DPMS Oracle 16" Flattop - heavily considering for my 1st AR

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by StainlessSteel215, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Been looking at this model for a while online....and today my LGS got one in for $850. I realize its not on the higher end of the quality spectrum but reviews seem solid and reliable.....and this sucker seems to feed anything you put through it. That price is a little high, but in this current climate its my own damn fault for waiting this long.....but $850 aint bad. Has a lightweight frame and barrel....forward assist....charging handle seemed pretty smooth....and its got a nice look and feel. No rail on the handguard but oh well, that can be fixed

    Not bad for a basic bare bones start AR methinks, anyone have feedback?
     
  2. BigBizz87

    BigBizz87 New Member

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    I have owned one for 8 months or so haven't had any problems runs smooth, accurate and reliable
     

  3. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    3 things I like to hear.....thanks dude.

    Might pull the trigger tomorrow ;)
     
  4. Ruger52

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    The oracle is good. The AP4 is better. Stay away from the sportical. It has a thin barrel , that will not last over time.

    I own a AP4. It is very accurate, and I have close to 5000 rounds down range. I swear to god, not one hick up. But then again I started using the M 16 platform in 1971. I know how to take care of them, and how to make them run flawlessly.
     
  5. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with those guns (this is coming form a guy who enjoys expensive AR's but realizes its a hobbyism not a must)

    And at that price you cant go wrong and with money saved might be able to justify upgrading your stock to a nice Magpul sometime:)
     
  6. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Thanks guys, any recommendations for flip up front & rear sights? This one did NOT come with an A4 front sight post. This will be a gradual project to tac it up.....and sights are #1 on my list and I dont wanna rely solely on an optic. I plan to co-witness the sights
     
  7. BigBizz87

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    I have added some extras to make it more functional Magpul ACS stock, Magpul MOE Carbine forend, vortex strikefire red/green dot, UTG pistol grip, MFT React fore grip, ProMag dual sling plate, Blackhawk single point sling. it came out great I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow still gotta get my iron sights tho that's the next purchase then Im done
     
  8. BigBizz87

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    Try Yankee Hill or Midwest Industries make sure to gt the lower gas block height front sight if u plan on using the gas block for ur sight
     
  9. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Thanks, I did notice that the gas block mini rail was slightly lower than the rest of the top rail. What would you suggest....using handguard height and getting for example a Magpul front sight.....or a DPMS Oracle specific front sight thats raised to compensate for the height difference?

    I guess it comes down to personal preference but would the gas block rail tend to shift the front sight with all the pressure escaping?
     
  10. BigBizz87

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    I'm goin with gas block because to get a good quality quad rail will cost quite a bit that's why I went with a Magpul moe forend but with he quality gas block front sight it will not move or shift when tightened properly with a little bit of loctite if needed on so
    E sights but he Yankee hill front sight is very well made and well review same with the Midwest industries but just don't get a polymer front sight for the gas block it may melt under heavy use
     
  11. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Awesome, man, thanks for those great tips!

    Again I am new to the AR but have tried to do a little homework while researching different models. I learned that my first order of business is the stake the bolt carrier screws, and possibly loctite the trigger pins to prevent them from walking
     
  12. BigBizz87

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    Yeah I was fairly new to t myself when I bought my AR 8 months ago learned alot in a short time the info is out there but I honestly haven't hd any trouble with those things myself nothin has moved or come apart after roughly 2000 rounds give or take 100 been flawless but I take exceptional care of my firearms after shooting them so that helps keep an AR running smooth
     
  13. Quentin

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    Sorry, but you need to hear the other side of the story before pulling out the wallet. No way would I spend $850 on that DPMS. A little patience can give you a much better AR for the money. If you want an A2 FSB then why settle for an OR gas block? Get what you want. Use this time to learn the platform and select what you want not just anything off the rack. Read Agent Tikki's AR Primer and keep watching for deals on better rifles. Compare PSA, you'll get a lot more for the same money.

    Loctite the trigger pins... Where did you get that? Trigger/hammer pins don't walk out unless something is wrong.