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I stopped by a local gun and pawn shop, keeping my eyes peeled for an ar10, they've got a new DPMS with flash hider and collapsible stock, peep sights, for a tad over a grand. What do you guys think of the price?
Also, out of curiosity, the receiver is marked for .308 winchester, rather than 7.62x51, or 7.62 nato, as I would have expected. Is there a reason for this, or is it just that the man at DPMS, like me, prefers English designation over metric?
 

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7.62NATO can be safely used in .308Win, but not necessarily the other way around. The cases have slightly different volumes, due to NATO having thicker case walls. NATO also has a slightly lower maximum pressure, so it's not necessarily safe to use full-power or max-load .308Win in 7.62x51NATO firearms.

That said, I use .308Win Wolf rounds in my CETME which was designed to use NATO rounds and have not had any issue with the ammo.
 

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I have a DPMS AR-10. It's a nice rifle and the price sounds just about right.
 

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I have a LR 308 panther as well and never ever have had a jam in it.its my baby and i love dpms because they make such great ar10's. im not too sure about there ar15s but ive heard great things. 1100$ sounds good,but you also have to realize, its a used rifle(isnt it?)
if you could barter the pawn guy down to atleast 1000 your doing good but i would try for 900-950$. as far as rounds go, Dont worry about it. i usually shoot federal 308 win. its around 12$ a box which kinda pricey. my solution. i started loading my own rounds. never have had a problem
 
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