DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle

DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle

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Reviews: 100
GUNCRITIC SCORE 96%
Total reviews: 100
Positive: 88
Mixed: 8
Negative: 4
Retail Price: $451.00
Used Value: $293.15
Sale Price: $389.99

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DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle Description

For many, some of the most memorable times in one’s life are those spent hunting with family and friends. For those moments, rifles like the DPMS AR-15 Semi Auto Rifles are great to have.

Lightweight, optics-ready Rifle features a mil-std A3 upper receiver, lightweight barrel and Pardus stock for comfort and advanced capability. All of this and plenty more, at a price that fits for any budget.

Every piece of DPMS hardware is designed and made in the USA to the highest level of accuracy. DPMS employees are experts in AR-style rifles, and bring battle-tested experience to each and every product that bears the DPMS mark. They understand as much as you do about the importance of precision and reliability.

DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle Specifications

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Tactical
Tactical

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DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle Q & A

Unnamed User no sorry
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Unnamed User place item in cart. go to checkout. select FFL to be shipped to (can select or change later) continue to Read More
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Unnamed User Hi Scott, unfortunately Buds does not have a "Price match" option on this currently. It does have free shipping to Read More
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Unnamed User I second James's recommendation.
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Unnamed User After you purchase the firearm you go to the manufactures website and fill out the rebate form. You will need Read More
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Unnamed User DPMS, Oracle, Semi-automatic, 223 Rem/556NATO, 16" Barrel, Black Finish, AP4 6-Position Stock, 30Rd, FlatTop, Forward Assist, Dust Cover
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Unnamed User the upper and lower is made out of Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum alloy DPMS Oracle AR-15 Rifle Features and Specifications: Read More
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Unnamed User Hi Cory, I've seen the same. You would just need spacers to raise the sights.
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Unnamed User It's probably is built somewhat to "mil spec" but this one isn't even close. The barrel material is 4140 1:9 Read More
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Unnamed User Hi Jason, Prices change with stock levels unfortunetely. Buds uses an automatic inventory price update engine that runs every 20mins. Read More
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Unnamed User This rifle is not Douglas. It has too many restricted features such as pistol grip, threaded barrel, muzzle brake and Read More
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Unnamed User It's out of stock!
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Unnamed User Yes, the MOE SL hand guard will work without need for modification. http://i62.tinypic.com/10pzj2v.jpg --- : google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjyrv-bnIvZAhUCmVkKHYV-CkQQjBx6BAgAEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fmgm-content%2Fsites%2Farmslist%2Fuploads%2Fposts%2F2015%2F07%2F19%2F4528802_01_dpms_oracle_640.jpg&psig=AOvVaw2YoLBsDf-zZSFOYaCUj8a-&ust=1517797876613850
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Unnamed User Absolutely Tim. This rifle will use a standard carbine "Quad-Rail" as a replacement or a "Mag-Pul" type hand guard for Read More
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Unnamed User Yes. Details are here : https://dpms.rebateaccess.com/promotion.php?p=76942
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Unnamed User The 30 round mag makes it illegal in MD the flash hider would be ok because it need to ne Read More
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DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle User Reviews

Positive: 99 Mixed: 0 Negative: 1
  • 100

    None of the local FFLs could beat the prices i found at budsgunshop.com. very affordable and shipping was fast. I'll continue to do business here and highly recommend them to anyone.

    December 11, 2018
    Brandon L
  • 100

    this one will go to the grave with me. this or a S&W and I took the panther arms GREAT choice

    November 26, 2018
    Clayton P
  • 100

    No need to spend a lot of money for an AR-15. This is a fine shooting rifle. I put a red dot sight on it and put a lot of rounds through it with no problems at all. It was so much fun I lost track of how many we fired. I...t was all 55 grain ammo. DPMS has been making these for a long time and the design and manufacturing is excellent quality. more

    November 14, 2018
    George S
  • 100

    No need to spend a lot of money for an AR-15. This is a fine shooting rifle. I put a red dot sight on it and put a lot of rounds through it with no problems at all. It was so much fun I lost track of how many we fired. I...t was all 55 grain ammo. DPMS has been making these for a long time and the design and manufacturing is excellent quality. I am very pleased with this purchase from Bud's and highly recommend this AR-15. more

    November 14, 2018
    George S
  • 100

    Great bounce for the buck. Basically a low dollar Remington that does what is expected. Never a malfunction.

    October 20, 2018
    Philip S
  • 100

    This is a great entry level AR. I bought it for my wife and she loves it. Going on over 500 rounds and not a single issue to date. At the price I bought it for and it being mil spec, it's even affordable with money saved... to do a few performance or tactical mods. Even with a simple TRS25 red dot, she is consistently on my shootsteel silhouette target. You want a simple, reliable entry level flat top AR, you won't go wrong with this one. But remember, it's an entry level $500 AR. Don't expect a match grade silk smooth 4.5# trigger. Don't expect a 1 MOa grouping at 100 yards. What you can expect is it to work, and work well out of the box. more

    January 25, 2016
    Mark A
  • 100

    Excellent transaction with Buds and the DPMS is a very nice AR. No issues at all.

    January 14, 2016
    David B
  • 100

    GREAT RIFLE, NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER ANOTHER TROUBLE FREE PURCHASE FROM BUD'S

    January 11, 2016
    gary c
  • 100

    Received the firearm very fast less than 4 days over the weekend. Rifle is exactly what I paid for!! Well lubricated, action is smooth the rifle functions well all around.

