Help, need input in next hour.

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by freefall, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    How does an AR 10 compare to an FAL? Sportsmans has DPMS LR-308 on sale for $1k till 9 tonight. Is it good? Should I look for another L1A1? Please advise Quickly. Thanks.
     
  2. targetback

    targetback New Member

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    the lr 308 is ok. You might have to put a trigger kit in .
     

  3. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    You could probably build one but it would run you $1400 or more. The DPMS is a good platform.
     
  4. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    HOLD UP!!!

    This isn't a decision to be made in an hour, plus 1k for a DPMS isn't that great.

    ALSO, THE DPMS LR-308 IS NOTan AR-10!!!

    It takes different mags, many people don't like them. I have no experience with them so I can't say.

    I can say that DPMS isn't even in the same leagues as other quality manufactures. I have seen so many poor fitting, crappy finished, pot metal junk from them in the past 6 months, to last a lifetime. I will never buy DPMS.

    RESEARCH BEFORE YOU EVEN CONSIDER A GUN!

    I may not like it (and the wife HATES it), but it takes me months to get a gun picked out. But I enjoy craftsmanship and quality. ;)
     
  5. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    ?? Different mags?? What the heck?? What are these people doing to me? Maybe I'll just stick with my Marlin 30-30 forever.:cool:
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Well, time's up, I didn't run out and buy it. Still would value input on various 308 AR type rifles. I'm thinking...
     
  7. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    While I stock DPMS .308's and DSA FAL's my favorite .308 rifle is my CETME. Get one from Centerfire Industries for around $500. The mags are cheap and so plentiful I once received a bunch used as packing material. as a plus the CETME is lighter than either of the others above. Most HK-91 parts also fit onto the cetme, including a neat collapsible stock. I even had a 50 rd drum mag fitted to mine recently.
     
  8. Fuzzyinline

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    see, ive ALWAYS loved AR-15s, and AR-1os... but i found a gun i actually like better... for a little bit more money, around 15oo... im going with the FN heavy 2o .308.... check out that gun, see whatcha think... ive only heard positive things so far...
     
  9. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I'm just starting to venture into the AR-10 world myself, otherwise I wouldn't have known the difference between the DPMS .308 and the AR-10. I still don't know the exacts, but I would advise getting a couple books. Gunsmithing The Ar-15 by Patrick Sweeny (I'm getting to be a fan of his. Didn't know about him at first.) has helped me out with my guns and fed my curiosity as well.

    Are you dead set on a .308? Are you dead set on an AR? So many guuns. . . what may I sell you today??? The safe may be ready for a couple vacancies:confused: .
     
  10. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Pick one up & you'll see my complaint- Heavy. I often find that guns with a fold-over carry handle are heavier than I like
     
  11. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I have a Century Arms L1A1, it's an OK rifle but a bit on the heavy side and not as accurate as one might like. Bro in law has M1A1, nice but heavy and spendy. Thought the AR series might be a bit lighter and more accurate than my L1a1. And I thought that was a good deal for a walk-in, carry-it-away now deal.
     
  12. IXLR8

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    I know this time has expired but I have to throw in my 2 cents. $1000 to spend? Want a .308? The PTR-91 is the answer. I have an L1A1 and PTR, and the PTR runs rings around it in maintenance, usability, accessories. Both are equivalent shooters, but the L1A1 needs to have the buffer calibrated with ammo changes. The PTR just spews out whatever you put in. Plus I bought a box of mags for $1/ea.

    If you reload your own rounds then just ignore this, because the HK receiver chews up brass when it spits it out. It is usually too dinged to be reused.
     
  13. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Spend a little (a lot of) time and look around. You can do better. I don't trust DPMS AT A LL! I have friends that swear by them, that's OK as long as they're having good, safe, fun. I have just seen way too many "Oops! How'd that get through?" type situations lately to ever desire (or even settle for) a rifle made by them.