Would like everyone's thoughts on AR .308 build

350xfire

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So I have had the desire of getting a .308 for a while but the question is: Should I build it or should I buy complete? I like the idea of building but don't want to run into problems due to incompatibility issues, etc. I have heard that .308 don't follow the mil-spec standards. I know DPMS is one of the most common and I was thinking about going this way if I build. Thoughts? Thanks
 

jordanmills

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I've heard that the DPMS is pretty well regarded. I have an M1A and love it. If you're not used to building guns, you probably want to look into buying it complete, or buying the parts for a complete one at your local gun store and have them walk you through it.
 

350xfire

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I've built about 7 ARs, disassembled many other guns, done moly resin coating, etc, etc.. Also somewhat of a hobby machinist so I feel comfortable doing it.. Just kind of looking around and thinking may be building it may not be worth it from a cost perspective...
 

Dawico

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I've built about 7 ARs, disassembled many other guns, done moly resin coating, etc, etc.. Also somewhat of a hobby machinist so I feel comfortable doing it.. Just kind of looking around and thinking may be building it may not be worth it from a cost perspective...
Unless you want it customized. Not much to gain by buying parts twice.
 

40Arpent

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There are LMT MWSE available for $2600 get them while you can.
What does the "E" mean, as compare to the original that was, as far as I know, only called "MWS".

ETA: If it means "enhanced" what are the differences?
 
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