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Shadow Man
January 8, 2010, 11:14 PM
Quick question: what is the difference between DPMS Classic and Lite models?
I've looked through all the specs and such, but can't find anything.

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Boba Fett
January 8, 2010, 11:34 PM
DPMS Classic is the result of poor product change when they decided to introduce New DPMS. People didn't like it, so they brought back the old DPMS and called it DPMS Classic.

DPMS Lite is the diet version.

:p :D


Sorry couldn't resist. I'm interested in the answer to your question too as I've been looking at some DPMS rifles.

One thing I noticed from their site is that the Lite has a light barrel and the Classic has a heavy barrel...might not be all there is to it so hopefully someone else will fill us in.

Shadow Man
January 9, 2010, 07:25 AM
Yeah, would be nice. The only other difference I can see is price.

wishin
January 9, 2010, 12:38 PM
I have the DPMS in 6.8SPC. The only difference I know of is that the lite has a 4140 chrome-moly steel light contour barrel.

Shadow Man
January 9, 2010, 02:21 PM
So it is the barrel weight...gotcha. Then that really doesn't make a difference to me.

yehork
January 11, 2010, 08:55 AM
The Classic has a heavy barrel contour and A2 upper receiver, the Lite has a light contour barrel and an A1 upper receiver. Aside from that they are identical.

Shadow Man
January 11, 2010, 10:11 AM
Thank you, sir. Much appreciated.

Boba Fett
January 11, 2010, 01:07 PM
Good to know. Thanks!

iyaoyas98
January 11, 2010, 02:58 PM
My question is on the DPMS 308 models. Some models claim .308 Win , some claim 7.62 Nato. Are these really what they are chambered for? I like the SASS, but want to stick with a .308 chamber.

Cougfan2
January 11, 2010, 03:03 PM
On the DPMS web site they state that the SASS is a 7.62 Nato Chamber. I am in the process of buying one from another forum member here. I'll look at what is says on the barrel when it comes in, hopefully end of this week.

Cougfan2
January 11, 2010, 04:23 PM
Ok, this is interesting. I looked at a picture of the lower and on the lower it says .308 cal. On their web site it says the chamber is 7.62 Nato. :confused:

Justice5
January 11, 2010, 08:22 PM
I have the DPMS SASS and it shoots .308 cal. I'm curious if DPMS has the option of one or the other, even though they are nearly the same. I could see where the military would prefer the 7.62 Nato round.

Shadow Man
January 11, 2010, 10:15 PM
I looked at a picture of the lower and on the lower it says .308 cal.

Lowers can lie...trust whatever is stamped on the barrel.

iyaoyas98
January 11, 2010, 10:34 PM
I tend to lean towards safety. I think I'd like to stick with the higher pressure capacity of a .308 chamber, and have the option of running Nato.I'm pretty new to the AR platform and believe the internet with my whole heart. ;). I think I better stick with a "B" model and add the goodies. I don't think zombies move fast enough to require forward assist. :)

Cougfan2
January 11, 2010, 10:43 PM
I tend to lean towards safety. I think I'd like to stick with the higher pressure capacity of a .308 chamber, and have the option of running Nato.

So you're saying this is the opposite of the .223/5.56 NATO scenario where you are safe shooting .223 in a rifle chambered for 5.56 NATO, but not necessarily shooting 5.56 NATO in a rifle chambered for .223? I know that 5.56 NATO is typically generates higher pressures than .223. Is it the opposite for .308 vs. 7.62 NATO? I kind of tended to believe the DPMS web site as they say the rifle was developed with the military in mind. It would make sense then if it were chambered for 7.62 NATO.

yehork
January 12, 2010, 08:58 AM
DPMS makes both chambers. The more "tactical" looking 308s are chambered in 7.62x51 and the hunting/competition rifles are chambered in .308 Winchester. The barrel stamp is the final word on caliber. The stamp on the lower is useless, the same lower receiver is used on both calibers, as a matter of fact, all DPMS LR308 Platform lowers are identical aside from the roll stamp (.260, .338, 6.5 Creedmoor, .300 SAUM, .243).

According to DPMS, the 7.62 chamber is designed to handle either 7.62 or .308 and the .308 chamber is designed to handle only .308 ammo (though both will fire from it). 7.62 in a .308 chamber can cause extraction issues, especially with inconsistent brass or loads (ie: foreign junk).

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