| DPMS MATCH RIFLE 006
Fred Szablewski, Sabreco
George Smith, EGW
Rear - RPA ARW
Front - Anschutz
Krieger 1:8 , EGW lightweight manifold
Knights 2 stage
GRIP: Ergo Grip's AR-10 grip
FOREND: DPMS forend with EGW palmrest
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
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
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 .
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).