    December 13, 2015
    Robert H
  • 100

    Great gun for the price!!! Have made some modifications but if your looking for a reliable low cost rifle this is an awesome pick up.

    December 7, 2015
    Sage S
  • 100

    I am happy with the purchase I made with with bud gun shop, to buy excellent service and super fast shipping. anxious to go to the shooting range. then possibly purchase more in the future with bud.

    November 27, 2015
    Ernest O
  • 100

    Well i wrote a long review but for some reason i got signed off. Rifle 5/5 Buds 100/5 Rifle is great,cheap price but by no means a cheap rifle. The railed gas block sits lower than the railed receiver, so if you install ...iron sights, make sure its the right height. Has forward assist dust cover, came with 1 d&h standard cage mag, i bought 10 on sale along with a few pmags, metal and polymer both release smooth and lock tight. Only have about 500 down range, not 1 single problem. The stock is 6 position with 6 slots to run webbing for sling or accessories. The only negative thing i could find, is it doesn't have a forward sling mount(but its an easy install if you want to keep the standard handguards, buy a swivel mount, take off guards, choose vent hole and place locking nut on inside.or you can buy compatible rails for standard handguards and they install the same way. Now for Budsgunshop.com, before my purchase,i never heard of this company, after shopping around on prices Everywhere, i decided to order, i placed it around 5pm on 7-6-15, i received many notifications and emails every step of the way, processing to delivery, i picked up my rifle from my ffl around noon 7-8-15. Buds is a Great company with Great customer service. Will definitely be my first go to place, when looking for my gun needs. more

    October 19, 2015
    Michael W
  • 100

    This is a great AR for the price there was no blemishes on the rifle at all. As usual buds has the fastest shipping around ordered on a thursday and was at the ffl on wed. I would recomend this AR for anyone getting ther...e first one and is on a budget. more

    October 15, 2015
    jeremy m
  • 100

    ordered it on the 23rd and shooting by the 29th. if the weekend hadnt fell in the middle i would've had it earlier. 2nd one i've had and saved over $200 from the one i bought at a retail store years ago. Cant say enough ...about the service and look forward to joining TEAM BUDS more

    September 29, 2015
    rick t
  • 100

    Received my DPMS AR today and couldn't be happier with bud's service. Also the product was as described. Awesome price as well. This is my second firearm and I'll probably be buying another from bud's. Thanks bud's

    September 23, 2015
    Michael H
  • 100

    Quick shipping as usual with buds.. The gun comes in a cardboard box with a gun lock.. One crappy metal magazine.. And a pack of lube.. Instructions. (Optic Ready means no sites) I knew this when I bought it lol.. I've f...ired 20 rounds trying to site in the rifle all which worked flawless.. The gun seems to be pretty good for a entry level AR.. I don't knowif you can post a link to a video or not here but here's the link to a quick overview of the rifle.. http://youtu.be/LSHRL-nWxjk more

    September 19, 2015
    Richard F
  • 100

    First of all, Buds Gun Shop is second to none in customer care and flexibility. This is my first AR rifle and I cannot brag enough on the quality and affordability of DPMS rifles. Fit and finish are excellent. Shoots as ...good as any of my friends high end Rock Rivets, Colts, and Bushmasters. Iron sights will print 1.5" groups at 50 yards all day with any ammo. Sub 1" groups with scope at 100 yards. 100+ rounds with no FTF's. Will replace the handguards and stock in the future as they are a bit loose but doesn't affect accuracy. Factory magazine is ok but does rattle a bit. Bought a couple polymer 30's and they worked perfectly. Why pay $1000 plus when this gun will do the same thing. Will buy a couple more for sure. more

    September 15, 2015
    Gregory B
  • 100

    Just received my Oracle yesterday. It was in perfect condition, no dings or scratches. This is my first long gun, only my second firearm overall. I used the 90 day layaway and it was absolutely perfect. Finished the paym...ents a couple weeks early so I called my last payment in instead of using the wife transfer. Item was shipped the following day. Thurs-Tuesday for shipping and I was done with my waiting period on Wednesday. Took it home and broke it down and did a quick inspection of BCG and barrel and everything was exceptional. Took it to the rangfe and ran 100 rounds of Federal 55 grain and it ran like a champ. Big difference in the 9mm handgun I've been shooting. Thing is badass and powerful. Comes with one horrid mag that I didn't even load up. I bought a PMAG at the range shop and that just felt so much better. Great gun, I researched ARs like a madman when deciding, and I'm more than satisfied with my choice, and with my first transaction from Buds. I have an XDs coming in one more month already. more

    September 3, 2015
    Josh K
  • 100

    This is my second firearm purchase from buds, u guys are awesome in terms of customer satisfaction i recieved my gun 1 day early as posted. Im totaly satisfied with my purchase and i recomend this rifle to anyone that is... on a budget, ive had 150 rounds fired on it with no malfunction or whatsoever issue, this piece can do whatever the expensive ones can do SHOOT . more

    August 23, 2015
    Rommel A
  • 100

    Picked up my new dpms today....super nice ...magazine fit perfectly. Fast shipping and in factory box. Will be buying more from buds ...again

    August 22, 2015
    erik m
  • 100

    Got this gun for my husband's and he absolutely loves it he has put over 300 rounds(2days) in it so far and haven't had a problem one he cannot stop thanking me... I also like the gun as well big bullet little kick great... gun for the price more

    August 12, 2015
    jenna d
  • 100

    Excellent starter AR. 200 rounds on target without a single flaw. The Oracle fits tight together, looks sleek and performs it's job just as well. Pair it with a good optic, quad rail and a stock of your choice and you'll... have a great platform to build upon. For $500 it's a steal. Buy it. Transaction from Bud's was smooth and extremely easy. Customer service is top notch and layaway is a breeze. Rifle was in my hands in 48 hours after payment cleared. I'll be a repeat customer for sure! more

    July 28, 2015
    Willie P
  • 100

    For the price i bought 2, made sure mags fit first, havent fired it yet, but it chambers and ejects rounds smoothly!! All my transctions have gone without a hitch. Thanks Buds !!!

