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How hard is it to find 19-round .308 DPMS Magazines?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 4Freedom, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. 4Freedom

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    I can hardly find any at all online... Do these magazines risk being banned? I see some being sold for $80 on gunbroker , but would hate to pay twice as much as they are worth.. SHould I wait to buy these or just get the $80 ones now? How hard do people think these will be to come by in the next few months?
     
  2. GunNut

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    Seeing how they hold more than 10rds, yes they are possibly going to be banned. Thus the reason why you are not finding them.

    Either pay the $80, or better yet get on a waiting list with someone who will sell them for the normal price.
     
  3. Evil Monkey

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    Yes CProducts sells them but they too are backordered. I put an order in on the 16th of Nov and am still waiting. Shouldn't be much longer?!
     
  5. 4Freedom

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    Just Bought Some

    Well, I paid the taxed price for a set on gun broker. Bought a set of 5 for $70.00 a piece + $10.00 Shipping. Yes, I know they retail for around $40, but I just cannot find them anywhere. I was told by a few people not to use generic brand .308 magazines with the .308 DPMS rifles, as they are not always compatible. Well, I am not experienced so I don't know how true that is. Anyhow, I wanted some magazines and did not want to wait several months. Wish I could have found them cheaper. They are DPMS brand and newly wrapped.
     
  6. Evil Monkey

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    $70 a piece? You got ripped. But you said you had to have it so whatever.

    There's no "generic brand" with DPMS/SR25 magazines. It's DPMS, KAC, and Cproducts. Cproducts ain't no joke. They make good mags. And if they aren't, they replace them.

    The DPMS/SR25 pattern mag that these 3 companies sell are most likely made for less than $10 each. They can double price and still make great profit.

    Hell, DPMS is selling them from their website for $45 if you wanted them straight from DPMS.
     
  7. 4Freedom

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    Damn.. you win some you lose some.. oh well. I am out $200.
     
  8. Evil Monkey

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    Not to worry. You only bought 5 and I'll bet you'll want more in the future. Now you know where to look.

    BTW, if you absolutely HAVE to have DPMS mags, well check this out.

    http://www.44mag.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DPMA3082
    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=573085

    I'm sure there are more sites, I just don't remember them.

    Yes, they're out of stock but when they get them, jump on these deals.
     
  9. red_cedar

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    That about sums it up.


    I found some from a guy for $58 shipped and picked up a couple.

    I emailed 44mag.com and asked them their situation. Their reply was "they are coming in weekly and going to backorders". If I order I will get them in 2-4 weeks.

    Hi caps mags will be a good trading commodity.
     
  10. lipadj46

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    Put in an order at 44mag.com and wait a few weeks. No need to pay double just have a little patience.
     
  11. taliv

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    actual KAC magazines for the last several years retail over $100 each (because dealer cost is almost that). I couldn't tell you if they're in stock anywhere, but if you're going to spend $80 on a DPMS, why not go ahead and buy something that will retain value even if the ban doesn't materialize and prices fall back to normal?
     
  12. red_cedar

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    before the 20rd mags came about, DPMS had these cheap plastic ones.
    I bought a couple 10rd Knights Armament for $90 a piece. Boy did I feel ripped off, but the Knights mags have always been up there.

    I still have the 10's but sold the .308 24" DPMS. Wanting to get a AP4.
    In the begining of the year I had to decide based on funds do I get 1 AP4 or get 3 others guns. I went with the 3.
     
  13. ToadPS

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    I ordered directly from DPMS about a week ago. At that time customer service said to expect 4-6 week delivery.

    I'll probably put in for a few more from Cproducts.
     
  14. W.E.G.

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    Supply will catch up.

    I refuse to believe there is some consortium of hoarders out there snapping up every DPMS mag with the expectation of tripling their money on some magical cash-it-all-in day.

    The problem is, everybody who owns one, just ordered a half-dozen. That raised the short-term demand by 10,000%.

    Until the wave recedes, we wait.

    Your lever-action misses you anyway.
     
  15. ToadPS

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    Which raises a good question: how many mags should one have for a particular magazine fed rifle?

    I have the two that came with the rifle and I ordered 4 more. I'm thinking 10 is a nice round number.

