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 target crown. 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 designed in the A3 style with a vented free-float tube and a front and rear Picatinny mounting rails. 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 Pardus stock is fixed for compliance. 10-round magazine. Lever safety.