    July 20, 2015
    thomas g
  • 100

    Good starter ar15 only draw back no iron sights. So you need to buy and optic for it and I didn't like stock rail on front easy fix too replace with quad rail.Other then that high quality build tight lower.Will keep this... and get plenty of fun out of it target shooting.The reviews spot on for this good bang for the Buck. more

    July 16, 2015
    jason r
  • 80

    Purchased by layaway, transaction was smooth delivered within three days of final payment. Thanks Bud. This is my 4th purchase an always lived up to my expectations. Rifle arrived, cardboard box. All in good condition, q...uality of fit and finish is better than expected for a gun in this price range. Fitted it with a red dot 1x scope and went to the range. Following a brief break in period of fire, shoot, clean repeat... and sighting in the scope, I sent about 60 rounds of Winchester 5.56 / 55 gr downrange. shooting 5 inch groups at 100 yds. The ejector is so consistent you could prob lay a drop cloth to catch your brass. The rifle itself will require a few upgrades, but even out the box its a decent sporting rifle. Would I drag it into the bush and stake my life on it, not yet - only time will tell. But for Hog hunting or target shooting which is what I bought it for this will do just fine. more

    July 12, 2015
    Christopher J
  • 100

    The provided metal magazine did not fit in to the gun. I had the same problem as the reviewer from 6/24/2015. Magul PMAG GEN 3 magazines fit perfectly. They are a good deal. Quality Assurance problems just happen. I boug...ht an expensive Armalite over a decade ago and it had the same damn problem with the magazine well. Quality Assurance issues happen with all manufacturers. A minor amount of filing and sanding will fix the magazine fit problem. These guns are solid. Panther Arms is a fine manufacturer. I own over 20 firearms and hands down, this company provided the best packaging and users manual that I have ever received from a manufacturer. Buy one of these while Buds still has them for under $500.00. Why? Because if I can, I am going to buy this company add a one more step to the QA process and then I going to raise the price $200.00. Yes, I am kidding...I am not going to buy a firearms manufacturing company, but if I were, this would be the one. Their employees are stellar, by the way...they answered all of my questions promptly. more

    July 11, 2015
    Christopher A
  • 60

    Not bad. A little cheaper than the MP. No iron sights!!

    July 3, 2015
    bruce l
  • 100

    Great rifle for the price, nice finish and great service from Budsgunshop!

    July 1, 2015
    Josue E
  • 100

    Great gun at a good price very accurate 1/4 inch groups at a 100 yards. I have run about 500 rounds through it no misfire or jams. Thanks DPMS and Buds guns

    June 25, 2015
    michael m
  • 20

    Panther Firearms. If you are not test firing your weapons before you send them out? At least see if a Mag will go in the lower. Bought this rifle here from Bud`s brand new. I called them to let them know the oracle would...n`t allow the military spec mag, that came with the rifle to fit in. They told me to call Panther and if they won`t cover the shipping Bud`s would. So I did. Panther seemed the least bit interested and gave me the name and number of a repair facility in Minnesota. I called, they gave me their info of where to ship and to write a note with the problem and to send my credit card info for charges that Panther may not cover and also for return shipping. The reason I didn't insert the mag at my FFL is because it is a pawn shop. I did it with the 2 - 1911`s I bought from Bud`s and they didn`t seem too happy about it. Plus wouldn`t you think the lower should accept the mag being it is brand new from the factory? So I decided to separate the lower from the upper and really look at it. This is what I found. Two of the ridges in the lower that hold the mag secure were not milled down. Kind of like if you had one front tooth longer than your other front tooth. So the 2 they forgot to mil down are in the way of the mag going in. I`m going to find a local gunsmith and be done with this. I bought this for a platform to build on. What a disappointment. Anyhow, I am done with this, And I hope this gives you something to think about before you purchase one. Probably when all is said and done, I could have bought a decent rifle for what it will cost. more

    June 24, 2015
    Richard P
  • 100

    If you are looking for a AR15 look no further. The DPMS Oracle will put a smile on your face. I received mine in less than two days and it was well packaged. I shot a few rounds through it and it delivered. The weight is... perfect and well balanced. I'm so happy a friend recommended buds gun shop. They were great to deal with and you can't beat their prices. Thanks John more

    June 18, 2015
    John S
  • 100

    I recieved my rifle today. Excellent gun for an Excellent price. Shippeding was FAST!

