jpg

http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09007.jpg

Oooooh, Ahhhhhhhhhh. I've always liked the look of the original AR10

speeddreamz
08-03-2011, 6:37 PM
waffle waffle

louscamaro91
08-03-2011, 6:49 PM
Here is another one of mine!

It's a Armalite Super SASS upper with adjustable gas block.
The lower is a Aero Precision with a PRS stock.

It is for sale as well!

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/llbean2468/5b8578b3.jpg

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/llbean2468/dbbffd25.jpg

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i456/llbean2468/a56a28cc.jpg

triggs75
08-03-2011, 7:23 PM
A lot of nice guns in this thread.Here's their grandfather.

http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09007.jpg

That is awsome. What is that in the inside front of carry handle?

Chad

louscamaro91
08-03-2011, 7:30 PM
That is awsome. What is that in the inside front of carry handle?

Chad

That is the charging handle.
That is pretty bad ***!

triggs75
08-03-2011, 7:35 PM
That is the charging handle.
That is pretty bad ***!

Nice!! Yep pretty bad a** indeed!

ARfiend
08-03-2011, 9:06 PM
I have been wanting to build a AR10 and been holding off because I have to buy everything new. I can't use some of my AR15 parts laying around.

Could someone please post a list of AR15 parts that can be used on an AR10 build?

I noticed some people are using PRS and UBR stocks. I have an extra PRS stock and I wanted to use for the build. Do I have to get a PRS stock specifically for an AR10?

BTW...I wished I didn't see this thread...all of your builds are awesome..and its making me want to build one..:(

I talked to someone from Magpul when I was ordering my PRS stock and they said if you have a PRS for an AR15 you can change out the cheek weld with the one designed for the 308 but since I was buying at that time I just got the one for the 308. It is just a little shorter to allow for the longer throw on the charging handle of the 308. Also, my lower is a POF which allows you to use an AR 15 lpk but that is the only lower I know of that you can do this with.

Hoop
08-03-2011, 10:02 PM
From what I've read, the .308win rounds shoots hotter than 7.62NATO. So therefore you can fire 7.62NATO on a .308win barrel and not the other way around.

Places that stamp them 7.62 nato or whatever still test them to 308 win saami specs it's just a sales thing. There's only one rifle I know of in the entire world that is 7.62 nato but not safe with 308 win and that's some sort of Indian Ishapore Enfield somethingrather rifle.

edit: 762nato spec was like 53k PSI, SAAAMI spec is 58k psi I think. Like I said it's nothing to worry about with a modern firearm barrel.

ARfiend
08-03-2011, 10:16 PM
http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z338/MyTac/IMG_0043-1.jpg

Here's my 308 build:

POF-USA Lower
RRA lpk
RRA 2 stage trigger
Magpul PRS stock
Hogue grip
Bullet Button
DPMS upper
Daniel Defense 12.0" Lite Rail
YHM gas block
Harris bi-pod
Barrett scope rings
Nightforce 5.5-22X50 scope

Capita159
08-03-2011, 11:05 PM
Places that stamp them 7.62 nato or whatever still test them to 308 win saami specs it's just a sales thing. There's only one rifle I know of in the entire world that is 7.62 nato but not safe with 308 win and that's some sort of Indian Ishapore Enfield somethingrather rifle.

edit: 762nato spec was like 53k PSI, SAAAMI spec is 58k psi I think. Like I said it's nothing to worry about with a modern firearm barrel.

I figured that but don't want to find out the hard way. I've heard horror stories about mini 14 barrels damaging by using 5.56NATO rounds and don't want to gamble that with a 7.62NATO barrel shooting .308WIN.

One crowd that would know about this are the FAL boys. Most of their barrels are 7.62X51mm barrels.

ARfiend
08-03-2011, 11:09 PM
I always heard that a barrel chambered in a NATO round can shoot the commercial equivalent but not the other way around.

Baga
08-04-2011, 9:11 AM
http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z338/MyTac/IMG_0043-1.jpg

Here's my 308 build:

POF-USA Lower
RRA lpk
RRA 2 stage trigger
Magpul PRS stock
Hogue grip
Bullet Button
DPMS upper
Daniel Defense 12.0" Lite Rail
YHM gas block
Harris bi-pod
Barrett scope rings
Nightforce 5.5-22X50 scope

ARfiend, awesome .308 build. What kind of barrel (& length) and muzzle brake/compensator do you have on your setup?

MrExel17
08-04-2011, 11:58 AM
A lot of nice guns in this thread.Here's their grandfather.
http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09004.jpg

http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09006.jpg

http://http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n27/TankMechanic/Guns08-09-09007.jpg

Dam that is a nice AR10, I like the pistol grip a lot ( not even trying to be funny) may I ask where you got it?

ARfiend
08-04-2011, 1:25 PM
ARfiend, awesome .308 build. What kind of barrel (& length) and muzzle brake/compensator do you have on your setup?

It is a 20" DPMS heavy barrel with a Panther flash hider. I have a feeling that I am going to end up switching that upper out for a POF though. I went with the DPMS because it was only $715 but by the time I put everything else on it I realized I almost spent the amount that I was trying to avoid by not getting the gas piston POF from the beginning. Oh well, that just means when I do the swap someone will get an already built and broke in upper with all the bells and whistles :D

Tank 57
08-04-2011, 3:40 PM
Dam that is a nice AR10, I like the pistol grip a lot ( not even trying to be funny) may I ask where you got it?

Bought it about 25 years ago.It's an original Portuguese model AR-10 parts kit on an H&H semi lower.Didn't mean to threadjack,thought you guys might like a real "old school" AR.

Baga
08-05-2011, 8:49 PM
It is a 20" DPMS heavy barrel with a Panther flash hider. I have a feeling that I am going to end up switching that upper out for a POF though. I went with the DPMS because it was only $715 but by the time I put everything else on it I realized I almost spent the amount that I was trying to avoid by not getting the gas piston POF from the beginning. Oh well, that just means when I do the swap someone will get an already built and broke in upper with all the bells and whistles :D

So your telling me that there is a possibility that this upper could be in a FOR SALE thread, ;) haha...Let me know, maybe I'll purchase it :D

Hoop
08-05-2011, 9:16 PM
I always heard that a barrel chambered in a NATO round can shoot the commercial equivalent but not the other way around.

For 556 vs 223 that is true for 762nato vs 308 not so much. Like I said the 762nato part is a non-issue anyways.

TheBigness
08-05-2011, 11:30 PM
fsc really does piss people off Reminds of
when they stop letting people play with shot guns on the the swinging targets at my local range. OOooPps my bad saiga 12 is kinda loud as well bang X10 scared the guys next to making some drop there pistolas. I have Chads situation, pmag issue. I wonder if AR 10 catch is workin. Hit me up guys I'm bored with x box wanna go back 2 reality.

UBFRAGD
08-06-2011, 9:59 PM
FA lower, DPMS parts kit, ACE Socom stock +1" rubber, DPMS 18" lite contour upper, 3x9 Trij hanging in Burris XTR's. God I love this rifle. Wolff springs. Pmags FTW!!
http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o476/ubfragd/lr308_1.jpg

Today: 10 rounds @ 100y/5-10mph side gusts/168 grainers. Two flyers, me, the trigger, the wind, the blast from the shooters on the next table, I am still pretty happy for a lightweight semi-auto 308.....this thing shoots like this or better every weekend....
http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o476/ubfragd/10_10.jpg

triggs75
08-07-2011, 7:49 AM
fsc really does piss people off Reminds of
when they stop letting people play with shot guns on the the swinging targets at my local range. OOooPps my bad saiga 12 is kinda loud as well bang X10 scared the guys next to making some drop there pistolas. I have Chads situation, pmag issue. I wonder if AR 10 catch is workin. Hit me up guys I'm bored with x box wanna go back 2 reality.

The AR10 catch is holding the pmag in fine now. I just do not have my upper yet to make sure I am not getting any bolt overs, which was another issue I have seen with the combo of the CMMG lowers and the pmags.

Chad

TheBigness
08-07-2011, 4:04 PM
Please let me know how it works out. where did you find Ar-10 CATCH?

lelandEOD
08-07-2011, 5:09 PM
LaRue OBR and little brother:

http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo159/993_guy/P1060674.jpg

http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo159/993_guy/P1060672.jpg

zoglog
08-07-2011, 7:06 PM
First build

POF .308 Gen III Upper/Lower/ MRR Rail
Raddlock Gen-X BB
RRA 2 Stage NM Trigger
ERGO Tactical Deluxe Grip
Magpul MBus Gen 2 Front/Back
DPMS BCG
DPMS 18" SASS Barrel & Low profile gas block
Harris S Bipod
BA Battlecomp
Magpul PRS Stock
Lucid HD 7 (Temp)


Still waiting for:
Vortex PST 6-24 FFP MRAD
Burris AR-PEPR Mount
A stupid c-clip for the ejection port cover assembly
AR-10 Magazine Catch

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/262512_10150263079199142_533879141_7777579_6175544 _n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/185563_10150263079399142_533879141_7777582_6307483 _n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/215109_10150263079649142_533879141_7777586_7647410 _n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284607_10150263079854142_533879141_7777588_589624_ n.jpg

triggs75
08-07-2011, 8:26 PM
Please let me know how it works out. where did you find Ar-10 CATCH?

