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Really Diggin' this piece!
« on: November 21, 2015, 05:37:36 PM »
The DPMS Recon, gen 2

.308, 18" barrel, can adapter, Good parts, Magpul, gas block, full float frontend, oh, yea, did I mention it was a .308?
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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 06:09:16 PM »
Is it yours yet, or just diggin it?
Looks great either way!
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 06:18:29 PM »
It even has a forward assist and a dust cover... A co worker of mine just got a DPMS ar15 of one flavor or another. I tore it down and put a bunch of ninja parts on it for him today. For as cheap as they are, I was surprised at the quality. Maybe I'm just too used to handling the frankengun though...


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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 06:33:13 PM »
I have this .308 itch.

Now I have this great Springfield M1A NM with an ancient Tasco 4 X 12 57mm scope on it. It's probably not a MOA gun but darned close. I always shoot softball sized targets and never miss with that thing.

It is the coolest .308 ever built to me.

But

It's heavy
It's really long
Parts are expensive
To mount a can on it would make it 53 feet long and
Silencers can bend M1A operating handles

So I was wanting to get a shorter barrel AR style 7.62mm which is mo-familiar and has mo/cheaper parts.

For the longest time I wanted the DPMS AP4 but then I laid my hands on a Sig. Ever held a Sig? Well, it'll sell ya, but over 2K is a bunch.

I was looking at the AP4 and right there was a Recon. I sez to meself, "Self, I like that gun!"

And that's how this all started

With the DPMS offer, $200 rebate that bun can be had for $1350 for a few more days
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 07:01:47 PM »
Hard to beat for that price Big D, I built an AR308 and had well over 2K in it. I picked up an SR25 last spring on same and it ran me right at 2k out the door.
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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 07:52:21 PM »
You can get the AP4, and upgrade it, probably cheaper, since you've previously stated you don't like the "cheese grater" front ends. That's one less thing to buy and replace. However you could probably sell the hand guard, so it might make sense...

« Last Edit: November 21, 2015, 07:55:12 PM by BobbyB »
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2015, 10:36:49 PM »
I just put the rubber blocks all over my gun I had in the stan. Yes, it would get hot, but it is doable.
I have gone full circle and now like the two piece, non rail Magpul front ends. I use it on some of my M4's
I tell ya, this Recon for $1350 is singing to me. Only needs some optics and it's off to the races!
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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 07:52:21 AM »
http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifleRanch/models.html

I love these. Reasonable and I already have a P223 Nikon dying to be mounted to something. Threaded barrel, comes in 16 & 18". Put a can on it and will be perfect for training the babies on

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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 08:09:51 AM »
You won't believe how this turned out!

Last night I was looking at that rifle on line and the wife was hovering around.

I was talking about how it was the cheapest price I had ever seen and after a while she came in with a certain look on her face and a folded piece of paper...

A receipt

A receipt for a Sig Sauer 716 .308 rifle

She bought me one for my Christmas present! Can you flippin believe that?!!!
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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 08:34:38 AM »
I picked up an SR25 last spring

And why are we just now reading about this?! I need pics so I can drool.


A receipt for a Sig Sauer 716 .308 rifle

Nice!
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 08:53:00 AM »
I believe you just ruined your Christmas morning! Don'tcha know you ain't supposed to be buying yourself stuff around Christmas. I've been guilty of this on more than one occasion & the wife was non too pleased..... ::)

Cool piece though.....

Bobby, thought I spoke of this before. Anyhow I'll get you some pics. May not have said anything I was busy trying to loosen up that ar308 I built before the move.....

You won't believe how this turned out!

Last night I was looking at that rifle on line and the wife was hovering around.

I was talking about how it was the cheapest price I had ever seen and after a while she came in with a certain look on her face and a folded piece of paper...

A receipt

A receipt for a Sig Sauer 716 .308 rifle

She bought me one for my Christmas present! Can you flippin believe that?!!!
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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 09:06:32 AM »
Wow, what a wife and what a rifle!!

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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 09:51:24 AM »
Nice!

Guess you better grab that Recon to keep it company. .....
..you have a birthday coming up?

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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 12:31:55 PM »
Bobby, thought I spoke of this before. Anyhow I'll get you some pics. May not have said anything I was busy trying to loosen up that ar308 I built before the move.....

I remember you and I talking about the 308 you built, but alas no SR25 was ever mentioned.
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2015, 06:24:43 PM »
Nice!

Guess you better grab that Recon to keep it company. .....
..you have a birthday coming up?

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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2015, 06:46:00 PM »
Why cause you can't count that high?!? ???
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2015, 06:49:59 PM »
Why cause you can't count that high?!? ???
Did you really just say that?
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2015, 07:01:37 PM »
Well if you're like me, you had to rethink your gift idea for her. My wife has surprised me several times with gifts such as that while I was planning to get her almost nothing.

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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2015, 08:49:13 PM »
Well if you're like me, you had to rethink your gift idea for her. My wife has surprised me several times with gifts such as that while I was planning to get her almost nothing.
Yea, I guess that's true

But what she wants...a 2.5 karat vvs1 diamond runs 30K plus or minus...not my territory, least not yet!
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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2015, 08:54:17 PM »
Wait a minute. Are we married to the same woman?

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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 09:17:58 PM »
Why cause you can't count that high?!? ???
Did you really just say that?

