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Old February 20, 2020, 17:22   #1
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DPMS AR-10 Mags @ CDNN

I've been stocking up on the Steel DPMS AR-10 mags at CDNN while they are on sale at 18.99.

Remington is shutting down DPMS so this is probably the last shot to get any. From what I've read these are one of the better mags for the AR-10 platform.

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Old February 20, 2020, 18:17   #2
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I got some DPMS metal AR-10 mags about a decade ago when I got into AR-10 guns.
Very good mags.

I see Remington still lists the R-25 on their website.
Hideous.
https://www.remington.com/rifles/mod...model-r-25-gii
I wonder what they plan to do for magazines.
Is anybody actually buying that monstrosity?

I only ever saw one in the wild. It had cycling problems.

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Old February 20, 2020, 18:40   #3
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I got some DPMS metal AR-10 mags about a decade ago when I got into AR-10 guns.
Very good mags.

I see Remington still lists the R-25 on their website.
Hideous.
https://www.remington.com/rifles/mod...model-r-25-gii
I wonder what they plan to do for magazines.
Is anybody actually buying that monstrosity?

I only ever saw one in the wild. It had cycling problems.

Supposedly Remington's Parent Corp is getting out of the Modern Sporting Rifle market with the exception of the Bushmaster BA-50
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Old February 20, 2020, 20:38   #4
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I've been stocking up on the Steel DPMS AR-10 mags at CDNN while they are on sale at 18.99.

Remington is shutting down DPMS so this is probably the last shot to get any. From what I've read these are one of the better mags for the AR-10 platform.
They are OK but if they are still manufactured with the body folded and welded at the front, they won't handle 175gr factory loads. The ASC mags are just as good without the fold at the front so will handle the M118 loads.

Personally, I think the P Mags are better than both so I'm not buying the DPMS mags. I've had good success with the Hex Mags too. Lancer mags are also good quality but are pricey.
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Old February 21, 2020, 08:53   #5
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They are OK but if they are still manufactured with the body folded and welded at the front, they won't handle 175gr factory loads. The ASC mags are just as good without the fold at the front so will handle the M118 loads.

Personally, I think the P Mags are better than both so I'm not buying the DPMS mags. I've had good success with the Hex Mags too. Lancer mags are also good quality but are pricey.
Yes - the ones I've received are doubled over at the front. Seem very sturdy.

Disappointing that DPMS is going away.
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Old February 21, 2020, 09:33   #6
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I am going to cry about loss of DPMS.
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I am going to cry about loss of DPMS.
Apparently lots of AR manufacturers are going to weep too as DPMS was their major parts supplier. DPMS is reported to make parts for many AR people, even ones who bragged about how great their parts made, with their proprietary name engraved on them.

Any loss of a firearms manufacturer in this country is not good, but when some doors are shut, it will open doors for others.

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I got some DPMS metal AR-10 mags about a decade ago when I got into AR-10 guns.
Very good mags.

I see Remington still lists the R-25 on their website.
Hideous.
https://www.remington.com/rifles/mod...model-r-25-gii
I wonder what they plan to do for magazines.
Is anybody actually buying that monstrosity?
It does't look too bad to me, especially if they ditched that gay finish on it. My Google Fu sucks really bad and I cannot find out what the specs on the barrel. Anybody know the important particulars: material, twist, chrome-lined, nitrided, hammer forged???

