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Old 10-12-2012, 02:32 AM   #11
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Have you checked the compatibility of your upgrade parts with the LR-308? There are differences not only between the Armalite and DPMS patterns but between manufacturers.

http://308ar.com/compatibility.htm
I'm almost positive all the parts match. I ordered them at the beginning of the year, but I vividly remember making sure they were all DPMS. Especially because I took a stock LR308 and started rebuilding it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:17 AM   #12
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Close.

Take it to 30. Back off a turn, then take it to the next opening, not exceeding 80#.
Your wording is much more clear than mine. Thanks for not letting me lead him astray with vaguely worded advice.
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For anyone who posted here trying to help, or anyone who may read this thread having similar issues, this problem was solved many months ago. I forgot about my thread, but I figure I should let everyone know what was wrong.

I ordered the Midwest Industries two-piece aluminum forend from Brownells. Before I ordered I emailed them asking if the forend would fit my DPMS LR-308 AP4. They said that it would. By the end of this thread I was so insanely frustrated that I took it to my local 'smith.

Turns out the forend is for a standard AR-15, which actually takes a very slightly longer carbine sized forend. This is my first actual problem with Brownells, but considering years of great service, I can't hold it against them. I've decided to keep the forend for a later AR build.

CASE CLOSED!

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Default Update: Case not closed!

It looks like I have spoken too soon, folks. Sorry about that.

Just got my new LR-308 carbine-length forend in. It's exactly the same as the previous one, minus the small rail extension. Same fitting length and all.

I'm beyond stumped on this and I'm going to take it to my local 'smith. I'll be able to update you all on this again in a few weeks.

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Call midwest industries tell em what's going on they will sort it out speedy fast. Great bunch of folks to deal with. I live 20 miles from their shop.

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Call midwest industries tell em what's going on they will sort it out speedy fast. Great bunch of folks to deal with. I live 20 miles from their shop.
Thanks JonM! I'll see what I can't find out.
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Default LR-308 AP4 Upgrade Problem, Officially SOLVED

My local gunsmith and I put our heads together and after much deliberation were able to determine that two-piece handguards of this type are being advertised as "LR-308 compatible", but are in fact only for certain LR-308 models such as the LR-308 Sportical (PM me if you'd like to know who is 'misleadingly advertising').

These will NOT fit the LR-308 AP4, which is a "Free-Float ONLY Platform". There are free-float hanguards/forends on the market for the AP4, so I'll just have to end up buying a one tailored for my gun.

Anyone know a good place to sell gun parts? I've got a few extras now

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That suks, but glad you got the problem sorted.

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You possibly need to index the tube to fit with the nut. I need some more detailed pictures.

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Well nevermind!!! Looks like you got it figured out. Try Ebay or gun broker to sell the parts!

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