In our opinion, we find the DPMS Oracle to be highly underrated.
As far as AR 15 weapons go, picking either the .308 or the 5.56 will usually have heads turning at the range and some “thumbs up” from equally-minded gun enthusiasts. Both models are very practical all on their own, but we put together this review of the best DPMS Oracle accessories available online, and we’ll let you know which we think is the one all gunowners should purchase.
Like we mentioned, there are two choices for the Oracle: the .308 and the 5.56. The .308 model is the standard style of AR 15, so it’s very easy to modify or add accessories to. The 5.56 is called the “little brother” of the two. It has a little less recoil behind it, and weighs about two pounds less than the .308, so it may actually be more preferred by a lot of gunowners. It also happens to be significantly more affordable. Both DPMS Oracles are known for their light weight, compact features, and handling comfort. All of the accessories we’ve listed should improve your weapon’s ability on a range, while hunting, or in a tactical situation. You really can’t go wrong with the Oracle, and you should have a lot of fun modifying and upgrading it!
Materials – This five slotted Picatinny offset rail from GG&G can be a lot more versatile than what may be assumed at first. The aluminum rail has been finished in a matte black. It easily mounts to the existing top rail on your DPMS Oracle, and it provides a forty five degree angle for your red dot optics, lasers, flashlights, etc. The counter sunk locking cross bolts has been put in place to eliminate the possibilities of snags on the side of your rifle. The rail is ambidextrous, so you can utilize it on either side for your most ideal optic setup.
Performance – If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to upgrade your rifle, then an angled rail attachment is certainly the way to go. GG&G happens to offer a really sturdy and functional five-slotted piece that you can buy one or more of to get the most use out of the original rail. We considered including a drop-in quad rail for this review, but we realized this offset accessory rail is a better way to keep your setup minimal but high-performing. Since the rail is low profile, you can use dual optics without one interfering with the other. Or, simply grab one of these rails, and have an offset flashlight with any existing straight ring mount you may already have.
What we say – This is one of the best DPMS Oracle accessories for those who aren’t ready to spend money or entirely need additional full rails. This offset rail also leaves more to the imagination than an offset scope ring might provide.
- Snag resistant features
- Low profile
- Can attach any accessory instead of using an offset ring mount
- Only cost-efficient if you want one or two
- The Offset accessory rail can also be installed on tactical forearms to mount flashlights and...
- Counter sunk locking Cross bolt helps eliminate the possibility of Snags
- Mounts to a mil Std 1913 dovetail rail
Materials – This pair of backup sights from Ozark Armament are machined from milled aluminum, and the can be adjusted to any distance you prefer on your Oracle’s accessory rail. The sights are spring loaded, so they can be quickly deployed. Simply push them back down into place when you’re ready to fold them away. Once returned back to folding position, they are very low profile and out of the way while you utilize your other accessories. Both sights can be fully adjusted for windage and elevation. The front sight features a standard AR style post, and the rear sight feature precision CQB apertures. This pair of backup sights also come with a one year warranty form Ozark.
Performance – While they are not made of iron, these backup sights from Ozark Armament can really come in handy. While they might not be able to utilize the power and range of the .308, they’ll do very nicely on the “little brother” 5.56 model. Every other aspect of these sights are nothing but convenient. There are two apertures to flip between on the rear sight, they bolt very well into place, and they are totally out of the way once you flip them down. The spring deploy action doesn’t get damaged from recoil or shock, so you’re in really good hands with this light weight pair of backup sights.
What we say – The Ozark backup sights are the best choice for those with the Oracle 5.56. How can you go wrong with a backup pair of anything?
