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the title pretty much covers it, i would prefer the same product for less, but the only thing I can find to compete with it is Remington and the only review I heard on their model was that it was "overly tight" and jammed frequently. opinions/ alternatives? this is for hunting (i've decided I want a semi auto rather than bolt action, just for multi purpose application, and the AR seems to be the best way to go for that)

thanks in advance for the suggestions and advice,

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DPMS and Remington .308 AR type rifles are the same. They are both members of Freedom Group, and all of Remington's AR type rifles are from either DPMS or Bushmaster. Since Freedom Group is shutting down the Bushmaster factory, all Freedom Group ARs will be coming from DPMS.

If I was getting a .308, I would probably go with an LMT or KAC.
 

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This is my DPMS Sportical .308/7.62 NATO and I love it. It is the cheapest of their .308 line and it has always fired without a hiccup. It was 900 from Bud's and with everything you see and a hydraulic buffer, I spent about 1300. It is a little heavy, but that's what you're gonna get from a .308 semi with a heavy barrel. I definitely recommend it.
 

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I'm usually fairly critical of DPMS's .223 rifles, but their .308's are pretty darn nice. I've not had a single issue with mine, shooting mostly German DAG surplus, Brit Radway Green surplus, and a few commercial HP loads. It's not a LWRC, or a SR-25...but it also doesn't come with their price tags.

I also have a Sportical, and it runs very, very well. I've also seen their 24" stainless bull barrels shoot just over an inch at 300 yards, using off the shelf ammo (no, it wasn't surplus...it was either Fed Gold Match or PPU Match, cannot recall which).

For hunting, though...it's not a rifle you're going to want to carry far.
 

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I obviously didn't read the post all the way through. The Sportical does not have an ejection port cover, so some may worry about that for hunting use. I honestly don't think it would be that big of a deal on a .308. On the .223 I would worry about dust because of the lesser recoil to cycle the round. So if you go with DPMS for hunting you may want to go with the more expensive models. I also use 147gr FMJ German mil surplus ammo, which is very cheap and very good quality considering what it is.
 

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This is my DPMS Sportical .308/7.62 NATO and I love it. It is the cheapest of their .308 line and it has always fired without a hiccup. It was 900 from Bud's and with everything you see and a hydraulic buffer, I spent about 1300. It is a little heavy, but that's what you're gonna get from a .308 semi with a heavy barrel. I definitely recommend it.
That thing is sweet! Very nice gun for the 1200 dollar range.
 
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