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Old 09-23-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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Ok, Folks!

I finally got a few pics of my new rig. Here are a few Before & After pics:

Before Pics - Right out of the Case:



(NOTE: Because of the Pic Limitations, the other 4 Before-Pics, are on the next Post.)

After Pics - Having added my Temp Bi-Pod (I'm ordering a CAA Bi-Pod next month, and using the Caldwell until it arrives...), Redfield Scope, Magpul AFG, and CAA Grip:




I took it out to the Range for the first time today, and WOW..... that is one impressive piece of Hardware to shoot!

I set up my Target at 50yds, did a Bore Sight to narrow down my Scope Sighting, and after a few shots, I was locked in. I was shooting Shoot-N-C Targets, and after each Mag, I'd use the supplied Stickies to set up a New Target, and fill in the old holes. All 100 Rounds of American Eagle 55gr FMJ I fired, were flawless. Not a single FTE/FTL in the bunch. I had 5 PMAG 20-Round Mags, and they are the best Mags I've used in any of my Rifles/Carbines. Absolutely excellent Mags!

I have the RRA 2-Stage Trigger, and that thing is awesome. It's got a crisp and precise feel, and pulls smooth as butter.

I was actually surprised, at how little Recoil there was. I have two 9mm Carbines, and while they have very little Recoil themselves, the AR has even less. It was just an all around Great Rifle to shoot.

I don't know why..... but I REALLY liked the sound it made when fired! A loud and aggressive..... BOOM! The first Round fired, definitely got my attention, right off of the bat.

I was fortunate enough today, that I had the Bay to myself, and was able to go back and forth out to the Target as I pleased.

Just as I got home this afternoon, the Mail-Lady was dropping off my Explorer Digital Rifle Case for my AR. Good timing!

All-In-All, it was a Great Range Day, with a Great Rifle!

Thanks for making a FUNtastic Rifle, RRA!

Cheers!

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Default Blackbeard's RRA Range Report Part II - Before Pics Cont.

Here are the rest of the Before Pics:






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Nice, your after pic is hot Anyways glad you like it, im getting my stripped lower this weekend and starting my own
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Nice!!! How was the accuracy? Also, how heavy is that rifle? I keep hearing how heavy RRA's are compared to other brands.
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Congrats on the new member to your collection.
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Nice!!! How was the accuracy? Also, how heavy is that rifle? I keep hearing how heavy RRA's are compared to other brands.
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Accuracy is incredible! Yes, I have a Scope on it, which is hard to miss a target, however, my POA was always my POI, every time. I was impressed! I haven't shot it with Iron Sights yet, so I can't say how good those are, or if they were already Dialed-In, Out-Of-The-Box.

(Which reminds me, after seeing my After Pic..... I need to lower my Front Sight, when I'm done with this post. I had some Rail Guards on there, with a Snap Lock, but the Recoil of the Rifle jarred them open and loose. I took them off, but forgot to lower the Front Sight. I'll add the Magpuls I bought, sometime before my Range Trip next Thursday.)

The weight is advertised as 8 Lbs. I used to carry around an old Bolt Action Springfield, that was 9 Lbs. After I added my Redfield & Bi-Pod on it, the AR now feels like the Springfield did... around 9 Lbs. I'm not concerned about the weight, as it's a Bench Shooter anyhow.

I did match it up against my M&P 15-22, and while they're the same size and function, the 15-22 is lighter, due to the Polymer Lower. The RRA is definitely all metal. I was just curious if they were about the same size and build.

Now, comparatively..... the RRA weighed the same as a local shops Colt Ar, and CMMG AR, that had the Quad-Rails, and the Iron Sights as well. Same setup as mine was, right out of the Case. I couldn't tell any difference in the three..... except for the weight..... of the PRICE TAG! The Colt was much HEAVIER, in that category!

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the RRA. I look at my Guns, the same way I do my Cars, with regards to Fit & Finish. The RRA, IMHO, was put together better. I'd rate the three as:

CMMG: Good
Colt: Better
RRA: Best

Just my opinion, since I tend to look at details a bit more than some folks. I've got a Hi-Point 995TS 9mm Carbine that's built like a Tank, and only cost me about $250 New. It fires just as good if not better, than my Beretta CX4 9mm Carbine, which cost me about $500 more. So, it's not always about how, "GOOD LOOKING", a Gun is, it all boils down to, "CAN IT SHOOT"? So far..... I've picked a group of Winners!

BTW..... I see you fly Cobras! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! I was an Airdale too, but on the Navy side, as a Supply-Guy!

Cheers!

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Thanks Blackbeard, but you're killing me with the details. I'm waiting for my RRA upper to arrive with anxious anticipation. My setup will be pretty much like yours.

I carried an XM177 Colt CAR-15 with me in my Cobra when I was in Vietnam and it was an incredible little rifle that never failed me. I've avoided wanting to get into the AR scene for a long time, but have recently come down with a serious case of BRD that I just can't seem to kick. My wife is a shooter too and has her own collection of guns, but doesn't quite understand the whole AR thing yet. She will though when she gets to shoot it. Happy shooting
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That's a good looking stick there,BB

What,No pics of the targets!!

Once you get used to that NM trigger,you'll like it even more.
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Nice to hear when a new AR turns out right!

Hey, BB, I keep running in to you all over the net!
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Looks good. How does that angled fore grip feel? I have seen them but wasn't sure just because I couldn't put one on a rifle and test it out.
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