dpms in 338 federal


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dakotasin
March 20, 2008, 03:20 PM
i had a thought which was brought on by a 'wednesday night on the range' commercial...

the thought was that in an ar-15 type rifle/carbine, the 338 federal or 358 winchester might actually make sense. i have a couple of ar-15's and like them well enough, but my gripe w/ ar-15's is they are usually not portable - at least not for deer hunting purposes, though they are fantastic varmint guns.

so my questions: how much like an ar-15 is the dpms version in 338 federal? how much, if any, modularity is there? what is mag availability and cost like? and finally... can the gun be had in a lightweight version?

i'm really likeing the idea of an ar-15-ish gun in a heavy-hitter chambering, and dpms may have breathed some life into the 338 federal if their rifle is any good...

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IndianaBoy
March 20, 2008, 03:38 PM
I don't know why you say that that AR platform is not portable.


They can be made as light or as heavy as you want them


As for the 338 Federal being compatible with the AR-10, I'm not sure.

The AR15 and AR10 are almost infinitely modular. If a barrel is available and the OAL of the cartridge will work through the AR10, there should be no problem. If the 338 Federal is based off the 308 Win case mags should even interchange.

IndianaBoy
March 20, 2008, 03:47 PM
From the DPMS Website:

rifle weighs 7.9 pounds empty

gun comes with 2 19 round mags

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