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Posted: 8/17/2005 10:29:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 10:29:47 AM EDT by hispeedal2]
Well, I aquired an optic. It ended up being a TA31F so for those who spoke against a TAA55- you won.

Now I am about to start thinking about an upper and barrel.

I am trying to decide between chrome lined and chrome moly. Which did the Recce specs call for?

In a FF tube- I am looking at Troy's and DD. I am staying away from YHM to prevent "rotational accidents". I am open to other FF rail systems so make some suggestions.

It would be nice if someone with inside information could list the complete specs.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 10:52:54 AM EDT
The term "RECCE" has become so blurred, I doubt you will find one, single spec that defines RECCE. It is, essentially a precision carbine with a railed FF system. Probably a stainless match barrel. Usually it means a long FF tube over a low profile gas block. I also heard all early RECCEs used the KAC MRE FF system, but that's just something I heard.

Go here for a start.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:12:57 AM EDT
Some of the stuff in that thread seems like untrue.

My understanding was that the Reece was a 16" carbine with a fixed front sight post (no low profile).

I also understood that the point was to be able to easily convert already had M4s in the inventory- simply adding a FF rail.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 11:14:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hispeedal2:
Some of the stuff in that thread seems like untrue.

My understanding was that the Reece was a 16" carbine with a fixed front sight post (no low profile).

I also understood that the point was to be able to easily convert already had M4s in the inventory- simply adding a FF rail.



Thus the KAC MRE.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:12:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 1:12:57 PM EDT by eklikwhoa]
use what works

chrome lined, chrome moly, ss all depends on how hard you want to work after shooting
most/all barrels will outshoot the shooter



as for the ff i went with larue
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:32:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
use what works

chrome lined, chrome moly, ss all depends on how hard you want to work after shooting
most/all barrels will outshoot the shooter



as for the ff i went with larue



Good point.

I guess longevity/ ability to hold groups for a longer period of time is a primary concern (along with easier cleaning, corrosion resistance).

I have had decent success with chrome lined barrels but, I don't want to be limited by the rifle.

After reading some more, I think a two stage trigger is a good idea- anyone have any recommendations?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:23:21 PM EDT
trust me the barrel isnt gonna limit you, youre gonna limit the barrel.

a­s for the trigger i have and use the chipmccormick two stage curved and it has function flawlessly and feels great.

have a few k's through one of them without a hiccup
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:27:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 2:28:43 PM EDT by redfisher]
I really like my Daniel Defense rail, but will readily admit the LaRue wasn't on the scene when I chose mine and would have been a good choice as well. To complicate things, since that time the continuous rails have become popular.

If I were to do it over, I would go with a Troy MRF-C, or MRF-X, or MRF-R depending on barrel/ length/gas system. (or comparable Samson)

or if it were available.......the KAC URX

See "the reviews" ------------>HERE
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:31:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 2:32:15 PM EDT by hispeedal2]

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
trust me the barrel isnt gonna limit you, youre gonna limit the barrel.

<­BR>as for the trigger i have and use the chipmccormick two stage curved and it has function flawlessly and feels great.

have a few k's through one of them without a hiccup



That sounds like a challenge

I have never owned an AR that could out shoot me- to include the varmint rigs. The deciding factor has always been an upgrade in equipment. When I first started shooting competively, gear didn't make much difference. I like to think I am past that
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:36:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By redfisher:
I really like my Daniel Defense rail, but will readily admit the LaRue wasn't on the scene when I chose mine and would have been a good choice as well. To complicate things, since that time the continuous rails have become popular.

If I were to do it over, I would go with a Troy MRF-C, or MRF-X, or MRF-R depending on barrel/ length/gas system. (or comparable Samson)

or if it were available.......the KAC URX

See "the reviews" ------------>HERE



Thanks Redfisher- excellent link I will have to keep an open mind on some of the others mentioned in the review.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:58:26 PM EDT
I agree with Mongo that the "RECCE" term has been overused to the point that it no longer means much specific.

WIKIPEDIA has some interesting information on the SEAL recon (AKA RECCE) carbines, which may or may not be factual.

Regardless, I think the RECCE concept is one of the more useful of the precision upper concepts given the limitations of the 5.56mm cartridge. Why not have a portable, reliable carbine that is capable of the occasional longer shot?
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