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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have an opportunity to do some trading for an AR one is a DPMS with a free floating picatiny foreguard the other is an OLy. arms both have detachable carry handles and colapsable stocks. Also both are new guns. This will be my first AR. Thanks for the info.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
DPMS!!

the oly arms I have seen are... lackluster. their paltry attempt @ m4 feedramps is as bad as a middle school shop project..
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
personally I'd keep on looking ;)

and I own a DPMS, not that it is crap but for the same money you can do alot better.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I have owned both and i havent had any problems with either one I do like the oly more than the dp
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
personally I'd keep on looking ;)

and I own a DPMS, not that it is crap but for the same money you can do alot better.
What money? The guy said he was trading something for one of them so those are probably the only two he could trade for.

I do agree with mvician though, I'd go with a Stag, Bushy or RRA but out of the two? DPMS.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
If it is between those two then I would say DPMS. I will also add that I have no experience with either, but I have heard better things about DPMS.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
DPMS, for sure. I wouldn't buy one, but might trade for one. Wouldn't take an Oly as a gift!
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Both are supposedly junk but I don't know how true that is. I have a buddy who gets good deals on DPMS and he has built and abused many rifles. I personally saw one of his DPMS going mag after mag of bump firing without issues.

To me all AR's are pretty much the same. Get it, abuse it, and if the bolt breaks, replace it with a quality one.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
My first AR was an Oly. I ended up swapping out a lot of the parts before I was satisfied with it. The barrel was the first thing to give me problems, sticky cases and such. I'd go with the DPMS
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I have an opportunity to do some trading for an AR one is a DPMS with a free floating picatiny foreguard the other is an OLy. arms both have detachable carry handles and colapsable stocks. Also both are new guns. This will be my first AR. Thanks for the info.
The free floating handguard will help increase accuracy. Go with the DPMS
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Get the DPMS they are fine for range fun, i have a DPMS well sorta have a DPMS its a DPMS lower and a Del-ton upper (DPMS owns Del-Ton) after words you can make it just as reliable as anything else out there by upgrading parts as you have the cash, which can also be offset by selling off the parts that are left over

you can spend as little or as much on parts as you want. but pretty much so a lower is a lower, but crap LPK can be a nightmare,

ive fired over 2500 rounds out of my DMPS with out any failures whatsoever well other than when i used weak ammo and the bolt did not lock back switched to a better ammo and the problem went away,

so far i have changed out the DPMS LPK with a STAG lpk and ive replaced the buffer and buffer spring with an H buffer and new spring, next on my list will be the B/BC but im not in a hurry for that

the only thing to be concerned about DPMS is going to be that the lower is forged reasonably in spec,

don't let anyone here tell you that you need to spend extra money to get a better recognized brand name especially if its going to be a plinketter, get what is withing your budget and build on it. a round out of a DPMS will kill just as well as a round out of a LMT or Colt it will just cost you less
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I have an opportunity to do some trading for an AR one is a DPMS with a free floating picatiny foreguard the other is an OLy. arms both have detachable carry handles and colapsable stocks. Also both are new guns. This will be my first AR. Thanks for the info.
Both suck but the DPMS will suck less.
Pat
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Both suck but the DPMS will suck less.
Pat
They suck for your purpose, which is hard duty use. But it will most likely not suck for his purposes which is range plinking. You might ought to clarify that in your post. It would be helpful to some people.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
They suck for your purpose, which is hard duty use. But it will most likely not suck for his purposes which is range plinking. You might ought to clarify that in your post. It would be helpful to some people.
The Oly I purchased way back when I was new to AR's was bad from day one and their customer service department was borderline criminal. DPMS is not much better. Buy quality once cry once buy crap first cry twice.

Don't take my word for it look at this thread.

What's everyone beef with DPMS? - M4Carbine.net Forums
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
They suck for your purpose, which is hard duty use. But it will most likely not suck for his purposes which is range plinking. You might ought to clarify that in your post. It would be helpful to some people.
Not my fight, but I don't see where alaskapopo did anything wrong. He gave his opinion only.
And how do you know the OP isn't going to shot 1500 rounds per week. Ease up a little.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Forgot to add you can build a good quality rifle with LMT parts for just under 1k. If money is an object that is the route you should go.
Pat
 
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