- Lightweight but shock resistant
- Adjustable for windage and elevation
- Low profile when folded down
- Might not hold up to the .308
- Milled Aluminum Flip Up Front and Rear Sight Spring Loaded for Quick Deployment
- Fully Adjustable for Windage and Elevation
- Co-Witness with Standard AR Optics when Flipped Up Low Profile and Out of the Way When Down
Materials – The SureFire Tactical LED Flashlight is housed in a highly durable barrier that was built to withstand the recoil and shock from firearms. The window of the flashlight has been coated and tempered to resist thermal shock and impacts. The precision, micro-textured reflector creates a smooth beam that is incredibly bright and clear. This flashlight emits 500 lumens of light power, and the battery allows it to run for up to 1 ½ hours of constant on time. The flashlight easily fits into accommodating mounts, which can be attached to your DPMS Oracle. SureFire offers a lifetime warranty with this product.
Performance – Honestly, this flashlight is probably the most practical DPMS Oracle accessory within this review. SureFire is a fantastic brand that builds accessories intended to withstand all types of elements. Whether it’s weather, bumps or falls, or just a long life of use, you are definitely getting your money’s worth with surefire. You will need to purchase your flashlight mount separately, though. Elzetta is often suggest as a great brand to accompany the Surefire flashlights, and there’s many styles of mounts to choose from. We might also suggest pairing this flashlight with the GG&G offset rail listed above!
What we say – The SureFire tactical flashlight is a great accessory for both the .308 and 5.56 rifles. It will withstand any recoil, and a flashlight serves many life-saving uses.
- 500 lumens of power
- Built to withstand all types of shock
- Lifetime warranty
- Will also have to purchase a mount separately
- 500 Lumens of High Output for 1.5 Hours
- Virtually indestructible LED emitter regulated to maximize light output and runtime
- Precision micro-textured reflector creates smooth, optimized beam
Materials – From the ever-loved EOTech brand, their military weapon sight is perfect for any AR-15. The aluminum hood assembly houses a holographic and parallax-free optic. The construction has been treated and sealed to resist shock, fog, and it can even be submersed in up to 33 feet of water. Utilize 30 different brightness settings, which includes 10 settings for night vision use. The battery life can last for up to 1000 hours of continuous use. You can adjust the reticle at a ½ inch at 100 yards, and the optic gives you a view of 30 yards at 100 yards. Eye relief is technically unlimited.
Performance – If you haven’t guessed already, this is the expensive accessory for your DPMS Oracle! We chose this model from the EOTech holographic weapon sights because it provides unlimited eye relief. This is particularly more important for the smaller 5.56 Oracle, but it is a great choice for either model. With tactical use in mind, an optic with night vision seems like a no brainer. EOTech’s scroll feature makes it easy to switch between any of the brightness settings. Although it’s quite an investment to make, this optic well be well worth the purchase for anyone who has the cash to spend.
What we say – The EOTech 552.A65/1 Sight is the best choice for those who not only require an optic for their rifle, but are looking for the best of the best.
- 30 brightness settings, including night vision
- Over 1000 hours of use
- Unlimited eye relief
- Very expensive
- Holographic sight designed for close-in combat speed and versatility
- Uses laser light to illuminate holographic red reticle projected on target plane
- Improves target acquisition, boosts accuracy, and increases control
Our Favorite DPMS Oracle Accessory
Our favorite accessory for the DPMS Oracle (if we had not already given it away) was the tactical LED flashlight from SureFire. When it comes to rifle accessory reviews, we tend to lean towards the more practical tactical selections (let that phrase roll off the tongue)! SureFire makes some of the most rugged flashlights, making it one of the best DPMS Oracle .308 accessories as well as the 5.56. It’s a little more expensive than many other AR flashlights we’ve reviewed in the past, but we wanted to make sure you’re putting something totally reliable on your DPMS Oracle that won’t fall apart or stop working after firing. Something like a flashlight is also most ideal for mounting at an angle or on the side of your Oracle. Whether you’re installing a quad rail or any type of offset accessory rail, your tactical flashlight can be positioned in a useful area that doesn’t interfere with other accessories like optics, backup sights, or lasers. We found this choice to be both affordable and optimal for many types of use, so we really suggest anyone with a DPMS Oracle also consider the Surefire P2X Fury Flashlight.
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