I got mine here:

http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/ARMEA1108.aspx

or here:

http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=EA6080

For mine, the main difference in the two is the ar-10 catch bolt has a slight angle inward. This is what makes it work cause when you place it in the lower and screw it down, it forces the catch to go into the mag slot deeper. I do not have an upper yet but my pmag is locked in there very tightly now.

TheBigness
08-08-2011, 11:32 PM
I will pick one up and give it a go thanks again I will keep you posted on progress

Baga
08-15-2011, 11:06 AM
This is kind of off topic, but any members who posted their .308 components on this thread that uses a Pistiol Grip with the plam shelf, please check out this thread:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=6967105#post6967105

It's a question about:
-DPMS Pistol Grip Panther Style
-Falcon Industries Ergo Tactical Deluxe with Palm Shelf

Thanks for viewing...

Capita159
08-17-2011, 5:49 PM
AR-308s are fun to shoot..... :D

http://youtu.be/FgVwOXmAYlQ

Arteel
08-17-2011, 6:24 PM
Love the point of view from the spotting scope!

Capita159
08-18-2011, 1:19 PM
The Vapor trails are awesome! You can really see the bullet drop :)

Baga
08-18-2011, 3:05 PM
AR-308s are fun to shoot..... :D

http://youtu.be/FgVwOXmAYlQ

WOW, NOW THAT WAS AN AWESOME VIDEO!!!

thrillhouse700
08-21-2011, 4:28 PM
Where did you get the mono pod for the A2?

speeddreamz
08-23-2011, 12:14 PM
http://i56.tinypic.com/23m0qph.jpg

Just built, needs fine tuning.
-Adjustment of the gas block
-Adjustment of the gas tube possibly
-10-20 degrees more turn on the PWS Comp b/c the bench my vise is attached to is giving way when I torque the comp on.

Parts list
Mega Arms MA-Ten Upper/Lower Combo
Daniel Defense LPK
Fulton Armory 18.5" lightweight barrel
PRI Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block (.750)
Rifle Length Gas System
Fulton Armory Titan BCG
Troy MRF 308 13.8 Battle Rail
PWS FSC 30
Troy Front and Rear Folding Sights
Magpul UBR
Magpul Miad

Capita159
08-23-2011, 1:23 PM
Where did you get the mono pod for the A2?

http://www.accu-shot.com/

I bought it at Botac.com for $50.00 shipped and no tax. You'll need to replace the sling loop with a sling swivel stud.

http://i56.tinypic.com/23m0qph.jpg


Oh very nice!!! :wub:

triggs75
08-23-2011, 2:29 PM
Very nice turnout indeed. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Love the Mega, wish I went that route as well.



Just built, needs fine tuning.
-Adjustment of the gas block
-Adjustment of the gas tube possibly
-10-20 degrees more turn on the PWS Comp b/c the bench my vise is attached to is giving way when I torque the comp on.

Parts list
Mega Arms MA-Ten Upper/Lower Combo
Daniel Defense LPK
Fulton Armory 18.5" lightweight barrel
PRI Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block (.750)
Rifle Length Gas System
Fulton Armory Titan BCG
Troy MRF 308 13.8 Battle Rail
PWS FSC 30
Troy Front and Rear Folding Sights
Magpul UBR
Magpul Miad

AM9000
08-23-2011, 6:20 PM
VERY NICE.

6doubleR
08-24-2011, 9:02 AM
Great thread, and tons of great info/ideas for my build! :)

speeddreamz
08-24-2011, 10:35 AM
Very nice turnout indeed. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Love the Mega, wish I went that route as well.

Gotta get a few minor issues straightened out but it should be sweet shooting.

As it stands right now, no ammo, no optics, 9lbs.

I'm hoping to drop it another 1lb with an acs possibly.

NorCalAthlete
09-02-2011, 7:16 PM
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/453/img0367zh.jpg

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6200/img0364vl.jpg

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/5820/img0363ck.jpg

FMJBT
09-02-2011, 9:55 PM
Ready for test firing. Pending function test, it will be torn back down and Duracoated FDE:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6199/6107703835_8b7be1c986_z.jpg


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6064/6108251888_975f74eaa9_z.jpg


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6077/6107703513_fef78d7a19_z.jpg


Upper:

-SI Defense Billet Upper (Was supposed to be anodized FDE, but arrived painted...)
-DPMS SASS 18" Barrel w/ ridiculously expensive lo pro gas block
-Darkmetal Designs "HK Style" Muzzle Brake
Troy MRF 13.8" Forend (Black was all I could find in stock at the time)
DPMS Standard 308 BCG (Non Chromed)
BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle (Large)
BSA 4-14X44 FFP MRAD (Midway USA)
UTG LE Grade QD 30mm Rings (Medium Height)
B&T QD Bipod from DS Arms
NCStar 45 degree Offset Mount (Future home of some kind of dot sight thing, for like, room clearing and stuff)

Lower:

-Tactical Machining TM-308 80%
-DPMS LPK
-Rock River 2 Stage Trigger
-Ergo Grip w/ Palm Shelf
-UTG Mil Spec Buffer Tube
-Magpul ACS w/ .75" Butt Pad
-DPMS LR308 Carbine Buffer and Spring
-Bullet Button
-Magpul 10/20 308 Pmag

triggs75
09-03-2011, 4:59 PM
Here is an update of my build so far. Taking it slow :D

Build so far consist of:
CMMG .308 Lower (Sprayed with a little Desert Mirage Brown Duracoat)
Battle Arms Development - Ambidextrous Safety Selector (BAD-@$$)
Magpul PMAG LR20 10/20
Magpul CTR with Car-10 Bufffer Assembly (heavybuffers.com)
MAID Grip, AFG, Gen 2 sights and rail ladders for upper
Geissele SSA

Optics
I wanted the donut recticle instead of the T, but for a free Bobro mount and switchview, couldn't pass it up.

SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
•First Focal Plane Illuminated T Reticle (Post/Mil-Scale)
BOBRO Mount
SWFA SS Switchview Throwlever

Upper ordered and being built by Addax Tactical:
ADDAX TACTICAL GUARDIAN MK16-1 .308 AR UPPER RECEIVER ASSEBMLY
Billet .308 upper
Daniel Defense 12.0 lite rail
Battlecomp BABC compensator
Chrome BCG with black titanium nitride bolt
VLTOR Charging Handle (7.62mm/.308) w/ Mod 4

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5508/img1680cs.jpg

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4471/img1681ap.jpg

Not the best shots looking through the scope, but you get the idea. I really am amazed on how bright the illumination is on this baby. It is very bright in daylight where my hi-lux leatherwood not visible in daylight at all.

1x illuminated
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9513/img1685qj.jpg

4x not illuminated through my screen and sliding door
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3648/img1682d.jpg


Chad

Len
09-05-2011, 4:12 AM
This is my second build on a Tactical Machining lower.
The first one is here.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=318290
By the time I was done it weighed something like 17 pounds without optics and was not what I would call accurate, the best groups I got were on the bench with Federal Match, 1.5 inch group @ 100 yards.

So I sold it and moved on to something else.
I missed the 308AR but not the weight, so I decided to build a light as possible, but also as accurate as possible rifle on a new TM lower.
Major build parts as follows...
-TM lower
-DD LPK
-Magpul ACS & MOE grip
-Slash's Heavy carbine Buffer
-Geissele S2S trigger.
-Raddlock

-Fulton side cocking upper and bolt carrier
-16 inch Black Hole stainless match barrel mid length gas with dimples
-Troy gas block
-JP Handguard
-SJC Titan stainless muzzle brake
-BCM Charging Handle Mod 3


Rifle weighs 8.4 Lbs, no mag on my Chicom digital postal scale.
Topped off with a TA11 ACOG its at 9.7 Lbs.
100 yard groups, American Eagle .308, 5 shot group at 1.2 inches and the Federal match is a little better.
This one is a keeper. :)
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/001.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/005.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/002.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/003.jpg
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/IMG_20110903_125439.jpg

Japedo
09-05-2011, 11:41 AM
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/japedo_k/DSC01292.jpg

Believe it or not, it's a complete Hesse rifle, that works:eek:. With a Super Sniper scope and Fab SR25 stock

FMJBT
09-05-2011, 3:08 PM
Believe it or not, it's a complete Hesse rifle, that works:eek:. With a Super Sniper scope and Fab SR25 stock


Nice Hesse! My first 308 AR was built with a Hesse/ Blackthorne upper. Mine has some issues with the gas block leaking, but is insanely accurate. I'm thinking about swapping out the gas block with one of the DPMS lo pro blocks to see if it will seal better.

Mine in FDE with PRS stock on a Noveske N-6 lower:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6079/6118294538_9ff289b984_z.jpg

Capita159
09-13-2011, 6:18 PM
Updated and possibly finalized....

