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Old 11-27-2012, 12:37 AM   #331
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DPMS or Delton-sorta like comparing Krystal to White Castle: Both of them taste nasty going down and will give you the ****s.
Not really. I have 3000 rounds through my DPMS AP4. Not one hickup, except I tried some tula ammo. It threw that **** right up.
Now I bought my rifle for one reason, cuz I hadn't shot an AR or even looked at one for 18 years.

Now I am totally hooked, and have time and dinero, to do a new hobby. I am 60. I ain't gonna be fightin' any wars until shtf, here in the U.S. But that said. My Dpms got me hooked on shooting again. Now I have the bug, and am gonna build me a nice tough weapon.

I am glad I found this forum, cuz even though I packed a M-16 for 20 years, I still need help with a build.

DPMS ain't that bad. Not the best, but for a casual shooter, it will do fine. And it can do more.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #332
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I am gonna get myself a Ford DPMS Raptor, along wih a Mustang DPMS Shelby. To compliment my DPMS AR.
I don't think you can go wrong with either. Both use the same ammo.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #334
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Tikki, all you have to do is unsubscribe to the thread. I have done it a few times when I didn't want a thread to pop up in my inbox.
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Hey Quentin,

Back in Feb, you said the following:

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Pat, I'm an older guy too. Building/assembling an AR is not hard, you'll love it!

My first AR started with a S&W stripped lower and I highly recommend that lower, top notch in every way. I would set my sights higher than DPMS or Del-Ton. Look at PSA, Palmetto State Armory, they have great quality and prices.
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1. I wanted to thank you for that pointer.
2. I started with a Stripped lower receiver from PSA, and have bought most everything else from them. I'm almost done! And so far, it HAS been very easy.

So, again, Thanks a lot for your help.

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ps. I'll post a picture after it's finished... if it's ever FINISHED!

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Glad to hear, Pat!

Assembling an AR isn't hard, actually it's a lot of fun. Glad to hear we helped out, many here have rolled their own AR and I can't remember too many regrets or people saying I shoulda bought something off the rack.

Good choice on PSA, they make it easy to get quality parts from one source, at least when in stock. Hopefully you'll get your last shipment soon. Why not start a thread on the build now!

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I have a DPMS lower that I use with a CMMG 300 Blackout upper, and it shoots very well. Not up to my Colt LE, but half the price. In terms on bang for my buck the DPMS does fine.

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I have a DPMS lower that I use with a CMMG 300 Blackout upper, and it shoots very well. Not up to my Colt LE, but half the price. In terms on bang for my buck the DPMS does fine.
There are a lot of lower price AR's that will work fine if you are not shooting tens of thousands of rounds annually. Glad that you are happy with yours.
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I have 2 Del Tons (among other AR's includinga DD and a RRA)

They come in the exact configuration I like:
Here are a few pics of my Mid lenght Delton with MagPul FDE MOE in a HBAR (I hate M4 cuts):

http://www.freshalloy.com/showthread.php/172871-Ok-I-give-in-I-got-yet-another

This is w/o the FDE MagPul VFG attached yet.
Rifle cost of this conifguration was $775 Shipped.

Both my Deltons fucntion mechanically w/o problems.

The finish on the uppers is not great though.

But this MagPul FDE is simply an incredible gun for the price.
Lifetime warranty.

A negative: Of my 2 Deltons, one of them had an imperfect Picatinny on the upper.
Was no problem with the MBus but with the EOtech I noticed aligment issues (My RRA, my DD and my other Delton didnt have any issues)

Sent it back to Delton and its on its way back here.

Pics of the other Delton, w/ a free float YH quadrail:
http://www.freshalloy.com/showthread.php/172585-Got-a-new-Midlenght-AR-15

They are both 1 in 9's...
I admit I would like ! in 7's for the freedom to shoot heavier bullets but most of my stock is 55 gr anyway and the 62 gr will also shoot quite well out of a 1 in 9.

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IMHO...get the best you can afford..but make sure the barrel is chambered for 5.56mm - not .223 cal...i have a COLT-LE-6920 for i wanted a mil spec gun that i stand a better chance for replacement govnt parts...not the zillion mis matched clones......a mil 5.56 bullet could blow up your 223..but not the other way..chamber pressures are different...and if possable ill get millitary ammo off the govnt or cops most likely.......also remember if your barrel was designed for the 55gr or more powerfull 62 gr bullet...ill only use 55 gr bullets as a last effort

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