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#7068337 - 02/06/18 01:57 PM New Rig
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Registered: 10/14/13
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I've wanted a .308 cal semi-auto hunting rig for a few years but I didn't want the weight that the LR308's and other .308 AR style rifles came with and I also didn't want a traditional hunting rifle. 2-3 years ago DPMS came out with the second generation .308 that was newly engineered and lighter, with lighter and smaller BCG's, components, etc and since I didn't have any AR style rifles I figured "hey, why not?". I picked up my new rifle from an online retailer and slapped a night vision scope on it. Its intended use is as a hog gun and possibly deer/muleys/elk when the time comes. I dont trust digital scopes for long shots so I will replace it with a Nikon when it comes to hunting longer ranges for muley and elk, but until then......

Sorry I don't have any "classy" pictures of it, but this is it just after I installed the NV scope at the kitchen table, ha.

DPMS G2 .308 Recon



Hopefully I will have a "results" image soon that I can throw on the site smile

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#7068338 - 02/06/18 01:59 PM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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looks good!
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#7068362 - 02/06/18 02:17 PM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5157
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Very nice

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#7068470 - 02/06/18 03:43 PM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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Have been really happy with mine!

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#7068885 - 02/06/18 08:42 PM Re: New Rig [Re: songdogslayer]
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Originally Posted By: songdogslayer
Have been really happy with mine!


Same here. Mine is on a hand-load, and it does a fine job. It has laid the smack down on lots of hogs by now.
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#7069443 - 02/07/18 10:41 AM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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I have a 1st generation DPMS .308 and love it.......Looks like you are all set!
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#7069486 - 02/07/18 11:06 AM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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Loc: Watauga, TX
Looks good! Which NV is that?
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#7069487 - 02/07/18 11:07 AM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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Very nice up
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#7069619 - 02/07/18 12:40 PM Re: New Rig [Re: FiremanJG]
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Registered: 01/11/15
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Loc: Hill Country of Texas
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: songdogslayer
Have been really happy with mine!


Same here. Mine is on a hand-load, and it does a fine job. It has laid the smack down on lots of hogs by now.


3x I added a Midwest Industries Tube and it makes a big difference IMO

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#7073876 - 02/10/18 08:56 PM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
Gangly Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
Posts: 325
Sorry for the late reply guys, I've been outta town on work. Its doing great so far and I'm loving it.

The NV is an ATN X II 3x14

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#7077978 - 02/14/18 06:57 AM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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what is the weight?
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#7078069 - 02/14/18 08:18 AM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
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Registered: 02/15/11
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Loc: Pittsburg Tx
Nice. Mine will be similar
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#7081251 - 02/16/18 12:14 PM Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly]
Gangly Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
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colt45:

Its advertised as 8.5 in its stock configuration. The Scope is listed as 2.5 if I remember correctly, but I dont know for sure. I know that the scope seems darn heavy and I dont want to do a long walk with this thing anywhere. Based on my hand scale alone, I am assuming the scope weight is minus the batteries. If/When I ever do a spot and stalk, I'll be swapping out the scope for a much lighter, non-digital scope.

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#7081253 - 02/16/18 12:15 PM Re: New Rig [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam]
Gangly Offline
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Registered: 10/14/13
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Originally Posted By: Retired Sgt. Gilliam
Nice. Mine will be similar


I saw yours in the other post, looks great with the additions you've made to it.

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