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6139592264_a4812c13ef_b.jpg

Upper:
JD Machine G3 LR-308 upper with forward assist and dust cover,
DPMS LR-308 20.5" bull barrel 1:10" twist,
DPMS LR-308 complete bolt carrier group,
DPMS Miculek muzzle brake,
PRI gas buster charging handle,
Troy Industries MRF308 free float rail handguard,
Troy Industries rail covers,
Troy Industries front and rear flip up iron sights,
VLTOR modpod bi-pod,
Magpul RVG,
A.R.M.S. #35 quick detach base,
A.R.M.S. #35 medium height 30mm rings,
Leupold Vari III long range 3.5-10X40mm German reticle #4 scope,
Knights bi-pod/sling adapter,
Uncle Mike's sling adapters,

Lower:
CMMG MK-8 G3 lower,
DPMS LR-308 complete buttstock,
DPMS LR-308 complete lower trigger/parts assembly,
DPMS ambidextrous safety selector,
YHM single point sling adapter,
Uncle Mike's misc. sling adapters,
Tango Down palm rest pistol grip,
H&K G3 magazine converted to fixed 10/20 rounds,
B&M Accushot rear mono-pod,
and Raddlock bullet button

Upper assembly was assembled, head spaced, and shorten and retread of barrel by Randall "AR15barrels.com"
Lower assembly was assembled by me.
Gun's current weight is 16.5lbs, it's not going to get any lighter.

thmpr
09-13-2011, 8:18 PM
Capita, is that a transformer in disguise....=0)

Capita159
09-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Capita, is that a transformer in disguise....=0)

Hahahah yes, it's been asking to find energon cubes. You know, I've always wanted a Walter P-38 but can't seem to find one when I got the cash. And people want too much money for a G1 Megatron lol.

speeddreamz
09-13-2011, 10:23 PM
took this bad boy out to the range and fired off a couple rounds then opened up the gas block half a turn. Continued the process till the thing cycled well then took it another half turn. I'm shooting mil-surplus .308 and its so soft shooting its ridiculous. The rifle length gas sys and the pws FSC_30 must be doing their job!


http://i56.tinypic.com/23m0qph.jpg

Just built, needs fine tuning.
-Adjustment of the gas block
-Adjustment of the gas tube possibly
-10-20 degrees more turn on the PWS Comp b/c the bench my vise is attached to is giving way when I torque the comp on.

Parts list
Mega Arms MA-Ten Upper/Lower Combo
Daniel Defense LPK
Fulton Armory 18.5" lightweight barrel
PRI Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block (.750)
Rifle Length Gas System
Fulton Armory Titan BCG
Troy MRF 308 13.8 Battle Rail
PWS FSC 30
Troy Front and Rear Folding Sights
Magpul UBR
Magpul Miad

FMJBT
10-12-2011, 7:04 PM
Finally got it stripped down and painted in FDE duracoat. Still haven't had time to shoot it though. Hopefully in the next week or so while I'm on leave.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6099/6232869625_e961031bd7_b.jpg

triggs75
10-12-2011, 9:29 PM
Looks good. Pretty close with the FDE colors

Chad

FMJBT
10-12-2011, 11:02 PM
Looks good. Pretty close with the FDE colors

Chad

Thanks Man. The color match would have been much closer, but the batch of Duracoat I used has been sitting in my garage for about 2 years now. I think some of the black pigment didn't mix in when I shook it up, so it's a shade or so lighter than Magpul FDE. Matches pretty good with the Tango Down SCAR panels on the forend though :)

rob474
10-17-2011, 9:28 PM
ok i am so confused all these guns are bad ***. i am looking into building my own ar15 but what i am confused about is are the one's on the ban list in cali more dangerous then what we can build legally. this ban seems pretty stupid do they think the ones they ban are more of a assult rifle then other rifles it just makes no sense to me. is there a good shop in the inland empire that has a good supply of cali legal ar parts to build a 308 ar
thank you
rob

Cyc Wid It
10-18-2011, 1:28 AM
... they the same other than markings, please read the AW list that's at the top of every page.

LBCR1
10-18-2011, 11:39 PM
Tactical Machine lower
RedX Arms upper


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/diaxio/guns/IMAG0073_edit0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/diaxio/guns/IMAG0074.jpg

Len
10-24-2011, 10:03 AM
I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/2011-10-23_10-23-43_236.jpg

speeddreamz
10-24-2011, 10:05 AM
that side charger looks great!

Len
10-24-2011, 10:11 AM
that side charger looks great!

Thank you, I will have the new build up soon.

speeddreamz
10-24-2011, 10:17 AM
I used the same barrel, but with a MEGA arms upper/lower

triggs75
10-24-2011, 10:54 AM
I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.


That 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and Surefire muzzle brake is SWEET!!

Len
10-25-2011, 9:59 AM
Just finished the latest build.

JD Machine upper/lower combo
-Black Hole Weaponry 16 inch barrel
-Advanced Armament Corporation muzzle brake
-Troy low profile gas block
-Fulton chrome bolt carrier group
-Troy BattleRail TRX 12 inch handguard
-Troy BUIS
-BCM large gunfighter charging handle

-VLTOR EMod stock
-Magpul MOE grip
-Raddlock
-Midwest PX 10 round P-mag
-Geissele SSA trigger
-Slash heavy buffer and spring

8 3/4 pounds without ACOG.

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/2011-10-24_18-20-10_167.jpg
With TA11 ACOG
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/2011-10-24_18-31-02_428.jpg

louscamaro91
10-27-2011, 8:55 PM
My armalite built:
http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l567/ldawg1785/8f87ad3b.jpg

http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l567/ldawg1785/ef9fb58d.jpg

16" chrome lined barrel
Daniel defense 12.0 lite rail
Surefire muzzle brake
Aero precision lower with magpul acs stock and moe grip
Optic is an aimpoint m4
Troy battle sights

Son of BAR7
10-28-2011, 9:44 AM
The start of my Long Distance Caller

Tactical Machining TM-10 lower with parts kit, Prince 50 BB (soon to be replaced with BB Convertible) and 10/20 pmag. Buffer, extension, and spring from local gun show :patriot:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6101/6288854335_7906c956e5_b.jpg

Son of BAR7
11-03-2011, 9:02 AM
I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/2011-10-23_10-23-43_236.jpg

Great looking setup, very similar to what I had in mind for my own build with the Fulton upper. Is that the Phantom LTE barrel?

Len
11-03-2011, 9:19 AM
Great looking setup, very similar to what I had in mind for my own build with the Fulton upper. Is that the Phantom LTE barrel?

Thank you,
Its the 18.5 inch one listed here,
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=42629/Product/-308-AR-BARRELS

monibrew
11-04-2011, 8:44 PM
This is not my build but I added the Red Dot and Bipod. Thanks to Romandad for the sale.

Upper is a Fulton Armory Titan Phantom 20" with flattop + Side Cocking. Phantom style free float tube. One 3 Inch Rail sling swivel and Flash Suppressor. Less than 50 rounds through it.

Lower is a CMMG, DPMS magazine compatible, With a Magpul PRS stock (~$200 value itself, and two sets of Ergo grips- Contoured and palm shelf. And Raddlock Bullet Button (the new generation one that can go up and down).

It weighs 12.6 with ten rounds.

Son of BAR7
11-10-2011, 9:42 AM
I decided to change mine a little.
Went with a Fulton 18.5 inch rifle length gas system barrel and a Surefire muzzle brake.
VLTOR EMOD stock.
Changed the optics to a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9 I had laying around.
Putting the ACOG and the Black Hole barrel on the new build.
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n358/longbowman/2011-10-23_10-23-43_236.jpg

Len,

What did you use for the bolt catch on this build?
I just sent back the receiver that I had, it was a blem with LPK installed (the more I stared at it the more the 'blems' stood out) so I'm exchanging it for a stripped lower. From what I understand they are set up to use the DPMS pattern LR-308 bolt catch with a roll-pin and a set screw, not the threaded pin that comes with the LPK. I just wanted to get benefit of your experience on this.

bug_eyedmonster
11-30-2011, 2:59 AM
Hey guys,

I recently got a CMMG 308 lower. Can anyone tell me more specifics about this? I've been reading here, regarding the mag catch and issues with the bolt catch? Can someone tell me more in detail about these problems? I was also thinking about getting a DPMS (assembled) upper, but it seems my barrel options are limited, unlike my MEGA build. Sorry, I have been working on my 5.56 builds, and just getting back into the .308 world. Thanks in advance, I'll hopefully post u some builds here soon.

Jerry

lionbassplayer
11-30-2011, 7:05 AM
Hey guys,

I recently got a CMMG 308 lower. Can anyone tell me more specifics about this? I've been reading here, regarding the mag catch and issues with the bolt catch? Can someone tell me more in detail about these problems? I was also thinking about getting a DPMS (assembled) upper, but it seems my barrel options are limited, unlike my MEGA build. Sorry, I have been working on my 5.56 builds, and just getting back into the .308 world. Thanks in advance, I'll hopefully post u some builds here soon.

Jerry

Hi Jerry,
There is one question I would have to ask you regarding the CMMG .308 lower first, is it the MK-3 (older), or MK-8 (newer) model?

MK-3 looks like this
http://www.elementarms.com/images/P/CMMG-MK-3-.308-Lower65-903.JPG

if you have the MK-3 (their older model) it does have some issues, but I am pleased with it overall.

