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Building a DPMS LR-308 from parts

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ColoradoBlackMoon, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. ColoradoBlackMoon

    ColoradoBlackMoon Member

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    I suspect I've entered into the world of building an LR-308 without adequate preparation. I've purchased a less-than-complete upper described as "Brand new DPMS LR-308 upper receiver assembly. Bolt & bolt carrier assembly is not included. Includes: 18" Bull Barrel, .308 Win. Railed Gas Block Aluminum Free Float Tube Lo-Pro Billet Upper Receiver Charging Handle". I know that I now need a complete lower (and please confirm that as I assume, an AR-15 lower will not work with a LR-308 upper) and bolt/bolt carrier. What I'm not clear on is if I will have a complete working upper if I also purchase a DPMS Bolt Assembly DPMS LR-308 Matte http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=992029 and a DPMS Bolt Carrier DPMS LR-308 Matte http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=416303. There seems to be some important parts missing from the descriptions/pictures, e.g., bolt key, firing pin. Thanks for any help or pointers to parts list/diagrams.
     
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    You need a complete BCG and a lower made for the .308, not the regular AR-15.
     
  3. JWarren

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    Good luck finding the parts to build it.

    I was planning on swapping out my slick-side upper receiver with the A3 upper. Yesterday, I called DPMS to find out the backorder time on the A3 upper receiver.

    They told me that if I ordered now, I could expect it in 3-5 months. At the moment, I may consider either leaving it alone or calling Fulton Armory and talk to them about thier FAR-308 Titan A4 upper receiver.


    -- John
     
  4. W.E.G.

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    Fulton Armory is slammed too.
     
  5. ColoradoBlackMoon

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    Thanks for all the help. I've found a schematic at DPMS that quickly shows many additional parts in the BCG not included in the bolt and carrier themselves. I have an inquiry into DPMS to see if they will sell a BCG as they don't show one in their online store. Fulton http://www.fulton-armory.com/TitanParts.htm for $290 looks like good way to go if they can fill an order.
     
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    Not sure what you saw, but the entire BCG is complete.
    DPMS model# is: 308-BCA
    http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=4988&cat=1685

    They just happen to be out of stock right now.
     
  7. JWarren

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    WEG,

    I figured as much.


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  8. aubie515

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    It will cost you a lot more to piece together a LR 308 versus buying a complete rifle.

    I was tempted to order a 260 upper for my DPMS, until I was quoted $800ish for just the upper.

    I bought my 18" for $800 and my 24" for $900, so there is no way I was willing to spend $800 on just the upper.

    I'm seeing stripped DPMS 308 lowers for $350. I'd hate to see how much that project is going to cost you in the end.
     
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