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Old 10-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #11
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Of these two choices definitely the Delton hands down!

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Visited both manufacturers websites and here's what I found......

Both are not chrome lined, carbine gassed, and heavy barreled profile. The DPMS has a Carpenter 158 bolt. Delton really is stingy with stats and specs.

On paper, DPMS wins.

In my personal opinion, you can build a better PSA unit for the same money or less even.
The catalog I got with my Delton Echo states
Barrel Chrome moly 16" 1x9 twist

Bolt Carrier
Phosphated 8620 Steel Carrier Assy. HPT/MPI Tested Carpenter 158 Bolt, Heat treated and plated
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Chrome lined carrier interiorCarrier key chrome lined
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Personally Im not a fan of the optics ready rifles , you have no place to put back up sights on it . For the money I would rather have this rifle but again , I like the mid length and the front sight setup it will not be in the way with a scope or RDS
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I have the Echo 316/MOE topped off with an Eotech 512 and it is a very well built, accurate as hell, reliable carbine. Love mine. I don't think you can go wrong with this Delton.

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I have the Echo 316/MOE topped off with an Eotech 512 and it is a very well built, accurate as hell, reliable carbine. Love mine. I don't think you can go wrong with this Delton.
I have the same setup. Also in Bama. 1000's of rounds. I vote for the Delton.
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I appreciate all of your wise words of wisdom. I just now checked back on this post after making my decision. I decided on the Delton and from all your posts, it seems i made the right decision. It seems to be a sturdy beginner gun (Hell probably even a little beyond beginner). Thanks!! Keep the posts coming. I love all this advice!

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Er...um sorry you guys are right...I got it backwards...the DPMS has no stats....http://www.dpmsinc.com/MOE-WARRIOR_ep_91-1.html

The Delton has the Carpenter 158 bolt. So I'm guessing the Delton's a better buy, tho money wise they are similar. The DPMS may be $100 more but it does come with 4 mags and a rear BUIS.

But both barrels aren't the greatest, heavy barrel profiled (cheaper to produce, and of course heavier) Neither is chrome lined or melonited. Both are 1x9 twist so neither will handle the longer precision rounds..

If I had $700ish I'd build myself one and get a better barrel.

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... If I had $700ish I'd build myself one and get a better barrel.
I agree. It's not terribly hard to build a better AR than DPMS or DTI in that price range. As others have said PSA is a good place to start searching.
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Whats wrong with a heavy barrel AR tikki? I happen to like mine. I guess since it doesn't have a govt profile barrel or a 1:7 twist or I didn't get it from Puke State Armory its no good. Wrong.. I would be willing to bet my DTI will shoot as good as a comparable priced Puke gun. You AR snobs are really sickening.

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Whats wrong with a heavy barrel AR tikki? I happen to like mine. I guess since it doesn't have a govt profile barrel or a 1:7 twist or I didn't get it from Puke State Armory its no good. Wrong.. I would be willing to bet my DTI will shoot as good as a comparable priced Puke gun. You AR snobs are really sickening.
Damn dude! 1992 called. They want you to take a chill pill.
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