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New Rig #7068337
02/06/18 07:57 PM
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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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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7068338
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looks good!


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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7068362
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Very nice

Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7068470
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Have been really happy with mine!

Re: New Rig [Re: songdogslayer] #7068885
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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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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7069443
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I have a 1st generation DPMS .308 and love it.......Looks like you are all set!
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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7069486
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Looks good! Which NV is that?


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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7069487
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Very nice up

Re: New Rig [Re: FiremanJG] #7069619
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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

Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7073876
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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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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7077978
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what is the weight?


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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7078069
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Nice. Mine will be similar



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Re: New Rig [Re: Gangly] #7081251
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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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Re: New Rig [Re: Retired Sgt. Gilliam] #7081253
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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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