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Posted: 11/23/2005 9:00:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 4:06:04 PM EST by Duffy]
LINK TO 1st MRP THREAD

I killed the MRP Goodness thread (pushed it over 40pgs )
Let's start another one

edited by NAG to add link
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 10:48:10 PM EST
Any word from LMT on the availability of barrels in 6.8?
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 11:07:26 PM EST
14.5" MRP Rifle Length with OTAL & M3 Aimpoint.







Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:00:36 AM EST
10.5 with SWR Spec-War 2

Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:42:07 AM EST
tagged
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:31:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 10:35:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 4:05:29 PM EST by Duffy]
Thanks NAG
Finally took some new MRP pics Nowhere as picture perfect as edwin's, they just get the message across




Link Posted: 11/24/2005 8:31:40 PM EST
Duffy, I love that muzzle shot.

Here's one of my own.

Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:45:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 9:47:56 PM EST by vandal]
What kind of accuracy should I be getting with my MRP?

14.5" + permanently attached Phantom

Q3131A

Aimpoint Comp-M3 2MOA

Accuracy Speaks single-stage trigger

I can't do much better than 5-6" at 100yds. I used to shoot more like 4" with the Bushmaster 14.5+phantom, 1/9 with the same ammo.

If I use Black Hills 68gr HP Moly it tightens up considerably though. Is it an issue with the twist? I thought 1/7 should be fine for 55gr. Or did the permanent attaching of the flash hider screw it up somehow?
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:55:59 PM EST
Tag
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 10:39:14 PM EST
Is yer barrel loose?
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 11:55:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Is yer barrel loose?



I don't think so, although I don't have a torque wrench. I've only put about 300 rounds through it since I got it new, and have never changed the barrel.

What kind of groups are others with 14.5" barrels getting with Q3131A?
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 8:38:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 8:49:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 4:12:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By MSTN:
HAVE YOU SEEN A PICTURE OF THE 4.5 POUND FORGING THAT EVERY MRP STARTS LIFE AS ???

photos.imageevent.com/smglee/mstn/shotshow-3.jpg

THERE ARE A LOT OF CHIPS ON THE FLOOR WHEN THE MRP IS FINISHED.

WES GRANT
MSTN.BIZ



Wes,
Can I order one of those with a lanyard and a kydex sheath?
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 5:06:30 PM EST
My, you have nice nails Wes
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 5:33:35 PM EST
Tag.
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 7:32:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 7:34:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 10:41:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By vandal:
What kind of accuracy should I be getting with my MRP?



A good while after I got my 18" SS 1/8 MRP barrel from WES, I actually benched the 14.5" CL MRP barrel with a NSX 3.5-15X50 scope to see what kind of accuracy I could get out of it while I was waiting on WES to get my 16" SS 1/7.

I was pretty unimpressed by the 2 to 2.25 MOA my 14.5" MRP barrel gave me with Q3131A, especially in comparison to the 1.25 MOA of my 14.5" Bushmaster 1/9 HBAR.

Winchester 55 grain Ballistic Silvertips gave an improvement to maybe 1.5 MOA, certainly nothing to write home about.

But it was the Hornady TAP 75 grain that shot just under MOA with the 14.5".

Now out of my MRP barrels, my 18"SS 1/8 barrel seems to prefer 55 to 69 grain loads, my 14.5" CL 1/7 the 75 and 77 grain, and the 16" SS 1/7 loves it all, .5 MOA with 55gr Silvertips or 75gr TAP.

Link Posted: 11/26/2005 2:45:27 PM EST
MY FIRST MRP

Link Posted: 11/26/2005 7:57:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 8:29:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 9:52:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By MSTN:
WHAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS TO OWN AN MRP??? TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ABILITY TO EASILY CHANGE BARRELS.

ALL IT TAKES TO CHANGE BARRELS:

photos.imageevent.com/smglee/mstn/MRP-10.jpg

PLUS A COUPLE OF MINUTES OF YOUR TIME.

WES GRANT
MSTN.BIZ



Yeah, the first time I swapped my 14.5" for your 18"SS with the T-handled Sekonic torque wrench at the range even those guys with the neon colored stocks on their polished stainless Remington target rifles had to come check it out.
They were particularly amazed when I then attached the NSX/LT scope & mount and proceeded to rapidly nail the center of the target at 100 yards with Silvertips after adjusting nothing!
Thanks to the MSTN QC brake, they quickly retreated back to their benches at the other end of the range except for one guy who said, "man, I've got to try out that brake, that rifle's not moving at all." He put 6 rounds in less than 10 seconds into a 1/2" circle, and then was all smiles.

