DPMS sweet sixteen

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by KY1911, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    The other day I played Santa and got myself one of these. Anyone have one or have any comments about them as far as reliability and accuracy?

    Of course haven't had a chance to shoot yet :-( but I want to put a good long range scope on it first. Anyone have any good recommendations?
     
  2. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    Also I am thinking of replacing the long butt stock with an adjustable one. Any recommendations, tips?

    Btw, I'm anxious as a little kid to get out and break it in!! Might be colder than a dogs ass sitting in the snow but next weekend may be calling for a little range time...hopefully!!
     

  3. brettc

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    I have a magpul ctr and a acs-L, love them both. Sturdy and light.
     
  4. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    The guy at the gun shop told me when I got it that I could only use a fixed version... Is this true? I've been looking around and have noticed that that may not be the case with the changing of a few things. I'm a tad confused about it at the moment. Any knowledge about it?
     
  5. kytowboater

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    I don't see why, most likey need new buffer tube etc.
     
  6. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    That's what I was thinking, just not sure what length, etc... Yet that is
     
  7. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    You can buy a "kit" come with buffer tube castle nut, end plate, spring , buffer and stock. Just google Around. Milspec is the most sought after size. The other one is "commercial" it's pretty much a smaller diameter tube.

    Btw, where you from in ky?
     
  8. Swervin

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    Here is my sweet sixteen dpms with ace skeleton stock

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  9. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    I'm from Nelson County. Yes I've been googling...from what I gather the commercial ones are thicker and just a little bit larger?

    Looks like someone has a collection of mags! Hard to find items these days..sigh.
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Send a PM to Quentin. If anyone on this board can tell you how to do it, he's the man. ;)
     
  11. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    I tried but no cigar..seems he has met his quota lol.
     
  12. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    I guess I'll ask my general questions here and see what happens... So here goes nothing :)
    I just got a dpms sweet sixteen and am thinking about putting on a 6 position stock possibly. I'm just not sure what I would need to do so. As in buffer(length) , buffer spring, etc...What's better commercial or mil spec, and should I go with a hydraulic or spring? I've yet to even fire it or break it in for that matter however, which I'm patiently awaiting to do and it's killing me to wait!
    Thanks in advance for any advice/words of wisdom you may have.
     
  13. Quentin

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    Well definitely fire it in it's factory configuration first! After you're sure it functions properly, sure go ahead and swap to an adjustable stock. I'd get a milspec diameter kit with the standard carbine spring and probably upgrade to the H buffer instead of standard weight carbine buffer - if you have midlength gas on a 16" barrel. If carbine length gas on 16" then often the H2 buffer smooths out the recoil and function. I will admit most ARs out there just have the standard weight carbine buffer and do just fine but most could be tuned a little better. So you can go with standard weight and keep it in the back of your mind that there are options.

    Your googling is correct, the commercial receiver extensions have a larger external diameter but I'd go with the milspec which should be made from a stronger alloy, 7075 T6 like the receivers. PSA has very good prices on milspec kits and the two I have are of very good quality. The two BCM kits I have are even better but cost about twice as much. You can buy the kits with or without stocks and many of us skip the M4 stock and buy something else. Of course buy the right diameter for your kit, milspec or commercial. I always recommend milspec if someone has a choice but commercial isn't the end of the world, especially with all the shortages out there now. I'd forget the hydraulic buffer/spring, too.
     
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  14. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    How would I know what length gas is on it?
     
  15. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Look at your specs, they should tell you. Looks like carbine gas, do you have 7" rails?
     
  16. KY1911

    KY1911 New Member

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    Pretty sure it's a carbine. Just put a 4 sided gas block and a scope on it last night. Heading to break it in & sight it tomorrow morning! Can't wait. :)
     
  17. KY1911

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    Finally got to run about 60 rounds through it yesterday. The last 3 while breaking in I confirmed the scope being dialed in with a 3 shot group that had @ .38" group. 2 touched each other and one was .38" difference. I don't think that's bad for a 100 yards.