    May 18, 2015
    Stephen T
  • 100

    Absolutely great gun for the quality as well as the price!! With this being my first AR-15, I am anxious to dress it up and make it my own!! This is my second purchase from Buds and have found the price to be second to n...one!! Still a little to be desired on the speed of shipping though. more

    April 26, 2015
    Nicolas L
  • 100

    Great gun for the price shoots great. I didn't get a case and only got one clip. The clip that comes with it seems like junk so order up good pair. Received gun in 5 days even including a Sunday Buds did awesome !!! deci...de on what type of scope is best for you and you solid !! more

    April 21, 2015
    Alex K
  • 100

    This was my first AR style rifle and I can not be more pleased. Ordered around Christmas and took about 10 days to arrive. Fast turn around for a Christmas order. Buds Gun Shop overall was great. As for the gun, it fired... great. I have shot about 400 rounds through it without a jam or misfire. Took 3 shots at 100 yards to sight in after the intial bore sight. Groups are within 1 inch. If your looking for an AR this is a great one. more

    February 13, 2015
    Michael S
  • 100

    I have totally decked my DPMS RFA3-OC Oracle out over the last two years. I wish I could post a picture! The gun runs like a dream and I've shot the cheap stuff and the good stuff through it. I've put around 3000 rounds ...threw it and the only problem I've had is with a few rounds of that polymer coated surplus ammo. That stuff gets sticky when the barrel heats up and doesn't like to eject. If you feed it any brass it will never malfunction, at least it hasn't on me. Bottom line I love the gun I've shot at least 1500 rounds of cheap steel and can count on one hand the hang ups I've encountered. Buds shipped the gun fast, had it in my hands the same week, what more can you ask for... more

    October 2, 2014
    Phillip A
  • 100

    Fun to shoot! It's accurate, well made and at a low cost. Buds was excellent on their service, fast and efficient. Thank You Buds.

    August 11, 2014
    jay d
  • 100

    Great weapon overall. Good gun to add all of your gadgets to and fix up

    April 9, 2014
    CHRIS M
  • 100

    got the rifle today and like usual buds delivered the best quality like always

    March 14, 2014
    Timothy C
  • 100

    Third purchase from Bud's. This order took slightly longer that previous sales but still acceptable. Have not had the weapon to the range yet. The Oracle is just as advertised. An entry level AR-15 with the final design ...up to the customer. Great finish on the weapon, stock has a little play, but a very impressive overall weapon for the price. Recommend purchasing extra clips at time of purchase due the "strange shortages" that we have all seen in the firearms industry. Would definitely recommend this weapon for the price. more

    February 23, 2014
    alvin m
  • 100

    im very please with my dpms i love it shoots perfectly love it shipped fast exactly what i ordered

    February 11, 2014
    harvey m
  • 100

    outstanding rifle!and buds was also outstanding!

    February 4, 2014
    alan p
  • 100

    First time buying from Buds and could not be any easier. I like how the keep you well informed with shipping info and tracking. It was delivered Less than a week. Gun is very well made for the price, you can't go wrong w...ith Dpms. I will definitely be buing from Buds again in the future. more

    January 9, 2014
    Cody M
  • 80

    Good price , firearm is solid. I finnally got it to the range today with a Nikon 3x32 BDC scope , zeroed to within 2 inch group at 50 yards I will attempt 100 yds at a later date. I paid by echeck and firearm was receive...d 10 days later. This is the 2nd firearm I've purchased through Buds and will not hesitate to do so agian in the future. more

    December 3, 2013
    Derwood S
  • 100

    Buds was great, rifle delivered to my FFL promptly. Rifle shoots great, DPMS makes good product, finish is good. All around great buy!

    September 16, 2013
    Nicholas R
  • 100

    Great price it took longer the I thought to come in but for the price it was worth the wait thanks again budsgunshop

    August 29, 2013
    mitchell f
  • 100

    Rifle came sooo fast. Ordered on a Monday after business hours and shipped Tuesday, received it Thursday, WOW! Packed well, still bought insurance probably because of the if it gets lost clause, if it was damaged I would... just not do the FFL and return it. When I ordered it showed it with a red dot scope (another model was cheaper and it noted "scope not include", mine said scope included. After I placed the order and went to show it to my buddies it was a different description without a scope pictured or listed. Not sure what happened there, I thought I was getting the scope? Anyways other then that a great shopping experience! more

    July 12, 2013
    Alan C
  • 100

    Great base gun to start your build. The price is right and and its easy to modify. Thanks buds for the great service once again.

    July 3, 2013
    Larry F
  • 100

    Great solid rifle. Took to range and fired 300 rounds flawless out of the box. Accepts every magazine i put in it. I have nothing negative to say about the rifle. Shipping was lightning fast. Costomer service is top notc...h. Customer for life. Thanks again. more

    March 21, 2013
    Jerld L
  • 100

    I see a lot of people knocking these but I took the chance anyway. The upper fits snug to the lower with no play. Trigger and selector feels and works great. Fit and finish was good. After a good cleaning the gun ran fla...wlessly. This oracle eats up brass and steel cased ammo without discretion. Tried various 223 and 5.56 brands and all fired great. Replaced damn near everything except the lower receiver, trigger, upper and barrel. Looks way different buts still runs great. Added a 6x primary arms magnifier w/FTS mount and knock-off 512 for target shooting. With all the gun chaos now you will be hard pressed to find this gun again for the 650$ I paid for it back in June 2012. Thanks buds! more

    January 18, 2013
    David S
  • 100

    After Nam. never wanted one, this weapon if you like a .223 is a good product, I didnt have one in my collection so before the scare I thought I better get one I would never pay what they are asking now, I am more into t...he 300, 308, 338 cals. DPMS makes excellent models in those calibers but they probably will double in price or go off the market like this one. Also I would break this light barrel in like they say do it does have the MOA they say when you do, nice groups. Its broke in and now it will be put up in the safe for my grandson! Buds did a great job with all the crazy things going on! ;] Thxs Buds! Hope since your making millions you want raise those prices so much!! LOL more

