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Old November 14th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #1
 
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.308 AR platform?

I need the expert advice from you all. I have a chance to buy a DPMS .308 AR platform, unsure of model of it, actually going to be looking at it tomorrow. My position im in is, it is more of a want over a need. Do you have any pros and cons to help me decide? I appreciate everyone of your guys insight. Thank you



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Old November 14th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #2
 
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My apologizes to the administrator, I tagged the wrong forum.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #3
 
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I love the AR platform! I have the 10 and 15! Love them both! The only down side I have found is that I go through too much ammo and it is too easy to upgrade parts so I always want to make it better! If you can spare the cash I say get it!
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If you have the money to get another rifle, then I say get it. I'd love to have one- especially one in .308! I cannot see any drawbacks to having another AR!
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The best .308 AR is actually an M14
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I bought an Armalite AR-10 a couple of years ago, luckily before the panic, and just love it. They are expensive to feed though, especially with Match ammo. I know, I need to get into reloading, but always seam to spend that money on another gun.
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I own a 5.56mm and would love to get a 7.62mm!
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I have an AR-10T 24" HB, a LMT 308 16", and used to have a DPMS LR-308 20".

The DPMS was a GREAT gun and a tack driver. However, I must caution you, my friend bought one recently (since the Remington buyout of DPMS), and the quality declined dramatically. The newer DPMS has lower quality finishing, and only holds 2" groups. My 2006 LR-308 shot darn near everything sub 3/4."
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I bought an Armalite AR-10 a couple of years ago, luckily before the panic, and just love it. They are expensive to feed though, especially with Match ammo. I know, I need to get into reloading, but always seam to spend that money on another gun.
Me too. I keep saying I will spend my next batch of money on reloading and instead I buy another firearm. I do want to reload, I just seem to always find an excuse to spend it on a gun! Go figure...
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So, looking at their site, the thing that jumps out at me is all of their models are heavier than a piston-operated SCAR 17s. Generally speaking, to me, the upshot of going DI is that they are lighter. The downside being the DI itself.

That said, the other benefit is likely cost, and it looks like the DPMS .308 AR's are *much* cheaper than a SCAR, and a fair bit cheaper than others like the M&P-10 (which is quite light), the Sig 716, SR762, etc.
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