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zomie
10-07-2012, 11:12 PM
I was just curious is it as much of a tac driver as folks claim? I just can't see it competing with a Remington 700.

I know it won rifle of the year in 2005. How does it stack up? What are your guy's options on the rifle/upper?

If I was considering a 308 semi could I go wrong here?

I was looking at the stock RN308 308 24SS. I am guessing some extensive trigger work would have to be done as it was close to an ar15.

http://www.slickguns.com/sites/default/files/DP308-BA-24_1.jpg

http://www.slickguns.com/sites/default/files/GAG_RFTLBULL20-77406_0.jpg

Cadre
10-07-2012, 11:49 PM
i had a LRT SASS she was a tac driver, sold it to a shooting bud.

IPSICK
10-08-2012, 12:54 AM
I don't think you would go wrong with a DPMS 308 semi. However, the one you're looking at seems kind of fat and heavy.

Is this going to be a bench/precision gun only? If so, I don't know if it would outperform a R700 bolt but depending on your preferences it might be more fun. A bolt with a comparable barrel profile would probably be a bit more precise. I think you would have to ask if you think sub-MOA is sufficient or you want sub-3/4MOA or better. Splitting hairs to me but, I don't shoot for super precision.

robert101
10-08-2012, 2:25 PM
I can only sight one example which is my DPMS TAC20 upper. It is great for a semi-auto. Mine shoots 1 MOA groups all day at both 100 and 200 yards. The longer distances I have not tried yet. These groups are done with nothing really tuned handloads and off of a bipod & shoulder supported. The TAC20 uses the heavy barrel configuration.

wash
10-08-2012, 3:00 PM
I know of one that was quite accurate but a 700 with a match barrel and all the tricks should be better.

I will eventually have an upper built for the 80% lower I've got and I expect the result to be worth the effort.

Any way, .308 is a good round but not quite the best ballistics that you can fit in an LR308 magazine...

zomie
10-08-2012, 3:24 PM
I know of one that was quite accurate but a 700 with a match barrel and all the tricks should be better.

I will eventually have an upper built for the 80% lower I've got and I expect the result to be worth the effort.

Any way, .308 is a good round but not quite the best ballistics that you can fit in an LR308 magazine...

What round are you suggesting? 243 winchester? or 260 remington?

connorr931
10-08-2012, 3:57 PM
With the standard DPMS uppers you get a very accurate and solid upper for an amazing price. If however you are trying to save weight I would recommend a fluted barrel. But as for a DPMS for a .308 semi auto you cant go wrong.

gti_20ae
10-08-2012, 4:08 PM
Sorry, not meant to hijack the tread, but I am looking at this rifle too, $999 on Turners current ad. I am new to the AR-10 platform, how does this rifle compare to LMT MWS? Should I save up for that instead?

wash
10-08-2012, 4:23 PM
I'm thinking 6.5*47 Lapua.

zomie
10-08-2012, 5:14 PM
I'm thinking 6.5*47 Lapua.

Haha, factory ammo is $3/rd. I reload, but still even the brass is hard to come by.

I would consider a 260 perhaps if you could actually find the upper or barrel.

Breadfan
10-08-2012, 5:27 PM
buy it

wash
10-08-2012, 5:54 PM
I would reload and if I spend maybe $1,000 or more on a fancy barrel, ammo costs seem pretty minimal.

I'm thinking carbon fiber wrapped with a fancy blank built for an ITS-12 hybrid upper so that I can have an ~8lb rifle with a 22" barrel that is pretty stiff. Add a light weight scope and I've got a sub 10lb auto loader that reaches out past 1,000 yards pretty easy.

zomie
10-08-2012, 7:25 PM
The other option I have been strongly considering is a 6.5 Grendel upper for my ar15. It is my understanding they fly flatter then a 223 and a 308 while packing more knock down at longer ranges.

It is such a toss up.

baih777
10-08-2012, 7:35 PM
Sorry, not meant to hijack the tread, but I am looking at this rifle too, $999 on Turners current ad. I am new to the AR-10 platform, how does this rifle compare to LMT MWS? Should I save up for that instead?

Save up for the LMT. I have a DPMS with 24 inch ss barrel. my buddy has the LMT. The LMT is noticably smoother and shoots any ammo. Not one jam. My DPMS only likes 150gr ammo. Everything else jams.

wash
10-08-2012, 9:15 PM
Grendle isn't flatter than .308.

I don't think it's flatter than good .223 match ammo but it might be close.

ar15barrels
10-08-2012, 9:40 PM
Grendle isn't flatter than .308.

Nor does it pack more energy downrange...

CK_32
10-08-2012, 9:57 PM
Nor does it pack more energy downrange...

Last I checked its almost useless past 800..

TheHammerOfTruth
10-08-2012, 10:46 PM
DPMS is a great rifle and even bettter for 999.99, Buy it and shoot it.
Stay with the 308

elsolo
10-08-2012, 11:53 PM
The only disappointment with a DPMS lr-308 is the lack of snob factor when posting pics on the internet.

SoCalXD
10-09-2012, 12:04 AM
That is both a long and heavy barrel. That is good for the range, but not if you plan on carrying it over hill and dale to get there!

If you have a 600+ range to shoot at, and plan on doing that as a hobby, all good. If not, and you want an all-arounder 308 "battle rifle" (EBR/UBR/SPR/Whatever the hell you want to call it!), and want to use it as your primary "goto" rifle, than stay clear of that rig and get yourself an 18" or 20" barrelled rifle.

Annex138
10-09-2012, 9:15 AM
My buddy just picked one up. It's a nice gun but it sure is heavy. He thinks he's going to carry it around all day long hunting. I told him he is crazy. That thing weighs like 11.5lbs unloaded with no scope. Set up for hunting, it's going to weigh at least 13lbs. I'll stick with my 7lbs bolt.

FMJBT
10-09-2012, 12:33 PM
i had a LRT SASS she was a tac driver, sold it to a shooting bud.

+1 for the SASS. I have an upper built with one of these and it regularly shoots into sub moa. Most groups are just under an inch, consisting of 1 flyer and a cluster of 4 rounds that are typically into 1/2" or less. My few complaints for the barrel are concerning it's overall weight (Still too heavy despite fluting), and the fact that it's a mid-gassed configuration.