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DPMS Panther Oracle .223 / 5.56 NATO 16-inch 30rd

DPMS Panther Oracle .223 / 5.56 NATO 16-inch 30rd

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This lightweight optics ready carbine features a mil-std A3 upper receiver, lightweight barrel and Pardus stock for user comfort and advanced capability. All of this and plenty more, at a price set for any budget.

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Why did you choose this?
GrabAGun Store
quality and incredible low price
john p on Jul 23, 2019
Great price and has great reviews.
David L on Jun 29, 2019
quality and incredible low price
john p on Jul 23, 2019
Online reviews
Ethan L on Jul 15, 2019
Great price and has great reviews.
David L on Jun 29, 2019
Very reliable AR's. Very good price !!
CURTIS B on Jun 25, 2019
Great gun. Have 2 already For the price, can't be beat.
Richard T on Jun 22, 2019
After doing some research, this seemed like the best 'starter' AR15 for the price. In addition, your pricing was very competitive.
Owen S on Jun 19, 2019
needed to fulfill a need from a local FNRA/NRA Foundation event.
Greg A on May 22, 2019
Looks very compact yet powerful
Deondre S on Apr 13, 2019
I own a DPMS Panther .308 and I love it. So I am trying their .223 for cheaper shooting.
Lamont R on Dec 3, 2018
I am newer to shooting and so is my son. However, this is what seemed to get the best reviews for the money. Thanks Grabagun!
Ronald on Nov 21, 2018
My Lady's Christmas Present...
Tony J on Nov 18, 2018
Can't beat the price.
MIKE F on Nov 15, 2018
Good gun for the price and Grab A Gun has all your gun needs at great prices.
tim k on Nov 9, 2018
Recommendation and good value.
John B on Oct 22, 2018
great first ar!
Logan F on Oct 17, 2018
Predator control on the ranch. Coyotes and hogs. You have the low price even after paying the Texas sales tax. There may be a blue wave in November. Prices may go up after the election if the Dems take over the house.
Starley M on Aug 23, 2018
Cesar A on Jul 31, 2018
Price and quality
John L on Jul 30, 2018
Price and features
RAMON R on Jul 27, 2018
Good reviews, good price with a rebate, shot one at the range and was impressed with the groups it held at a hundred yards.
Ricky on Jul 25, 2018
PATRICK C on Jul 21, 2018
Seems like a good price and I wanted an AR15 I could beat on for hunting and hiking
Andrew K on Jul 19, 2018
Great deal! Too good to pass up.
DOUGLAS D on Jul 17, 2018
Online reviews
Ethan L on Jul 15, 2019
Very reliable AR's. Very good price !!
CURTIS B on Jun 25, 2019
Can you put iron sights on this rifle? Specifically, is there a picatinny rail on the gas block that a front sight can be mounted on?
Billy on Jul 22, 2018

The rifle I received had a rail on the front gas block. You can mount a front sight however the rail on the upper receiver is on a higher elevation by roughly 1/4" than the rail on the front gas block. I'm not sure if there would be enough adjustment in the elevation of the sight to make this application work. For this rifle an optic such as the Vortex Spitfire with an etched reticle is a good choice. Overall this is a great rifle with mil spec upper and lower receiver. I have fired many rounds through mine with no malfunctions.
I have a DPMS Oritcle it has .223/5.56 caliber stamped on the mag well. Does that mean I can shoot both calibers through it?
Cecil on Nov 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You can shoot .223 in a gun chambered for 5.56. But you shouldn’t shoot a 5.56 in one chambered for .223. While the round is almost identical, the pressures are different.
I want to change out the handrail for a free floating handrail. What length would I need? My gun is on order and I am just trying to be proactive.
Ronald on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's the standard carbine length, however that is a fairly significant alteration.
You would be better off buying an AR that already has a free-float installed.
It would save money and a lot of effort in the long run.
Hopefully you already know that there will be numerous other changes to be made to accommodate this alteration.
Do you have a brick and mortar store, that if Im in the DFW area I could pickup there and do background paper work?
Juana on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We do have a storefront at our Coppell, Texas location and we do offer local pickup:

