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    Rifle I have been working to build for 2 and a half years is only a gas tube away.

    Originally got it two and a half years ago with the 16 inch barrel with a gas block and rails. Shot it and wanted a longer barrel and honest to goodness sights. Added everything to do this and hand guards. Didn't like the collapsible stock so replaced it with an A2 one. Barrel wasn't as accurate as I liked or long enough.

    Started a search for a factory DPMS 20 inch barrel with AR front sight. This search took two and a half years until three weeks ago. Lo and behold guy put a NEW never mounted one DPMS 20 inch with sight tower on another board. New chrome lined for $150.00. DPMS has not made this barrel in the last three yeas. I claimed it quick! Unfortunately he wanted Pay pal which I don't do due to their anti gun stance. Luckily for me the second guy to claim it did do Paypal. Thusly he claimed and paid for it. Then he noticed it was a .308 one and not a .223. He sent me a PM and asked if I still wanted it, which I said YES!!!!! He said send him the money order and he would have the original seller send me the barrel. The money order went out Priority Mail the next day. Barrel came in the mail surrounded by a kids floatee type spaghetti. Works perfect for shipping barrels BTW.

    Now I sat down and looked the project over. Had everything to do the switch over except a 20 inch gas tube. Thought about it some more as I had everything except the upper itself and gas tube to build another complete upper. Looked on another sight that specializes in AR parts and build and lo and behold a DPMS upper with only 20 rounds thru it, per the seller. It got here a couple hours ago and looks like he was telling the truth. Alabama Gentleman after all.

    Gun show this weekend here in town and I have already called a dealer buddy of mine from when I did the gun show circuit and he will have two brand new gas tubes waiting for me.

    Already have a high power Leupold scope waiting for it also!

    Don't you love it when a plan comes together!

  • #2

    You can order barrels there if you need more.
    How miserable that man is that governs a People where six parts of seven at least are poor, indebted, discontented, and armed. - William Berkley... Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia (1670'ish).


    • #3
      True, but it is twice what I paid for mine and mine came with the sight tower already installed from the factory. Can we tell I am a cheap SOB in my old age? LOL


      • #4
        Got the 'free float' tube for it today. When I tried to use regular hand guards, I found out the barrel nut would not allow it, so we are having to go this route. Hopefully my friend and I can get his tools and mine together and finish this beast this next week.

        BTW we found out the barrel is a 5R target one! Look out 800-1000 yards.


        • #5
          I am not a big fan of the AR platform in general but once was offered an unpassable deal on an AR10 built by GA Precision. To this day I have no idea all the tricks that were done to that rifle but it still is unbelievably accurate. So they obviously have potential. Good luck with yours.