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I bought 10 myself. I have MagPul too but they don't fit into my mag bra.
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Old February 22, 2020, 01:28   #10
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Personally, I think the P Mags are better than both so I'm not buying the DPMS mags. I've had good success with the Hex Mags too. Lancer mags are also good quality but are pricey.
I like Lancer mags. I have lots of Magpul mags but Iím not a big fan of them as Iíve had 5 or 6 break on me. Yeah Magpul will replace them but itís a bit of a hassle to do. If you think Lancer mags are pricey look at what LaRue mags sell for, youíll get sticker shock.
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Old February 22, 2020, 08:44   #11
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I like Lancer mags. I have lots of Magpul mags but Iím not a big fan of them as Iíve had 5 or 6 break on me. Yeah Magpul will replace them but itís a bit of a hassle to do. If you think Lancer mags are pricey look at what LaRue mags sell for, youíll get sticker shock.
You think LaRue mags are expensive, take a look at KAC SR-25 mags.
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Apparently lots of AR manufacturers are going to weep too as DPMS was their major parts supplier. DPMS is reported to make parts for many AR people, even ones who bragged about how great their parts made, with their proprietary name engraved on them.

Any loss of a firearms manufacturer in this country is not good, but when some doors are shut, it will open doors for others.

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DPMS as it once was is long gone. Randy Luth, the former owner, is a good personal friend and mentor of mine. I just spoke with him and his right hand man at SHOT. Freedom Group closed the factory in MN years ago and while Randy was annoyed, he had fair warning as they did the same with Bushmaster. He was upset about 80+ employees getting kicked to the curb but hey, money is money.

DPMS really didn't make much of anything anymore after the move as it was part of the whole Remington/Bushmaster/DPMS parts machine thing. There are far more manufacturers of parts than there have ever been. LW Schneider out of IL is one of the biggies and have been for years. Minimum purchase order is 5,000 pcs. Put Creed Monarch, Tool craft, numerous BCG manufacturers in the mix and frankly, DPMS don't make a thing that you can't buy elsewhere for less. There is a manufacturer of bolts out of MT that you've never heard of that is shipping thousands of bolts a month. They weren't around even 10 years ago. I do want a G2 .308 though...
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I understand there are other vendors and more will enter the mix but for quite some time I knew If purchased a DPMS Lo Pro upper with DPMS lower along with bolt carrier and other parts they always went together slick as snot. Buying DPMS Oracles for $599, tune trigger remove barrel, square front of receiver then add a 6.5 Creed barrel, high pressure bolt with free float forearm was a really fast and inexpensive build. Most of the Service Rifle uppers I built for local competitors used DPMS upper/carrier with White Oak barrel/forearm kit and would never have a complaint.

Luckily I have enough DPMS parts to build a dozen small chassis and at least another half dozen large chassis ARs in the locker. This doesn't include all the SIG uppers and other parts and Colt Competition parts have in bulk. Like both of those this may create a short term supply of really discounted DPMS parts to buy in bulk and put back for the future. Recently realized I was down to less than 100 Mag Tactical AR 15 lowers and never thought that would happen as for months before they bankrupted was buying blems which looked fine for $19 each then when Centerfire Systems was selling them three for $99 added six to twelve to every order like I did SIG uppers from CDNN. Can't count the poodle shooters on the Ponderosa with SIG uppers built on Mag Tac lowers.
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It will be interesting to find in the end most US gun manufacturing is owned by American ultra liberal investing groups. And then they pull up what I expect one day a certain Canadian group, which owns most of the popular gun forums, do: close them all down in a "progressive statement" like Dick's Floppy Goods did.

Well, I think the Canadian group also does PII data harvesting, but now that is just good capitalism in action, right?
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I do not figure it will do any good, but the Remington Booth at the up coming NRA Convention is my first stop to bitch about the AR-10 going away. If they are worried about money they should have gotten a much smaller booth. As it is, it is scheduled to be one of the biggest in the show.

Hopefully if enough of us gripe they 'may' change their corporate minds!
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They are OK but if they are still manufactured with the body folded and welded at the front, they won't handle 175gr factory loads. The ASC mags are just as good without the fold at the front so will handle the M118 loads.

Personally, I think the P Mags are better than both so I'm not buying the DPMS mags. I've had good success with the Hex Mags too. Lancer mags are also good quality but are pricey.
Same here. And i thought the DPMS mags only held 19 rounds too.Ö???

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