200 E. Beltline Rd
Suite 403
Coppell, TX 75019

You can place an order online, and then check the box for "Local Pickup - Coppell Store" and we will send an email when it is ready to be picked up. Some orders are ready for pickup the same day, but others may take 3-5 days. You can also walk-in to our storefront if you would like personal service, or have any questions about our stock. If you are looking for a specific item that we show to have in stock on the website, we ask that you give us a call before coming in to confirm that it is actually here at our storefront, as many of our products are kept in secondary warehouses. Just let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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great gun for the money
This is my 4th DPMS rifle. I have an AR10 in .308 and 3 AR15's. All have been flawless in operation. I have them set up for different uses and scenarios. One scoped, one with red dot and magnifier, and one with minimal red dot and BUIS, which I carry as a duty firearm with the Arizona Rangers. All are super accurate and everything I need.
July 12, 2019
2 months ago
Good AR-15 to get started out on, for an inexpensive start up to get used to the AR world.
April 12, 2019
1 year ago
Good gun for starters or people looking to build.
Excellent gun to start with. Change out the aluminum gas block right away for steel and you have a good gun. I altered mine with a new free float quad rail and red dot with swivel magnifier. Can shoot sub MOA.
March 11, 2019
1 year ago
Sweet !
Bought this so my wife could shoot with me...this DPMS is the 3rd one I own and have never had any problems with it...goes bang everytime...mounted a Sightmark Pro red dot on it and sighted it in...dead on at 50 yards....
February 28, 2019
7 months ago
Near perfect
In an OR it's everything you want, nothing you don't.
Okay, I did add a Quad-Rail Fore Grip and rubberized Pistol Grip.

For the price, there isn't a better one on Earth.
February 24, 2019
over 2 years ago
Just as good as...
My Panther multical is exactly what I expected. It has all the basic components of your standard M4 style carbine, but at a price point below average. The fit and finish is as good as my Colt AR. The people who don't like DPMS are the gun snobs who are jealous because they paid way to much for the same functionality of my Panther.
January 22, 2019
over 2 years ago
Entry level AR.
Great budget AR. Nothing fancy but runs with no issues. It's a great start.
January 22, 2019
over 4 years ago
great gun
fires well...nice all the way around
December 27, 2018
over 5 years ago
What a great deal must have Great gun
December 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
It doesn't cost a mint but it's VERY reliable.
Purchased this model as it had a nice price point and left my wallet with more $$$ for Optics and other accessories. Solid build and super accurate. From a bench she can easily bore 1" holes at 100 yds. Have not had an issue one with any FTF, Stove-Pipes, Lockups, etc. She loves both HexMag and Magpul magazines of ALL sizes. Added a Quad Rail Handguard and mounted my Optics and steel offset sights and we're ready to Rumble!!
DPMS Panther Oracle AR-15
DPMS Panther Oracle AR-15
October 13, 2018
over 2 years ago


Panther Oracle for Sale - .223/5.56

An affordable and accurate semiauto gun, the Panther Oracle is built to bridge the gap between the Sporting and Tactical markets. This introductory level carbine features a 16" light contour barrel, A3 upper receiver with Picatinny rail, railed gas block heat-dissipating GlacierGuards and a collapsible, six-position Pardus buttstock.

Altogether, it weighs in at only 6.4 lbs. The flat top A3 upper allows the shooter to mount the optic of their choice on the Picatinny rail. The 16" lightweight barrel provides plenty of velocity for most sporting and tactical applications.


Watch this video to see the features and benefits, specs, options and reviews of the DPMS Panther Oracle AR 15.



DPMS Oracle Review by GEORGE S / (POSTED ON 8/17/17)


I purchased my Panther Oracle about three months ago and have about 500 rounds through it so far. It is well built, solid and amazingly accurate. The trigger is smoother than I had anticipated not that I'm complaining. She has taken every kind of ammo I've feed her so far and not one FTF/Stove pipe, jam etc. This Rifle ROCKS! 

DPMS Oracle AR 15 Rifle Specifications:

  • Semi-automatic AR 15 style semiautomatic rifle in .223 Rem / 5.56 NATO with a 16" barrel, in black. 
  • 5.56x54mm
  • 16 " lite contour barrel • Black finish
  • Semi-auto, gas-operated rotating bolt
  • Phosphated 8620 steel bolt carrier, heat treated & plated per Mil. Spec.
  • Receiver material: (RFA3-OC) 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy upper/lower receiver or (RFLR-OC) 6066-T6 aluminum thick-walled upper receiver & 6061-T6 lower receiver; All materials are hard coat anodized per Mil. Spec. & Teflon coated black
  • Upper: A3 Picatinny rail flattop; “ T ” Marked; Dust cover; Shell deflector; Round forward assist; RH ejection • Lower: Aluminum trigger guard & magazine release button
  • Barrel: 4140 Chrome-moly steel; 6 Grooves - RH; 1:9 Twist (5.56) 1:10 Twist (7.62); A2 Flash hider; Single-rail gas block
  • Handguard: Carbine length, oval GlacierGuards ™ w/ aluminum delta ring
  • Pardus stock: (6-Position, telescoping fiber reinforced polymer w/check rest, curved & serrated buttplate
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer DPMS
Condition New in Box
Action Type No
Caliber 5.56
UPC 884451002383
Model Oracle
Type No
Manufacturer Part Number RFA3OC
Accessories No
Barrel Length 16
Finish Per Color Black
Capacity 30
Firing Casing No
Frame Per Material No
Hand No
Sights No