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Posted: 10/26/2004 11:13:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 11:39:30 AM EST by AShooter]
Okay guys, I know this is sort of comparing apples and oranges, but I'm having trouble deciding whether to buy an LMT MRP or have yet another upper built. The two options are:

ONE -- flat-top upper with 1/7 "recce" contour stainless barrel, Larue 12" forend, Troy sights, and mid length gas system.

TWO -- "Long" MRP with a 16" chrome-lined barrel, and Troy sights

I like the potential for the relatively easy/inexpensive option of using 6.8 SPC in the MRP if/when that caliber ever truly catches on. BUT, the MRP is going to cost about $400 more right off the bat, so that kind of levels the two options out on cost...

I guess what I'd like to know is whether or not the overall ruggedness/longevity of the MRP as compared to the above described recce is worth the extra money. I am sort of inclined to shy away from the MRP due to concerns about how well everything will hold up after 5000+ rds and multiple removals and replacement of the barrel.

Any advice or experience to share???

thanks.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:17:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:26:53 AM EST
Howdy Jason. I just sent you an email on this very subject.

Pretty sure I'm gonna go ahead with the recce, just for money's sake... unless somebody convinces me otherwise.

AShooter
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:46:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:55:15 AM EST
Go with a Recce. I'm a PRI tube and low profile gas block away from finishing my 1/8 Recce/Recon carbine and so far it's been shooting great. Here's the way I see it. Free floating and railed forends have been perfected by so many manufacturers over the last few years that they have most of the bugs worked out. MRPs are pretty new and who knows if they're going to really catch on, if they won't have some major problems down the line, etc. Replacing the barrel on an AR is fairly easy and replacing the bolt is really easy. If 6.8 ever catches on, it will cost you LESS to replace the barrel and bolt in your Recce than the initial expense of the MRP.
My advice, go with the Recee, take the $400, and start a 6.8 build on a Cav Arms lower. Ameetec is supposed to release their 6.8 upper pretty soon so you should be able to pick one up one of those for a reasonable price. For about the price of an MRP, you could have 2 guns and keeping up the ARFCOM philosophy of getting both.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:26:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By AShooter:

TWO -- "Long" MRP with a 16" chrome-lined barrel, and Troy sights

Any advice or experience to share???

thanks.



Just to make it difficult, here's my MRP:

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:03:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 3:05:34 PM EST by mongo001]
No, get the RECCE:

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:39:40 PM EST
Get both!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:50:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 4:52:39 PM EST by AShooter]
Geez, you guys ain't helpin' me very much....

I think I've about decided to go forward with the recce build for now..... and then see if I can sell off an extra kidney or maybe rent out my wife to fund the MRP at some later date.



...and NO, she's not really for rent... yet.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:57:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By bsbg:

Originally Posted By AShooter:

TWO -- "Long" MRP with a 16" chrome-lined barrel, and Troy sights

Any advice or experience to share???

thanks.



Just to make it difficult, here's my MRP:

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=27318




So, how many rounds do you have through your MRP so far? Auto or semi fire? How often (if ever) do you remove or swap barrels? How's she holding up???

AShooter

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:49:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By mongo001:
No, get the RECCE:

www.hunt101.com/img/170359.JPG



I love that Recce!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:51:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By bsbg:

Originally Posted By AShooter:

TWO -- "Long" MRP with a 16" chrome-lined barrel, and Troy sights

Any advice or experience to share???

thanks.



Just to make it difficult, here's my MRP:

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=27318



And I really really love that MRP!

That being said, my MRP is on the way!
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