New furniture for my DPMS Oracle

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by jkallinen, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Was not happy with what came on it and bought new grip, stock, trigger
    guard. Single point sling, and front end all Magpul products. Looks much
    better then the stock Oracle did.

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  2. Tchort

    Tchort Member

    Ya....like the looks better then stock also. Looks cool.
     

  3. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Is it as much FUN playing guns with expensive AR stuff as it is with the much CHEAPER Hi Point stuff?

    Cause I don't think I would have all that much FUN knowing the STUFF cost as much as 2 -3 Hi Points?
     

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  4. mn_doggie

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    Yup, I think most DPMS Oracles get new furniture soon after moving to a new home. That front and butt stocks are ugly, IMO.

    I replaced virtually all that you did, too. I added a Troy Claymore compensater to direct the sound more downrange. Make the sound a lot less for those on the side of me. Added the Magpul B.A.D lever and a couple of single point QD mounts. The foregrip is a MFT with the included covers so you can't see the pic rails.

    Bummed that DPMS is moving outta state.

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  5. ajole

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    I'm the other way. Other than the angled fore grip, I wouldn't even notice most of those changes until directed to them.

    Much like the newer cars...can't tell the difference unless you really care to. :rolleyes:

    To me, its all just black plastic.

    Now, an old wood stocked military rifle, or a '50-'75 car...I can pick most of them out in an instant.;)
     
  6. mn_doggie

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    Yup, all those chunky wood stocks look the same to me.

    Can't imagine why anyone would want kindling material on a firearm.. :rolleyes:
     
  7. ajole

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    You've never been on guard duty at 4:30 AM, in a freezing fog, with everything Uncle Sam issued you on, but still too cold.

    Not to mention the eastern front, or Korea.

    Then, you want some kindling.:p

    Of course, you burn the other guys stocks.;)
     
  8. I'm going out on a limb here. (See what I did there?)

    1. Weight in these hard hitting calibers. Weight is nice.
    2. Solid.
    3. Less flex on long range game getting.
    4. A nice wood stock is freaking sexy.
    5. Black is boring. Wood has grain and character. You can tell what is a beautiful stained walnut. And what is just a laminate.
    6. It's classic. It's what our daddies and our grand pappies carried.
     
  9. greg_r

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    1, light is good, most MSR's and PCC's don't kick much anyway.
    2,Agreed, I don't much care for those sliding stocks either.
    3, Agreed
    4, Agreed, but "sexy" might be too strong a word!
    5, Agreed. Nothing can touch a good walnut, but laminate can come close, plus it's more stable (and heavier if you agree with #1)
    6, Agreed
     
  10. ajole

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    Yeah, that wood....sexy is the right word.

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  11. greg_r

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    The Mosins are purdy!
     
  12. mn_doggie

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

    While I still have and have had "wooden" firearms. (Got the first one almost 50 years ago), in my eyes, they have never been "beautiful" even after they were nicely refinished.

    If when looking for a new fiream and there is the option of a version using modern polymers, that's the one I buy.

    Always.

    (I don't like Model T's or any of the other pre 1965 vehicles either.)

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

    or in todays's lingo "What ever floats your boat."
     
  13. ajole

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    Dude, you are so....wrong.

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  14. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    Now this is SEXY!!!
     

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  15. mn_doggie

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    Some of you guys have a real problem with what you think is sexy.....


    Wood Metal ????
     
  16. greg_r

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    That's just........wrong!
     
  17. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I'm with Ajole on this one.
    Plastic has no soul.......wood and iron does.
    I'm gonna offend a lot of people here but the AR is a cookie cutter.
    You can try and personalize it by taking off plastic bits and putting on other plastic bits but it is and always will be a cookie cutter gun.
    An honest gun is wood and steel and shoots big manly boolits and it goes B-O-O-M when you fire it instead of
    crack-crack-crackediecrack......;)


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  18. ajole

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    Not that I am against cookie cutter guns....I mean, they are really good accurate light rifles, I own 2...but yeah, there's the long one's and the short ones, and all the other details just don't make much difference unless you are an aficionado of the type.

    But SWAGA, you've opened the door, they are going to jump all over you about the .308, .300 Blackout, and the other big boy rounds AR's can push.;)

    Does my AR have soul, if it has triangular hand guards? To me, it does, it takes me back.

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    This one, with the round OEM handguards, and silly scope..not so much

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    The M4 style....meh.

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  19. mn_doggie

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    It's not cookie cutter it's a lego firearm. I don't expect my firesrms to have a soul...isn't that polymorphism? (Do you even believe that people having a soul? Yet there appears to be... in gun theology)

    I'd rather have many quick crack than the crackle of a tinder stock burning.

    The OP started this thread about upgrades to his AR. People jumped in, hijacked the thread and started whining about how wood is better.

    I can't wait till the next person posts about how they refinished their wooden rifle and we can whine at them for not using polymer...

    In this case it's evidently OK but I'd probably get banned...