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Old 04-30-2012, 02:22 PM   #31
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No, I was smart enough to do some research before purchasing my first AR.
this is the same debate we had on here a day or two ago about the highpoint,alot of i read it online stories or i seen the guy next to me at the range.i also did research online and through friends and for a range/hunting rifle there more good stories then bad also i can find a bad issue with damn near every gun manufacturer there is.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #32
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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?
Im not sure, ive just heard members here and another forum i frequent say they've had some issues. I dont have a dpms, i almost bought one but went with my century arms because the price was better.
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this is the same debate we had on here a day or two ago about the highpoint,alot of i read it online stories or i seen the guy next to me at the range.i also did research online and through friends and for a range/hunting rifle there more good stories then bad also i can find a bad issue with damn near every gun manufacturer there is.
It depends on how much you're spending and your needs. If you are looking for a $600 AR to put a few hundred rounds through a year a S&W Sport would be a better choice than a DPMS in the same price range. If you're looking at spending $1k a BCM would be a much better choice than an similarly priced DPMS. Sounds like a trend is developing.
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Dpms is junk compared to about anything out there. They jam with steel cased ammo and fit and finish is marginal compared to most companies out there.

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Dpms is junk compared to about anything out there.
Not when compared to the Ruger!
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I only have one DPMS.

It's the LR-308-AP4.

(Basically, the M-4 version of their 7.62X51)

It's a truly superb rifle, MOA accurate with ball ammo, utterly reliable, and onlt 3/4 lb heavier than the 5.56X45 version.

Some folks here have had less than satisfactory experience with DPMS. Consider their opinions as well as mine before deciding. My limited personal experience with DPMS has been very good.
X 2. Nothing but good to say. My AP4 Carbine has had around 700 rounds through it thus far. Not a single issue. While a round count like that is scoffed at by ******************* some, in the real world it's more .308 than a lot of rifles see in a hunters lifetime. The rifle just keeps getting smoother every time take it out.

The only issue I have with it now, is with the warm weather coming, (100 F+ degree days), the barrel takes forever to cool down, even just shooting 5 shot groups. With even hotter weather on the way I'll be doing more reloading to keep it supplied. I've got more .308 brass on the way.
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