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DPMS 5.56 Sportical for $1000 - Should I Buy?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 4Freedom, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. 4Freedom

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    I am debating this.. I know I can wait 6 months - 1 year and get one.. MAYBE :confused: Someone is selling a brand new one for $1000 .. Should I jump on this? Does anyone think prices will really ever go down on these type of guns? I still cannot find a 308 that is anywhere close to a value that is not sheer robbery. I am a little iffy about buying such a gun from a private person, but he seems to have good reviews.. Wonder what others would do in this situation.. $300 extra worth it for immediate delivery.. hmm.

    I hear the Sportical is a great gun and I am set on getting one. Its saddens me to see the guy sold the same gun two months ago for half the price. :cuss: :banghead:

    To buy or not to buy is the question..
     
  2. Cesiumsponge

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    If you can't wait to handle one locally, just shop online at a store like Bud's Gun Shop and get it shipped to a local FFL. After reading your other threads, I see you're all over the place and still not settled on what you want. A thousand plus bucks is a lot of money to throw around on a gamble that you'll buy something you wanted.
     
  3. Jim_M

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    That's way high for a Sportical imo. Buy a striped lower. Find a good recommended gunsmith locally. Cut him a deposit check and get a better gun built for the same money or less.
     
  4. hankdatank1362

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    No.


    Not only no, but Hell no.
     
  5. louie19

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    Jim_M: If I do what you say, don't you still have to order a complete upper w/barrel from say DPMS? I assume the gunsmith has lower parts and a stock.
     
  6. 4Freedom

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    Thanks. good advice.. I think if I cannot find anyone who doesn't wish to charge the Obama communist prices, then I will just go hunting for parts and find a good gunsmith. I talked to a local guy who says he will be getting parts for a 5.56 DPMS AP4 Carbine and will build me one for $800 and I can get it one week to couple months from today. However, I would prefer the light sportical.. I didn't want such a heavy gun for a 5.56. He said he was adding a part that would make it end up at 8lbs.

    Oh well, maybe part hunting would be the option. What are all the parts I need to make a complete gun? Is the most important piece to find the lower receiver? Or would I need to find an entire kit plus lower receiver and barrel?
     
  7. jpwilly

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    The DPMS Sportical isn't worth $1000!
     
  8. Trempel

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    One grand for a bare bones AR that is Sportical is too much. It's above even MSRP. However, you'll be waiting for a sub-$1K, brand name AR for a long time. Supply is not yet catching up with demand.
     
  9. Timradcliffe345

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    Buy a Colt. Most other ARs are cr@p.
     
  10. skinewmexico

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    I can't decide if that's an elitist remark, or just a troll remark.
     
  11. FlyinBryan

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    if you want 1000 bux more than a sportical, keep the 1000 bux.

    if you would rather have a sportical than 1000 bux, get the sportical.

    to me its that simple.

    just lay your 1000 bux on the table and look at it. if you wish it was a rifle, get the rifle.
     
  12. FlyinBryan

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    pure genius
     
  13. X-Rap

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    It must be bad in your local. I have to look hard to see a new AR for a grand.
    I know of 3 shops with Ars going from $650 used to grand for a new bushy.
    308 for a grand is more like it.
     
  14. againstthagrane

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    either way, it's borderline retarded.
     
  15. louie19

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    A stripped (its one piece of metal, doesn't even have a trigger in it) lower receiver is only serial numbered part and subject to FFL transfer, so I think may be hardest to get if we have another ban (also high cap magazines.)

    To build a complete AR-15, you'll want a stripped lower receiver, lower parts kit, a complete upper with bolt carrier group, and stock. You could break down the upper and build it from parts as well.
     
  16. Dday

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    Picked up a nicely fitted out Sig 556 recently for a grand and thought that was a bit stiff, so I sure as hell wouldn't shell out that much for a DPMS. Sorry Panther fans, no offense, I've seen plently of very fine rifles with the cat logo on them, but I wouldn't give you that much for one that might have thousands of rounds shot through it.

    Hey sorry, just read your post again and saw that the DPMS is new not used. I still think you can get a very nice AR for less (better yet, look around for a Sig).
     
  17. gdonley308

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    NO! That's Obama inflation already at work. Those are suppose to be $699.00
     
  18. Timradcliffe345

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    Here we go again. Owners of subpar AR15s defending their pieces of cr@p, also-known-as Bushmaster, DPMS, RRA and Olympic.

    To the OP: Please see the following thread for the different features that distinguishes a good AR from a cr@p AR:

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=6642

    [​IMG]

    The top three AR manufacturers are Colt, LMT and Noveske. I highly recommend the Charles Daly D4M-LE. Please note that the prices in the chart are not post-election prices.

    Bottomline:

    1) Stay away from DPMS and other lower-tier AR15s, don't settle for a POS.
    2) Have your FFL order what you want directly from the manufacturer as the backorder list is getting longer and longer.
    3) Give Charles Daly a call.


    Hope this helps. Cheers and God Bless America.
     
  19. againstthagrane

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    here we go again, another brand whore fan boy who thinks the rollmark on the side of their rifle makes it shoot better and last longer. i think you just have a pony fetish.

    HAHA, the internet commandos best friend! THE LIST.
    i take back the borderline part. lol!

    go back to ar15.com, troll boy.
     
  20. Frog48

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    Oh geez, here we go... It was just a matter of time before the worthless, tired "Chart" made an appearance. :rolleyes:

    Citing "The Chart" is about as credible as citing wikipedia on a doctoral thesis.
     
  21. NC-Mike

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    1,000 for a bare Sig556 is a good price. You did just fine.
     
  22. Timradcliffe345

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    Instead of talking up your asses, run 10 of your Bushmasters against 10 Colts on a 3k carbine course and see what the failure rates of each are. I can't believe how ignorant some people are. It is a disgrace.

    To the OP: Any AR is better than no AR. Just don't listen to the armchair commandos on this board. God Bless America and may she always be free.
     
  23. Evenflo76

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    Great, now I've got to go outside and pick up all the dead kittens.:banghead:

    To the OP. I've seen Sporticals going for $700 within the last 2 weeks on GunBroker. Buds won't have any for a while I'm sure.

    I paid $650 for mine from them. $1000 is too much IMO. There are deals out there. Just be patient.
     
  24. Evenflo76

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    Great, now I've got to go outside and pick up all the dead kittens.:banghead:



    To the OP. I've seen Sporticals going for $700 within the last 2 weeks on GunBroker. Buds won't have any for a while I'm sure.

    I paid $650 for mine from them. $1000 is too much IMO. There are deals out there. Just be patient.
     
  25. NC-Mike

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    Not everyone who buys an AR is buying a gun for that purpose.

    Bushmasters and DPMS guns are very fine range guns and if called on for a SHTF scenario will still spit out bullets. Hopefully no one finds themselves in a situation that calls for throwing a thousand rounds or more downrange.


    That is all. :)
     
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