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Posted: 3/31/2006 7:05:40 PM EDT
Should I get a MRP or build a custom upper? It's mostly a 300 yd plinker, a custom will cost me around $700 for $500 more I can get the MRP....any help is appreciated
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:55:52 PM EDT
I opted for the 16" MRP. LMT stated at the SHOT show that the 16" barrel has been their best performer. Reports indicate sub-MOA.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:50:34 AM EDT
build custom upper, spend the extra on ammo.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:25:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 5:26:14 AM EDT by edwin907]
Here is my 16" SS 1/7 MRP.
The 16" SS barrel is the best option for accuracy, this one shot .65 MOA at 350 yards with the NSX scope & TAP 75 grain ammo.



The "modular" aspect of ARs is maximized with the MRP. The monolithic rail gives you unlimited sighting/laser options.
Mine is a "convertable weapon".
Aimpoint and or 3X Magnifier, Variable scope, PVS-14, D-760, IWAL 2 laser, Surefire Illumination, make it a true day/night weapon.





And remember 6.8 barrels are coming soon to an AR15.com dealer near you (via the internet).
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:16:56 AM EDT


More motivational gun porn for ya
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:28:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 6:30:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 6:26:08 AM EDT by Bongos]
Very nice guys.... my issue is stuff like this:
http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=119&t=341055
I guess sky's the limit on custom build
for a few hundred more, the MRP is not out of line....

Plus the pics you've provide are just awesome...thanks
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:51:35 PM EDT
Aww, fuck it! Go with the MRP.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:00:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 6:05:07 PM EDT by King_of_All_Tyrants]
What's the mission (300yd plinker)? What's the target (paper? varmits that happen to be on your property)? What's the budget? What's the optic that you intend to use (rifle and optic should be fit to the mission?). Do you want it to serve also as a carbine or do you want a straight out "long range" shooter?

If you had no real idea whay you're looking for and had unlimited funds, I'd say get what you want. But if that were the case then you wouldn't be asking us. :D

AFAIC, the only difference between a "custom" upper and a regular upper is the better barrel and the configuration you want.

If you want to use a large (3X9 or greater) scope on your AR as an SPR type thing, IMHO MRP is the way to go.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:44:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:45:18 PM EDT
Very nice pics... I guess it will be a carbine, I already have a MK21 Mod 0 clone.

What I was looking at was in athe lines of LMT upper receiver, Samsung 12.0 lenght with PRI flip ups front sight on a PAc-Nor Polygonal 16" barrel estimated cost is around $800
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:55:12 PM EDT
I think I'm keeping mine. It's a really cool system

It's hard to say why, but I feel it's superior to just about any rail and upper combination out there. The rail is perfectly dimensioned for me- not too wide or tall, etc.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 8:06:41 PM EDT
Random question cause were talking about MRPs, do they have m4 style extended feedramps?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:54:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 5:40:49 AM EDT by Yojimbo]
Wait a month or so and get the Vltor VIS!

It offers the same advantages of the MRP except the quick barrel change feature. The VIS will work with standard AR barrels, with or without M4 extended feedramps, so to me it's worth losing quick change feature.

The VIS will also let you remove the lower half and allows you to configue the upper receiver with or without a forward assist.





Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:45:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
I really love my MRP. I was shooting at 300 at the outing I took this picture...

img164.imageshack.us/img164/5716/picture7256rv.jpg



New-arguy, what do you think of the URX2?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:50:15 AM EDT
Yojimbo, thanks for the heads up on the voltor, do you know what price range the upper is going to be?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:19:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 7:21:22 AM EDT by Yojimbo]

Originally Posted By Bongos:
Yojimbo, thanks for the heads up on the voltor, do you know what price range the upper is going to be?



The following info is quoted from from bigbore's(ADCO) Vltor VIS thread linked below. I'm seriously considering purchasing mid-length version but I'm gonna be patient and see how they hold up first.

www.jobrelatedstuff.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=268072


The VIS system will first be available as an upper-receiver gunsmith conversion kit. Barreled version will be available some after.



Each kit contains the following:


Qty. 1 Upper VIS assembly (includes dust cover door assembly, installed).
Qty. 1 Lower VIS handguard assembly.
Qty. 1 VIS barrel nut.
Qty. 1 Shell deflector or bolt assist/shell deflector assembly (installed)
Qty. 1 VIS barrel nut wrench.



Prices are as followed:

(with Shell deflector models only)
Carbine Model # VIS-1SK $595.95
Mid-length Model # VIS-2SK $649.95



(with Bolt Assist/Shell deflector)

Carbine Model # VIS-1AK $629.95
Mid-length Model # VIS-2AK $674.95

*Price subject to change without notice

*To be installed by qualified gunsmith only.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:27:55 AM EDT
Go with the MRP.

It's been out long enough now to be "Tried and True". I have a 16" and can shoot anything I want at 300 yds. with the right optic, and it has Zero Malfunctions after 3500 rounds. absolutely no. It is indeed a very accurate system. Just as accuarate as any 20" barrel I've used, and very close to my 24" varmint barrel.

You'd be surprised what you can hit when you can see it, and have a stable platform.

Tack
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:53:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 5:53:49 PM EDT by new-arguy]
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:10:09 PM EDT
I thought long and hard about this too...and look what just showed up on my doorstep.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:16:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:33:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 4:34:33 PM EDT by Bongos]
1. WHAT SORT OF TRIGGER DO YOU HAVE IN THE LOWER YOU PLAN TO USE?
Jewell
2. WHAT KIND OF AMMO DO YOU PLAN TO SHOOT?
TAP
3. WHAT SORT OF OPTICS DO YOU PLAN TO USE?
3.5-10X40mm MK4
4. WHAT SORT OF ANNUAL ROUND COUNT DO YOU ANTICIPATE?
200
5. HOW MANY ROUNDS DID YOU SHOOT LAST YEAR?
500

HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
For me, it's owning the best I can afford and now, that I can afford such fine works of arts, MSTN do wonderful works, I have one of your SPR Mod 0 rifles
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:45:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
I thought long and hard about this too...and look what just showed up on my doorstep.

i8.photobucket.com/albums/a20/joshuasb/MRP1.jpg



That a 14.5''?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:44:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 10:45:06 AM EDT by JB_Metal]
Nope, it's a 16" barrel in a rifle length MRP.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:08:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MSTN:
QUESTIONS I HAVE FOR CUSTOMERS WANTING A HIGH END PERFORMER:


1. WHAT SORT OF TRIGGER DO YOU HAVE IN THE LOWER YOU PLAN TO USE?


standard. should I upgrade?


2. WHAT KIND OF AMMO DO YOU PLAN TO SHOOT?


I have stacks and stacks of 55gr and 62/63gr but would probably stock up on 75/77gr for this rifle.


3. WHAT SORT OF OPTICS DO YOU PLAN TO USE?


Probably a 3.5-15x nightforce, maybe something a little less powerful. I'm not interested in the smaller 4 power scopes.


4. WHAT SORT OF ANNUAL ROUND COUNT DO YOU ANTICIPATE?


1500-2000.


5. HOW MANY ROUNDS DID YOU SHOOT LAST YEAR?


300-400. 1000+ so far this year.


I want to use it on a friends 600 yard range. What would you suggest (it will be wearing an M4-2000 as well)
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