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Old January 6, 2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Suggestion for DPMS LR 308 trigger?

Hey, I just bought a DPMS LR 308, and the trigger is just terrible. It's a super long take-up, creepy, just junk trigger. Who makes a really good replacement trigger for the DPMS rifles?
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Old January 6, 2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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Any AR-15 trigger group will work in the LR-308 rifle. Off the top of my head, I can think of the following choices, and I'm sure there are plenty of others available as well:

Geissele
Timney
Rock River Arms
JP Rifles
Chip McCormick
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Old January 6, 2009, 01:15 PM   #3
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We (Fulton ARmory) offer the Geiselle as the best we've found, and we can offer whatever we want to offer in our rifles.

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Old January 7, 2009, 09:33 AM   #4
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AR-15 triggers need the larger pin to fit in a DPMS 308. I got the trigger off their website and am very happy with it. I am not sure why they have such bad triggers. just to make an extra $100? but it is adjustable for overtravel and such. not sure the lbs but i was guess right around 4 lbs cuz it is just a little more then my 3 1/2 lbs trigger on my ruger 22-250
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Old January 7, 2009, 10:01 AM   #5
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Larger pin?

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Old February 2, 2009, 06:07 PM   #6
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LR-308

I'm in the process of buying a new DPMS LR-308. Am I correct that any trigger group for the AR-15 will fit the LR-308? I see in Brownells catalog they offer the JP trigger kit for $ 139.95. It comes in two different sizes -.154" and .169". I assume that this is the diameter of the pins. Which one does the LR-308 use? Is this a good way to go for the money, or are there better options? I'm looking for a light trigger pull. As close to 2# as I can safely get with reliable ignition. Thank you. Steve
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Old February 2, 2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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Yes, and no. The Jewell, for example, is reported not to have quite enough energy for the heavier "big block" firing pin & etc. So, while any will fit, and most will work, some won't. The Geiselle, for one, will.

The larger pin size is for some older Colt ARs, manufactured at a time when Colt was mollifying the government by making it more difficult to install full-auto fire control components from the M16.

You want the smaller size, which is the standard military and standard commercial size.

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Old February 2, 2009, 06:42 PM   #8
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LR-308

Walt, Thank you for the prompt response. Do you personally prefer the Giselle trigger? Where is a good place to buy one? I don't think Brownells sells that brand. Steve
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Old February 2, 2009, 06:53 PM   #9
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I don't know about everyone elses rifle but I ran about 1000 rounds through mine with a Jewell and never had a problem. A Jewell is around $200 and is excellent with regard to adjustment and feel.
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Old February 2, 2009, 07:17 PM   #10
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I don't know if it's compatible with DPMS 308, but the RRA 2 stage deserves consideration. Many people feel that they hold their own, or even surpass many more expensive trigger groups. After I bought a RRA shorty, I HAD to have that trigger in my medium range DPMS/BUSHY.
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Old February 2, 2009, 08:03 PM   #11
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I have rock river triggers on both my DPMS LR-308 and Bushmaster and they are great. Found mine on Ebay for about $75 each.

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Old February 2, 2009, 08:15 PM   #12
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Fulton Armory has the Geiselle triggers, and offers them on the Titan as an option (the LR-308 is compatible with the Titan). I personally have a Jewell in one of my Titans, though I haven't shot it much. The Jewell is a delight in my FAR-15s, though.

I've not yet invested the $$$ in the Geiselle, but I guess I should one of these days .

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