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Old 03-26-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default LR308C or AP4

Ok, decided that I want a DPMS rifle. Thought about a .223 and then did some research and decided that I already have a .22 so no need for one on steriods. I'm going with a .308. My only question/decision is whether to go with the 308C (20" barrel about 11lbs, a full size AR type) or their AP4 which gives me an adjustable stock a 16" barrel and is about 3lbs lighter.

I'm sure either one would be nice. I'm sort of leaning towards the C (classic) model but am hesitating because of the weight. Though I'm not doing a forced march with it I'd still like to be able to handle and enjoy it.

Thoughts on these models? I'm lovin' the idea of a .308 in the AR form.

Thanks for any reply's.

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:34 AM   #2
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hmmmm....20" is too long and heavy, and 16" is too short, maybe too light...

how about....



Panther™ LR-308B
Model: RFLR-308B

Sale Price: $1,159.00 - DPMS MSRP
Description

Barrel:

•18" Bull Barrel
•4140 Chrome-moly steel bull barrel
•6 grooves, right-hand 1x10 twist,
button rifled

Chamber:

•.308 Winchester

Method of Operation:

•Gas operated rotating bolt

Bolt & Carrier:

•8620 steel bolt carrier, heat treated
and plated per Mil Spec
•Phosphated steel bolt, heat treated
and plated per Mil Spec

Sights:

•None (mounting optics only)

Weight:

•Empty - 9.65 lbs.

Length:

•37.5"
Upper Receiver:

•Thick walled, extruded from 6066-T6 aluminum
•Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated black
•No dust cover
•Snag free design, smooth side look
•No shell deflector
•No forward assist
•Right hand ejection
•Raised Picatinny rail for easy scope mounting

Lower Receiver:

•Milled from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum
•Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated black
•integral trigger guard
•Aluminum magazine release button
•Standard AR-15 trigger group

Stock:

•Standard A2 Black Zytel Mil Spec w/trap door assembly

Handguards:

•Carbine length ribbed free float tube.

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:39 AM   #3
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Nice but no deflector, dust cover or FA is no good. I considered that one too until I saw what it was lacking. Thanks for suggesting though.

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