    January 6, 2013
    Donald E
  • 100

    Exactly as expected. This is a great value AR carbine! Fit and finish are excellent. Bud's price is lowest I've seen. Took it home, cleaned and lubricated it. Put a low fixed power scope on it, took it to the range and z...eroed it with a laser bore sight. Then proceeded to put 100 rounds through it without a single failure to feed, fire, extract or eject. Groups nicely. A real tack driver. Also, as usual, Bud's service was impeccable. Rifle actually arrived at my FFL dealer a day earlier than was projected. more

    December 7, 2012
    Steven C
  • 100

    Layaway was great, shipped 10/31 after final payment cleared, FFL recieved gun 11/02. The gun came as described: dust cover, forward assist, 6-postion adjustable stock, fixed muzzle brake, 2 x 30 rnd clip. Awesome first ...time purchase through Bud's. Check on DPMS website for Ammunition warning in thier faq's section. Field strip and clean/oil via instruction manual before loading, and all is good. Thank's Bud's! more

    November 4, 2012
    Jameson G
  • 100

    I bought this rifle a few months back i've only gotten to put about 120 rounds through it so far, but i haven't had one problem yet with this rifle. It's fun to shoot easy to clean and so far reliable. For an entry level... AR-15 this thing is perfect i've switched out and added on quite a lot of accessories too and love this gun now :). more

    October 22, 2012
    Shane f
  • 100

    Great gun , price and performance , running on russian ammo (cheap) no jams , just great . I got a scope for it separate with a laser so im having fun with it . Gun comes with 2 30round clips. Its great balanced .

    October 12, 2012
    kamil k
  • 100

    Received my new rifle today. More then happy with firearm, service, and all around quality of Buds. Looking forward to future purchases. thanks again

    August 13, 2012
    John F
  • 100

    This is the first AR-15 I have purchased and I haven't had a single issue after 500 rounds. The gun is a blast and has worked with all ammo and every single upgrade I've thrown at it so far with no malfunctions. I only m...ake it to the range every few months because money is tight but I love this gun and if you have the money it is a great weapon. more

    August 13, 2012
    Micah D
  • 100

    Great service from buds and fast shipping, the rifle is great. After ordering the front and rear iron sights (not included), I shot 250 rounds without a single hitch right out of the box. Performed as well or better in t...erms of accuracy as our Colt AR 15! The DPMS Oracle is a great buy for the price. Will continue to be a Bud's customer. more

    July 21, 2012
    RAUL R
  • 100

    Beautiful firearm. Exactly as stated. Comes in cardboard box with two magazines. Firearm cycles smooth and looks great. Very basic AR, no frills, big bargain rifle! As for Buds..... Great price for the firearm, but you g...et what you pay for when it comes to shipping and customer service. In their defense, I used their eCheck/ACH payment method, but it took 10 days from payment to actually ship out, and it was "in stock". I believe I would have had a longer wait if it weren't for my 5 messages left on the phone number(never could get a live rep), my 5 messages via email to Buds, and 3 chat sessions with refund the main topic. Honest opinion, if you don't need the item in any hurry, buy from Buds. It WILL get where it needs to be, but they are in no rush to put the item out after they get their money. Remember, they WILL wait until the final day of every deadline that they list for every stage in processing (i.e. 3-7 days is listed for shipping, they will wait until day 7 to ship). If you are in a hurry, spend the little extra and go buy it local. Product Rating: 5 Stars Buds Rating 3.5 Stars more

    July 20, 2012
    Timothy M
  • 100

    First things first....the gun came dry as a bone. After a good cleaning and oiling i took it out to the range. I brought 5 or 6 different brands of ammo with me to see what it would and wouldn't eat. It HATES wolf ammo!!...!! I had such a bad FTE that I had to take it to the onsight gunsmith to back the bolt out and extract the spent round. Some people have luck with wolf, I guess I don't. I rarely shoot steel cased ammo through any of my guns so its not a big deal...This gun eats brass ammo like there is no tomorrow. No FTF or FTE with brass ammo. I used reloads, match grade, off the shelf, etc...all fired great. This gun is a blast to rapid fire (the range I go to is awesome) and is extremely accurate. Very pleased with this purchase and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into the AR platform. Just remember to use quality ammunition. As always, Buds service and shipping was top notch. more

    July 17, 2012
    Taylor P
  • 100

    Bud's: Ordered Monday, received on Friday. Will buy from again. DPMS Oracle: 200 rounds, 6 different brands, both in 5.56 and .223, including Tulammo; all fed through with no problems.

    June 30, 2012
    DIEGO D
  • 100

    This is my 2nd DPMS and I could not be happier. Very good finish and very dependable. Will eat steel as well as brass ammo with no FTF or FTC. And at under 700 why would any body look at any other AR. I also have a bump ...fire stock on the gun and still no issues. Ordered on Sunday night and had gun on Wednsday. Great job by Buds and great job DPMS. And American made!!!!!! Look forward to many more guns from Buds! AAA++++++. more

    May 14, 2012
    Cameron S
  • 100

    Have a few AR-15's , This is just what I was looking for a (bare bones) as a plinker ,ATV or truck gun. Do what you want and add to it, with out losing any money. Braking in the the barrel, seems to shoot very well , Was... received in a timely manner. And Buds did a good job as always ! 5 STARS !!!! more

    April 12, 2012
    Michael K
  • 100

    This is the best bang for the buck out there! Mine likes PMC ammo. I've already added a Nikon Prostaff scope on tall rings, Ncstar red/green reflex sight on a 45 degree mount, quad rail with rubber covers, vertical grip ...with built in bipod, Pmag 30rd mag, & UTG sniper grip. Next on my list is a Slide Fire Solutions stock kit. more

