how many of you have read the article?
I have it. this terrible accuracy is listed as 1.63 MOA group in one case. and the rest about the same.
Considering his test method was likely not shooting over sand bags with a targetr scope using a target trigger, I would call that pretty good and so would most people with common sense.
Remember what the accuracy requirement for the M4 rifle is for the military to keep things in perspective
The 901 is not a fucking target rifle. its not a fuckin sniper rifle or competition rifle. It is a BATTLE rifle/carbine. This trend of gun owners expecting everything they buy to shoot sub 1/2 MOA with ball ammo is getting pretty damn stupid. The 901 has a milspec chrome lined 16 inch barrel. Not a Hart BR barrel with a jewel trigger using perfect handloads.
factory M1a M14s, long ( wrongly) considered to be something special in the accuracy department wont hold 1.63 MOA most of the time.
I have shot under MOA with the 901 and could hit a man sized target out to 1,200 yards. using careful handloads, serious concentration and the proper support gear. Some doofus in the amercian rifle man shooting a few groups with ball , hunting ammo and some black hills is hardly anything to make any decision over.
I have shot 110, 125 and 140s through the 901 in the few weeks and have not seen a problem. But I would not have been surprised to see it if it did
Predator makes an excellent point, IF you want more then battle rifle accuracy, get a Larue. Thats what the larue is meant to be and excels at. The 901 is meant to be a battle rifle, just like a M4. not a sniper rifle. It will certainly come close to filling the role if used properly and with the right combo of skill, gear and ammo. But if you are buying it with the idea of having a M110 or OBR in mind, then get set for being let down.
The 716 is being plagued with problems that can be found with a fast search, WHen I reviewd it on looserounds a guy who had bought 3 of them , one for him and two for his sons, responded to the review with ow he had nothing with problems with the POS and had to send them back twice and the things still dont work right
1500 for a piston sig that is suppose to be as good as a KAC or a colt?
I am sure the RRA is just liek any other RRA, very pretty to look at and can be depended on to fire a couple of hundred rounds slowly over a 6 month period and work fine, and be accurate, But hardly take the abuse of a Colt made combat rifle hardened as such.
If you want accuracy, get a OBR, if you want something to use and abuse like your M4 with a bigger caliber, get the 901.
If I could not get those two, the only other 30 caliber rifle I would be in semi auto would be the SCAR H, I would buy a DPMS or delton before I would get a M1a,