1ST ISSUE – the front take down pin has just a hair to much material in front of it to allow the upper to hinged like an AR-15, it has to come up. here is my conversation with Tech support:

Me: I have a MK-3 .308 lower receiver and I realized that the material around the front pin hole is not the same which makes it so that you cannot split the upper and lower by removing the rear pin and rotating the upper and lower in opposite directions (like opening a double barrel shotgun I guess) for cleaning or whatever. It might be confusing in the way I'm trying to explain, so if that's the case, just ask for specification. This was the case with all the uppers I tried on this lower. They fit nice and snug with both the pins in but they pretty much just come apart straight up and down.

I tried to get the upper and lower open like this by sticking in the front pin and forcing it by rocking it back and forth which shaved off a little bit which wasnâ t the best idea, but oh well. I then used some Aluminum Black Metal touch up, but it still looks bad from up close as can be seen in the pictures.

Is there anything that can be done easily to have the extra 1-2 hundredths of an inch taken off and then re-coated to look better?

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3244/img1883n.jpg


Tech Support: Our older .308 Lower design was not machined to actually be hinged like your wanting, our new design is. There is good news-I can get your lower and machine it for hinging like our new ones and have it re-anodized and tefloned for you. Your cost for that would be $60 for the machining and $35 for the re-coating, plus shipping costs. Let me know if you’re interested. – CMMG Tech Support

I ended up getting it taken care of somewhere else, but they were helpful.


2ND ISSUE – my magazine would fall out randomly (before I had an upper receiver) I tried a couple of thing which both worked. The first was to put a very small shim between the right side of the bullet button and the bullet well (in the front of it if you’re looking down range)which made the mag catch stay in. the second solution came from my friend had a Raddlock gen-x bullet button and was bummed because he couldn’t use the mag release tool that Phase 5 Tactical makes (http://www.phase5tactical.com/products/california-market/p5t-mrt-magazine-release-tool-) so he traded me for my regular Prince bullet button. If you don’t install the rubber gaskets that it comes with, and tighten it down, the Raddlock doesn’t have the same issue.
And, for the MK-3, as far as I know, any DPMS style upper will work (Armalite, and Rock Rivers will not) I built a SASS upper and I love it.
The last issue you mentioned was problems with the bolt release/catch? I haven’t had any issues, but I would recommend the Phase 5 Tactical Extended Bolt release (http://www.phase5tactical.com/products/308-dpms-type/extended-bolt-release-v2308-ebrv2308) if you’re looking for one. Here’s a picture of mine.
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9700/aug2011010.jpg

MK-8 looks like this:
http://members.cox.net/wazdat1/CMMG%20MK8.jpg

if you have the MK-8, I’m not much help, but after talking to CMMG about my MK-3 issues, they mentioned the MK-8 was the replacement model for the MK-8 but took a different magazine but that’s about all I know.

triggs75
11-30-2011, 8:06 AM
Hey guys,

I recently got a CMMG 308 lower. Can anyone tell me more specifics about this? I've been reading here, regarding the mag catch and issues with the bolt catch? Can someone tell me more in detail about these problems? I was also thinking about getting a DPMS (assembled) upper, but it seems my barrel options are limited, unlike my MEGA build. Sorry, I have been working on my 5.56 builds, and just getting back into the .308 world. Thanks in advance, I'll hopefully post u some builds here soon.

Jerry

When I had the DPMS LPK mag latch installed the Pmags would not stay in consistantly and if the mag was wiggled it would fall out. I purchased the AR-10 mag latch and it worked great with no issues of the Pmag falling out.

I got mine here:

http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/ARMEA1108.aspx

or here:

http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=EA6080

For mine, the main difference in the two is the ar-10 catch bolt has a slight angle inward. This is what makes it work cause when you place it in the lower and screw it down, it forces the catch to go into the mag slot deeper.

Mute
11-30-2011, 9:29 AM
I built this one with the Mega MA-Ten set:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5017/5471035567_0a2f77f781_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5247/5266732512_b0ba5daec7_b.jpg

Specs:

- Mega Arms MA-Ten upper and lower receiver
- Barrel – Rainier Ultra Match 20” rifle length
- AR10 BCG
- Magpul AR10 PRS stock
- Battlecomp BABC muzzle brake
- Handguard – SWS E1 15"
- Trigger - Geissele SD3G (currently wearing a Timney)
- Ergo Grip
- Phase5 v2 bolt catch

bug_eyedmonster
12-01-2011, 5:01 PM
Hi Jerry,
There is one question I would have to ask you regarding the CMMG .308 lower first, is it the MK-3 (older), or MK-8 (newer) model?

MK-3 looks like this
http://www.elementarms.com/images/P/CMMG-MK-3-.308-Lower65-903.JPG

if you have the MK-3 (their older model) it does have some issues, but I am pleased with it overall.

1ST ISSUE – the front take down pin has just a hair to much material in front of it to allow the upper to hinged like an AR-15, it has to come up. here is my conversation with Tech support:



I ended up getting it taken care of somewhere else, but they were helpful.


2ND ISSUE – my magazine would fall out randomly (before I had an upper receiver) I tried a couple of thing which both worked. The first was to put a very small shim between the right side of the bullet button and the bullet well (in the front of it if you’re looking down range)which made the mag catch stay in. the second solution came from my friend had a Raddlock gen-x bullet button and was bummed because he couldn’t use the mag release tool that Phase 5 Tactical makes (http://www.phase5tactical.com/products/california-market/p5t-mrt-magazine-release-tool-) so he traded me for my regular Prince bullet button. If you don’t install the rubber gaskets that it comes with, and tighten it down, the Raddlock doesn’t have the same issue.
And, for the MK-3, as far as I know, any DPMS style upper will work (Armalite, and Rock Rivers will not) I built a SASS upper and I love it.
The last issue you mentioned was problems with the bolt release/catch? I haven’t had any issues, but I would recommend the Phase 5 Tactical Extended Bolt release (http://www.phase5tactical.com/products/308-dpms-type/extended-bolt-release-v2308-ebrv2308) if you’re looking for one. Here’s a picture of mine.
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9700/aug2011010.jpg

MK-8 looks like this:
http://members.cox.net/wazdat1/CMMG%20MK8.jpg

if you have the MK-8, I’m not much help, but after talking to CMMG about my MK-3 issues, they mentioned the MK-8 was the replacement model for the MK-8 but took a different magazine but that’s about all I know.


Wow, thanks for the info. I have the MK-3 lower, with a parts kit, and I ordered the Phase 5 lever already. As for the upper, if I got a Noveske complete upper, will it bolt on? I was told by someone before that I'd have modify it somehow, which I wasn't too comfortable doing... If that's the case, I'd rather just sell the lower and get something else.

Jerry

GettoPhilosopher
12-03-2011, 9:43 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20111203_180624.jpg

JD Machine billet upper/lower set
DPMS BCG
DPMS LPK
MOE grip
PRS stock
Troy extended rail
PRI low profile gas block

Left to get:
Buffer/tube/spring
JP Cooley brake
VLTOR modpod
Black Hole Weaponry barrel (still trying to decide between 18" and 20", light profile or standard profile)
Optic (TA11E or TA55A)

BHW said they'll run my barrel around mid-January. I need to decide on length and profile by Monday. I'm thinking probably their lighter profile. Can't decide between 18" and 20".

Sent from my Galaxy S II. Please overlook any typos.

triggs75
12-04-2011, 5:28 PM
The last issue you mentioned was problems with the bolt release/catch? I haven’t had any issues, but I would recommend the Phase 5 Tactical Extended Bolt release (http://www.phase5tactical.com/products/308-dpms-type/extended-bolt-release-v2308-ebrv2308) if you’re looking for one. Here’s a picture of mine.



Does your mag catch latch catch on the side of your lower? When I install mine there is a little play to it so when i am pressing it down to catch the bolt it would hit the CMMG lower on that point coming out, does yours not do the same?

Does it hit where the red circle is

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9700/aug2011010.jpg


Chad

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
12-25-2011, 7:54 PM
Thanks for the tread guys. Here is what I put on order today. Buying two of everything because my father in law and I are going on this adventure together:

Magpul Industries PRS AR-10 Precision Adjustable Stock Black SR25 7.62 NATO
Command Arms Interchangeable Pistol Grip
DPMS Lower Receiver Parts Kit
DPMS Buffer DPMS LR-308
MagPul PRS Extended Recoil Pad
Vltor BCM Gunfighter Mod 4 Medium
DPMS Buttstock Assembly DPMS A2 style

Just need a stripped lower, a few mags, and maybe a nice trigger to finish off the lower.

Now it's time to plan the upper. Decisions, decisions.....

Update 1/12/12

Finished off the lowers.

DPMS lower
Magpul 10/20 Pmags
Tried the Radlock but it does not fit well. I'll go back to the bullet button that came with the lower.

