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Mossyoakman3006 08-15-2010 02:47 AM

Rock River Arms
 
So i'm looking for a rifle never owned a AR before I have always been of the school of thought that "you get what you pay for". These seem like some bad ass rifles but it seems odd that they are so relatively cheap for such a built rifle like I said dont know much about AR's so if anyone could educate me that would be great. Thanks

Ps. looking at this one RRA LAR-15 Tactical Operator2 they say it retails at about $1000, I was hoping to spend between $1000 to $1200 so if there is a better rifle for the price let me know. Thanks again

junho806 08-15-2010 03:26 AM

It is true that you "get what you pay for"
Because there are so many companies offering AR's or SUR (Sport Utility Rifle) as we call it around here, prices are not as high compared to other rifles. Just go with any of the well known/common AR-15 brands and you should be just dandy.

Just curious have you ever thought about building one yourself?

Mossyoakman3006 08-15-2010 03:43 AM

Never really thought about it, not to say I am oppossed to the idea
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dog2000tj 08-15-2010 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Mossyoakman3006 (Post 331928)
Never really thought about it, not to say I am oppossed to the idea
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Do some more reading about the AR section of the forum. Check out the different build threads, particularly Junho's. Buying a complete AR is easy ..... assembling one on your own, choosing all the components, almost as easy. ;)

junho806 08-15-2010 04:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dog2000tj (Post 331929)
Do some more reading about the AR section of the forum. Check out the different build threads, particularly Junho's. Buying a complete AR is easy ..... assembling one on your own, choosing all the components, almost as easy. ;)

+1
and you've got a whole community of friendly gun lovers at your disposal!
:D

Mossyoakman3006 08-15-2010 04:14 AM

good to know might just give it a shot
thanks again

lonyaeger 08-15-2010 12:23 PM

Rock River is a good company and makes quality products. I assembled my AR from Rock River components. Many of the members in this forum are RR fans.

Like the others, I strongly urge you to consider building your own. It's fun, it's easy, it's educational, and you'll have a certain sense of pride that you did it yourself!

hunter Joe 08-15-2010 01:10 PM

The one thing I find exceptional about RRA is that they guarantee 1" groups at 100 yard with many of their firearms.
I'm not sure if I could make that claim with any of the builds I have done.


RRA IMHO is one of the best investments, for the money, your going to make if you don't want to do a build. Very good value along with great customer service.

Mossyoakman3006 08-15-2010 04:36 PM

I did a little research and from what I've heard the only downfall with RRA is the barrel something about not being cold hammer forged or something like that been looking into building my own, i know that all the parts are suppose to be mil-spec but it seems like a guy could get into if you start mix matching parts from different companies with different torlerances thats my only concern could just be paranoid

Dillinger 08-15-2010 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Mossyoakman3006 (Post 332129)
I did a little research and from what I've heard the only downfall with RRA is the barrel something about not being cold hammer forged or something like that been looking into building my own, i know that all the parts are suppose to be mil-spec but it seems like a guy could get into if you start mix matching parts from different companies with different torlerances thats my only concern could just be paranoid

1) - There is so much talk about cold hammer forged versus button versus blah, blah, blah, you may never get a straight answer. Talk to ten different barrel makers and you will get ten reasons, all different, as to why they make their barrels the way they do.

Don't get caught up in the hype. If you like the RRA rifle and it fits your priceline, buy it. Don't listen to a bunch of armchair gunbuilders on the interwebz talk you out of it.

2) The AR platform is a very simple, very easy to maintain and therefor build, design. You can buy a lower, an RRA parts kits, a stock and buffer and assemble your complete lower in a couple of hours at the kitchen table.

There is no grand mystery to the unit, though half the world wants you to believe there is. My young padwan Junho is a fine example. He came here wanting an AR, but not knowing anything about them. After a few weeks of posts and research, along with some reading, he built his own from the ground up and was turning in great groups, had no reliability issues and was in turn giving AR advice to other new members.

He is one of my greatest accomplishments on this forum because he went from zero to full blown gunner in just a couple of months. He had the will & desire and it paid off with an excellent final product and a world of knowledge.

There is no reason you can not do the same thing. Buying quality parts and installing themselves will give you a world of confidence in the unit, not to mention the ability to customize it down the road.

For the record, RRA makes a fine weapon and I would have no problem handing one to a family member should they need one.

JD


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