Originally Posted by Quentin
Why not tell us what about the Elite Operator sold you? Mainly the 1:9" twist? My opinion is when you're looking for a "duty" configured AR in the $1000 range, BCM must be on your short list. I don't see RRA on that list when the price is the same. RRA definitely strives for accuracy but is that the No. 1 criterion?
I like the rail and grip okay, it's supposed to be a really accurate gun, and comes stocked with the 2-stage trigger. Not sure I care about the chromed bolt one way or the other. A little heavy, but I'll build a 7lb rifle to my liking shortly. A custom set up it is not
. But for an all-inclusive deal with little details to fret over, it seems like a square deal. And I've honestly not yet figured out exactly what I'm after in the perfect AR.
The 1:9 twist was fine, since 99% of my ammo is 50-64gr. This RRA will probably wear an EoTech 512 and a Magpul angled foregrip...and those are about the only additions I'll pour into it.
The next gun (probably a build on a Noveske chainsaw) is likely to be a lightweight/chrome-lined/1:7 twist/14.5" setup. BCM or Noveske for the upper. I'm a little partial to Noveske despite their prices. They're about 60 miles from my home. Magpul furniture, simple and light, still completely undecided what I'll do for optics (or lack of, maybe). I'll bet I finish this project before the RRA ever arrives.