P.S. building two. One for me and one for my step father

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/2012-01-11010417.jpg


Update 2/11/12

We have parts. Updates to follow.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/Parts.jpg

mod1217
01-06-2012, 4:55 PM
This is My build
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/mod1217/DSC01042.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/mod1217/DSC01037.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/mod1217/DSC01038.jpg
Not to slam any suppliers but this parts list and handling time is what iT is based on my experince (Price might not be accurate anymore but at least you have a basis)
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/mod1217/CCF01062012_00000.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/mod1217/DSC01010.jpg

Norsemen308
01-23-2012, 8:47 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d99/Blackmagic1450/gunz005.jpghttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d99/Blackmagic1450/gunz006.jpg


for the Mk3 CMMG lower questions... grab the ar10 mag catch and your mag will not drop out no matter what... for the other issues I havent experienced them this is my 5th cmmg lower and only NOW did I have the mag drop problems adn front detent spring BS... I still love the lower Id buy another one. I just do not like the G3 mags.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d99/Blackmagic1450/gunz005.jpghttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d99/Blackmagic1450/gunz006.jpg

Crusader Kid
01-27-2012, 4:30 PM
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q209/NA427FB/100_1019.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q209/NA427FB/100_1020.jpg

Tactical Maching Lower
DPMS Upper
Magpul PRS stock
DPMS LPK
DPMS Vented Free Float Tube
JP Brake
DPMS 24" Flutted Bull Barrel
DPMS BCG
DPMS Buffer
DPMS Grip
Hawke Sport Optics Eclipse 6-24x50AO Rifle Scope

Randee
01-29-2012, 9:37 AM
Need a little help guys, so I bought a stripped lower from a fellow calgunner and it came with the bolt catch pre installed, there is no tension on the bolt catch - is it supposed to be like that? I am assuming no but I wanted to get confirmation from people who have 308 platforms already.

It almost seems like the buffer isnt big enough, can anyone give me some confirmation or help with this?

Hopefully once I get this resolved I can post up my specs!

NSR500
01-30-2012, 1:02 AM
Wow, thanks for the info. I have the MK-3 lower, with a parts kit, and I ordered the Phase 5 lever already. As for the upper, if I got a Noveske complete upper, will it bolt on? I was told by someone before that I'd have modify it somehow, which I wasn't too comfortable doing... If that's the case, I'd rather just sell the lower and get something else.

Jerry

The Noveske rifles are Armalite AR10 pattern. Do you already have a 308 and if so, what is it?

GettoPhilosopher
01-30-2012, 8:48 PM
Black Hole Weaponry shipped my barrel today! Hope to have pics of the completed rifle by the end of the week!

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
01-31-2012, 11:57 AM
Received my DPMS SASS barrels. Bummer that they need to be used with the more expensive DPMS gas block. Oh well.

Double barrel :p


http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/Doublebarrels.jpg

Son of BAR7
01-31-2012, 12:24 PM
Need a little help guys, so I bought a stripped lower from a fellow calgunner and it came with the bolt catch pre installed, there is no tension on the bolt catch - is it supposed to be like that? I am assuming no but I wanted to get confirmation from people who have 308 platforms already.

It almost seems like the buffer isnt big enough, can anyone give me some confirmation or help with this?

Hopefully once I get this resolved I can post up my specs!


There is a spring loaded buffer that forces the bolt catch down (releases the bolt) The idea being that while the gun is cycling rounds from the magazine, the bolt catch is held out of the way by that sprung buffer. If your bolt catch flops around loosely, I would guess the buffer and/or spring weren't installed.

Hope that helps

OutkastSL
01-31-2012, 9:46 PM
hey blackbird, jsesurplus sells a micro .936 gas block that they say works with the SASS barrel. http://www.jsesurplus.com/936.aspx

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
01-31-2012, 10:31 PM
hey blackbird, jsesurplus sells a micro .936 gas block that they say works with the SASS barrel. http://www.jsesurplus.com/936.aspx

Thanks Outkast. I'll check into that :)

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-05-2012, 10:34 PM
Well I purchased the Go no gage and the Go gage from midway. I hope I can figure it out.

OutkastSL
02-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Search YouTube, it looks easy enough.

TayR_1911
02-06-2012, 5:53 PM
anyone know of a brake with an outside diameter of about .75" ? ive been searching and all of the brakes ive been finding have an outside diameter of about .90-1" ? my rainier barrel is about .73" just before the threads.... im finishing up ordering everything for my .308 build, i have a feeling im going to have to get it machined to fit... and what say you about Fulton armory Titan chrome BCG's?

and sorry for the crappy cell phone pic, its coming along nicely, MEGA upper and lower, Magpul CTR, VLTOR tube, MIAD grip, and rainier 16" barrel. coming in the mail is the PRI CF handguard, MEGA trigger ( having second thoughts on this after a thread the other day) and an Aimpoint pro

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z29/4LugR/e9947124.jpg

GettoPhilosopher
02-06-2012, 6:55 PM
anyone know of a brake with an outside diameter of about .75" ? ive been searching and all of the brakes ive been finding have an outside diameter of about .90-1" ? my rainier barrel is about .73" just before the threads.... im finishing up ordering everything for my .308 build, i have a feeling im going to have to get it machined to fit...

You want the entire brake to be .75", or you want the back of the brake to be .75" to match your barrel? JP makes their brakes for .75 diameter. Their website shows most of their stuff is out of stock, but call first....they've got more in stock that hasn't made it to the website yet. Just installed mine today.

Speaking of that, pardon the crappy cell pics but here's the progression of my AR308!

Bought it off a Calgunner like this....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/sdc14386.jpg

Then sold the barrel/stock/FH and stripped it down to this....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20120201_174611.jpg?t=1328149654

Add a PRS and wait 2 months for my barrel from Black Hole Weaponry....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20120201_180706.jpg?t=1328149076

Add in a Kies adjustable gas block and a JP large profile tactical compensator.....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20120206_194447.jpg

All that's left is the Geiselle SSA-E and an optic! (Planning on a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MRAD in a BOBRO mount) As is obvious from the pictures, I've only got one PRS right now. Ordering another one this paycheck. Also, I'll be swapping the Larue bipod back and forth between the rifles as needed. There are some other small parts I'll be adding...scope mounted level, rifle mounted angle indicator, probably eventually a monopod, etc.

EDIT: Realized my post didn't make sense, as I was referencing shared parts with my SDM-R, which I did not post (as it's not .308). So yeah....I have a SDM-R that shares the bipod, and I currently only have one PRS between the two of them which will be rectified soon.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20120206_194056.jpg?t=1328586825

TayR_1911
02-06-2012, 7:55 PM
You want the entire brake to be .75", or you want the back of the brake to be .75" to match your barrel? JP makes their brakes for .75 diameter. Their website shows most of their stuff is out of stock, but call first....they've got more in stock that hasn't made it to the website yet. Just installed mine today.



.75 to match the barrel contour,
i will have to check out JP ! thanks for the input.

and your build is coming along great!!

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-09-2012, 10:10 PM
For 556 vs 223 that is true for 762nato vs 308 not so much. Like I said the 762nato part is a non-issue anyways.


This concerns me since my DPMS SASS barrel is stamped 7.62x51.

Your thoughts?

uYlte9Z9Eqk

lwbyo1
02-09-2012, 10:53 PM
This concerns me since my DPMS SASS barrel is stamped 7.62x51.

Your thoughts?

uYlte9Z9Eqk

You should always contact the manufacturer to find out if you can. When I contacted DPMS about this before, they said I could shoot .308 in their 7.62X51 stamped barrels. The thing I do, is I check the headspacing with a .308 field gauge. If the bolt closes on a .308 field gauge, DO NOT fire .308 out of it.

But I don't think you'll have a problem. I have yet to find a DPMS 7.62X51 stamped barrel that would actually take a 7.62X51 headspace gauge. They headspace nicely with .308 gauges though.

Let us know how it comes out.

GettoPhilosopher
02-09-2012, 10:54 PM
This concerns me since my DPMS SASS barrel is stamped 7.62x51.

Your thoughts?


That video is for roller-delayed actions.

DPMS needs to get their nomenclature straight. The barrels are marked 7.62x51, but their website FAQ says they only chamber in .308 Winchester. The SASS product page says 7.62x51, and the info page (here: http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=1999) says 7.62x51/.308. The barrel page (http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=4865&cat=1763) is titled "18" .308 SASS Barrel Fluted", but says it's chambered in 7.62x51. :facepalm:


Easy answer: Call them and ask.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-10-2012, 8:05 AM
Easy answer: Call them and ask.

Cool thanks guys. I called DPMS and spoke with Jason in their tech department. He said .308 is fine as long as I'm shooting American made brass. He said do NOT shoot that cheap Russian stuff in .308 caliber.

speeddreamz
02-10-2012, 8:15 AM
Cool thanks guys. I called DPMS and spoke with Jason in their tech department. He said .308 is fine as long as I'm shooting American made brass. He said do NOT shoot that cheap Russian stuff in .308 caliber.

Wht about that cheap swiss, german stuff? or military surplus?

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-11-2012, 1:24 PM
Put together a little video of my build so far. Meant roll pin when talking about gas block. Dohh.


D4GdUo4WbEo

OutkastSL
02-11-2012, 3:05 PM
going to be awesome blackbird!!! I might get the TRS-1 for my build.

lwbyo1
02-11-2012, 6:34 PM
Put together a little video of my build so far. Meant roll pin when talking about gas block. Dohh.


D4GdUo4WbEo

Hey SR-71 BLACKBIRD. YHM doesn't sell free float tubes for AR10/LR-308's. So unless it's something new they just came out with, they won't fit.