    March 2, 2012
    Scott H
  • 100

    Love the gun 320 rounds federal pmc and American eagle all functioned perfect upper and lower very tight the only complaint I have was the amount of fine metal shavings in the receiver not a real problam I always complet...ely clean new guns I'm just very picky overall very good gun for the money out shot a $1700 armalite with a cheap red dote more

    February 24, 2012
    jared w
  • 100

    Love the gun, got it this week. Runs cheap steel cased ammo like a champ! Cannot beat the quality of these rifles for the price. Others can spend twice as much on big name brands, but this Oracle is an excellent platform... for a starter AR, its pretty much a blank canvas to create whatever you want. Throw on a quad rail and you have tons of rail space, only knock is the mags seem alittle cheap, but hey, who cares for right at 600, u saved enough to buy other mags! THANKS BUDS! GREAT SERVICE! QUICK SHIPPING! more

    February 22, 2012
    Jake N
  • 100

    picked it up yesterday, shoots just like my colt m4 did that i had in the army but much more sturdy platform. put a UAG quad rail on it i bought from amazon for only $35, quad rail fits very secure even though it looked ...like it wouldn't fit. i dont know why others will cost $100 when you can get a perfect one for only 35. can't beat $618, even my gunsmith was impressed with the product and price. more

    January 20, 2012
    Joshua M
  • 100

    This gun is great! I have had it for 5 days now and put 350 rounds through it so far, and no failure to feed or failure to fire. It came with 2 magazines and a hard case. The magazines feel sort of flimsy so I got Magpul... Pmags which feel alot sturdier. Awesome weapon! more

    January 9, 2012
    Jack C
  • 100

    Very, very good purchase. Added Troy Battle sights, Eotech A512 optic and replaced the glacier gurad with a UAG AR-15 aluminum Quad Rail (which fit perfectly) and added a Magpul MAID grip kit. If you ghoose the use the E...otech A512 sight with the OEM glacier Guard it will be necessary to mill off about 2.2" by 1/4" of the top guard piece so the sight will not intefer with the Glaicer guard. I am 100{e0a6f8c2d28bf6e2be8098f9311f34bac73bd94acd931d379c57e72273f971f9} satisified with this little rifle. more

    December 27, 2011
    Craig S
  • 100

    Just got mine couple days ago and it performed perfectly right out of the case after a quick check for lubrication etc. - the first 75 rounds had no FTF or FTE etc and even with cheap iron sights installed and not yet se...t up it was only and inch off center. The upper and lower receivers were so tightly matched it was difficult to push the receiver pins out, according to the guns warranty card they are assembled this way intentionally to maintain precision, and that shows better than average attention to detail in a high volume production piece that is welcome in this day and age. All in all im very pleased with DPMS and the Panther Oracle, and the gun comes with a three year warranty, so I feel I have done well and would easily recommend this rifle as a no brainer base gun you can then add your own personal aftermarket pieces to make it yours --- No problems here, you cant lose. M more

    November 9, 2011
    michael y
  • 80

    The good: Quality rifle, straight out of the box it shot 200 rounds of cheap steel case ammo like a champ no problems whatsoever. The bad: Stock is not collapsible!! Came with 2 black magazines, same quality the militaty... issues. more

    November 8, 2011
    angel c
  • 100

    this was a great purchase even though i cant find a cleaning kit that works

    November 5, 2011
    Shawn S
  • 100

    Buy this rifle!!!!!! I bought this on a budget and it was about the same price as a cheap build. I couldnt be happier...slapped on some cheap iron sights and went to the range. I went through about 200 rounds without one... FTF even ate through 100 rounds of the cheapies. Def happy with this purchase and the good service from Buds. more

    September 28, 2011
    Daniel M
  • 80

    Great gun, unbeatable price on an A/R. Eats everything I feed it. Cheap ammo, foreign ammo, Silver Bear... no failures of any kind. Didn't like the pistol grip as the ridge is in a weird place for the size of my hand, so... I switched it out with an Ergo. Good to go. Only thing I didn't like about the transaction was how long it took for my electronic check payment to clear. In fairness to Buds, it wasn't any longer than the top end of what they said it would take... but it came out of my account days before it was cleared to ship. Banks are slow, just wish I paid the extra 15 bucks to run it on my debit card. more

    September 21, 2011
    Matt K
  • 100

    Great gun for the price. Everything is really tight and it uses some standard military M4 carbine parts included the bolt, plug, and spring which is nice. The stock is pretty cheap but it can be taken off and replaced wi...th a better one if you want. Comes with 2 GI magazines, so their really cheap, but no big deal... you can buy them for like 8 bucks. Overall very solid and smooth action. Does not come with any optics or sights, but you can buy whatever you want to put on it... I got some iron sights. Its basically a plain AR-15, and with a little bit of money put into it it instantly becomes a pretty nice AR-15. I haven't fired it yet because I'm waiting on a few more parts to come in, but I have no doubt that it will operate with accuracy and precision. If you love the M4 style assault rifle but you don't feel like spending over a thousand dollars for one, this is your gun. You will not be disappointed. more