    What is the prevailing wisdom on this? How many mags does one rifle need?
     
  16. taliv

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    i like to have at least 6 mags for a rifle.

    however, if we're talking a permanent ban on "hi-cap" then the real question is "how many mags is a lifetime supply?"

    a year and a half ago, i bought 10 pmags and 10 D&H mags. I've since been through 3 carbine classes, about a match per month, and countless square range sessions practicing. I only have 8 pmags and 7 D&H mags left of that bunch.

    so, i bought (before the obama freakout) 40 D&H mags and I have an order in for 40 Pmags. So I figure if I lose 5 / year or so, then that'll last me 16 years. not exactly a lifetime supply, but enough to breathe easy.

    I sure didn't buy them to resell.
     
  17. W.E.G.

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    Depends on what you plan to use it for.

    How many magazines can you carry, and how many can you damage beyond repair over the course of your ownership of the rifle.

    ...and then there is the hoarder's consortium.
     
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    Sportsman's Guide lists them for $35 each or $90 for three. The ones I ordered are expected to ship Jan 15, 2009. The .223 ammo I ordered at the same time shipped last Friday. Its nice to use their 4-pay plan and spread the cost out over four months.

    --wally.
     
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    You're not alone.

    I recently purchased (should be in any day now) an R-25, which comes with one five round magazine. I called DPMS and they said "three to eight months" before more mags are available. They also said there are a ton of them out there. So I've been trying to at least get a couple so I would have some on hand. I've seen them on GunBroker going for as much as $80 each. And then the same sellers put up more... they have them, and they are letting them trickle out their to the highest bidder.

    So, I'd say its a bit of hoarding at this point. I back-ordered some at a normal price, and then contacted one of the gunbroker dealers who had several and was selling them off in pairs, and asked him what a "buy now" price would be. He said $55, so I got two, they just showed up today. The rest I'll wait for.
     
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    I paid $184 shipped to my door from CProducts (8 of them!)...ordered them Nov 16th but still haven't recieved them. Should be any time now!
     
  21. ToadPS

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    Well, I figure to own this rifle forever and pass it on down to a family member when I can no longer use it correctly.

    I feel certain, given the current make-up of Congress with rabid anti-gun, anti-2nd politicians in leadership positions that we will indeed be the victims of another AWB. We've already seen their angst over 10+ magazine capacity so I think these 19 rd mags will be going away.

    If you don't drop/abuse magazines and leave them unloaded except when using them they should last a good long time. I was thinking 5 to use when shooting and 5 on the shelf untouched for future generations.

    Maybe though I'll get some Cproducts ones and keep 5 in use, 10 on the shelf. That ought to last a very long time.

    Which brings me to another question. I'm pretty new to AR's. What should I have in my parts kit for this gun? What are the common things that break or need replacing? One can imagine that one day parts will become difficult as well.
     
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    I just contacted DPMS Customer Service to check on my order.

    Now they say 2-3 months from order to ship which would leave me 1 or 2 months away at this point.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it stretched out a bit more.
     
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    Too late. Dynamic Arm. has sold out too. I was told by Gander Mountain's gun dept. that the January Inventory Tax means the next shipments of guns and accessories will be available in late January...say about the time of the anointment of the Obamesiaah.
     
  25. JWarren

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    Magazines have been in short supply since the election.

    We are STARTING to see some product flow into the markets now, however. No on in the industry expected to see SUCH a run on magazines, and production was not up to speed to deal with it.

    Now when you get to a rifle like the LR-308, you ONLY have THREE companies making magazines for it-- unlike the multitude of companies making magazines for the AR-15. The companies are:

    DPMS
    CProducts
    Knight's Armament


    Soon, one of two things will happen--

    Magazine orders will stabalize, or
    Production will get caught up to demand.

    Right now, the best course of action is to order from CProducts and wait on the backorder list. They'll get them out in a decent amount of time, and I am not altogether certain that DPMS will since they are up to their eyeballs in making guns for the demand. Knights Armament magazines go for $115 a pop, so they really aren't an option for most people.

    I've got my LR-308 magazines on backorder with CProducts.



    -- John
     
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