Also, I'd be careful using that receiver vise. That vise is made for working on sights/optics and for cleaning, not for barrel work. I've heard many stories of people cracking their uppers when tightening the barrel nuts down using that vice, so be careful.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-11-2012, 7:39 PM
Thanks lwbyo1. I found out the first thing you mentioned a few hours ago :-(. Glad I didn't find out the second thing. Ill take it easy when I get the Fulton phantom tubes I just ordered. Darn tubes look nearly identical.

Cypriss32
02-11-2012, 7:43 PM
Since when can you get DPMS lowers in CA???????????

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-11-2012, 8:17 PM
The guys at SBR said this one is illegal in CA DPMS (http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=1787&cat=1872). But they sell a different model that is legal. Give SBR a call for more information. I figured if they are selling them they must be legal. The only difference I can notice between mine and the one above is that it does not have a panther stamped in the lower.

It's probably legal because the lower is coming directly from DPMS with a bullet button and a 10 round magazine.

Found out why. Copied from CA assault weapons ban list.

AR-15 Series Weapons
American Spirit
USA Model
Armalite
AR 10 (all)
M15 (all)
Golden Eagle
Bushmaster
XM15 (all)
Colt
Law Enforcement (6920)
Match Target (all)
* AR-15 (all)
Sporter (all)
Dalphon
B.F.D.
DPMS
Panther (all)
Eagle Arms
M15 (all)
EA-15 A2 H-BAR
EA-15 E1

It's legit because it's not a panther lower.

lwbyo1
02-11-2012, 8:39 PM
Thanks lwbyo1. I found out the first thing you mentioned a few hours ago :-(. Glad I didn't find out the second thing. Ill take it easy when I get the Fulton phantom tubes I just ordered. Darn tubes look nearly identical.

Just a heads up for you. The holes in the Fulton Armory barrel nut are a different spacing. None of the other barrel nut wrenches will work on them, so you're going to need to buy an adjustable spanner wrench to tighten them up.

Also, me personally, I wouldn't risk trying to use that vise block to do barrel work. I would just spend the extra $40 and get the DPMS 308 Receiver Claw. That's just my opinion.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-11-2012, 9:55 PM
Just a heads up for you. The holes in the Fulton Armory barrel nut are a different spacing. None of the other barrel nut wrenches will work on them, so you're going to need to buy an adjustable spanner wrench to tighten them up.

Also, me personally, I wouldn't risk trying to use that vise block to do barrel work. I would just spend the extra $40 and get the DPMS 308 Receiver Claw. That's just my opinion.

Thanks again lwbyo1. I have a few things on back order at Midway. I'll just tack on the receiver claw.

I have a few 1/4 inch sheet metal plates I can trim up, and a few punches I can sacrifice to fab up a barrel nut wrench. Thanks for the heads up.

AngelZ3R0
02-13-2012, 7:17 PM
What Ar 10 lowers are legal in California right now. I'm always confused on this.

GettoPhilosopher
02-13-2012, 9:33 PM
What Ar 10 lowers are legal in California right now. I'm always confused on this.

For the love of god people.....there is a fixed list of lowers that are illegal. It's been fixed for a long time. IF IT IS NOT ON THE LIST, IT'S OFF LIST.

http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/Firearms_listed_by_name

The law doesn't tell you what's legal, it tells you what is ILLEGAL. It's not like DOJ publishes a monthly update on what lowers are "legal in California right now".

I don't mean to be an @ss, but someone asks this question every couple days. "Hey, any word on if the FS2000 is California legal?" Well, if it's not on the list, it can be made so by going featureless or grabbing a bullet button. Go read the list. :P

TayR_1911
02-13-2012, 10:25 PM
Since I have just been trolling through this thread for information, Just thought I'd share my build. She's almost complete. just need to get the correct size trigger pin, disconnect/pin/spring and order my JP brake this week! have the Mega trigger waiting to be installed as well.

MEGA MA-TEN upper/lower
CTR stock ( may be switching this out in the future )
Rainier arms 16" barrel
MIAD grip
MBUS sights
MEGA trigger
PRI Delta handguard
Fulton Armory Titan chrome BCG

( I know the sights are on backwards, was so excited i got my handguard in the mail today i just threw them on and spaced out that they were backwards lol )

Range report soon to come!

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z29/4LugR/3dcfb4ba.jpg

sorry for my crappy cell phone pic, and not-so-flattering background drop lol

GettoPhilosopher
02-13-2012, 11:02 PM
Almost-Final Update!

I've got my PRS and my Geiselle SSA-E installed, as well as my BOBRO mount in. All that's left is one major piece and a couple minor flourishes; I pick up my Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MIL/MIL from a buddy on the 29th, and then I plan on slapping a Magpul RVG on it and grabbing an extra 10/20 PMAG to complement the Cproducts 10rd mag.

I *might* swap out grips eventually. I like the MIAD with the index/middle finger rib, and I like a grip I've only had for airsoft guns but have seen on actual guns....airsoft version was called a "SPR Grip", and it's basically a kinda fat pistol grip with a thumb shelf.

Anyways, I digress. Here she is.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20120213_213804.jpg?t=1329206139

Receiver: JD Machine billet upper/lower matching set
BCG: DPMS
Stock: Magpul PRS (308 version)
CH: VLTOR Gunfighter
PG: Magpul MIAD
Trigger: Geiselle SSA-E
Optic Mount: BOBRO Precision Optic Mount
Optic (pick up 2/29): Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MRAD
Barrel: Black Hole Weaponry 20" 3 polygonal rifled stainless steel 308B (standard profile, satin finish)
Handguard: Troy MRF 308 13.8" quad rail
Foregrip: Magpul RFG (Backwards for my personal ergos, to be replaced with RVG)
Brake: JP Large Profile Tactical Compensator
Bipod: Larue/Harris 9-13" LM-S and LT706 QD Swivel Mount Combo (this is LT's one piece chassis)

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-14-2012, 7:09 AM
Great looking AR10 GettoPhilosopher. Digging her little brother in the back drop too ;)

GettoPhilosopher
02-14-2012, 8:39 AM
Great looking AR10 GettoPhilosopher. Digging her little brother in the back drop too ;)

Thanks! That's my SDM-R clone. WOA 20" 1:7 SS SDM-R barrel, Geiselle SSA-E, Magpul PRS, YHM Diamond rail, and TA11F 3.5x ACOG.

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk

Darquan
02-14-2012, 3:37 PM
I *might* swap out grips eventually. I like the MIAD with the index/middle finger rib, and I like a grip I've only had for airsoft guns but have seen on actual guns....airsoft version was called a "SPR Grip", and it's basically a kinda fat pistol grip with a thumb shelf.

It is called an SPR grip because it is made by Sierra Precision Rifles. I like them on target guns.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=14294/Product/AR-15-M16-SPR-PISTOL-GRIP

GettoPhilosopher
02-14-2012, 5:28 PM
It is called an SPR grip because it is made by Sierra Precision Rifles. I like them on target guns.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=14294/Product/AR-15-M16-SPR-PISTOL-GRIP

Thanks! :D

You, dear sir, win one internet.

mentalglitch
02-14-2012, 5:41 PM
Well here's mine. Not as pretty as others on here but i think it does its job.

16" DPMS ORACLE complete upper.
MI front sight.
Matech rear sight.
Tactical Machining lower w/ DPMS LPK.
Magpul UBR w/.308 cabine buffer & spring.
.308 Magpul pmag

Kept it simple & That's about it!

Son of BAR7
02-16-2012, 10:09 AM
Well here's mine. Not as pretty as others on here but i think it does its job.

16" DPMS ORACLE complete upper.
MI front sight.
Matech rear sight.
Tactical Machining lower w/ DPMS LPK.
Magpul UBR w/.308 cabine buffer & spring.
.308 Magpul pmag

Kept it simple & That's about it!

Clean, I like it.

RLTW
02-18-2012, 10:37 PM
Well here's mine. Not as pretty as others on here but i think it does its job.

16" DPMS ORACLE complete upper.
MI front sight.
Matech rear sight.
Tactical Machining lower w/ DPMS LPK.
Magpul UBR w/.308 cabine buffer & spring.
.308 Magpul pmag

Kept it simple & That's about it!

How well does it shoot. I am doing a 80% right now, and have been looking at this upper when I get it done.
Nice build

mentalglitch
02-20-2012, 6:34 PM
Thanks guys! I've only had about 80 rounds of 168 gr of Federal out of it and shoots fine! I'm looking to get a muzzle brake and/or maybe an Enidine hydraulic buffer for it.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-22-2012, 12:54 AM
Received the last of the parts for the AR-10's today. Checked the head space on the Fulton BCG and DPMS SASS. It's tight, but it's a go.


