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DPMS LR-308 Stock Replacement Sanity Check/Question

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:41 pm
by itsnunya
I have a DPMS Gen1 LR308 with an A2 stock that I want to make a bit lighter and more practical for hunting. I have already removed the 24" Bull Barrel and replaced it with an 18" SASS barrel. Next, I want to replace the buttstock and have a couple questions for clarification.

1.) I am looking to put a B5 Bravo stock. Does anyone know of any issues using that model (or a comparable model) on a 308 platform? Not sure how it will hold up long term.

2.) I have been doing some checking and if I have interpreted everything correctly, I just need to install an AR308 Carbine Tube, Spring, and Buffer. Is that an accurate statement?

Any other comments or suggestions also welcome.

Thanks,

Bill

Re: DPMS LR-308 Stock Replacement Sanity Check/Question

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:21 pm
by itsnunya
So, after finding a few more threads elsewhere it seems I answered my own question about what is needed.

Is there really any valid reason to spend the extra $$ for the 308 Carbine Buffer Kit (Tube, Spring, Buffer) from HeavyBuffers.com ($180) vs a comparable kit from Aero Precision for much less ($66). It is quite a bit of difference, but are there really significant benefits to the heavier buffer?

Re: DPMS LR-308 Stock Replacement Sanity Check/Question

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:30 pm
by john in jax
The heavier buffer slows things down, by slowing things down it is supposed to yield a little more reliability and a little less wear and tear.
I think that upper has a rifle length gas system which will help too.