Morgan Posted December 15, 2014 Report Share Posted December 15, 2014 New to the forum today. I have been reading as much as I had access to over the last few days. I hope having more access, brings more info into the world of .308 shooting. Personal info is as follows. I bought an AR at a frantic time, during this current regime. I actually went to the particular shop and had a verbal commitment to them for the only Armalite unit they had in stock. Not 20 minutes after my call, I arrived and learned someone was buying that rifle at the time I was talking to them on the phone. Anyway, I got stuck with a DPMS LR308B that they did have. The case that it came with sucked, but I was either going to sell this piece at a huge profit, without ever having fired it, or wait it out. I had been looking at various AR's for many years, but definitely made up my mind that whatever I bought, would be in .308 cal. As expected, the prices did jump temporarily as I'm sure you all know. Just not enough for me to sell it. After 6 months and the hysteria quieted down, I decided I wanted to make it truly, my own. I paid a hefty amount for steel scope mounts and put a very tried and true scope I have had for 25 years on it. (Simmons, Pro-Hunter) My first trip to the range was solo and began at 50 yards and then 100. I only took 20 rounds with me that day. Damn! I love this rifle! Cheap, military ball ammo I got from a local gun show. (.80 a round not cheap) I have never felt anything this sweet. Bench rested atop (2) 40lb bags of bird seed. I couldn't wait to go back to a range that had facilities, spotters and with a few friends. I cleaned and oiled this thing thoroughly and put it away. I can't get enough of shooting this piece! The 300 rounds of old, military stuff is now gone, plus several hundred more commercial rounds of whatever I can find and the passion grows with every shot. I did buy 3 boxes of hornady, 168 gr for hunting deer and used 4 rounds. 3 at the range and 1 at a deer. Instant knock down at about 140 yrds. I am not a competition shooter, by any means, but I want to iterate that whatever I throw into this thing so far, is dead nuts accurate out to 220 yards. 147, 149, 150, 168gr stuff just flows through and spits out like a dream. Blowing up tannerite in 1 lb containers, being the proof. I have not put any steel cased stuff through it, nor do I intend to. Since you all have way more experience than I about such things, I have some general questions. 1- Is this characteristic of this particular rifle to be this accurate with so many different loads? Not many places I can find in Michigan to shoot longer distances, without being a club member. 2- It seems some of the commercial, ball ammo makes a bigger dent in certain materials than others. I do not know much about frangible, vs other types yet. I just have enjoyed shooting. Most everything I have been shooting, goes right through 10" diameter trees. 3- I have had a few radically abused, case necks come out and do not know why. There is always some brass flakes that I have to clean away after shooting outings. 4- Is there any major maintenance that I should do, to keep the barrel tight, etc? If there is a better place for this to be posted, please let me know and I will copy and paste it. Thanks! Quote MultiQuote Edit Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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