New RRA upper

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by JonM, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    just put in an order for one of these A2 uppers:

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    i ordered it with 1/4 moa adjustments and a bead blast finish with .040 rear aperture.

    its time i stopped dinking around with milsurp AR15s
     
  2. Dillinger

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    What is a NM Carry Handle??:confused:

    Looks like you got yourself a good one there, advertising aside. I am looking forward to the final Range Report. ;)

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  3. JonM

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    im not an a4 fan but what understand they mean the detachable handle has the NM rear sight parts.

    sorry for the advert but i couldnt find just a pic of the upper and the thread woulda been worthless without a pic :(
     
  4. Gojubrian

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    Looks pretty good!

    Is there a long wait time?
     
  5. Quentin

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    Nice, Jon. I'm also interested in how it shoots. RRA barrels are accurate and the NM irons will be interesting.
     
  6. JonM

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    they say 60-90 days. my 458 socom upper from them was right at 120 days

    thats what my research suggested (95% of which was older posts here at ftf) and i LOVE shooting iron sights. came in second today in the iron 50 match at my fav range. post about it in the comp forum!! http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f48/mcmiller-iron-50-a-44383/

    ive got a leupold mk4 scope and will prolly get a nightforce at some point for it.
     
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  7. FirstSergeant

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    Good choice, what lower are you using?

    I have RRA ATH, nice gun. The barrels are decent, I think they use Wilson.
     
  8. JonM

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    ive got a rra lower decked out in A2 format but with A1 grip. got their 2 stage trigger on order to replace the dpms trigger and sear. gonna slap some triangle hand guards on it hehehhe the lower is also the base for my 458socom, 45acp and A1 uppers
     
  9. mjkeat

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    Looking forward to seeing some targets.

    Good job on the comp.
     
  10. JonM

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    i can guarantee it soon as it gets here. ill have some loaded ammo ready to go.
     
  11. FirstSergeant

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    Sounds like a good combo. I like the RRA 2 stage alot.
     
  12. mjkeat

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    Awesome.

    I need a 1:8 barrel. It keeps getting said but every time I purchase a new upper I go back to 1:7.

    Doesn't look like they sell one already threaded though.
     
  13. IGETEVEN

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    I think you will be very happy with that RRA upper there Jon. My RRA build has been a peach performer. :cool:
     
  14. JonM

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    I ordered it with bead blast finish not really sure what that is but after seeing how well the bead blast on my 460 rowland came out i went with it in hopes it will get rid of most of that silver stainless look. If it doesnt ill have to get it parkerized.
     
  15. cpttango30

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    Hey Jon you can't figure out the facebook thread but you got this one figured out. Nice lookin upper you got there.

    The bead blasting will give it an almost dull gray like Rugers Target Gray rifles. I wish I would have spent the extra $$$ on it.
     
  16. Sniper03

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    JonM,

    I do not believe you will be disappointed with the RRA NM. It should actualy be a 1/4 to 1/2 MOA Upper from the bags! If you got the A-4 with the Removable Rear Sight Assembly that is also good if you ever plan on scoping the rifle and or changing out the Fixed Front Sight Post to a Weaver Rail or Flip up system. The NM Carry Handle as one of the guys ask about is of a special design when the Removables were made legal for DCM and Camp Perry competition. The removable NM Carry Handle is not your normal Carry Handle. It had to be redesigned inside so that the Removable Carry Handle & Rear Sight could obtain both adjustment for 600 Yards and be able to return to under 200 Yard Zero. RRA worked that out when it became legal a few years ago. Also just for an inside note! The NM Barrel used on the RRA National Match Rifles (20") are the same barrels used on the Predator Pursuit Model (20" Rifle) less the A-2 Front Sight Housing. Good luck and let us know how it shoots!:D

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  17. JonM

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    i ordered the fixed A2 upper version. ive never liked the looks of the detachable handles. my wife's AR has one and i really dont like it. the little knobs seem to go out of their way to hang on everything. just personal pref. i do intend to scope it to see what it can really do, but ive been shooting scopes off my SP1 carry handle since around 1986. its just what im used to. main use is open sights tho. the low scope mount just feels odd to me.

    im really anxious to try it out. went and looked up some pics of their bead blast stainless it looks pretty sweet. kinda looks like halfway tween stainless and grey parkerizing.
     
  18. Sniper03

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    Jon,

    That is correct! The bead blasted finish looks like a dull light grey! And will not reflect. My RRA NM is also a fixed and a fine rifle. I have varmint rifles so I wanted the real McCoy Match Rifle. Also got the hardware in Black since the Green Hardware (Free Float Handguard) is not the new NM Thermal Mold Material. The Thermal Mold is much more rigid without any of the flex experienced in the Green or standard NM Handguard hardware.

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  19. JonM

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    this one comes with the thermold guards but im partial to the triangle guards i hope they swap in and out in case some match official decides triangle guards arent real m16 issue heh.

    i had so much fun with that iron 50 match sunday i want to do more matches but my rifles are all milsurp or hunting guns. which is the reason i ordered this upper.
     
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  20. Sniper03

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    Jon,

    The traditional triangle handguards WILL FIT on the Rock River NM Rifle.
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