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Posted: 10/6/2007 5:15:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2007 6:28:45 PM EST by Burninator]
I just saw an add for the new Bushmaster DCM-XR Series Competition Rifle in GUNS magazine. I've been looking for a DCM rifle and figured I'd role with RRA based on their rep. Thing is I'd like to support the local guy being form Maine and all. Not to mention they are giving crazy money to the range I'm a member of so we can have one hell of a 600yrd range. I'd fell like a real asshat showing up to a Hi-Power match in Maine on a course sponsored by Bushmaster with an RRA rifle!

So do you think I'll be missing out if I support my hometown company? They say it's all improved and shmancy compared to their old DCM rifle.

Thanks,
Adam
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 7:26:52 PM EST
RRA hands down:



Link Posted: 10/6/2007 8:30:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2007 8:30:32 PM EST by Burninator]

Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
RRA hands down:

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Ah shit...people are gonna be pissed!

Who is it that does those engravings on the lower receiver?
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 8:37:08 PM EST
They both shoot good. I personally would go with Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 12:26:07 AM EST
Have both in your arsenal. Problem solved.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 3:51:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2007 3:53:03 AM EST by highdraglowspeed]
Based on what you said about supporting the local guy.. Buy a Bushmaster. Rip out the trigger group and sell it, or use it for something else. Buy a decent trigger. RRA is very nice on the cheap end of the good triggers. Or spend some dough on a Giessell

I shoot a RRA lower and a White Oak upper that John built on my Bushmaster upper reciever.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 4:34:29 AM EST
COLT..

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now i've done it!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 4:40:25 AM EST
For a competition rifle, either would do. I know a lady at my work that has won some medals at Camp Perry with her RRA.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 4:51:41 AM EST
My CMP NM Bushmaster has its factory 2-stage which has been just fine in over 1,000 rounds - I like it better than the RRA 2-stage, which I have in my carbine (not that it's that big a difference - both work and feel fine).

I've heard of others that have had problems, but mine's been great so far. Go with either, but if you want to support the local guy, buy Bushmaster with confidence.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 5:22:45 AM EST
As you have read...both are fine. However, for the money......you can't beat the RRA. I've had both and they both shot great, but the trigger in my BM lost it's first stage at about 1,500 rounds. My RRA now had about 2,400 rounds down the pipe and still shoots Master/High Master scores. Take care!
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 11:32:54 AM EST
Get the BM, if for no other reason that to show support. Maintain the trigger as best you can, and when it goes TU, replace with a Giessele.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 12:09:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By Burninator:

Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
RRA hands down:

img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/best_group_web.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/DSCF0111.jpg


Ah shit...people are gonna be pissed!

Who is it that does those engravings on the lower receiver?


It was done by Tom Sawyger Mfg. before he sold his engraving business to Orion Arms.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 1:05:28 PM EST
Another vote for support the locals. Heck, if they are dumping that much $$$ into your range they are supporting you. Might as well support them.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:02:11 AM EST
As much as I like my RRA, I'd buy the Bushy in your situation. After all, they helped make a nice place for you to shoot.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:15:45 AM EST
Either will outshoot what we (humans) are capable of holding. What ever you get, practice with dry fire at least every other day, live ammunition every week at 200 300 and 600 yds
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 11:13:13 AM EST
RRA NM A4. 100 yard group shot with Fed Value Pack:

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:16:55 PM EST
Don't they both use Wilson barrels and subcontract most parts?
I'll bet you couldn't really tell the difference between them.
Rock Rivers support and service is 2 thumbs up and hard to beat.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:26:34 PM EST
I have a very good friend who has loads of experience shooting a variety of AR's and M16's. He's an OIF and Camp Perry veteran. Until recently he'd chosen Bushmaster for his personal arms. After trying my RRA Entry Tactical and doing load development with his own RRA A4, he's told me any future black rifle purchases will be Rock River.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:37:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By OpsMgr:
RRA NM A4. 100 yard group shot with Fed Value Pack:

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To figure your group size....you measure from the center of the two widest shots. Another method is to measure the group at it's widest point and subtract the bullet diameter. So your group is .5205". Good shooting!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:44:49 PM EST
As accurate as my RRA rifles are, I can definitely recommend them. Only I failure to eject in 3000 rds. through three rifles. That was due to a hell of alot of fouling in the chamber and action.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 2:54:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:12:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By EL_TIRADOR:

Originally Posted By OpsMgr:
RRA NM A4. 100 yard group shot with Fed Value Pack:

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To figure your group size....you measure from the center of the two widest shots. Another method is to measure the group at it's widest point and subtract the bullet diameter. So your group is .5205". Good shooting!


Indeed - I subtract the bullet diameter from the group size myself.
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