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    Default .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    Hello All, what will be the options for Semi-Auto .308 in SA, whats prices like and who has stock?
    Any advise will be appreciated

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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    Check Hailstorm, they have a website and a section on this forum.

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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    Probably the most advanced 308 AR platform rifle is the DPMS Gen2 308.

    http://dpms-gii.com/full.html

    The Gen2 308 for what it is in relation to price is probably also the best buy you can make iro of any 308 semi-auto rifle.

    In the end budget is going to dictate what you buy.
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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    If you can find a PWS then buy it.
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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    I'm seriously thinking of a Gen2 Recon... Can't resist much longer!

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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    Thanks Khumba, I like the DPMS GII. Nice looking!
    What is the DPMS Recon like? I see they are slightly cheaper.

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    Khumba can you please tell me in your opinion what makes the dpms better then its Armalite rival? Thank you.

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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    Colingun, there is a Recon model in both Gen1 and Gen2.

    For a .308 the Gen2 is very light. I think I'm going to lose the fight soon...

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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    I do not have any specs or knowledge per se about the Armalite 308.

    The Recon (Gen1) is a standard 308 AR with a good quality SS barrel without a bore coating. The idea is to have a very potable DMR.

    The Recon Gen2 is a different story alltogether in respect of all the changes and improvements to the platform.

    You can read on the link how it is different and upgraded from the standard 308 AR platform eveyone else is using.

    The bolt carrier group is lighter and smaller and yet improved to be stronger and more durable.

    The bolt in itself has seen probably a similar amount of upgrades and improvements compared to the rest of the rifle combined. Re-designed and stronger and more durable extractor assembly, double ejectors, rounded bolt lugs, stress relieve groove behind the lugs. The bolt head and lugs size have been reduced resulting in a smaller and lighter barrel extension.

    The feed ramp with "M4" cuts is now a steel insert instead of of the feed ramps cut into the alumium lower receiver.

    Etc, etc.

    We made a Gen2 Recon available recently for testing by professional users. The rifle was tested over 4 days and 1200 rounds of slow fire and rapid fire. It was exposed (not being covered or under cover except for after hours security lock-up) to the elements (heat, dust, cold, rain) for 4 days and not cleaned once. The rifle had no failures of any kind. Ammo used was Stanag spec 7,62x51. Repeated hits (20 round out of 20 time and again) were being made by the pros on a 36" x 15" steel plate at 650m.

    This is one very formidable 308/7,62x51 semi-auto rifle. Imo DPMS has taken the lead in the 308 AR line up of rifles.

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    Default Re: .308 semi auto - which one to buy?

    Thank you Khumba.

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