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    DPMS LR-308 Upper or Whole Rifle

    I currently have a DPMS LR-308 "Light Hunter" model as per the pic below but in A-CAT config. I've only fired about 40 rounds through it. I don't use this rifle for hunting therefore the light weight of the upper and carbon fibre hand guard are of no benefit to me and i'd prefer to have a different set up with a quad rail and the regular upper receiver as per the second pic below which is the SASS version. Does anybody have something similar they want to sell? Whether it be the upper only or the whole rifle. OR does anyone know a retailer who sells the what i'm after? There are a few retailers selling the GII versions and Gun City have some standard carbine LR-308's with the plastic hand guards but I haven't seen anyone selling the SASS or similar type versions lately.

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    Alternatively if no-one is selling what I want can anyone recommend a retailer who might import one for me. Other option is I sell mine and get an Aero Precision M5 from NZAR15. I do prefer the sleeker look of the flat trigger guard on the DPMS though. Stupid reason to prefer one gun over another I know but it just looks more original/old school/mil spec to me.

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    Sell it ... how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman View Post
    Sell it ... how much.

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    Why don't you just get a new AR10 DPMS pattern handguard with the cheesegraters you want, or ones that can be added.
    Sounds cheaper than getting/building a whole new upper or rifle.

    https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...AR%2520xzzx308
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    Not sure what it's worth to be honest... the GII version is retailing between $3500-$3999 at the places I just checked online. And all the other LR-308 versions i've found are pretty expensive except the 16" carbine with plastic handguards from gun city. I'd probably start with an asking price of $2800 considering the low round count and see if I had any takers.

    I have considered just getting a quad rail handguard but the upper receiver on the light hunter is actually different to the standard ones, it's been lightened and has a groove down the top of the receiver to reduce weight. I've just got it in my head that I want the standard receiver as well as it looks more mil-spec.

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    https://nzar15.com/store/firearms/a-...sporting-rifle

    If I had your rifle I would be tempted to put one of these on:

    https://nzar15.com/store/parts/upper...-length-barrel

    Hang on is yours a GII version or the older version?
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    I think i'd go the Aero Precision before the Armalite as they have Aero quad rails for sale on NZAR15 for them. Armaworx stock and she'd be pretty much what I want.

    The creedmore is tempting but I have a heap of 308 ammo already and you can't buy cheap creedmore ammo, not that I know of anyway.

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    As you will find not all parts are interchangeable on a G2.I changed mine to 6.5cr

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    Sorry forgot to mention mine is the original LR-308 not the newer GII. I just mentioned the GII's for pricing because I can't find any of the original ones for sale in the light hunter.

 

 

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