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Old 08-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #11
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Pulling up the RRA page above and looking over the Elite Operator 2 specs I do think at $1K you could have done better but as you say you're overseas and had to trust a family member. The main criticism for such a carbine would be for "duty use" or heavy use in a combat or training mode. If you're not using it in that capacity then the RRA should do well. No doubt your uncle bought the rifles in good faith and I suspect you'll be satisfied.

Specs that stand out to me are: the lack of a chrome lined barrel, the 1:9" twist (unless you'll never use heavier/longer rounds), the commercial diameter receiver extension, possible questions on the BCG, and the 8 pound weight (is that a misprint!!!???). Now if you want an accurate rifle and normally will be firing 62gr and under ammo, this should be fine. I am not trying to knock your rifle, just pointing things out that you may want to consider when you do a build in the future. Below are more specs you might want to consider. BCM is an excellent supplier of ARs and they are very good about sharing their specs unlike most brands.

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Mid-16LW-Light-weight-AR15-Bravo-Company-s/148.htm
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The thing that gives me remorse is finding a "certain" website that trashes all guns not named Colt, BCM, or Noveske
Quit hanging out at m4carbine.net.

Seriously, in lots of people's opinions RRA is the best of the mid-range priced AR's. I have one and like it a lots. It will serve you will.
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Rock River Arms makes excellent rifles that usually exceed the capabilities of most shooters. And, they are reasonably-priced. If you are looking for a custom precision rifle because you are a professional shooter, it may not meet your needs.

I would definitely buy a RRA rifle.

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Awww Dillinger, why did you have to throw the puppies under the bus?
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@Quentin: These are the exact thoughts I had after doing more research. I would have probably gone the BCM route if had been in the States, but the situation was unique. I know I will enjoy the RR for my intended purposes. Luckily, I have a good job that will allow for a follow-up AR or a custom build.

@Seven: How did you know?

BTW: Can someone recommend some plinking ammo to break her in with?

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[QUOTE=klrhudy;918870BTW: Can someone recommend some plinking ammo to break her in with?[/QUOTE]

Your RR will shoot any ammo out there if it is not defective. There are as many opinions about ammo as there are about the guns out there, but for just plinking or target practice, I use Wolf. Cheap, but reliable. If I were to compete in a match or something of that nature, I would go with Hornaday. That is just my preference, you will need to experiment to see what suits you.

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@Quentin: These are the exact thoughts I had after doing more research. I would have probably gone the BCM route if had been in the States, but the situation was unique. I know I will enjoy the RR for my intended purposes. Luckily, I have a good job that will allow for a follow-up AR or a custom build.

@Seven: How did you know?

BTW: Can someone recommend some plinking ammo to break her in with?
I've been using PMC Bronze & Xtac and my reloads. 100% so far.
I have been meaning to crack open the can of Tula steel cased stuff to see how it works.
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this RRA beast eats Wolf 62gr and patterns inside a softball @ 100yds with the same ammo.
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