Just dropped the dime on a LR-308...now the anticipation begins


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Richard.Howe
March 8, 2008, 04:46 PM
So I just hit "SUBMIT" on the order page for my long-desired DPMS LR-308. Accessories include Magpul PRS stock, ERGO Tac Deluxe grip, McCormick trigger, and Badger rings.

Can't wait to get this bad boy on my doorstep, and share pics with you guys.

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JWarren
March 8, 2008, 04:48 PM
Grats! Where did you buy from?

-- John

Richard.Howe
March 8, 2008, 05:21 PM
I bought from PKFirearms ( http://pkfirearms.com/store/start.aspx ) on the advice of the folks...and good feedback...over at arfcom.

Thinking of mounting (gasp) a FX-III 6x42 with M1 elevation turret from the Leup custom shop.

JWarren
March 8, 2008, 06:51 PM
Cool. The prices aren't too bad from what I saw. What reciever and barrel did you get?

I recently got in a A1 reciever one with the 24 SS fluted barrel from RGuns.net.

I still haven't gotten around to breaking it in.



-- John

Richard.Howe
March 8, 2008, 08:46 PM
Alloy A4 receiver (though we may upgrade to steel later) and 24" tube. Looking forward to putting everything through its paces. :)

KC&97TA
March 8, 2008, 09:02 PM
You're going to like it ;)

I'm in the process of building a DPMS TAC20 on a Fulton Reciever, so far I've got the reciever and ordered the LPK and Stock yesterday. The .308 AR's are fun, till you realize theres about $20 in each mag. Still have to figure out what I'm going to do with the upper reciever as far as shipping, since I'm liveing in CA DPMS has a policy to permanetly attach the FH and cut off the bayonet lug... could care less about the lug, but I want to take the FSB off and replace it latter with single railed gas block.

I've spent some time behind the SR-25 and MK-11, they're fun rifles!

NetJunkie
March 8, 2008, 10:13 PM
I feel your pain on the wait. I put in an order for a LRT-SASS about two weeks ago. Only 2 or 3 more months to go according to DPMS.

Richard.Howe
March 9, 2008, 08:20 AM
AR's are fun, till you realize theres about $20 in each mag.

Totally agree...that's why I have 1,000 rds of Lithuanian 146gr sitting in the closet!!!!

Though I'm sure the 168gr FGMM will get broken out at some point, too.

JWarren
March 9, 2008, 09:07 AM
Since mine won't be my "Battle" rife"-- but rather a target/hunting rifle, I stayed with the A1 receiver (no bolt assist or cover).

For me, this one will get light duty. The AR-15 I have coming in will see the rest.


-- John

71Commander
March 9, 2008, 09:33 AM
To keep y'all salivating.:evil:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tucker13/39aeb2e3.jpg

Urbana John
March 9, 2008, 09:56 AM
I'd like to know where to get $20.00 mags for mine!!

Cheapest 20 rounders were $27.50 including shipping and I thought that was a "deal".

UJ

JWarren
March 9, 2008, 10:23 AM
I'd like to know where to get $20.00 mags for mine!!

Cheapest 20 rounders were $27.50 including shipping and I thought that was a "deal".


C Product is gearing up to start making affordable LR-308 magazines. It won't be long. According to a thread on AR15.com, it should be a couple more weeks.


So far, this has been the cheapest I've found:

http://www.44mag.com/products.asp?dept=1321


-- John

rocinante
March 9, 2008, 11:09 AM
I'd like to know where to get $20.00 mags for mine!!

Cheapest 20 rounders were $27.50 including shipping and I thought that was a "deal".

The poster was saying 20 is the cost of the cartridges inside the magazine not the cost of the magazine.

TargetShooter2
March 9, 2008, 01:03 PM
** 71Commander ** To keep y'all salivating.

nice pic of the LR :)

TS2

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/bluevtx/DPMS/2006_1206cammodpms0038.jpg

Richard.Howe
March 9, 2008, 05:00 PM
I just ante'd up for a Leupold LRT Mark4 8.5-25x50 with illuminated TMR.

I think it'll be a good "fit" for this kind of fun rig.

Targetshooter2, who did your camo?

Rich

TargetShooter2
March 9, 2008, 08:42 PM
Targetshooter2, who did your camo?

i do my own .

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/bluevtx/Saiga/rt3.jpg

Richard.Howe
March 11, 2008, 01:43 PM
Yeah!!!

Just got word that the LR308 is shipping today, and may be in my FFL's hands by the weekend.

In celebration, I just got a Nightforce NSX 5.5-22x56 NP-R1. Maybe that was a little over-the-top.

Rich

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