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#6292359 - 05/09/16 11:42 AM Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308?
LFD2037 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 6313
Loc: TEXAS
Sold my SOCOM 16 so I'm looking for an AR format .308. Been reading lots of reviews on the DPMS G2 Recon & all seem pretty good. Most say they had too large of primer holes in the early models but that's be fixed. Still seems to be overgassed (which I believe most AR style .308's are). Can fix that w/adj. gas block (recommendations on a decent AGB appreciated!). I've never been a big fan of DPMS but this one seems to be legit, especially for the price. I'll be using it for 0-300yds. as a plinker & hog killer. Besides the 2 things I mentioned, any reason NOT to buy one?
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#6292363 - 05/09/16 11:52 AM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
jeepercreeper Offline
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Registered: 11/07/10
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I've heard pretty good things about them. Not sure what else there would be in that price range.

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#6292366 - 05/09/16 11:55 AM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
I purchased one from a THF member. I worked up a load shooting 155 TMKs, suppressed. I got it to put five rounds in 2 3/4" at 300 yards, which is plenty good for a mass produced AR in .308 IMO.

The trigger was terrible! Lots of creep, and heavy. Big Fitz traded me a Timney that brakes at a crisp three pound. Much Mo Betta!

It was very over-gassed with my hand load, ejecting at 1 o'clock. I got a Syrac clamp on, adjustable block, and have it one click up from minimum. It's ejecting at 3 o'clock now.

It is the rifle I take with me for hogs and coyotes on my way in and out of the range. It has killed both with no problem. And I do my usual cold bore shot at distance several times a week with it, on the range, from 500 to 700 yards. It has been doing a fine job, especially for the price. I'm not an AR freak, but I recognized the utility of it, especially since I have a roaming sounder of hogs around my place, and am cleared hot on all the neighbor's land.
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#6292374 - 05/09/16 12:05 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
LFD2037 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
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Loc: TEXAS
Excellent info. Thanks! Jason, you got the 16" G2 Recon? I'll look into that Syrac.
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#6292393 - 05/09/16 12:25 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
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Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Yes. Four rail free float pic rail, stainless bolt and barrel, 16" threaded muzzle. Sure you have to drop a little coin to get it tuned up, but it's worth it, it totally changes the quality of the rifle.

I've put about 200 rounds down it the last few months, and if it gives any hiccup, it's just too much carbon on the bolt. A wipe down, and some new oil, and it's back in service.
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#6292796 - 05/09/16 06:11 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
LFD2037 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
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Just ordered one. Any input/advice for HG (or any other input about this rifle)? I really dislike quad rails so probably go w/the Samson that they make specifically for the G2. Some say they need an AGB & some say it's gassed fine so I'll hold off on the AGB for now.
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#6292819 - 05/09/16 06:35 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
PappyG1 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/16
Posts: 36
Loc: North Texas
SLR Rifle works makes a good AGB. 12 clicks of adjustment. 5 clicks is about all mine needs to cyle reliably.

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#6292898 - 05/09/16 07:39 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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I shot with a guy that had one at Texas multigun a few years ago. It ran very well.
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#6293018 - 05/09/16 09:00 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: FiremanJG]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Yes. Four rail free float pic rail, stainless bolt and barrel, 16" threaded muzzle. Sure you have to drop a little coin to get it tuned up, but it's worth it, it totally changes the quality of the rifle.

I've put about 200 rounds down it the last few months, and if it gives any hiccup, it's just too much carbon on the bolt. A wipe down, and some new oil, and it's back in service.


Can you expand on getting it "tuned up"?

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#6293068 - 05/09/16 09:36 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: bigjoe8565]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
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Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Trigger replacement, and adjustable gas block.
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#6298760 - 05/14/16 07:11 PM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
LFD2037 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
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Got it yesterday. DPMS includes a packet of oil in the bag all the paperwork comes with. The oil packet busted open & drenched the gun, box & paperwork in oil! There's also a decent gouge in the aluminum lower near the trigger. Besides those 2 issues, I'm digging it so far (haven't shot it yet). The 2 things I didn't like about .308 AR's were:
1) weight
2) price
DPMS fixed both of those concerns w/this weapon. It feels no heavier than my 6.8 but I'm sure w/a loaded mag of 20 .308rds that'll change. Price was good, too. Hoping to go shoot it tomorrow.
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#6299002 - 05/15/16 08:46 AM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
FiremanJG Offline
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I agree. It's not too heavy, and is more affordable than many other options. Did you contact them about their poor packaging skills?
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#6299056 - 05/15/16 09:55 AM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
LFD2037 Offline
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No, I did not. I picked it up late Friday afternoon so it was too late. I may tomorrow.
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#6303843 - 05/19/16 10:16 AM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
LFD2037 Offline
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I need to buy an upper block for my vice. Since this gun is of odd sizes, do I buy a block for an AR15 or for AR10 size? I'm thinking ar15 since they say the upper receiver is that size but is the upper truly AR15 size? Thanks!
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#6303925 - 05/19/16 11:12 AM Re: Any Reason To NOT Buy a DPMS G2 Recon AR in .308? [Re: LFD2037]
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I have no idea, but...

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