DPMS MATCH RIFLE 006




THE GUNSMITH
  • Fred Szablewski, Sabreco
  • George Smith, EGW
  • THE SIGHTS
  • Rear - RPA ARW
  • Front - Anschutz


  • THE CALIBER
  • 6mm 22/250
  • THE BARREL
  • Krieger 1:8 , EGW lightweight manifold


  • THE TRIGGER
  • Knights 2 stage
  • THE FURNITURE
  • STOCK: EGW
  • GRIP: Ergo Grip's AR-10 grip
  • FOREND: DPMS forend with EGW palmrest


  • THE STORY
  • Another in a line of project rifles. This is the DPMS LR-308 variant. It uses SR25 magazines for the rapids and a Bob's Sled for offhand and slow prone.

    The trigger is a Knights 2 stage trigger (modified) to permit a light weight of pull (i.e. 20oz 1st stage and 8oz 2nd stage for 28 oz total).

    The handguard is the factory DPMS, slotted to accept EGW's handstop.Since the handguard was short for the extended gas port and gas tube, EGW made the gas tube protector which you see.

    The rear sight is an RPA ARW rear sight (from O.K. Weber) with the aperature vertical extension removed and with a Gehman Adjustable Rear Aperature. The RPA ARW rear sight sits on top of a Bushmaster extension block. This was done since the DPMS upper receiver is about .330" higher (due to the extra upper receiver reinforcement) than the Armalite AR-10's, and the standard RPA ARW rear sight would bottom out on the receiver if the vertical aperature extension was left on.

    The front sight I typically use is an Anschutz with a fixed metal aperature on a sight extension bar .



  • THE RESULTS
  • It shoots like there's no tomorrow! I am impressed by the reinforcement and stiffness of the upper and lower receivers. The upper receiver is very "over engineered" and the net result
    is a very stiff receiver. The lower is also well reinforced. The bottom of the trigger guard is part of the one solid block of aluminum that was machined to make the lower (i.e. no trigger guard gap to fill in with a separate part like the AR-10's) and you can see the side flanges on the lower receiver that run behind the mag release button back along the top of the receiver. These two items make the lower receiver vertically and laterally much stiffer than an AR-10's. With the two receivers fitting well together, as mine do, it makes for a great match rifle platform! The upper receiver through hole is smaller than the Armalite AR-10's making the barrel extension fit tightly into the upper receiver (this is very good) and the bolt carrier also fits tighter into the upper receiver with less slop (this is very good as well).


  • THE CONTRIBUTOR
  • Robert C. Whitley III
  • eMAIL:rcw3@erols.com





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