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paul 12-16-2012 02:34 AM

DPMS Panther Oracle 16" SS flattop
 
Got it today on GB for $679.00 delivered. I've own/ed Colts, RR, PWA's etc but this is first "beginning" lower end, AR and I hope to hear from other owners just how great it is, :).

Quentin 12-16-2012 04:49 PM

Pretty nice price for any brand in stainless. Hope it works out well for you!

paul 12-16-2012 06:13 PM

DPMS Panther Oracle
 
Thank you for encouragement. I have come to realize that this same rifle has been increasing in price regularly the past year. This time last year these same type rifles could be had in the mid $500.00's. I found one for $629.00. but s/h was $45.00. I'd rather pay my guy extra up front than get taken on over priced s/h charges.
Looking for some ammo, most all 5.56mm is FMJ ball and ranges don't let me shoot that. Hollow points are fine. Anyhow, it's the FMJ stuff that is cheapest.

Quentin 12-17-2012 12:59 AM

Well once you get set up we definitely want a range report! Is this an indoor range that doesn't want rifle FMJ?

paul 12-17-2012 03:06 AM

DPMS Panther
 
No, it's an outdoor range, garland public, also elm fork, both outdoor ranges. Which, that's another topic. Imoved to TX in '07, figured a state like here would have great outdoor ranges. Nope, far from it. Lucky to find ones that offer 200yd rifle lanes. The nice indoor are outrageous. All the land here is owned and people don't like folks to do anything for free anymore. Used to go to rivers and shoot, not anymore. I drive 3 hrs to OKC Gunclub and it's worth it. $100.00 a year membership for one of the best ranges, imo, in this region. May have to wait a year but at my age another year comes and goes pretty quickly anymore.
I'll definitely try to bring picture/range report etc. I want to bragg more about OKC Gun Club later.

Quentin 12-17-2012 04:50 AM

Thanks for the info. I'd never have guessed that in TX! I thought they were more like AZ and ID, wide open spaces, lots of BLM land to shoot on.

paul 12-17-2012 01:00 PM

DPMS Panther
 
My FFL called, I'll have my black panther rifle by this Friday, I'm happy. Learning how to upload pictures to the forum this week, have a teacher now. Yeah, the ranges here, check out NSSF and go to TX ranges. Google them and you'll see what you get around here, not much most of the time. Hey, I really would like to go to N.M. Roca Baton? Any legal gun owner can shoot there for very reasonable rates.

Gatoragn 12-17-2012 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Quentin (Post 1054536)
Thanks for the info. I'd never have guessed that in TX! I thought they were more like AZ and ID, wide open spaces, lots of BLM land to shoot on.

IIRC, 97 - 98% of the land in TX is privately owned. Public hunting land is almost non-existent in the Lone Star State. Davy Crockett National Forest in E TX is one of the few.

paul 12-17-2012 02:06 PM

DPMS Panther/ranges
 
I failed to mention that TX does have what I think to be a good public hunting land program. Over a million acres. It's not hunted out either. Maybe a few more game wardens and park personel but I like it that way, especially on public. I do disagree with parks policy on letting feral hog kills stay where they lay, if hunter decides not to harvest, on public land. Other than that, wastefulness is prosecuted severely. Fine by me.


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