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Ar15 Upper?

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Unread 10-11-2013, 08:40 AM
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Re: Ar15 Upper?

Originally Posted by BigSkyGP View Post
Rock River prices seem pretty hard to beat, and the handful of rifles that I've used RRA kits on were at least 1MOA with any ammo put to them. Hand loading will get you .5MOA fairly easy. Selecting a factory load they prefer will get you around the .75MOA you're looking for, maybe better.
+1 for RRA. My truck gun is a RRA Coyote Carbine upper (found it on LRH a couple years ago for something like $500), Spikes lower, with a JP Ent Competition trigger, and leupy mark AR glass. Does .75 with 55gr Hornady varmints, and better with hand loads (twist is too slow for anything heavier than about 60gr). It lives behind the seat, gets hammered like the rest of my tools, and cleaned maybe once a year, reguardless of round count. Always functions perfectly and shoots as well as I do.

There's some great, high end, AR builders out there that I'd choose first for personal protection (Noveski, DD, etc) But for a sporting rifle, RRA is a great gun at a great price.
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Unread 10-14-2013, 05:51 PM
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Re: Ar15 Upper?

Ill second the rra. I also have great luck with my Smith and Wesson.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 06:02 PM
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Re: Ar15 Upper?

Originally Posted by REDHEAD View Post
Thinking of Alexander Arms .243 WSSM , but 6.8 SPC 18" would be nice, cheaper.
No, you're thinking of Olympic Arms .243 WSSM, but you're not going to save yourself ANY weight with that option, as the best way to utilize it is with AT LEAST a 22" barrel.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: Ar15 Upper?

Add another one for RRA. I have their 16" mid operator in .458 Socom with a EOTech EXP32.

For those long shots I mount the bi-pod backwards and use it as mortar legs. Using my binoculars I look for dust spots to bracket my prey. When a 600 gr piece of lead hits my quarry from on high, I slog to it hoping it doesn't regain consciousness before I can finish it off with my knife.

Ok, it's not exactly a long range gun but up to 200 yards with a light bullet in the 250-300 gr range it is not bad. If it doesn't kill them at least they have the wind knocked out of them.

It is my favorite gun to shoot and it doesn't beat me up as bad as my R700 in 300RUM.
Its a smooth operator.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 12:37 AM
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Oops, I didn't look at the date. Sorry for responding to an old post.
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