The 24” DPMS GII BULL 308AR is every bit as accurate as the original award winning bench rest shooter, but in a 20% lighter package. The diehard long range DPMS fans now have the next generation to show off at the range. 24” stainless steel bull barrel, standard length free float tube, and A2 Mil Spec buttstock. RFLR-G2B24 $1759
The 20” DPMS GII Hunter 308AR is exactly that, a hunter! This gun is deadly accurate, loaded with features and benefits, but light enough to carry all day in the woods, plains, snow or desert. 20” target crown lightweight stainless steel barrel, enhanced carbon fiber free float tube, hogue grip, and MagPul® MOE RIfle stock. RFLR-G2308L $1699
The 16” GII Recon is just as battle ready as the original .308 Recon, but weighing less means, you can run it at your next high round count carbine course without needing to bulk up your upper body first. 16” stainless steel bead blasted barrel, DPMS hunter gas block, 4 rail free-float tube, and MagPul® MOE pistol grip and stock.
DPMS GII RECON SPECIFICATIONS
CALIBER: 308 / 7.62 Nato
BARREL: 16″ 416 Stainless, Bead Blasted – Mid length Gas
Is the DPMS G2 308 INNOVATION or JUST DIFFERENT? – I will admit when I read that REMINGTON/DPMS had once again made changes, significant changes to the LR-308 platform I groaned and thought to myself “here we go again REMINGTON/DPMS got greedy and moved the target yet again, more confusion for the platform”. I was annoyed. Then something happened though. After the initial emotion wore off and I came to my senses and digested exactly what these changes were and how they affect shooters. First lets put appearances aside. I understand that in 2016 most want AR15, 308AR and AR-10’s that have a lot of emphasis on appearance. These rifles are like pretty women. All guys want one and they want to show them off. I have nothing against that but I am also old school and was brought up with the expression “FORM MUST FOLLOW FUNCTION“.This means to me a guns design should focus on reliability, accuracy, control and ergonomics. If I can accomplish that and have it look good too all that much better.
Moving on, I though about the history and design of the AR-10 and AR15. The AR15 is based off the AR-10 not the other way around as many believe. I feel that makes the AR15 a pretty efficient and optimized design. Now think about this. What if the AR15 existed first and we came to want a rifle that would be capable of shooting the .308 Winchester? A team of firearm engineers would attempt to scale an AR15 larger while maintaining as much compatibility with the AR15 as possible. It would be designed with the decades of knowledge and experience gained from decades of AR15’s in the field. It just might come out designed very much like the DPMS GII (DPMS G2).
What’s not to like with the DPMS GII (DPMS G2)?
Appearance – probably the biggest complaint I see with the DPMS GII (DPMS G2). All versions are basic and plain. There is no denying that.
DPMS Generation 1 and Competitive Compatibility – The commonality of the major parts such as upper receivers, lower receivers, barrels, barrel extensions, barrel nuts, bolt carrier groups etc is gone.
DPMS GII (DPMS G2) Upgrades – Most shooters of this type of rifle like to upgrade. There are just not a whole lot of serious aftermarket upgrades for the DPMS GII (DPMS G2) platform. That’s sure to change
What’s to like about the DPMS GII (DPMS G2)?
Weight – Most shooters myself included welcome a weight reduction in the platform. Sure we can build some pretty light AR-10 and 308AR rifles but a lighter base gun is welcome for sure.
Size – I once built a DPMS LR-308 and AR15 with similar configurations just to compare size and weight. I think anything that can be done to decrease the overall size of the rifle should be applauded. Of course smaller equals lighter too (see above)
Reliability – While it’s too soon to tell if the forward assist, monolithic bolt carrier, dual ejectors are beneficial they make sense on paper.
Compatibility – While compatibility with the majority of the 308AR is hardware is gone a whole new market will be born and clever manufacturers will be adapting their AR15 hardware to work with the DPMS GII (DPMS G2) platform
So is the DPMS G2 Innovation or Just Different from your point of view?
Most of the feedback I read from shooters who are non purists is they welcome the smaller and lighter package that is the DPMS GII (DPMS G2) platform. I will be curious to see how the market and other manufacturers respond. I’m going to give REMINGTON and DPMS a bit of a nod in favor of a bold and innovative move and not just being different to be different for profit. It may be a case of the best of the both worlds for REMINGTON/DPMS.
The DPMS GII MOE CARBINE is for the .308 shooter who wants certain enhancements. This rifle, along with the AP4, is the lightest model GII rifle, coming in at 7.25 lbs. Add in the complete MOE furniture kit and you have one badass enhanced carbine that will turn heads at the range. RFLR-G2MOE $1599
FULTON ARMORY PHANTOM LTE FAR-308 Standard Features
The Fulton Armory FAR-308 “Titan” Rifle is the result of nearly 10 years of development of our Titan 308AR Rifle Series. Many have discovered that .308 AR Rifles are not just a “bigger AR” type rifle that require changes to the design of key components. Our rifles are “bench built” one at a time by a professional armorer. Each & every component is individually inspected & gauged to ensure the highest level of quality. Proper chamfering and polishing of bolt lug / barrel extension surfaces is critical to function and reliability. Chambers and feed ramp surfaces are highly polished to enhance the feeding and extraction. Our barrels are double lapped for finish and bore uniformity resulting in our 1 MOA precision guarantee. Our 2-stage match trigger is lapped and honed for a smooth, consistent “glass rod” break. These are just a few of the custom touches every rifle goes through to ensure our Fulton Armory Quality. We back it up with a limited lifetime warranty and unsurpassed customer service.
Upper Receiver: A3 Style, Numbered Flat Top with M4 Style Feed Ramps. Machined from 6066 T-6 Aluminum and Hard Coat Anodized.