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Hi guys, I'm planning on picking up a DPMS brand AR15, anyone familiar with this brand? Are they good rifles? I used to have Springfield M1A(M14) and Ruger mini 14 back in the days. I always wanted to have a Colt AR15 but they cost more than double nowadays. Thanks.
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I'm selling my RRA, pick that up before you buy a DPMS...

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ar-15's are realy nice i have a colt but get a socom 2 its a bit on the pricer side but a bad mother fucker
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DPMS are great weapons. Rock River has a good rep too. I love my Bushmaster and have had zero issues in six years and thousands of rounds!

Here's a great site to research everything AR related. . . http://www.ar15.com/

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DPMS, Bushmaster and a bunch others are all owned by the same Investment firm. It's all the same since it's all Mil-Spec. The main diffrence is fit and finish. With COLT you pay for a name since they own themselves.

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Brian, post up a pic of that rifle you are selling.
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There was a time when you would have been well advised to stick with Armalite, Bushmaster or Colt. Now, there is a much higher minimum level of quality because many more people are in the market. RRA was my first AR and I have a sentimental attachment to them. I also have DPMS and have been satisfied with them also. I will say that my DPMS squeeks and rattles much more than some others, but it never has given me a problem. So if you are looking for a fun range gun, you should be good to go.
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Thanks peeps for the feedbacks.
Now there's this guy that told my brother that you cannot fire a 5.56 NATO through a .223 Remington bored barrel but will be able to fire a .223 Remington through a 5.56 NATO. Is there a difference between the two?
As far as I can remember, .223 caliber is the same as NATO 5.56 X 27 or I could be wrong.
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Thanks peeps for the feedbacks.
Now there's this guy that told my brother that you cannot fire a 5.56 NATO through a .223 Remington bored barrel but will be able to fire a .223 Remington through a 5.56 NATO. Is there a difference between the two?
As far as I can remember, .223 caliber is the same as NATO 5.56 X 27 or I could be wrong.
from what I understand from what the gun gang on the site have said the NATO rounds create a much higher chamber pressure that is unsafe in a .223 chamber. But with the NATO chamber being stronger it can fire a .223. So in short it has nothing to do with physical size but the differences in chamber pressure.
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Bushmasters can handle either. Mine is marked 5.56 NATO.
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Almost all AR-15s today use a Wylde chamber or something similar that will allow use of either round. Matt is right, they're the same size round, but the 5.56 NATO has a much higher pressure and can blow up .223 Rem chambers. I haven't seen an AR manufacturer yet that doesn't fire both .223 rem and 5.56 Nato, but they may exist so it's worth looking into.

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Chamber pressure, got it! Thanks a bunch fellows.
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Got it and it's verrrrrry nice! Thanks for all the help.
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Thanks Brian, I'll post pic as soon as my wife's back from vacation (she took the digi cam).
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