Anyone have lots of rounds through a DPMS LR-308 (.308 Win)?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Z-Michigan, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Member

    May 19, 2008
    I'm looking at the DPMS LR-308 and wondering how they hold up over extended use. In the .223/5.56 market DPMS is, of course, a major manufacturer but also viewed as mid-tier at best (probably lower tier by many, and according to "the chart"). In the .308 market they have very little competition and seem to have an outstanding reputation for accuracy and a very good reputation overall.

    I'm wondering what parts break or wear out in the DPMS .308 platform, and at what approximate round counts. Is it predictable stuff like the extractor going at 3k and a bolt lug failing at 6-8k? Is it more durable/reliable than that? Worse? Just wondering.

    The Remington R-25 is essentially the same as the LR-308 so any experience with the R-25 should be insightful for the DPMS.

    Also curious if anyone has comparable experience with Armalite's AR-10 platform.

    Please, comments on the DPMS .223 models are not likely to be instructive, unless you know the specific part you're commenting on is shared with the .308 model. I don't need to be told that a DPMS .223 is an inexpensive AR not intended for military use.
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