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#2303160 - 10/05/12 09:47 PM Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions
steve154 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 592
Loc: Western NY
I am hankerin for a 308. I am a DPMS fan and was looking at the new 308 long range lite link I cant find it anywhere and a call to DPMS indicates an 11 month wait.

Anyone have any other suggestions? I was looking at the rock river offerings and they look good but, I don't know. Wait will probably be about the same anyways. Just looking for feedback from anyone who might own a heavy, long barrel 308. No packing this one up and down mountains. I want a straight up target and woodchuck whackin machine, coming in at $1500.00, or less.

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#2303172 - 10/05/12 09:59 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
Rocknhat Kid Offline
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Registered: 09/26/12
Posts: 197
Loc: Wyoming
I have a fn ar 308 winchester, shoots sub moa all day. I absolutely love it. Runs about $1,500.

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#2303204 - 10/05/12 10:32 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: Rocknhat Kid]
steve154 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 592
Loc: Western NY
I have looked at the FN's quite a bit online and it is hard to find anyone that says anything bad about them. Thanks for the input.

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#2303222 - 10/05/12 10:49 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
204 AR Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 1898
Loc: Nebraska
I'd say build what you want. You could build a heck of a nice one for $1500. Check out 308AR.com for some tips. You can find good barrels and parts at Fulton Armory, Rainier, Midway, JSE surplus, and probably others I can't think of. JMO, also check out Gunbroker, sometimes you'll see the heavy DPMS 308's for under 1k.

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#2303341 - 10/06/12 01:54 AM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: 204 AR]
C.Jay Offline
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 808
Loc: Montana
Don't forget the Remington R-25, the only thing not DPMS is the bbl.
Mine shoots just under moa. I like it.
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#2303445 - 10/06/12 11:08 AM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
jlindholm70 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/06
Posts: 1083
Loc: Boise
Whichever one you decide to go with, be sure to get one that accepts Pmags.

Low cost, dependable, plentiful.
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#2303448 - 10/06/12 11:16 AM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
steve154 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 592
Loc: Western NY
What do I look for to know that it accepts the pmags? I have seen that there are different mags that they accept but, is there a spec that I am looking for?

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#2303460 - 10/06/12 11:41 AM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
C.Jay Offline
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 808
Loc: Montana
P-Mag:
Stoner/Remmy/DPMS

Proprietary mags:
Armalite/Oly
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#2303476 - 10/06/12 12:08 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
steve154 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 592
Loc: Western NY
Thanks!

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#2303787 - 10/06/12 09:20 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
jlindholm70 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/06
Posts: 1083
Loc: Boise
Rock River uses only FN/FAL mags. Inch pattern or metric.

Armalite came out last SHOT show with a new lower that accepts Pmags, not sure how available those are.

There's a long list of Pmag compatible lowers on the Magpul website.

•Additional commercial rifle compatibility includes the KAC SR25, DPMS LR308, LWRCI REPR, LaRue OBR, Bushmaster .308 ORC, LMT .308 MWS*, Remington R-25, POF P-308, JP Enterprises LRP-07, Les Baer .308, Colt LE901-16S, the new Armalite AR-10A,

I have a CMMG 16" that shoots pretty good, not on par with the Rock River I had, but I have very few mag feed issues now.
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#2303987 - 10/07/12 08:49 AM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
bluealtered Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 1775
Loc: out back oregon
Remember that ar-308's are not milspec like ar15's are. I didn't want to wait for the dpms lite hunter, so i went with the cmmg mkIII #38A20FB, i use mine for packing and bench type shooting and it works.

I have dropped yodies at 500+ yds with it using 155gr amaxs, and it weighs in at 8 3/4 pounds with scope so my arms aren't falling off after a day of packing it up and down hills. blue
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#2304040 - 10/07/12 10:09 AM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: jlindholm70]
willy1947 Online
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Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 2049
Loc: Ohio, Ohio
Originally Posted By: jlindholm70

Armalite came out last SHOT show with a new lower that accepts Pmags, not sure how available those are.


Had one in my hands last Friday.
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#2304170 - 10/07/12 01:23 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: jlindholm70]
C.Jay Offline
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 808
Loc: Montana
This is good to know.
I wonder if Armilite is making a transition, over time, to this platform?

Originally Posted By: jlindholm70
Rock River uses only FN/FAL mags. Inch pattern or metric.

Armalite came out last SHOT show with a new lower that accepts Pmags, not sure how available those are.

There's a long list of Pmag compatible lowers on the Magpul website.

•Additional commercial rifle compatibility includes the KAC SR25, DPMS LR308, LWRCI REPR, LaRue OBR, Bushmaster .308 ORC, LMT .308 MWS*, Remington R-25, POF P-308, JP Enterprises LRP-07, Les Baer .308, Colt LE901-16S, the new Armalite AR-10A,

I have a CMMG 16" that shoots pretty good, not on par with the Rock River I had, but I have very few mag feed issues now.
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A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.


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#2304181 - 10/07/12 01:53 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
DesertWarrior505 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/10
Posts: 10
Loc: Fort Bragg NC
Ok this might sound crazy and maybe a hard find depending on your lgs but...take a look at LMT MWS. I absolutely love mine and the great part is that you can change to 243, 6.5 creedmore, 7mm-08 and one more caliber that I cant remember right now. It will allow you more versatility and I use mine with the 243 barrel for coyote and am planning on taking it white tail hunting this year. It take the pmags and I cut a piece of blocker so that it wont run more than 5 rds in the regular pmag.

It might be worth taking a look at it depending on how much you find one for as well as how much you can flex your budget. I haven't regretted getting mine at all. I honestly sold both of my old 243 coyote rifles just because of how well the lmt was doing.

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#2304205 - 10/07/12 02:30 PM Re: Lookin for a 308 and need suggestions [Re: steve154]
sendit223 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/08
Posts: 1977
Loc: a little north...a little west
I shot a pre-production Colt .308 at a 3 gun match and it was sweet. Certainly more than what you wanted to spend, but it you ever wanted to get your money out of it you shouldn't have a problem.

They will be available early 2013.

Dave Wilcox of Bold Ideas was plinking steel at 500 yards with no problem at all (off a bench/bag).

Sendit
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