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my first and last DPMS

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  1. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Member

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    I recently bought a used, but barely used DPMS Sweet 16, the previous owner had tricked it out some and I thought I got a great deal....first thing I noticed is that Picatinny rail on factory upper would not take a Burriss PEPR scope mount, then magazine well according to a gunsmith friend of mine described as a "Friday rifle" cause poor machining, it will not allow most magazines, I had to remove one with a small crow bar. so after my "great deal" I will now have to purchase a new lower and am lucky that newly mounted UTG rail/hand guard will allow me good eye relief....lesson learned.
     
  2. bullzeye8

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    Did you contact DPMS? I would hope they would replace the lower for you if it really came machined that poorly.
     
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    DPMS is one of the greatest AR companies out there.

    Contact them. They'll make it right for you.
     
  4. Arizona_Mike

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    Have you really run out of adjustment on the PEPR mounts?
    DMPS uses SR25 pattern mags. There are 5 other types of AR10 mags that fit various manufacturers lowers:
    Armalite AR10 magazines (Modified M14 magazines)
    H&K HK417 magazines.
    FN (metric) FAL magazines.
    H&K G3 magazines.

    Mike
     
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    Im with the contact dpms crew. worst they will say is your screwed, and your in the same place as now, in all likelihood they will get your gun up and running in short order.
     
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    DPMS has good customer service....I agree contact them:thumbup:
     
  7. carbine85

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    I believe the Sweet 16 is an AR15

    Are you sure your mounts aren't out of spec? I have DPMS products and very pleased with them.
     
  8. cdb1

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    Have seen many threads of this nature over the years and do not understand the mentality of the OP's. I worked the Gun Counter at Cabela's until 11-16 and have seen issues with just about every firearm brand out there. As an example: the first shipment of RAR Precision rifles we received couldn't be bore sighted when a scope was mounted because on every rifle the scope canted way to the left. So there was not enough windage adjustment. They all had to go back. I've had issues with Remington, Weatherby, CZ and Winchester firearms I've purchased. Buy enough firearms and you'll get a defective one.

    The salient point is not IF you purchase a firearm with issues but HOW the manufacturer handles the issue. How many high end automobiles require warranty work at some point?

    I purchased a Weatherby semi-auto 20 gauge for my daughter several years ago and it failed to eject from the get go. Called Weatherby and by the time I'd hung up the CS rep had already emailed me a shipping label. That afternoon UPS picked up the trigger group at my house(Weatherby scheduled the pick-up) and seven days later I received a new trigger group that worked. The experience of having a defective firearm made me a devoted customer as opposed to me deciding to never buy from them again.

    The DPMS was not new but used so your decision that this is your last DPMS makes even less sense.
     
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  9. Jackal

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    I sent my AR10 back to DPMS for repairs, it was free and easy. They took care of my every issue with a one week turn around.
     
  10. NeuseRvrRat

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    never underestimate the ineptitude of the Freedom Group
     
  11. db_tanker

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    only had to contact customer service twice...once for one of my contenders and once for a Leupold scope.

    both times no issues.

    give 'em a call. what would it hurt?
     
  12. imashooter

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    I really like my Oracle. I was hesitant on reading several DPMS negative comments however I pulled the trigger anyhow. Glad I did. My only other is a Windham Weaponry which is excellent. I can tell the difference in quality but I have no negatives regarding the Oracle.
     
  13. cdb1

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    What happened to the OP?
     
  14. JO JO

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    The previous owner had tricked it out some ? maybe its buba's workmanship ?
    I remember a sign that said shop rate 60 per HR and if you worked on it first 100 per HR
     
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    Here's my most recent interaction, of a few since the acquisition, with these inept folks.

    Bought a Freedom Group Remington Marlin 60SB Saturday, failed to open the box because I had opened the box on 3 out of 4 others, five of the same rifle in all. Got it home, stock on one was broken. Called Remington/Marlin Monday, since my FFL partner wouldn't open until Tues. Remington/Marlin didn't ask about the FFL partner, not about the shipping company from the wholesaler, not about the wholesaler, not about the shipping company from factory to wholesaler... They just asked for my address and sent me a stock. They could have legal right to pass the insured liability for damages to any of those parties, or even to me. They didn't even ask for the broken stock as collateral, not for a photograph as evidence. Just shipped it, for which I received a shipping notice the same day and a transit notice the next day, delivery tomorrow.

    Hard to complain about no fault, no questions service.
     
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  16. MistWolf

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    DPMS should be given the courtesy of being allowed to address the problems before posting them on the forum
     
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    Why?
     
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  18. Dog Soldier

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    I am a Colt owner. I have 3 Preban Colts. That said, last March Sports Warehouse ran a sale on the DPMS M 4 5.56 carbines. I bought one,it lives in my Jeep CJ.
    It is a perfect little rifle. Well made and shoots and functions at -20 or 90+ clean or dirty.:thumbup:
     
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  19. cdb1

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    You really don't know?
     
  20. PowerG

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    I didn't ask you.
     
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    I understand now why you asked the question.
     
  22. MistWolf

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    Would you not wish to be afforded the same?
     
  23. Stevenvalleyky

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    If your lawn guy forgot to trim down 1 side of your house but mowed perfectly and trimmed everything else well. Would you immediately call the BBB or would you try to point it out to your lawn guy first? I believe thats what they are asking as its very much the same thing. I will give ANY manufacturer the opportunity to do right by me before I throw them under the bus.
    That said, I do not own a DPMS and cant really speak if their quality other than a friend owns one thats been flawless.
     
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  24. Dog Soldier

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    I have spent time and money on firearms and enjoyed every dime of it. I have always liked S&W handguns. The company produced some very poor products during their ownership by Lear-Segler Heater co. during the 1990s.
    I owned a Mdl 29 of that era. It was truly a bad product. But even Ford Motors had their "Edsel". One mistake does not make all of a companies products bad.:)
     
  25. jmorris

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    Most of them are just venting frustration. In all off the "I'd burn this thing except I don't want to waste a match, so I guess I'll just throw it in the trash." threads, 99.9% of the time the OP changes tune once you PM them with an offer to take the "junk" off their hands.

    Good lesson on buying used "tricked out" rifles for "great deals" though.
     
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