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Welp, almost. I was at the LGS yesterday and almost bought a DPMS G2. Why? Because.

I was thinking if we could replicate the barrel nut/extension/profile structure we could start offering barrels in other calibers for them.

Anyone got reviews or input?

I would like one in 7mm/08 to start I think.

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midway had extensions at one time for the g II. my question is what is the availability of say just uppers , bcg, or bolts?

I want to do some magnum, cases on the ar10

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midway had extensions at one time for the g II. my question is what is the availability of say just uppers , bcg, or bolts?

I want to do some magnum, cases on the ar10


I'm just going to go right for the throat and talk to DPMS direct.

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Sometimes that's the best way to go. You've got a good reputation and run a great company, I'd bet they'd be happy to at least hear you out...
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I would like one in 7mm/08 to start I think.
Ditto

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I'd rather go for the big one and do a 7mm WSM!
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You know, since being taken over they really aren't the same company at all. Complaints are way up in all the web posts about them.
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I'd rather go for the big one and do a 7mm WSM!

I love where your going with that go big or go home... I wonder if its can handle wsm?

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The G2 is a really interesting look at what the AR10 could be. The gun has been redesigned to feel more like an AR15 with a big mag well. The rest of the AR10s out there are like 10% bigger overall so they don't feel right.

There have been some early teething problems with some stuff like firing pin diameter and some of that but it sounds like DPMS has gotten most of that figured out. The only thing that seems to continue is the incompatibility with the latest Gen Magpul 308 mags. These usually won't lock the bolt back without slight mods to the follower. This only seems to be the case with Magpul mags and other mags like the factory DPMS or Lancer mags work fine.

So far the new format hasn't really caught on but Adams Arms is also using the smaller pattern. Mega has been reportedly working on an upper and lower set but I don't know how close they are to releasing these.

Hopefully the G2 will catch on. I really like it and think it has great potential.
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I have an AR10 that is made from all palmetto state parts, but is a ~$1000 disappointment and turd hanging on my wall. The last remaining problem is that there is no bolt catch that will hold the bolt back.
I have three different bolt catches, all of which are different, and none of which work, but all of which required shipping costs that exceeded the cost of the part. One that is installed allows the rifle to fire, but will not hold the bolt back on last round. The other two do not allow the bolt to retract at all. I have also tried both Magpul and busnell SR25 pattern mags.
The point of this rant is to amplify tokarev's comment with the general observation that there seems to be no definitive standard for AR10s, even within the broad categories of Armalite and DPMS/SR25 designs. I have successfully built or assisted others in building more than 100 AR15s, and this AR10 certainly did not go together easily.
BTW: Palmetto completely washed their hands of this, discontinued the AR10 upper that I bought, and scrubbed my less than favorable review on their website.
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KB check the depth of the bolt catch plunger spring hole, if it's not drilled deep enough the bolt catch can't travel far enough to stop the bolt

the plunger & spring are stacking in the hole not allowing full travel, maybe
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Mark go for the throat, and hold on tight..... that way they have to look in your eyes to say no.[mad]
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