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Old 04-29-2012, 10:48 PM   #11
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I have a Sportical modified to tactical. I've fed numerous types of ammo without issue. It also operates my CMMG .22 bolt conversion very well. No complaints here.
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It doesn't function properly because some suit is cutting cost to increase his bonus. The one and only thing that company is concerned about. Quality? What's that? Money? Find me some more regardless of the corners we have to cut because the majority of our customers will never notice the rifles shortcomings.

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Ive heard that too about the DPMS rifles...my century arms A2 will digest anything in the mag, steel or brass cases.
Was it the model with the classic-look triangular handguard, 20" barrel, etc.? It looked like the vietnam-era M16's issued? If i remember correctly, weren't those rebarreled colt's?
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It doesn't function properly because some suit is cutting cost to increase his bonus. The one and only thing that company is concerned about. Quality? What's that? Money? Find me some more regardless of the corners we have to cut because the majority of our customers will never notice the rifles shortcomings.
if there not noticing the shotcomings then how do we know there threir,what i mean is the gun does what i bought it for it shoots bullets down range without a problem now if i were in the military or law enforcemant or even a compition shooter then maybe i would worry about it but as of right now it performs just fine for going to the range and hunting coyotes and other varmints.
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It doesn't function properly because some suit is cutting cost to increase his bonus. The one and only thing that company is concerned about. Quality? What's that? Money? Find me some more regardless of the corners we have to cut because the majority of our customers will never notice the rifles shortcomings.
Mike, no disrespect intended, but do you have a reason for believing that, or are you just bitter against "suits?"
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if there not noticing the shotcomings then how do we know there threir,what i mean is the gun does what i bought it for it shoots bullets down range without a problem now if i were in the military or law enforcemant or even a compition shooter then maybe i would worry about it but as of right now it performs just fine for going to the range and hunting coyotes and other varmints.
That's awesome. It's a great feeling to know your AR will do whatever you ask of it. Knowing what you need is good.

The issue w/ DPMS is they don't always measure up to others is their price range.
They are known to avoid certain questions and comparisons to other manufacturers. Kind of a sign to most.
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That's awesome. It's a great feeling to know your AR will do whatever you ask of it. Knowing what you need is good.

The issue w/ DPMS is they don't always measure up to others is their price range.
They are known to avoid certain questions and comparisons to other manufacturers. Kind of a sign to most.
so then i take it you had a bad run with dpms.
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Mike, no disrespect intended, but do you have a reason for believing that, or are you just bitter against "suits?"
I love suits and look good in them .

I believe it because it's true of any large corporation. Nothing against capitalism as I think it drives success. But when you lie, hide, divert, and avoid questions in an attempt to maintain some sort of existence it's an integrity issue.

It's probably not the employees as I'm sure they would rather put together a high quality product then waste their day assembling junk. I personally wouldn't want to be part of the DPMS name. It would be similar to the year I managed a car wash for a family of gypsies. I would avoid the "what do you do" conversation. I fought to make them stop ripping off customers but they wouldn't. I quit.
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so then i take it you had a bad run with dpms.
No, I was smart enough to do some research before purchasing my first AR.
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my wife has a dpms panther m4gery. it shot fine out of the box but since the first range trip i completely disassembled it stem to stern put it back together staked the castle nut on the stock, replaced the bcg with a chromed bcg from rra, torqued everything down to milspec.

the only reason i replaced the bcg was for ease of cleaning.

out of the box i didnt trust it enough for home defense now that im sure everything is right i feel comfy with it. my wife being able to shoulder it and fire it is why its our hd rifle, she knows how to work it.

i would prolly say skip dpms as there are better guns close enough in price.

ive got better ar15's but if its stolen or taken by the police for "evidence" (the county i live in has a long history of not returning firearms used for legal self defense) if we ever have to use it we arent out a lot of money. for a gun that doesnt get shot a lot and is good enough for at least a few rounds in a hd situation its a perfect rifle. we prolly got 650$ in it including the new bcg.
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