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Posted: 10/27/2004 6:37:04 AM EST
I need some help deciding on my next upper. I want a flattop with a 16” barrel, very similar to a Rock River varmint. 16” SS barrel with a free floating handguard. I plan on putting a scope on the upper. I want to use this when I go lurking through the woods, sniping at crows, woodchucks, whatever varmint gets in the way.

Is the Rock River the way to go? Anyone else have a similar upper to what I am looking at?

Thanks to all

Eric
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:16:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:37:39 AM EST
That is very close to what I was thinking. I think I would go with a more plain free float handguard. IM sent to you Bigbore. I think we need to talk.

Please keep 'em coming.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 11:35:35 AM EST
Keep in mind the RRA varmint bbl are HEAVY!! Maybe too heavy if you're going to be hauling it around for very long.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 5:38:16 PM EST
Also, look at the DPMS Lo Pro upper. These are flattop's with no foward assist or dust cover with a 16" heavy barrel.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:11:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
Keep in mind the RRA varmint bbl are HEAVY!! Maybe too heavy if you're going to be hauling it around for very long.



Remember, there are actually 3 RRA stainless barrel profiles. The lighest is the R4 but that is only available in a carbine length gas system. The intermediate is the CAR 16" in SS (which is what I have) and it is available in carbine and midlength. I haven't gotten out and really accurately measured it but I'm pretty sure it's .750" wide at the gas block expending to a little under an inch wide under the handguards. The fattest of the 3 is the Varmint profile. I got a chance to check one of these monsters out at a gun show last weekend. .92" width at the gas block and over an inch under the handguard. My rifle is heavy. This thing is the rifle equivalent of a light armored vehicle. The thing is, the difference in accuracy is marginal and the weight gain is pretty significant. If you're going to be carrying it around, consider an R4 in stainless or a CAR profile. Your shoulder will thank you for it in the long run.
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