LMT .308 MWS

Junkman768

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Anyone convert a CA maglocked MWS to featureless? What parts did you need to make the ambi magazine release functional on both sides? I bought a previously maglocked gun that was converted before my possession and ambi side button is dead. Doesnt move either way?Not getting a quick response from LMT.
 

bgrav321

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Just to confirm, I see three buffer listed, which one do I need (omega on an MWS Defender)

CAR-10 Buffer - 5.5 ounces - $100
CAR-10 XH Buffer - 6.5 ounces - $125
XH Carbine Buffer (8.5 oz) w/.308R Buffer Spring - $140


I need the last one right? 8.5oz?
 

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Took my LMT Defender out to the range with a box of Federal Steel Match 155gr BTHP. Rifle shot sub-moa, but had several FTF and one double feed. I am not overly concerned because I don't intend to run steel case and it may have been a mag issue. I am very happy with both the accuracy and the Steiner P4Xi 4-16.

It's going to get a little brother.
 

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Took my LMT Defender out to the range with a box of Federal Steel Match 155gr BTHP. Rifle shot sub-moa, but had several FTF and one double feed. I am not overly concerned because I don't intend to run steel case and it may have been a mag issue. I am very happy with both the accuracy and the Steiner P4Xi 4-16.

It's going to get a little brother.
Is it a complete rifle or a build? I tried once a box of Tula 150gr just for test and there was no drama.

Speaking of over-gassing, how is your cam pins holding. Mine got a mark which you can actually feel with a fingernail after the first 50 or so rounds, I don't know if I should be worried or it's normal.
Also, is someone running .260 Rem. barrel, it looks like they're in stock right now and I'm tempted to jump into the 6.5 territory. Is the caliber viable option in 2020 or I should wait until mid next year when the 6.5CR barrels will be available (according to LMT)?
 

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The 260 barrel has a 1-9 twist, where the 6.5 has a 1-8, with the different twist rate I think that why guys have had accuracy problems with the 260 shooting heavier bullets. If you have a barrel that you don’t use, using that barrel extension off that barrel you can have someone fit a different brand of barrel.

If you read my previous posts, I had Mark Chanlynn build a 6CM barrel for me using a Wilson Combat adjustable gas block. It shoots great think bolt gun sub 1/2 moa accuracy in a gas gun. Takes care of the over gas issue that guys mention.
 

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Man still waiting on my barrel from V1 to finish the MWS 6.5 build.

Also need to decide on trigger. MBS for $75, KAC 2 Stage for $225 or $280 for G Hi speed.

Have all of them but i swear, for the $75 bucks its really hard to beat the Larue Triggers. Not quite as light and short travel as KAC and the Hi speed but its 1/3 the cost and perfectly serviceable.

They are running a special if you buy 3 more more then are $75 and 5 more more $70 each.
 

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I own all 3 i just am having trouble justifing the extra expense ( plus its never in stock anywhere) vs the Larue.
 

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Man still waiting on my barrel from V1 to finish the MWS 6.5 build.

Also need to decide on trigger. MBS for $75, KAC 2 Stage for $225 or $280 for G Hi speed.

Have all of them but i swear, for the $75 bucks its really hard to beat the Larue Triggers. Not quite as light and short travel as KAC and the Hi speed but its 1/3 the cost and perfectly serviceable.

They are running a special if you buy 3 more more then are $75 and 5 more more $70 each.
If you’re building a 6.5 precision rig I’d go with the Geissele. I’ve got one in mine and it’s great. There’s one in the PX right now for $210

Mine wouldn’t fit properly with the factory safety however. I put in a Battle Arms Development safety and it fit fine
 

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Is it a hi speed for $210?

I have had issues with G trigger pins in the past, they are undersized requiring anti walk pins in about 25% i have seen. Not the end of the world but something else to buy and reduces life of trigger componets.
 

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I'm very happy with the Geissele SSA-E that I've been using in my MWS for a few months. You might consider it as another option if you cannot find the Hi Speed.

