Pathfinder Posted October 8, 2012 Report Share Posted October 8, 2012 Hi all,My name is Ed and I live behind enemy lines in New Yorkistan (upstate in the mountains).How I end up here is this. A few days ago a guy I know (not well, more of a guy I know through a guy) calls and says; "Hey you know that 308 AR that I have, well I gotta sell it. Some sch!t came up and I gotta generate some cash ASAP." So I asked him some details on it and what he was asking.Long story short, he tells me its a DPMS LR308. It is unfired in original box and he has the papers to show he only bought it 2 months ago. All he is asking is $800 BOOM!!!Anyway I hadn't ever really considered buying one. I have always wanted one but I wasn't ever inclined or able to try and scratch the full price together for one so I sort of just put it off to my list of "someday" guns.Well needless to say I am now $800 poorer but richer in the toy box. My wife is less impressed initially, but when I likened it to her seeing something at Talbot's on sale for significantly less than she saw it at Macy's suddenly it made a bit more sense... HA!Anyway I'm attaching some pics and am happy to start the learning. I am familiar with 308 as I shoot a Savage Tactical bolt gun competitively and my plan for this is 3 fold.1- I want to hunt with it. Big game (deer and Bear) in Northeast. I already hunt with a Henry Big Boy in 44mag but I'm thinking this DPMS gives me some flexibility at distances.2- The obvious and important "tactical" purposes.3- Target competitive shoots. Maybe switch it up with my bolt gun for the weekend shoots I participate in.I tried to attach some pics but can't seem to. I get an error report saying the max allowance is 700 mb. The few pics I have tried to lad were well below that sooooo.... I'm gonna try and figure that out cuz there are somethings I want to ask about that pics will help with.anyway, I have taken the standard detachable sight off and put a Leupold Mark 4 CQ/T that I had sitting around. It's a damn nice piece of glass but only max of 4X which will be fine for the hunting and tactical applications but not so much for the target work so I'm gonna give that some thinking.My biggest question/ wonder is the fore-end. I like the free float concept but will want to mount a bi-pod and light so that smooth tube has to go. My question is how do I get it off of there? I see from some surfing on this site that I need a special wrench. Is this an easy fix? I'm not a gunsmith. I can't seem to find any info or vids on how to actually remove this and replace it with a railed fore-end. Advice?Anyway, thanks for what seems like a friendly site. I hope to learn and even contribute as much as I can. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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