The DPMS Panther LR-308 is the original tactical carbine. Compared to the LR-308 and LR-308B, the 308T's lighter weight barrel and shorter overall length made this rifle a favorite amongst hunters and law-enforcement alike. The LR-308T has a button-rifled 16" 4140 Chromemoly heavy barrel with a 6 grooves and a 1 in 10" twist. Like all DPMS Panther rifles, the LR-308 is built around a reliable gas-operated rotating bolt and an 8620 steel bolt carrier. The upper and lower receivers are made of 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum. The upper receiver is extruded from 6066-T6 aluminum and features a snag-free design and a smooth-side look with no dust cover, no shell deflector and no forward assist as well as a Picatinny rail for easy scope-mounting. The lower receiver is milled from a solid billet of 6061-T6 with a integral trigger guard, a standard AR-15 trigger group, and an aluminum magazine release button. The stock is a standard A2 black Zytel Mil Spec with trap door assembly and the handguards are carbine-length, free-float tube. 19-round magazine. Lever safety.