I had to get a little creative getting that darn ejector spring out. What a pain in the rear getting it back in. Guess it helps to have the proper tools. Here is my get er done method:

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/spring.jpg


Checking the head space:

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/Headspace.jpg

And Houston we are a.............


http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/Go.jpg

I should have pictures up with the complete builds and parts list in a few days. I have to modify a few washers so the muzzle brake clocks just right.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-26-2012, 6:40 AM
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9045.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9049.jpg

From nose to tail

Step Fathers (the AR-10 with traditional upper and smaller scope):

JP Bennie Cooley Muzzle Brake
Ace hardware hardened steel washer (pain in the rear to fit)
DPMS 18" SASS mid length fluted stainless steel black teflon barrel
DPMS low profile gas block .936 (plus roll pin sold separately)
DPMS mid length gas tube
Fulton Armory Phantom rifle length hand guard DPMS pattern
Hand guard rail 2"
LaRue Tactical Harris Bipod BR-S with their LT130 QD mount
DPMS upper (came with dust cover and forward assist)
DPMS chrome BCG
Vltor BCM Gunfighter medium size charge handle
DPMS lower, came with bullet button & 10 round mag (non panther CA legal)
DPMS LPK
CMC drop in trigger with flat trigger 3.5# pull
Command Arms Interchangeable Pistol Grip
Magpul PRS ar308
DPMS Butt stock Assembly (Have a traditional stock if I want to switch it out)
Magpul 10/20 mags
Magpul PRS Extended recoil pad .5"
American Defense Recon quick release 20 MOA 30mm one piece scope mount
Millett Tactical TRS-1 30mm 4-16x50 side focus illuminated Mil-Dot

Mine:

Everything above except for
Fulton Armory Titan side cocking flat top upper
Complete BCG Titan with side cocking handle installed
American Defense Recon quick release 20 MOA with 35mm rings
Millett Tactical LRS 35mm 6-25x56mm side focus illuminated Mil-Dot

Misc:
.308 upper receiver block (claw)
PRI upper receiver take down pin vise block
Forster Head space .308 GO and NO Go tools
I already had the punches, non marring brass hammer, levels, feeler gauges, hand guard install tool, torque wrench, vise, ect ect....

I was as happy as a grade school-er on Christmas morning after finally finishing these two. I'm flying out to New Mexico (where step dad lives) in a few weeks, and I'm bringing these twins out with me. I plan on hand delivering his to him. He has a house down at Elephant Butte with a 600 yard range near by. He has a Caldwell lead sled shooting rest, and we will sight these bad boys in together.

I also made sure to get lowers with sequential serial numbers ;)

I hope this build list helps a future AR-10 project. This AR-10 tread certainly helped me.

triggs75
02-26-2012, 5:39 PM
I changed mine up a little this week.

1. Took off the AFG and put on a QD Tangy Down Stubby
2. Took off my Magpul CTR and put on a Vltor Emod
3. Grabbed a B&T Quick-Detach Bi-Pod for bench shooting (very easy on and off and pretty sturdy as well)

http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3569/img1768v.jpg

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8893/img1770ui.jpg

Chad

tomd1584
02-28-2012, 1:33 PM
Triggs, can I get some info on your build? upper receiver, barrel, BCG? I can figure everything else out.

thanks,

triggs75
02-28-2012, 7:00 PM
Triggs, can I get some info on your build? upper receiver, barrel, BCG? I can figure everything else out.

thanks,

No prob. The upper was built by Addax Tactical. here but with some changes (http://www.addaxtactical.com/store/pc/ADDAX-GUARDIAN-308-AR-MK18-1-BABC-UPPER-RECEIVER-ASSEMBLY-166p2030.htm)

Upper Built By Addax Tactical
Addax Tactical Billet Upper Receiver
Black hole Weaponry 1/11 twist Barrel
Daniel Defense 12” lite Rail
Battlecomp BABC .30
DPMS Chrome BCG

The rest of the build is here.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=528850

Hope that helps,

Chad

TayR_1911
03-01-2012, 11:10 AM
Thank you to SR-71 for helping me torque on my barrel for me!! super nice guy !! much appreciated !!

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-01-2012, 10:14 PM
Thank you to SR-71 for helping me torque on my barrel for me!! super nice guy !! much appreciated !!

Your welcome. Can't wait to see your finished AR-10.

Capita159
03-01-2012, 11:35 PM
Hey guys, any thoughts on the Colt 901? My local gun dealer said he has them on order. I just have to come up with 2500 by then lol.

GettoPhilosopher
03-02-2012, 7:53 AM
Hey guys, any thoughts on the Colt 901? My local gun dealer said he has them on order. I just have to come up with 2500 by then lol.

I doubt any of us own one. They've barely come out.

Google it to see if there are any good reviews, but it's a little premature.


ALSO! My scope comes in today, so look out for my final project picture TONIGHT! *happy dance* Even got my feeler gauges and bubble level ready!

GettoPhilosopher
03-02-2012, 6:27 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20120302_185134.jpg?t=1330744404

Randee
03-15-2012, 9:25 PM
My lower, which is up for sale by the way (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=545574&highlight=fulton)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/64337_10150613893699032_584454031_8977160_34300611 3_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418238_10150613893834032_584454031_8977161_1986083 216_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417347_10150613893989032_584454031_8977163_6878051 35_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/416975_10150613894074032_584454031_8977164_1365438 322_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422978_10150613894219032_584454031_8977166_8548419 81_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/426365_10150613894354032_584454031_8977167_8572640 96_n.jpg

now im just waiting for my new lower and upper

TayR_1911
03-19-2012, 7:21 PM
Here is a pic of my finished .308 AR! sorry for the crappy iphone pic, its the only camera i have lol, will take more pics at the range wednesday! ive already fired her once, put about 80 rounds through it, No failures of any kind. runs like a champ!

MEGA MA TEN upper and lower combo
Fulton Armory chromed BCG
Magpul MIAD
Magpul CTR
VLTOR 6 position tube, AR10 buffer/spring
RRA LPK
Mega tactical trigger
PRI Delta CF handguard
Rainier arms 16" barrel
JP tactical compensator
Magpul flip up sights ( temporarily lol )

soon to come, trijicon T11E ACOG

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z29/4LugR/308a3988.jpg

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-19-2012, 10:07 PM
T, we need to go make some noise at the range. I'll PM you. Great looking finished project BTW.

OutkastSL
03-21-2012, 11:43 PM
Forgot to put my build in here. Going to the range this sunday, can't wait. It weighs in at 10.8 lbs with an unloaded mag as pictured.

-Tactical Machining TM-10 lower
-Tactical Machining LPK
-Phase 5 EBR
-BADASS ambi safety
-Raddlock bullet button
-Magpul MIAD, UBR, LR 20 pmags
-DPMS upper receiver with chrome DPMS BCG
-Rainier Arms select 18" barrel
-SWFA SD 16x42 scope mounted in ADM Recon X 20moa mount

Future upgrades (summertime):
-Gisselle trigger
-Troy, Apex, or JP Free float
-Battlecomp BABC
-a good bipod.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/OutkastSL/f3ddcfc3.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/OutkastSL/57204b64.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/OutkastSL/a586dc73.jpg

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-22-2012, 12:07 AM
Dang Outkast, congrats on the light build. Mine weights more than 4lbs than yours. You the man. I thought about the UBR, but decided on the PRS. Way to go!

OutkastSL
03-22-2012, 8:45 AM
I'm in a wheelchair due to paralysis and don't have ab muscles so if I'm shooting off hand, I need it LIGHT! It's gotta be your SASS barrel, heard they are beasts in weight.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
03-23-2012, 12:36 AM
I'm in a wheelchair due to paralysis and don't have ab muscles so if I'm shooting off hand, I need it LIGHT! It's gotta be your SASS barrel, heard they are beasts in weight.

Your correct. The SASS, PRS, and the brake alone are super heavy. She's a bench queen so it's no biggy.

The wife getting some :-)

DgTBEPTIFG4

OutkastSL
03-24-2012, 12:01 AM
Some minor changes and better pics.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/OutkastSL/IMG_2465.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/OutkastSL/IMG_2463.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/OutkastSL/IMG_2460.jpg

Don the savage
03-30-2012, 5:11 PM
Not really a build, but a modification.
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac151/dcayer190/ad9efb7b.jpg
Remington R-25
Changed to;
DPMS Carbine tube and buffer
Magpul MIAD grip
Magpul CTR Stock
Phase5 V2 Bolt release (Works like the Magpul BAD lever but is one piece)
Blackhawk 9"-12" pivoting Bipod
BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 Large Charging Handle
Leupold 3x9 Mark 2 Scope with Larue LT 104 QD Mount
Just finished it today with the arrival of the Phase 5
I have it zeroed at 200 and cant wait until next month when I see how it does in some target events.
I haven't seen many R-25's and i'm sure fewer will look like this one.
Thanks
Don

thmpr
03-30-2012, 8:09 PM
KAC

GettoPhilosopher
03-31-2012, 3:04 PM
Finally sighted it in! I'm an ok shot, still learning. Averaged about 1 MOA, best group was .75 MOA.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o206/gettophilosopher/20120331_111437.jpg

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk

cmartin72
04-01-2012, 9:56 PM
This is all I have so far. Will edit and add pics as it comes along.

MEGA Ma-Ten monolithic

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t167/aqwik69dart/da31c528.jpg

OutkastSL
04-01-2012, 10:28 PM
very nice, i'm jealous. I wish i could afford a build based of the monolithic mega set.

cmartin72
04-01-2012, 10:39 PM
very nice, i'm jealous. I wish i could afford a build based of the monolithic mega set.

HaHa...me too! If I could afford it, you would be seeing more than just the stripped upper/lower set ;)

OutkastSL
04-01-2012, 11:00 PM
That's true, I could have gone that route but wanted to build mine quick. Built mine in about 3 months and I'm still happy with it.

ghettophilosopher, nice shooting!

