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#3292664 - 01/28/22 03:19 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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The 3rd one sold for 1225. Someone might be disappointed

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#3292665 - 01/28/22 03:23 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: kooman]
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Yikes. I wonder what the 2nd one brought. I also wonder if they were test guns? How did they come up with so many identical used rifles?
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#3292689 - 01/28/22 05:04 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Looks like # 4 is on the block now

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#3292701 - 01/28/22 06:52 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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I will have to follow that one. I feel like I stole this thing. I bet the seller does too lol.
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#3292703 - 01/28/22 06:59 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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I was curious what the 58s would do. I had some data from 2 years ago with them and varget so I started there. I worked up to 44.8, Win brass, cci 200 primers, seated 2.61" which was just random as you can't touch the lands. Very small data set, but 44.8 wasn't much higher than 44, so I dropped to 44.2 and am happy with this:



Keep in mind the incessant wind, 15 mph probably, from 1 oclock, 200 yd groups. They actually look smaller in person lol, but under 2" for sure. The taped ones are the 44.8. I had another group lower on the target before I got it dialed up that looked the same using 44.5, so I think this dog will hunt.

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#3292744 - 01/28/22 11:21 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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BCA discontinued the 243 chambering shortly after the Covid toilet paper panic. I believe they were just selling out what they had afterwards. I have around $550 originally invested in each upper and M5 complete lowers. I’m sure you probably couldn’t find one for what it cost for both together now.


Edited by Dultimatpredator (01/28/22 11:24 PM)

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#3293237 - 02/02/22 10:00 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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I forgot to watch the last one sell, but with a day left it was only 715. Now they have another r25 gii 308 up.
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#3293244 - 02/02/22 10:34 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Last one went for 885

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#3293247 - 02/02/22 11:00 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Not terrible I guess.
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#3293257 - 02/03/22 06:18 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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I wish I bought 2 when I got my G2. It is so close in weight to my .223 ar's that I really don't notice it. Found a good 55g bt load that works really well. I think if enough people knew about the small frame G2's they would not have gone away.

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#3293438 - 02/05/22 08:53 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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You guys have got me interested now, I have an old R25 in 243 what is the weight difference? Also are there any aftermarket companies that use the G2? I remember when it came out.

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#3293448 - 02/05/22 10:24 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: tractorman]
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Originally Posted By: tractorman
You guys have got me interested now, I have an old R25 in 243 what is the weight difference? Also are there any aftermarket companies that use the G2? I remember when it came out.


You would notice a big difference between stock rifles. Lighter for sure, how much? Half a pound I believe anyway. They just feel different.

The old R25 handguard, I believe, is the old DPMS 308 size aluminum tube, which is larger in diameter, like 2 1/4" maybe, compared to 2" for a normal ar15 or the G2. The old recievers are 1/2" or so longer, and deeper top to bottom, and a bit fatter. You can make a dang nice and light rifle with the old receivers now with all the stuff that's available, but they didn't have it available when they came out with the factory R25.

Actually I think I'll do some measuring and post up some specs when I get the chance, I'm kind of interested to know exactly myself.
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#3293458 - 02/05/22 12:03 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Thanks. That would be awesome. I might have to pick your brain on lightening this rig up? It is heavy so it does not see much use. It would do good to have had a box of shells through it. I have a few ARs but do not know the ins and outs of them as much. I am going to fix up a designated night rig when I get a thermal scope in 6mm. It will be either a 243 or a 6 creed I think for now. As a matter of fact I never got to take a good liking to an AR until I bought the cheaper Seekins 223 last summer for culling some deer out of the bean fields. I really liked the way that little rifle felt.

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#3293459 - 02/05/22 12:04 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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I believe you are correct on the R25. I think it was just a camoed DPMS.

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#3293462 - 02/05/22 12:25 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Here's a few numbers to chew on.

Old style:

Receiver length, 8 15/16"
Upper height, 2.2", there were two heights on the dpms old style, mine is high, but I adjusted the number down to where the low one would be.
Upper thickness, 1.7", and again this will vary a bit, this is the dpms slick side, which is probably one of the fatter ones.
Carbon fiber float tube diameter, 2.1". This is smaller than their aluminum tubes by a good margin, they are 2.25" iirc?
BCG, 1.1" by 8 3/4"



G2:
Receiver length, 8 3/8"
Upper height, 1.9"
Upper thickness, 1.35"
Carbon fiber float tube diameter, 2"
Bcg, .935" by 8 1/4"

ar15:
Receiver length, 7 3/4"
Upper height, 1.85"
Upper thickness, 1.2"
Aluminum float tube diamerter, 2"
Bcg, .935" by 7 1/2"

Here's a visual of the bcg's.

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