Just so that you are aware, there was a post that the TriggerTech AR10 trigger has a fit/dimension problem with the MWS. If you were to consider it, you may want to contact TriggerTech first. I was thinking about using the TriggerTech product in my MWS since I'm very happy with the AR15 trigger.
 

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I've had a Geissele SSA-E trigger in my MWS for at least 8 years and have 10 other AR's with the same trigger. Never had any of the trigger pins walk.
 

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    I've had a Geissele SSA-E trigger in my MWS for at least 8 years and have 10 other AR's with the same trigger. Never had any of the trigger pins walk.
    I've used the SSA-E for a few years across varying platforms without issue. I just bought the SSA-X for the MWS, pretty excited to try it out and feel the differences.
     

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    How many of you guys own more than one MWS or don’t even have a bolt gun anymore because of am MWS?
    I don't personally own a bolt gun, yet. Two MWS one pic rail, one mlok both ambi. 308 16" CL x2, and 20" 308 SS and 20" 6.5 SS. Toying with selling the pic rail off, but I so like it...
     

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    How many of you guys own more than one MWS or don’t even have a bolt gun anymore because of am MWS?
    MWS and CQB.

    MWS was going to be my one and only "precision" rifle.

    Love it for what it is but it made me appreciate bolt guns.

    Within my limitations to shoot large frame AR and its ability to shoot its fantastic for what it is.

    but......

    If I needed to make just one shot........bolt gun.
     
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    MWS and CQB.

    MWS was going to be my one and only "precision" rifle.

    Love it for what it is but it made me appreciate bolt guns.

    Within my limitations to shoot large frame AR and its ability to shoot its fantastic for what it is.

    but......

    If I needed to make just one shot........bolt gun.
    I was getting frustrated with my 6.5 until I tried Hornady 147 gr ELD Match. One ragged hole vs mostly keeping it within a 1 7/8" blue tape square with American Gunner 140 OTM.
     

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    I was getting frustrated with my 6.5 until I tried Hornady 147 gr ELD Match. One ragged hole vs mostly keeping it within a 1 7/8" blue tape square with American Gunner 140 OTM.

    Im a glutton for punishment.

    I arc em in and went with a bigger recoil impulse in .308.

    I feel my 16 inch CL is a consistent 2 MOA rifle.

    I havent shot much FGMM though.

    It may be a sub MOA gun and I am a 2MOA reloader.
     

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    Im a glutton for punishment.

    I arc em in and went with a bigger recoil impulse in .308.

    I feel my 16 inch CL is a consistent 2 MOA rifle.

    I havent shot much FGMM though.

    It may be a sub MOA gun and I am a 2MOA reloader.
    Up until I tried the 147 gr ELD, I would have told you I shoot my 308 better. I have stock piles of FGMM in both calibers but had only shot CBC 308D and AG 6.5 140 OTM.
     

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    I took my MWS with a 20" 6.5mm Creedmoor barrel to the range this past Thursday. I had just installed an EZTUNE gas tube and I am getting decent groups with Hornady American Gunner 140gr HPBT. The first 5 shot group was 1.32". All the rest were under 1".
     

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    AG 140 OTM 3x3 vs 147 ELD 5 shots
    How does your fired brass look? The EZTUNE gas tube helped me along with there layers of thick double layer tape on the shell deflector. I am still getting heavy cuts from the internal lugs on the barrel extension.

    Also, I find the Hornady AG ammo very dirty and it leaves hard to remove carbon on the BCG and the necks of the fired cases.
     

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    How does your fired brass look? The EZTUNE gas tube helped me along with there layers of thick double layer tape on the shell deflector. I am still getting heavy cuts from the internal lugs on the barrel extension.

    Also, I find the Hornady AG ammo very dirty and it leaves hard to remove carbon on the BCG and the necks of the fired cases.
    It gets beat, all stock LMT...