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#3292181 - 01/24/22 06:41 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
kooman Offline
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Registered: 02/10/13
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I saw they had another auction end last night I think it was, anyone see what that one went for? They have another listed now too

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#3292185 - 01/24/22 06:49 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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No I missed it, but I bet it wasn't much.
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#3292348 - 01/26/22 12:41 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Are you going to get it threaded?

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#3292354 - 01/26/22 02:17 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: steve garrett]
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Originally Posted By: steve garrett
What kind of accuracy do people see with these generally?


Excellent IME, 1/2 moa

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#3292370 - 01/26/22 09:22 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: SubpaR]
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Originally Posted By: SubpaR
Are you going to get it threaded?


I'll swap out the barrel to one of my threaded ones while I find someone to thread the barrel that's on it, if in fact it isn't threaded. I don't have a lot of faith in their description or pictures as they're now selling the third rifle using the same pics.
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#3292427 - 01/26/22 04:11 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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So I just brought it home and am cleaning it up. It's seen some use lol, a lot of use. The recievers are in good shape, a few nicks on the mag well. I took the float tube off and that went well.

My first reaction when I noticed the gas tube had some heat discoloration was "oh boy". The throat is not good, lots of alligator hide, I'm guessing at least 1k rounds. Or just ran really hot in a dog town or at the range.

I knew that was a possibility with a 243 going in, and wasn't concerned since I have more barrels. Still a bit of a bummer, so I wanted to update quickly in case someone was on the fence. The current one is at $855 and I'm not sure I'd do that unless you're sitting on some barrels or want to re-use the barrel extension and have one made up. Of course who knows what any others look like.

It came in a hard case, no mags. And the barrel is 20" just like my others. I don't think I'll bother getting this one threaded, I may use the extension for something else, like 22 creed drool...
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#3292436 - 01/26/22 06:01 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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I got it all back together, lapped the upper first and everything went well. Drilled and tapped the gb for a set screw to make it adjustable, cleaned up the bcg. The 2 stage trigger broke at 1.25 first stage, 4.75 total so it was normal but heavier than I like so I'll tune that shortly. I loaded up 8 rounds with 58 vmax and 44 gr varget in Win cases to test fire, all functioned perfectly, good primer dimple, lock back on pmag and good accuracy at 200 on my steel. 3 in maybe 1.5 to 2" in the 20 mph cross wind.
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#3292472 - 01/26/22 11:42 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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That's some impressive work 204! If there's better coyote medicine than a 243 G2 loaded with 58s, I don't know what it is.

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#3292480 - 01/27/22 01:31 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Sounds like a great buy!

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#3292491 - 01/27/22 08:26 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Thanks guys, I look forward to working with it some more and tuning that load. I should be able to get the 58s above 3600 I hope, even with the kind of short barrel.
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#3292521 - 01/27/22 02:21 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Registered: 07/06/07
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CDNN investments had 243 chambered G2 barrels around the $80 or less last summer. Im sure they are long gone by now.


Edited by Dultimatpredator (01/27/22 02:23 PM)

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#3292523 - 01/27/22 02:34 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Yeah I snagged a couple 2 years ago, heck of a deal.
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#3292605 - 01/28/22 10:22 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Registered: 07/06/07
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I was going to myself and bought 3, 243 BCA uppers instead at the time.

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#3292611 - 01/28/22 10:37 AM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: Dultimatpredator]
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Funny timing, I was just looking at bca a few minutes ago. It looks like they abandoned the 243 in favor of 6.5 creedmoor. Imagine that.

I remember you getting those, sounds like they do well for you. I just like this smaller platform but it sure has been abandoned. It's a shame.

I've been chatting with a local smith. He'd need a new barrel extension tool to be able to spin me up a barrel for it. Of course it's different than either traditional size BE. And good luck finding one of those lol.
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#3292629 - 01/28/22 12:31 PM Re: Have another G2, 243 on the way [Re: 204 AR]
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Registered: 01/18/03
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Loc: tx
its really tooo bad that DPMS didn't offer all the G2 stuff as parts.
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