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DPMS 308 sportical AR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sommerled, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Sommerled

    Sommerled New Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Kandiyohi County Minnesota
    I found Bud's Gun shop has these for under $900 NIB. I have an older Colt 223 AR and always wanted a larger caliber for personal defense. I don't have the means for an upscale 308 AR. One can get once fired brass in 308 so ammo shouldn't be a problem.
    Supreme accuracy is not the goal, it just needs to be reliable and reasonably accurate.

    Anyone have the DPMS 308 Sportical that can share their experience?

    Thanks, Sommerled
  2. ghitch75

    ghitch75 Active Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Greene County,Indiana
    not a sporter.....DPMS LR-308AP4......have only ran 6 mags so far.....it has been flawless.....i can hold 1" groups at 100y...
  3. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Senior Member

    May 19, 2008
    I don't have the Sportical but I do have the related LR-308B. It's a pretty good gun. The .308s are nicer in most ways than DPMS-made .223 ARs. However, they are definitely not "mil-spec" or "stake your life on it" type guns; they are more like good hunting guns. With realistic expectations you shouldn't be disappointed.

    If you want accuracy, I would skip the Sportical with its conventional handguards and instead get the 308B or 308T (16" medium barrel) models, which are both free-floated designs. My 308B is shooting just over MOA (3-5 shot groups, not the more rigorous 10-shot groups) with inexpensive FMJ ammo and a 4x scope. Many people get sub-MOA from the various free float models.

    BTW, check out R Guns for good prices also:


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