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DPMS Oracle 5.56- Opinions please!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by hackercat13, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. hackercat13

    hackercat13 Steilacoom, WA Active Member

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    Hello,
    I am thinking of picking up an Oracle from DPMS in 5.56. This is a flat top, no sights so I can mount any optics, and has a 1:9 twist barrel. I plan to put a decent scope and a bipod on this, and use it as an intermediate range shooter (200-400 meters).

    Can anyone share opinions or experiences with this rifle before I buy one?
    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    What grain bullets you expecting to use for the 200-400 yards?
     
  3. hackercat13

    hackercat13 Steilacoom, WA Active Member

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    62 grain should do fine. Even 55 will spin out to 200, don't you think?
     
  4. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    Haven't shot this particular rifle but my DPMS LR308 has a horrible trigger as well. It is the most gritty trigger I've ever felt on any rifle. Even my POS Rem 770 has a better trigger than this rifle IMHO. Only thing I'm going to change out of the DPMS is the trigger.
     
  5. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    DPMS is ok for a wknd shooter. It is fairly cheap and not to be considered top of the line. This rifle will serve 99% of people just fine though. I have fired several and they seem to be good rifles. I would go with CMMG in place of DPMS. They are about the same price and CMMG imho is a better rifle.

    FWIW.....I have shot my AR with 55gr hand loads out to 600 yrds. I held a 5 inch group. They do tend to drift in the wind though.