StratORcaster
04-05-2012, 9:47 PM
Nice builds guys! Thanks for the video. How can I NOT like a guy with SR-71 as a handle?? :D

I recently started my MATEN build, and actually get it out of jail in the morning! I had every intention of slowly purchasing parts, but with all of the backorder BS, I snapped up a chrome Fulton BCG and a JP enhanced bolt kit last night. Got my PRS in the mail today and also have a DPMS LPK in the mail.
I would have picked up a standard DPMS bolt, but could not seem to find one. Any thoughts on JPs bolt?
I'm looking to pick up a 20" Rainier ultra match barrel. Any other thoughts on barrels?I'm ok with dropping a little coin on the barrel. Gonna use the gun to hunt with, so I want a tack driver.

Thanks! Billy

OutkastSL
04-07-2012, 12:54 AM
Sounds like a great build in the works. From what I've read people review the 20" Rainier Ultra match barrel really well and it can give sub MOA accuracy. I went with a 18" select barrel because I mainly do bench shooting and wanted a budget build. If I feel the need in the future I will upgrade to the Ultra match.

duc748bip
04-11-2012, 11:54 PM
Ma-Ten with DPMS 18" SASS barrel and bolt.
MI low profile gas block.
JP free float.
Armalite lower part-kit with DPMS bolt-hold device (apparently Ma-ten and Armalite bolt-hold open don't play well)
Vltor rifle stock.
In progress pic, loc-tite-ing the outer barrel nut on the JP handguard.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=144776&stc=1&d=1334217118

StratORcaster
04-14-2012, 5:39 PM
Sounds like a great build in the works. From what I've read people review the 20" Rainier Ultra match barrel really well and it can give sub MOA accuracy. I went with a 18" select barrel because I mainly do bench shooting and wanted a budget build. If I feel the need in the future I will upgrade to the Ultra match.


Thanks for the response. What kind of groups are you getting with the select barrel? I'm sure a rainier select would be plenty! (I've heard from more than one smith) Getting closer!

OutkastSL
04-17-2012, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the response. What kind of groups are you getting with the select barrel? I'm sure a rainier select would be plenty! (I've heard from more than one smith) Getting closer!

My best 5 shot group so far is about 1.5" at 100 yards. I am by no means a great shooter. I only started shooting pistols last year and built my AR last summer. This one I just finished last month. My buddy was able to lap two out of three shots so maybe .5"-1" group at 100 yards, we were using american eagle .308s. Not to shabby for a $259 barrel that's light and easy to maneuver with. I've only put down 100 rounds through it so hopefully it'll break in soon and become more accurate.

I also starte to reload my own ammo, hopefully I'll be able to build some consistent match loads and get better accuracy.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
04-18-2012, 7:47 AM
Thanks for the response. What kind of groups are you getting with the select barrel? I'm sure a rainier select would be plenty! (I've heard from more than one smith) Getting closer!

I'm seeing sub MOA @ 100 yards with the 18" DPMS SASS, and it's not even marketed as a match barrel. Prior to purchasing I read a lot of reviews from guys saying the same thing. I just need a better trigger now. Going to swap in a Geissele Super Semi Automatic Enhanced Trigger. A guy at the range last trip had one in his and OMG I'm sold.

I drop in the CMC single stage into my AR15, and chill out of rifle parts (yeha right that's what I tell my self now). You know how that goes ;)

ahren111
04-24-2012, 6:03 PM
Here's my new .308 build. Basically finished :D after waiting 3 months for the bolt carrier. I still need a bipod & I think I'm going to throw a Nightforce on it. Guess I need to start saving some more money. I can't wait to go shoot it this weekend!!
Parts list is:
Mega monithlic upper/lower set,
Fulton 20" barrel
JP adj gas block
JP muzzle break
JP enhanced bolt
Young bolt carrier
Magpul UBR
Slash heavy buffer & spring
Daniel Defense LPK




http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu107/ahren111/DSC00144.jpghttp://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu107/ahren111/DSC00139.jpghttp://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu107/ahren111/DSC00151.jpg

ACRfan
04-28-2012, 12:34 PM
No noveske's?? Read through the whole thread an d not one.. When I get the lower outta jail WED I will slap the 21in noveske upper on her and snap a pic

evlblkrfl
05-03-2012, 12:01 PM
24" stainless bull barrel,Leupold mark4 4x14x40 mildot,Bobro QR mount,Geissele SSA-E,Magpul PRS and 10/20 mag,Harris bipod,Ergo grip.Ready to sight her in!

triggs75
05-03-2012, 1:29 PM
No noveske's?? Read through the whole thread an d not one.. When I get the lower outta jail WED I will slap the 21in noveske upper on her and snap a pic

Typically the Noveske upper is on a AR10 platform and not a DPMS platform. You can put a Noveske barrel on a DPMS platform but not the entire upper.

Chad

ACRfan
05-04-2012, 9:16 AM
How do I post pics from a iPhone??

nyc71
05-07-2012, 8:13 PM
Start your reply then hit "open Advanced Options" it's located on top of your keyboard. Then select either photo album or camera.

Cali74
05-07-2012, 8:47 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=148871&stc=1&d=1336451706

Its just an R-25 jazzed up a bit but she looks great and shoots even beter.
Looking to take her hunting for a few hogs once I find her favorite ammo.
Right now its Fed Gold Match 168 BTHP with 1" 5 shot groups at 100 yards.

RODDAWG
05-09-2012, 11:35 PM
thank you for this thread...i've got alot of reading to do! LOL -- im torn with what lower to get?!

fiddynut
05-10-2012, 9:11 AM
Great thread! Does anyone know if you can purchase the fore grip of the Larue OBR?
Thanks in advance.

theicecreamdan
05-10-2012, 3:51 PM
My first attempt at a featureless build.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7173623356_7eaf9d0dea_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49192089@N08/7173623356/)


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7084/7173619782_1d7dd4eeb8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49192089@N08/7173619782/)

JD machine lower.
Fulton Armory upper

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
05-11-2012, 7:22 AM
Added a few goodies to the AR308:

KNS Hammer and Trigger Pin 2nd Generation
Geissele Super Semi Automatic Enhanced Two Stage Trigger

I've only shoot it once so far with the new trigger, and OMG what a difference. It's nice to know precisely when the hammer is going to drop. The second stage 1.2 pound pull is a dream come true.

I'll probably swap out the bi-pod in the future for a non rotating like the Harris 1A2-BR. I'll put the Harris S-BRM on my hunting rig.

The canting after each shot is a little annoying.

BTW I've nick named this rig "the friend maker". Because anyone I've let shoot it is now my friend, LOL. People literally stop and start taking videos and pictures when I, or a new friend goes live at the range with this beast. :D

Here's a few pictures of the upgrades.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9266.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9265.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9268.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/planetstation/IMG_9267.jpg

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rt7
05-13-2012, 1:05 PM
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/rt7pic/stuff/2012-05-12_16-18-54_402.jpg[/IMG]
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/rt7pic/stuff/2012-05-12_16-22-01_682.jpg
Mega ma ten
DD 7.62 light rail 12'
DPMS SASS barrel/gas block, PRI MSTN QC brake,
DPMS chrome BCG
Magpul Ubr, Armalite buffer/spring
DD LPK, DPMS bolt catch
Spike's Battle Trigger, JP spring kit
ERGO Tactical Deluxe grip
Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 LR, ADM Mount
Harris bipod on ADM mount

duc748bip
05-13-2012, 10:50 PM
Haven't take her out yet. one last picture befor she become a big bundle of Magpul koolaide. I was planning a Featuress build hance the Vltor rifle stock. then, it turn out to be a bench gun.
I think a true pistol grip might be more stable then a grip-wrap (my opinion only) I happen to find a Magpul PRS on sale, so one last picture before the switch.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=149864&stc=1&d=1336977853

Mega Ma-ten, 18" DPMS SASS w/ bolt, $99 gas block, Armalite AR10 LPK, DPMS Bolt hold-open (Armalit's don't work.. doh) JP free-float with DPMS-type Barrel nut, PWS brake, Millet DMS-1 and Harris Bipod.

with this matched receiver set i don't think i can switch the upper to a... say fulton side-charging?

toyturbo
05-15-2012, 6:40 PM
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/toyturbo17/Mega_AR308068.jpg
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/toyturbo17/Mega_AR308062.jpg

Mega Arms Monolithic Set
Magpul UBR
Magpul 10/20rd Magazine
Magpul MIAD grip
Troy Ambi-selector
308 DPMS Bolt release
Bullet Button Convertible
Slash Carbine Heavy Buffer/modified spring
Young's Manufacturing National Match Chrome Carrier
JP Enhanced SAE 9310 bolt
POF Firing pin and roller cam pin
Wilson Combat 2-stage 4lb tactical trigger
DPMS 7.62x51 SASS fluted/teflon coated bull barrel
YHM Phantom
Troy Battlesight Set Micro DOA
Leupold VXR 3-9X40 w/Firedot TMR reticle
American Defense Manufacturing Recon-S scope mount

GoBig
05-15-2012, 7:37 PM
Gone

triggs75
05-15-2012, 9:45 PM
4 mega's in a row. All very nice!