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DPMS panter arms AR-15

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Metallikatz3, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    So I saw that Cabelas is having a sale on the DPMS arms Panter Oracle AR-15 rifle in 5.56x45. Basically I shot my friends Colt AR-15 and his SIG 556 and want something similar. I dont want to spend close to $1,500 on something thats just gonna be for plinking pretty much.

    The DPMS is on sale for $700 which is much more in my price range, then once I add optics and tax I'll still be well below $1000 (keep in mind I just want something decent not top of the line). Now I know its not nearly the same quality as Colt or SIG or a lot of other brands. But for the price is it a good gun? and is there anything that is the same price range (new or used) that is better?
     
  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    ARB BUMPER WARN M 8000 LIGHT FORCE LIGHTS Bill 5100 DOWNY FRONT LIFT RANCHO OLD MAN E REAR and JERRY CAN IN THE BED
    DPMS makes great AR's and tons of up grades for the AR!!! Good choice!!!:infantry:Check out DPMS.com!!!
     
  4. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    CMMG, Stag and a kit from Model1sales.com are all better choices imo.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    dpms is NOT one of the lowest quality guns on market. I own one and it has been only great for me I also bought it used from and a friend and I could guarantee it has had lots and lots of rounds through it with no problems besides gas rings ($5)
     
  7. Apr 22, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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  8. Apr 22, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    I'm glad it's working out for you but DPMS is not known for quality. It ranks just above Olympic Arms.

    Edit; my mistake. They rank just below OA.
     
  9. Apr 22, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    hey matt, can you post a link for the "chart"? I cant access it at work
     
  10. Apr 22, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    :thumbsup: for anyone thinking their or any DPMS is a "quality" rifle, please consult the linked "chart".
     
  12. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    Let's not bring up the gospel...I mean 'chart of truth and wisdom' again.
    Nothing has been overhyped more on AR forums than that damn chart...except the name Colt.
    In re OP...DPMS is a mid-tier...maybe lower mid-tier manufacturer.
    I don't look to their products when I'm buying, but wouldn't avoid one if it was the deal or version I really wanted.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Yeah let's not get caught up with facts.:rolleyes:
     
  14. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    Buy the dpms. Get the fever. Not everyone can have the same AR. And not every single AR from a manufacturer is the same. So to lump one brand into a quality ranking is kinda stubborn. I dont think you will be dissapointed. BUt whichever part of the gun you might happen to not like... upgrade. Its the beauty of the platform. Enjoy.
     
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    I'm the first one to say any AR is better than no AR but facts are facts when it comes to quality and attention to detail.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    Function is what's important.
    My Rock River is too stupid to know it's not a top tier gun.
    It just works perfectly, and continues to shoot tiny little groups...all the time.
    Ignorance is bliss.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    I would buy a CMMG bargain bin before the DPMS, all other things being equal.
     
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