Rock River

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Murfdog, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Murfdog

    Murfdog New Member

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    I was just wondering what you ar guys thought about the rock river operator2 for around $950 I know most of you build your own,is this pretty good for my first ar.


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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Only issue i have with rra is they dont tellyou what the parts are made of.

    I own two rra uppers and one of their lowers. Stupid accurate guns. I have had parts breakages on the internals in my lower. Im not terribly gentle on my guns. Broken safety and broken bolt catch. Both were mim parts.

    Ive got two of their chrome bcg easy to clean not staked that well but staked. No idea if they are mp inspected and they arent shot peened.

    Does that bother me?? no. Those guns arent getting run hard. If i was going to run my rra hard i would upgrade the lpk and bcg.

    I think some rra stuff is a little pricier than it needs to be but its good quality for a gun that wont be going to carbine classes or getting run hard and hot. If i want accuracy at a good price point rra is it.

    Just dont order an rra from a distributer the wait tends to be forever and a year. Much faster if you orderthe upper from rra but you tendto pay a little more going through the website.

    If you call rra they will customize your order more so than whats available on their website.
     

  3. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    Well, lock this thread. No need for further response. :)
     
  4. armed1212

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    I have the a4 , and love it. Great ar cant beat the life time warrenty. I found mine for 800 shipped wit 2 mags.
     
  5. Murfdog

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    Thanks Jon found a guy thats got 3 in stock ready to ship $950 free shipping.It comes with a fold down front sight and RRA dominator eotechrear sight


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  6. Quentin

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    Curious why you're thinking of spending BCM money for RRA? Why aren't you going with PSA as you recommended in Powell's thread?

    Anyway sounds like you want an AR that will last but tell us what your applications will be.
     
  7. Murfdog

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    I don't know what to do this is my first AR,Also BCM is out of stock as always and so is PSA.That why I'm on hear asking questions.Just trying to get a little help with my choices.Plus the RRA comes with a fold down front sight like I want.ergo grip that I want stock I want,and I like the warranty.And they have it in stock.Again just looking for a little help.Thanks


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  8. Snakedriver

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    Murfdog, I have been satisfied with the accuracy and performance of my RRA 16" A4 Mid-length upper that I mated with an Armalite lower assembled with an RRA lower parts kit and mil-spec. collaspible stock. It's very accurate.

    Few people that own RRA's have complaints about them. They have a good Warranty on their stuff and seem to honor it whenever an issue arises. They are not just a Johnny-come-lately in the AR Industry, so a "Lifetime Warranty" might actually mean something. When people wave such Warranties around I always ask "is that my lifetime or yours?".

    For the $950 being asked, you'll be good-to-go unless you're a "special operator" headed to middle-Asia. It's good the RRA guns are in-stock too. If you hesitate, they'll be gone. Big panic going on, don't you know?
     
  9. Txhillbilly

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    I've got 2 RRA guns,a 20" Varminter and a 458 SOCOM upper on a home built lower.Both guns get shot often,and I have had zero problems with anything made by them.Both are very accurate with almost any ammo.
    For a hunting/target rifle,I'll take a RRA product anyday.For a weapon that is used for real life defense/protection 24/7 and very hard use,there are probably better brands to choose.
     
  10. Quentin

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    A lot of BCM uppers still are in stock if building appeals to you. My BCM build came in around $950 last month. I have no experience with the RRA Operator, just comparing price.
     
  11. AgentTikki

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    I remember reading about someone calling in and asking BCM to do some custom work. IIR they just wanted a different handguard and muzzle device. I think bcm modified an in stock item and shipped it the next day for them.

    If you want a BCM call them, I'm sure they can make it your way!
     
  12. okdonk

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    So in general, RRA AR15s good or bad? I'm still waiting for my Tactical Operator 2 from my LGS. Should be in my LGS by end of this month (30-90 days as stated in RRA site). If it's not that good, probably i'd just cancel it and get a BCM upper as i have a spare Spike's tricked out lower doing nothing in my drawer. Lol
     
  13. Quentin

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    Ok, if you have a Spikes lower already, I'd definitely go with a BCM upper to go along with your Daniel Defense! :D RRA is good but hey, we're talking BCM now. :p
     
  14. okdonk

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    I knew you would probably mentioning DD & BCM Q! Yes i want to have a BCM upper too, been watching their site in the last couple days. I was aiming the 16" with DD OmegaX rail plus the BCM BCG. It costs almost $900. Almost cost the same to the whole RRA. Of course BCM quality can't be beaten.
     
  15. Quentin

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    Yeah a DD rail runs the price up quick! I went with the MOE handguard and my BCM 16" LW midlength URG with BCG and Gunfighter charging handle came in around $640.
     
  16. travis00

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    It's a very good ar for a first. I've heard a lot of people say you can get a better ar for the money, but you would have to build it. I have two of them, love them! I've never had any problems with either and have around 5000 rounds thru them.
     
  17. JonM

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    rra for accuracy bcm for a goto war shootin' iron.

    my total opinion is comparing rra to bcm is kinda like saying whats better between a corvette and chevy 2500 4wd two different applications.

    reason i say this is because the barrels rra uses are tend to be geared to accuracy while bcm barrels tend to be geared to battlefield high round count durability
     
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