Link Posted: 11/27/2005 1:39:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/27/2005 2:17:06 AM EST by NickDrak]
Edwin,
Could you post a link, or any available info on that T-handle torque wrench please. It will make a nice Christmas present.

ETA: Disregard I found it www.seekonk.com
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 12:59:24 PM EST
Looks like semi-final config - (going SBR soon so I can use the 10.5 barrel I have interchangeably, but pretty set on the light, optic, bipod setup)




PS anyone know where to get a sling mount that fits in the hole on the side?
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 1:29:30 PM EST
Hm, mine's older so doesn't have the hole, I'd assume you can put any QD sling stud. I wouldn't do it if I had the newer one though, it's an odd place to put a sling
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 11:30:25 PM EST
That nice little torque wrench is included in the kits that the KAC SASS now comes with...

Link Posted: 11/28/2005 3:53:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:


PS anyone know where to get a sling mount that fits in the hole on the side?



Any QD swivel will do...
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 4:17:20 PM EST
I really really need to get me a CQB MRP SBR. You guys are killing me with all the great picks of your shorties. Maybe early next year.

As for accuracy, I'm pleased to report that I'm getting better results out of my 16" SS MRP. I just got some Mk262 (seconds) and was able to get some reliable 3/4MOA groups. These are running around 2725 fps out of this barrel. Up till now, I've been getting roughly MOA with the best factory and hand loads that I've been testing, so far. But, most of my hand loads have been pretty slow in the 2400-2500FPS range. Scope is a Leupold at 10x.

Coincidentally, I just started loading 77gr SMK over TAC powder for my 18" Kreiger SPR Mod 0. Groups with this rifle seem to be tightening up as I get up into the 2700 fps range. I usually find a couple of accuracy points as I increase powder charge. But, this just seems to be getting better and better as I get close to the top end. Nothing spectacular in the lower velocities. Do you guys see the same?

I'll start testing the TAC in the MRP once I settle on a load for the SPR.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 10:17:17 PM EST
Here is my LMT MRP;

http://x11.putfile.com/11/33122160347-thumb.jpg

Click on image to see larger view.

Thanks,

Greg

Upload Video and Images - Putfile
Link Posted: 11/29/2005 12:51:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/29/2005 7:19:46 PM EST
my franken mrp



Link Posted: 11/29/2005 7:47:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/29/2005 7:50:23 PM EST
Need more rail covers
Link Posted: 11/30/2005 6:02:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Duffy:
Need more rail covers



ya think????
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 3:02:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 6:02:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By MSTN:
I PREDICT MRP SALES WILL GO THROUGH THE ROOF AT THE SHOT SHOW.

GOOD NEWS COMING ... THAT'S ALL I'M GOING TO SAY. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO ELABORATE.

REALLY, REALLY GOOD NEWS ...

WES GRANT
MSTN.BIZ



oh heck yeah.
I'll speculate it either has something to do with the basketball team from detroit or 13.6 dividied by 2....
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 6:08:13 AM EST
Wouldn't it be nice if the surprise from LMT at the SHOT would be that the MRP could use standard barrel extensions?

Pipe dreams.
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 7:24:50 PM EST
So Wes, instead of asking you what the surprise may be, how about this question.......
If I'm not going the 6.8mm route, will it still be a good news for me?
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 11:00:20 PM EST
I attended a "patrol carbine operator" course today using my MRP. Through 900+ rounds fired through the one day course, my MRP was the only set-up on the line that did not have a single failure. I am very pleased
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:46:20 AM EST
Ohhhhh.

I am still holding off on purchasing a 13.6/2 upper. Gosh, I wonder what the Shot Show will bring. Maybe they'll give all of us owner free keychain dongles...or better yet....FORGED....CNC MACHINED......PENS....I can't even imagine how many of those they would sell.

Here is the upper along with the sidekick.

Link Posted: 12/2/2005 7:04:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 7:51:46 AM EST
Damn, just when I thought I was over the MRP lust thing. You guys are killin me...
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 11:39:44 AM EST
Chen dropped the bomb a while back about a possible piston conversion for the MRP as well. I would be very happy with either. Just 68 days 14 hours 18 minutes and 22 seconds to Shot Show!!!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 12:55:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2006 3:15:05 AM EST by NickDrak]

Originally Posted by HipFiredGun:

Like it or not, the MRP will be obsolete in January 2005.
HFG




Link Posted: 12/2/2005 4:30:08 PM EST
dang hints and secrets
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:06:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 2:06:05 PM EST by MSTN]
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:07:48 PM EST
So did ya win anything to give away as Christmas gifts?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:15:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:47:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Duffy:
dang hints and secrets



+1!
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