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    Help with DMR type build.

    This might get a bit long winded.

    My next rifle is gonna be a DMR style rifle. It wont fit the specific molds of any of the standards but what Im looking for is a 5.56 rig that is capable out to 600 or so yards. Any further and I got my .308 M700.

    So I got about 1300 bucks coming in to use. Currently I have a Noveske N4 light Recce with a drop in Troy rail system, non FF. I want to have a good general purpose carbine along with my new DMR.

    Optic is going to be a Leupold Mk AR 1-4, unless you guys know of another good option around 300 bucks.

    New uppers I have been looking at are several SS 16 and 18 inch uppers from BCM and Noveske's 18 inch Rogue Hunter.

    Both of these would obviously work well for my purpose but wouldnt leave me any money for a lower. I would have to use my current lower for both uppers until I could gather up enough money for a good lower. While I know a good lower, blem BCM, isnt very expensive we are currently trying to become credit card free and buying another house outside of the ghetto.

    My second option Ive been thinking is just buying a standard lightweight BCM carbine and turning the N4 Light into the DMR. It wouldnt be as accurate as the other uppers but I believe it shouldnt have much problem at 600 yards with good ammo. Throwing a Omega rail on there would help out too.

    This option would give me two complete rifles right away.

    What do you guys think. Help me spend my money.
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    Id go with a BCM SS 18" barreled upper, get whatever rails suit you, Build a lower off of a BCM blem lower or a spikes lower and throw a magpul PRS stock on it, some harris bipods

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    I am heading towards the same end goal myself...

    I have settled on a Centurion DMR upper. At $950 ready to go and a proven barrel, it would leave you cash to go towards a BCG, charging handle, lower, A2 stock and LPK. While that may take you slightly over depending where you source parts, you may be able to look in the couch cushions for some extra scratch...!

    I don't have any experience with either but have researched them extensively and it came down to the BCM stainless 18" and the Centurion and I like everything I have heard about them both. In the end though the nod went to the Centurion because of the origin of the barrel. Lots of info on the site about both barrels...

    Good luck with the CC thing by the way...a pretty freeing way of life.

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    I should say the scope is comming out of that 1300. So its more like 1k for the upper or new rifle.
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    IraqGunz:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Militant83 View Post
    Id go with a BCM SS 18" barreled upper, get whatever rails suit you, Build a lower off of a BCM blem lower or a spikes lower and throw a magpul PRS stock on it, some harris bipods
    That would be my almost identical recommendation. Also if you do go with Harris it's a swivel model. Also one overlooked facet is a anti cant level for the scope. If your reticle is canted when you're shooting shot's aren't going to be consistent. That is, if you go with a precision scope over a 1-4x.
    Your wife is like a new gun... sooner or later you are going to want to shoot them both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikTaylor View Post
    That would be my almost identical recommendation. Also if you do go with Harris it's a swivel model. Also one overlooked facet is a anti cant level for the scope. If your reticle is canted when you're shooting shot's aren't going to be consistent. That is, if you go with a precision scope over a 1-4x.
    Nah its gonna be a 1-4 or something like that. Anything that I cant engage with a 4x I will use the .308.
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    IraqGunz:
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    Scope wise, Im using the leatherwood CMR 1-4x. I believe you can get it for $250.00 at SWFA.com. Check it out, you might like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-grunt View Post
    New uppers I have been looking at are several SS 16 and 18 inch uppers from BCM and Noveske's 18 inch Rogue Hunter.
    Since you already have a nice Noveske Recce you can't go wrong with either the Noveske or the BCM 18" upper.

    I recently got a BCM SS410 Ion Bonded 18" SPR upper and it is a tack driver. 100% reliable and sub MOA accurate. I am very happy with it.

    I wouldn't worry about a 2nd lower until funds permit. I recently got two of the BCM blemished lowers. They are great.

    BCM SPR & DD Recce


    Quote Originally Posted by 1stIDvet View Post
    Scope wise, Im using the leatherwood CMR 1-4x. I believe you can get it for $250.00 at SWFA.com. Check it out, you might like it.
    How long have you had it, is it holding a zero after several range sessions? I'm thinking about one for my FAL.

    Cameron
    Last edited by Cameron; 12-15-10 at 00:23.

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    I have had it since September, only 5 range trips, holds zero great so far. I believe it to be a great low price range scope. Something you use until you can afford what you really want.

    -This guy has one on his FAL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLCzUOcfKRc

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    I am doing something similar. Not building really, just assembling. I got a good deal on a 18" RRA Varmint A4 upper and a hell of a deal on a RRA complete lower with match trigger from another source. I am going to change the stock out, pick up some good glass and call it a day.

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