Sorry, I can't count older than dirt in a number form......
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2015, 09:57:34 PM »
Wait a minute. Are we married to the same woman?
Don't think so

Yours kinda messy, but really pretty at the same time?
Yours sign you up for all sorts of social things, yet never gets ready on time?
Can yours drive? Properly? Safely?
Is yours chatty? With everyone? Even total strangers? Even with folks who can't understand English?
Does yours complain about you leaving your toothbrush out on the counter, but can't see the curlers, makeup, hairspray, hair dryer, face creams, skin lotions and brushes completely covering it?
Does yours spend all day Saturday in bed?
Does yours try on four blouses, then put them all in the dirty clothes?
Do you have a really big walk in closet, but you only have a small space for your stuff?
Like 5% of the total space?
Does she have over a thousand coat hangars and you get thirteen?
Does she complain that sometimes you snore, whereas she snores all the time?
Does yours have lunch with different men every day, but glares at you if some woman says hi to you in church?
Does yours know that a car needs periodic maintenance?
When your wife talks to a friend...in the parking lot...for an hour...while your children are dying of starvation, does she leave the motor running as well?
Did your wife ever show up to a date with you wearing two different high heels?
Did your wife ever go to work, walk all the way in, before she noticed she wasn't wearing shoes?
Is she blonde?
With roots that go all the way down to her toes?
If your wife wears a new pair of shoes, does she ever wear them again?
Does your wife make it her life's purpose to fill up every cubic inch of space with useless plastic stuff, then demand you build a bigger house?
Did your wife design your houre? And if she did, then did she actually put a closet...inside a closet?
Does your wife immediately love everyone she ever saw?
Does she have a six figure Facebook friends list?
Is everything she owns hers? And everything you own as well?
Is she so dog-gone pretty you just can't take your eyes off her?
Does she ever complain that she has nothing to wear?
Does she get cold when it's below 70 degrees?
Is her car's seat warmer the first thing to wear out?
Do you have regular car accidents, like say 4-6 a year?
Does she pay her bills, then buy groceries, then tithe approximately twice what she just earned?
When you leave for a trip, do you come home to find her personal carry pistol no longer works? Because she fired over 2,000 rounds out of it without cleaning it?
Did she ever accidentally leave her gun at a restaurant?
Is she afraid of heights? Like, for example to the point of shear panic on the 4th rung of a ladder? Where big burly construction workers have to walk the ladder down to get her off?
Does she sing like an angel...in the shower...all the time...really loud...?
Did she ever get into the wrong car and try to start it? By mistake?
Did you ever work half a day cleaning windows, just to hear her ask what in the He__ happened to the windows when she came home?
When you were lost, while driving in a strange city, did she ever ask directions from a nearby group of angry lookin' and gang belongin' young men?
Did your wife ever fly to another continent without packing anything? As in she took only her purse?
Were you ever in a hospital, all buggered up from some war somewhere, waiting on a gurney to be put in a room, and have the phone ring on the very nurses desk you are laying next to and find out the call is from your wife?
Did your wife ever cry like a baby when she saw a wounded soldier?
Will she give up her entire meal to someone else?
Did she ever knock over a retaining wall, with your lawn mower?
Did she ever back out of the garage without first opening the door?
Did she ever run into the same guy, twice, in the same accident?
If your car was burning while she was driving it, would she notice?
Do police officers pull her over but never give her a citation?
Did she ever back her new Cadillac into your new truck?
Did she put granite countertops everywhere? Even in the laundry room?
Can she watch 24 hours of the Hallmark channel without eating or sleeping?
Does she always order the M O S T expensive meal?
Then not eat but one bite?
Is the only emergency she responded to with more vigor, other than a near death injury, a broken fingernail?
Were you ever treated for injuries after asking if her jeans were a tad bit larger?
Did she ever sleep with her cowboy boots on? Because she couldn't get them off?
Did you ever come to bed, noticing your dog sleeping there, then have her ask if you showered?
Have you ever departed on a combat mission then have her call you, wanting to chitty-chat, then ask what all the noise was? And could you please move to a quieter place.
Is she the most beautiful woman you have EVER seen?
Did you forget how to talk the first time you saw her?
Did she ever tape a video of herself, then send it to someone else, while intending to send it to you?
Is she always the prettiest woman in the room?

Well if so, to any of this, we may be married to the same woman
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Re: Really Diggin' this piece!
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2015, 10:08:36 PM »
I bought myself the 50th anniversary 10/22 last year and came home and got the same look.... It was also my birthday present haha.

Sig is a whole nother ballgame, but congrats!


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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2015, 10:09:30 PM »
That^^^is a pretty well laid out 'wife' description.

I like your Christmas present.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2015, 10:13:54 PM »
That^^^is a pretty well laid out 'wife' description.

I like your Christmas present.
Been 20 minutes so far and I'm still uninjured!
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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2015, 10:23:11 PM »
Don I'm not married to the same woman but I'm guessin' they may be cousins! Ha!  ;)

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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2015, 10:25:46 PM »
That the worst part, the wait, when you know it's coming.... PSYOPS.
She's got your number.

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« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2015, 02:17:16 AM »
That confirms it, they're all the same.
But man she sure is purty, and she ain't killed me yet.

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« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2015, 06:57:43 AM »
Don-

May I suggest that you wear shin guards for awhile.......... ;)
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« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2015, 10:37:41 AM »
That the worst part, the wait, when you know it's coming.... PSYOPS.
She's got your number.
Indeed

But, I get to practice perseverance!
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« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2015, 11:38:40 AM »
That the worst part, the wait, when you know it's coming.... PSYOPS.
She's got your number.
Indeed

But, I get to practice perseverance!

Don't all of us married guys......... ;D
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« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2015, 12:06:33 PM »
Well Don, you made out all around,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

With all the money saved a nice vortex scope could be had for the M1.

Been eyeing 308 ARs for some time. A bolt action 308 would probably be smarter for me since I have a couple FALs already (para and standard)
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