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Old 04-04-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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Thanks - right after I posted that I was searching around and discovered the .308 uppers won't work on the ar-15...
I wanted to buy an LAR-8 from RRA after I bought their NMA4 - I was amazed at the accuracy and quality of their .223 rifle. When I called them in Jan. of 08' to place the order, I was informed that they hadn't even started manufacturing the LAR-8 and that they were backordered 12 months! I couldn't wait, so I ordered a DPMS Panther LR-308B from "R" Guns. The cost was $849 (much less than the RRA) , it has an 18" bull barrel (.936") , a flat top A-2 stock, a 1:12 twist, and came with two 19 rd. magazines and a hard case. That gun is almost as accurate as my RRA .223 using factory ammo. I recently reloaded some ammo using very expensive bullets (Berger VLD 168gr. Match HPBT) and it made a 100 yd group that measured .40".
IMO this .308 is well worth the money. It's a heavy SOB, weighing in at over 10 lbs. , but for a long range SHTF weapon it can't be beat, not even by traditional bolt guns, of which I am a fan. I liked this gun so much that I ordered one for my son who recently returned from Iraq and will show me what he learned next week on my range!
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So I think I have finally decided to get the DPMS Panther LR-308 as well... Now my next question is this - what are the merits of the different barrel lengths and twist? 16", 18", 20", 24"?

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I wanted to buy an LAR-8 from RRA after I bought their NMA4 - I was amazed at the accuracy and quality of their .223 rifle. When I called them in Jan. of 08' to place the order, I was informed that they hadn't even started manufacturing the LAR-8 and that they were backordered 12 months! I couldn't wait, so I ordered a DPMS Panther LR-308B from "R" Guns. The cost was $849 (much less than the RRA) , it has an 18" bull barrel (.936") , a flat top A-2 stock, a 1:12 twist, and came with two 19 rd. magazines and a hard case. That gun is almost as accurate as my RRA .223 using factory ammo. I recently reloaded some ammo using very expensive bullets (Berger VLD 168gr. Match HPBT) and it made a 100 yd group that measured .40".
IMO this .308 is well worth the money. It's a heavy SOB, weighing in at over 10 lbs. , but for a long range SHTF weapon it can't be beat, not even by traditional bolt guns, of which I am a fan. I liked this gun so much that I ordered one for my son who recently returned from Iraq and will show me what he learned next week on my range!
That's some good shootin brother. Let your son know that me and mine are happy that he made it home in 1 piece, and thank him for his service. ( If he can shoot as good as you, that would make for one heck of a precision rifle team......? Just some food for thought, but I bet you already thought of that. )
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High cap mags under 15$ bucks
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