And now for the other .308 caliber rifle I’m looking at, the Remington R-25 in .308. I actually had the opportunity to handle this gun a couple of years ago at the NRA Annual Meetings in Kentucky, and I was generally impressed with the rifle. It’s actually a DPMS .308 rifle dressed up in RealTree camo, but for some reason the thought of taking a Remington branded “hunting” gun to a 3 gun match has a lot of appeal. It’s compatible with DPMS .308 magazines, which is nice…except that DPMS .308 mags are a bit more expensive than the FAL mags that the Rock River gun takes.
On the flip side, the Remington R-25 would require less modification to make it Heavy Metal ready; it already has the lightweight handguard that I’d want, it’s a flattop receiver for adding optics/sights, and it’s a fixed stock. All of these are features I’d want in my Heavy Metal rifle. It doesn’t have a threaded barrel though, and the flutes might be a problem if I’m trying to get a compensator on the gun; that’s something to think about. Like my other option though, I’ve never actually fired a Remington R-25; in fact the only .308 rounds I’ve fired have been through M14 pattern rifles, so anyone that has shot this rifle, or the equivalent DPMS rifles is more than welcome to chime in.
Nice to have you back in the saddle again.
I think you have a couple of good options going here in the .308 AR platform space. Another that you might want to take a look at is the Broadsword being developed by the folks at Crusader Weaponry (Mad Ogre, et. al). I think that they have something worthy of consideration even if the company and the product are both in their infancy.
DPMS makes a good ar in 308. Their sportacle version, while lacking allot of the tacticool options, is an excellent value. I saw you were also looking at rock river arms. Just a couple of things to keep in mind.
For the rock river arms
1. Fit an finish is better than dpms.
2. Metric FAL mags seem to be drying up as late, so I wouldn’t let the magazine be the determining factor.
For the DPMS.
1. Accuracy is on par with the RRA, for what I have seen. At least for all practical 3 gun application they are the same.
2. Price is much better,
3. They make a PMAG for this platform now (20 bucks)… so good deal. They days of 50 dollars magazines is over.
If I was going to buy something for 3 gun I’d go dpms… that way I wouldn’t feel so bad when I ended up beating the crap out of it. 🙂
Good luck with shopping… I hope this helps
I’ve got to agree with Greg B – I’m a FAL junkie and the days of $5.00 metric mags from DSA are over… With the Obama election jerks like me bought all of them.
The word on the street is that DSA is now going to manufacture 20, 25 and 30 round FAL mags in the near future.
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