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#1523004 - 02/11/10 08:20 PM DPMS 243
Old Yote Offline
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Registered: 12/11/09
Posts: 172
Loc: CA
Has anyone got a DPMS 243L 18" barrel and how do you like it and how is the accuracy. Thanks

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#1523170 - 02/11/10 09:55 PM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: Old Yote]
204 AR Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 1911
Loc: Nebraska
I'm interested to know also. I've been doing load work for a friends custom Armalite ar10 in .243, and it looks like it will shoot incredibly well. My last load with 105 amax were .5" five shot groups at 100 yards.

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#1523446 - 02/12/10 12:58 AM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: 204 AR]
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Registered: 12/11/09
Posts: 172
Loc: CA
What are the specs on the armalite. Barrel lenght, type, twist etc. If it is a 1/10 twist, seems like 105grn is a little heavy. Thanks


Edited by Reel Lost (02/12/10 12:59 AM)

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#1523474 - 02/12/10 01:58 AM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: Old Yote]
martyrd Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 144
Loc: west fargo ND
yep i have the DPMS in the 243. I had some trouble with the new gun. failure to eject Remington core-lokt 100 gr ammo for some reason. runs Winchester, Federal ammo perfect. I sent gun back to DPMS and they did some work on gas block and feed ramps etc. still will not run remington ammo ? very odd. the gun shoots 7/8 grous with winchester, federal 100 gr. Wish i new the problem with the remington ammo. marty


Edited by martyrd (02/12/10 01:59 AM)

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#1523597 - 02/12/10 09:17 AM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: martyrd]
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 106
Loc: St. Cloud, MN
Martyrd- If you would like, send it back into us with a note detailing the issue on the Remington ammo. PM me and I will give you our UPS shipping number, that way you don't have to pay for the shipping. Right now the goal is to have the rifle in and out within 7 business days.

the 243L is a sub MOA rifle. Jay Nistetter seems to like his.

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Edited by DPMS (02/12/10 09:23 AM)
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#1523617 - 02/12/10 09:31 AM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: DPMS]
rockinbbar Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 10217
Loc: NM
I was just getting ready to mention that Jay has one & has great luck with it.

I'm a little jealous of that .243! glare
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#1523669 - 02/12/10 10:32 AM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: rockinbbar]
firecapt Offline
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Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 291
Loc: huntsville,Al.
DPMS rifles are the best,I had an AR-10 in 308 and it was a tack driver and wish I had never sold it. The rifle seemed a little heavy at the time and I started using me 6.8 because of the weight. I'am impressed with the response we just received from our sponser.My Sweet 16 has the perfect name!

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#1523676 - 02/12/10 10:38 AM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: Old Yote]
204 AR Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 1911
Loc: Nebraska
Reel Lost
26" fluted barrel with muzzle brake, 1-8 twist, so it will shoot as heavy as they make.

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#1524044 - 02/12/10 03:12 PM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: 204 AR]
Jay Nistetter Offline
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Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 1928
Loc: Arizona
DPMS LR243L







Bushmaster 450



Here are the specs:
Panther™ LR-243L
Description:
Barrel: 18" Length
• 416 Stainless Steel lightweight barrel
• 6 grooves, right-hand 1x10 twist, button rifled
• Custom Miculek Compensator
• Lightweight Gas Block
Chamber: .243 Winchester
Method of Operation: Gas operated rotating bolt
Bolt & Carrier:
• 8620 steel bolt carrier, heat treated and plated per Mil Spec
• Phosphated steel bolt, heat treated and plated per Mil Spec
Sights: None (mounting optics only)
Weight: Empty – 7.99 lbs.
Length: 39 1/8"
Upper Receiver:
• A3-Style Flattop
• Lightweight Upper, Extruded from 6066-T6 aluminum
• Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon® coated black
• Dust cover
• Shell deflector and forward assist machined as one unit
• Right hand ejection
Lower Receiver:
• Milled from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum
• Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon® coated black
• Integral trigger guard
• Aluminum magazine release button
• JP Adjustable Trigger group (early 2008 model)
• Two Stage Trigger (late 2008 - Current model)
Stock: Skeletonized A2 Black Zytel Mil Spec w/trap door assembly
Handguards: Carbon Fiber Free Float Tube w/bipod stud








Keep in mind that these groups (50, 75 and 100 yards) are all with 3X magnification behind EOTech dot. Adding the handicap that I also wear progressive lens glasses and you can see why I am pleased at how well the DPMS groups.
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#1524093 - 02/12/10 03:50 PM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: martyrd]
locust Offline
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Registered: 01/27/10
Posts: 5
Loc: SE Iowa
interesting, I have a 308L and it isn't feeding well at all. Bullet and cartridge are all tore up when feeding does happen. I thought it was just the magazines(based on doing web searches of similar issues with other folks) I bought with the gun, but I bought a magpul and they are still dinged up. I haven't shot it since getting the magpul and the cartridge isn't as tore up, but I think the feed ramps are part of the problem. They seem rough to the touch.I'll be interested if your problem is fixed...sounds familiar to mine. I have extraction issues as well(spent round is trapped on top of round being fed).

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#1524221 - 02/12/10 05:24 PM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: locust]
DPMS Offline
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 106
Loc: St. Cloud, MN
locust, I sent you a PM. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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#1524941 - 02/13/10 04:06 AM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: DPMS]
lennyzrx Offline
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Registered: 07/09/07
Posts: 934
Loc: ohio
Originally Posted By: DPMS
locust, I sent you a PM. Please let me know if you have any questions.



Hey, please ship Midway some more DCM 223 barrels.

I cheat and use cratex bullet points to polish feed ramps and break edges on the barrel extensions of new barrels. I kinda like doing my own uppers.
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#1526899 - 02/14/10 09:15 PM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: locust]
martyrd Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 144
Loc: west fargo ND
DPMS..thanks for the info. i think i will send it in again and have you guys look at it now that hunting season is over. i will put some remington ammo in with it. it does need to be able to shoot the big 3 brands. thanks. marty


Edited by martyrd (02/14/10 09:16 PM)

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#2223958 - 05/25/12 07:38 PM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: Old Yote]
Klondike Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 5
Loc: Smyrna, GA
Anyone else own this rifle?

The 7.99lbs is super attractive (basically the same weight as my heavy weight R15 24" barrel) and .243 is a great cheap cartridge to shoot.

I was set in my mind that .308 was the next purchase but have always liked .243.

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#2224279 - 05/26/12 12:53 PM Re: DPMS 243 [Re: Old Yote]
msloan71 Offline
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Registered: 10/03/11
Posts: 15
Loc: Kansas
Yes, great rifle, easily sub moa. Never had any trouble with mine. I have .308 too. No problems.

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