    September 14, 2011
    Matthew E
  • 100

    My first purchase with Buds, and I am very pleased. This is my first AR and I am very happy with this DPMS. Shot 125 rounds today and the gun functioned flawlessly (the mags that came with it worked perfect too). I am no...w a Buds customer for life. I just ordered a 1911 and couldn't be happier with the layaway program. I will probably never buy another gun from my local shops and have to deal with jerks acting like your money isn't good enough for their overpriced guns. Good job Buds!! more

    August 28, 2011
    Greg L
  • 100

    This is a great rifle. I followed the break in period cleaning instructions and had no problems whatsoever. I was hitting beer bottles at 50 yards with my aimpoint ml3 mounted on a larue cantilever mount. I got great gro...ups of about 1 inch at 100 yards using pmc xtac 5.56 62 grain. I put 400 rounds through this thing without a single malfunction and it ate up all the different 2.23 and 5.56 i tested that day. Great rifle at an unbelievable price. The only thing I see it needing is a decent drop in trigger but the stock one is not that bad. Rapid fire is pretty smooth even with the heavy trigger. Get it while it lasts at this price. I bought mine at $552 and finally got to take it out to the desert and I am definitely satisfied with the performance. more

    August 21, 2011
    hochul s
  • 100

    DPMS produces an awesome weapon as a price much less than the bigger name brands. Went head to head with a Bushmaster LE edition and came out equal or on top depending on firing position. Plus the DPMS carries a full lin...e of accessories if you want to change yours around. A heavier combat ready barrel would be my only wish Other than that it is excellent more

    August 14, 2011
    Barbara F
  • 100

    This is pretty plain jane gun when I recieved it. I have put a military scope on it and a quad rail front and a foregrip. Only problem I have had and it might be my fault it didn't like full metal jacket.That could have ...been because I didn't oil it instead just wanted to shoot it. Well it got jammed in the chamber on discharge. Haven't had a problem since cleaning and oiling. I served in the military and I would much rather carry this then my colt. Great item fast shipping got two magazines with it and a hard case that didn't work when I put a scope on it. So I traded with my dad. I just purchased a handgun can't wait to get it. Buds you do a awesome job with keeping me informed and when I talked with you you answered my questions. more

    August 12, 2011
    Jeremy E
  • 80

    OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Out of box: I followed the instructions (Grrrrrrrr) That was really tedious but I did it. Basically run 10rds clean 100 clean etc...... Just to make sure everything is " A OK" Reliable. NO Jams. I s...pent 300rds. Used my reloads for the actual test. I switched to Hormandy after first 300 ran another 150rds. Again no fails. Performance: On time and on the dime. I zero with a bore site at 100m (my standard) worked in it in Close to 3m. Back out again to 100m. PERFECT. I did not go LONG Range. But will try later this fall. Dependability: UH..........WOW never expected DPMS to pull this off......Flawless]] Personal thoughts: This Thing can really "bump fire" But BE CAREFUL. (opinion ONLY) MAX is two 30 mags then let it cool. IF anyone knows about metals I have some questions .... more

    August 12, 2011
    Paul P
  • 100

    Shipping was a little slow but great gun for a great price. Highly recommend it.

    August 11, 2011
    TRAVIS C
  • 100

    This was my first purchase from Buds. I must say I was extremely pleased with the service and pricing. This is my first AR and it will surely not be my last. I expect to use Buds in the future for my shooting supplies an...d guns. Price was also excellent. I could not find lower on the web or anywhere locally.. more

    August 6, 2011
    Cullen S
  • 100

    This rifle is great if you want an AR to mount optics only and not use iron sights. My rifle hates steel cased ammo though it wont even cycle wolf and tula ammo leaves the shells stuck in the chamber. Other than that any... .223 or 5.56 works perfect. I am very satisfied with my purchase and I didnt have to brake the bank. more

    August 6, 2011
    john s
  • 100

    Awesome look and quality. For the price it can't be beat for a first time rifle

    August 3, 2011
    nelson f
  • 100

    Great gun! Not to happy about the magazines that came with it, but ordered some plastic magazines, which worked out great.

    July 31, 2011
    Nick B
  • 80

    As an entry level rifle I am very happy with the fit and finish. No this is not a main battle rifle but it is a great way to get into the AR platform without breaking the bank. Plus if you decide to you can always replac...e the stock upper with anything from another 5.56 to a .50 Beowulf (which I just ordered). Though not listed it comes with 2 30 round mags but they seem very cheap. I am using poly mags and keeping these for emergency use only. If your worried about another "Asault Rifle" ban and want to get one before it happens you could do a heck of a lot worse while spending a lot more money. Four Stars because of the Magazines otherwise would have been 5 more

    July 13, 2011
    Barbara F
  • 100

    GREAT GUN! SHOT OVER 125 ROUNDS WITH NO FAILURES. SMOOTH TRI

    July 8, 2011
    tomas m
  • 100

    great gun, good quality, inexpensive, fast shipping

    July 2, 2011
    charles m
  • 80

    First lets start off with the bad... It doesn't come with an optic as pictured, but that should be obvious from the description. The case that comes with it is pretty cheap, and flimsy, and after I mounted an optic on my... AR, I was not able to get the gun to fit in the case anymore. The hand guard is kind of cheap, and probably should be replaced. The magazines that come with it are of rather poor quality, as well, and are very cheaply made. Also, no sling or cleaning kit, but that's fine since the description doesn't mention them. Now on to the good... The gun shoots very well, no problems with cheap Russian ammo. Very accurate. I like the adjustable stock, and it works very well. I ended up replacing the hand guard with a quad rail, and put on a bi-pod and a front grip. I also added a red dot scope. I replaced the mags with Pmag 30 round magazines. After the modifications, it has turned into a solid AR, and comparable to guns that cost much more and it now feels like an expensive rifle. For the price it was an excellent buy. more

    June 29, 2011
    Ivan L
  • 80

    For under $600, I'll take it. There are things I want to swap out... but again... under $600, what do you want? Flawless out of the box, with a rough trigger I was expecting, so no big. I wish the new ACH check thing was... faster. I ordered it on a Sunday, and received it on Thursday of the next week. more

    June 23, 2011
    Matt K
  • 60

    Great gun, has a lot of options to work with. I plan on putting flip sights on this and a red dot sight. One complaint however is the gas block rail is lower than the flat top. Also, other reviews listed receiving a clea...ining kit and sling. I did not recieve either. I would have reviewed this as a 4 or 5 but since not all accessories were received I'll leave a 3. more

    June 20, 2011
    Andrew B
  • 100

    another reviewer said it came w/cleaning kit. Mine didnt :( but cant fault Bud's since their description didnt list it. I wonder whats in the cleaning kit?

    June 17, 2011
    david c
  • 60

    I like the firearm as a whole,but I have an issue with the sighting in of this firearm. I put a red dot and a rear flip up on the rail and a front flip up on the gas block. I have to adjust the rear flip up max left to g...et it to sight in and line up with the red dot. I had sent the front sight back to the mfg for replacement, and the second one lined exactly where the first one did. Instead of shipping the firarmback to DPMS and have a nightmare of a wait time. I shimmed the front flip up sight to the right to compenasate. If I had just optics I would not a noticed this issue. I should have spent another $150 and purchased the S&W. more

    April 14, 2011
    Brian R
  • 100

    Great rifle, but seems a bit smaller when held. Came in long a plastic case with with soft padding. Two CProducts 30 rnd steel mags, a cleaning kit, manual, and target were included. No sights or optics were included. Th...e pic is misleading because it shows an optic mounted. The discription didnt state one was included, so I wasnt expecting one. There is only one sling mount, which is on the stock. The gas block is railed. I found the hand gaurds hard to remove. All in all, it is a good, light, weapon for a great price; over 100 rounds with no misfeeds, & no misfires. more

    March 1, 2011
    Johnny K
  • 100

    Got this rifle a few weeks ago and finally got a chance to shoot it today. It performed as well as I'd expected, with no problems whatsoever. This is a well built gun with a really nice finish that shoots as good as it l...ooks. If you're looking for a nice A.R. at an affordable price I would recommend this gun. With the hard case, cleaning kit, and two 30rd mags included you can't go wrong at this price. As for Bud's service, it's as good as it gets. This is my forth purchase and they have all been flawless. more

    February 23, 2011
    Tommy D
  • 100

    This was my second purchase of this rifle from Buds. First one is great and it takes all ammo! polymer coated steel, lacquer coated steel, and brass. I got my first rifle around Jan. 5th or 6th and put 250 rounds through... it with no problems. Ordered this one as a gift for my older brother and he loves it. The cool thing, is that my rifle was ordered 2 weeks before the second one and they both have sequential serial numbers. Mine is F****70 and the one I just received today for my brother is F****69. Kinda nuts that his was a number before mine. But they are sequential none the less. This is a great entry level AR and I would recommend DPMS over a lot of other AR's out there. Thanks Buds and once again, I will be back to do more business. more

    January 18, 2011
    Cale T
  • 100

    I bought this rifle about a month ago, but unfortunately I've only got to put about 100 rounds through it. I did however get to put on all the accessories I wanted on it and it looks sick! From what I can tell it seems t...o be very high quality for what I payed for it, the fit and finish is awesome. My buddy has a S&W AR-15, and he asked me if I wanted to trade lol. This gun shot very well and never had any problems what so ever though all 100 rounds. If you want a very nice AR-15 for a cheaper price than the others then look into DPMS. more

    January 17, 2011
    Tyler H
  • 100

    This rifle not only was an excellent deal at a lower price I have ever seen on this exact model on buds as well as any other website or gun shop. I wont say the price, but I will say that it ranged from $60-$120 cheaper ...than buds prices have ever been and that I payed the same for my Glock G22 Gen 4 last spring. (Like to make people guess, so I won't say the price lol) I put this rifle on layaway Dec.10th and sent in the last check on Dec.21st. Processed check around Dec. 26th then 5 day waiting period for the check to clear. They sent the Rifle out on Jan.3rd and it arrived Jan.5th. It is a beautiful rifle, feels nice, looks well built. Don't like the mags that ship factory, but thats no big deal. I purchased 3 tapco mags (they are great mags, i would compare them to pmags) I haven't shot this DPMS Oracle 5.56 yet, but I am most definitely itching to do so and I have no doubts that it will be a great time. Thanks Buds, you will see me purchase more and more from you in the future. more

    January 5, 2011
    Cale T
  • 100

    This rifle not only was an excellent deal, but wow what a performer!! I finally received it 2 days before Christmas & took it out to the range, the rifle is extremely accurate & delivered tight groups right out of the bo...x. Needless to say I am very satisfied with my DPMS purchase from Bud's, the only bad thing is the waiting for shipping, but it was worth the wait. more

    December 25, 2010
    Johnathon A
  • 100

    just got it in monday and cleaned it. took it out today and put 80 rounds thru it 40 slow and 40 rapid fire till it was smoking and not one problem seems well made my grandfather has a smith and wessom and it looks just ...as good as his. im very happy with and thank you buds i will be back to buy again more

    December 22, 2010
    felix c