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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:22:30 PM EDT
I have been wanting a 3rd gen rifle such as scar, acr or xcr and today I found one at a very good price. The only thing is its a 6.8 cal rifle, I have already ordered a 5.56 conversion kit from kermit.


Should I keep the 6.8 set up in addition my 5.56 conversion or sell it ? Is 6.8 a worth while round? Ammo seems expensive.


Also how tight do you screw down the barrel nut, hand tight or is there certain pound weight to tighten it to? Will a allen wrench work on the barrel nut?


Thanks
Link Posted: 9/28/2012 8:47:15 PM EDT
[#1]
If you hunt, I would deffinetly keep it... Thats a hog killer for sure..
Link Posted: 9/28/2012 9:07:57 PM EDT
[#2]
It's a good round, if you plan to shoot it keep it.

The barrel screw should be tightened to hard hand tight, no girly handing it.  Like tight as you can easily get it by hand then 1/8th more or so.

200 - 250 in lbs
Link Posted: 9/28/2012 9:21:50 PM EDT
[#3]
I have an XCR, 5.56 version, 16" lite, with the Troybuilt BUIS. The Cerakote color is olive drab, Subdued black EoTech 557, and a Surefire US army weapons lite with the IR filter. I've got one of the Angled Foregrips on it that I at first did not like, but like it now.
The weapon functions flawlessly. No hang-ups, FTF or FTE.
I would not get rid of it for a change to anything. But, I do still have an AR platform I like as well.
Link Posted: 9/28/2012 9:37:37 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
It's a good round, if you plan to shoot it keep it.

The barrel screw should be tightened to hard hand tight, no girly handing it.  Like tight as you can easily get it by hand then 1/8th more or so.

200 - 250 in lbs


Yup,do this and you shouldnt ever have a problem with it coming losse
Link Posted: 9/28/2012 11:10:41 PM EDT
[#5]

Quoted:
I have been wanting a 3rd gen rifle such as scar, acr or xcr and today I found one at a very good price. The only thing is its a 6.8 cal rifle, I have already ordered a 5.56 conversion kit from kermit.


Should I keep the 6.8 set up in addition my 5.56 conversion or sell it ? Is 6.8 a worth while round? Ammo seems expensive.


Also how tight do you screw down the barrel nut, hand tight or is there certain pound weight to tighten it to? Will a allen wrench work on the barrel nut?


Thanks


Yup.  1/8th turn past contact is all it takes. 200-250 in lb.

The XCR armorers tool kit: an allen wrench set, a small crescent wrench, a couple punches and something to whack them with. That's it and that's all the tools it takes to strip the rifle down to the last pin and spring.


Link Posted: 9/29/2012 3:37:36 AM EDT
[#6]
Quoted:

Quoted:
I have been wanting a 3rd gen rifle such as scar, acr or xcr and today I found one at a very good price. The only thing is its a 6.8 cal rifle, I have already ordered a 5.56 conversion kit from kermit.


Should I keep the 6.8 set up in addition my 5.56 conversion or sell it ? Is 6.8 a worth while round? Ammo seems expensive.


Also how tight do you screw down the barrel nut, hand tight or is there certain pound weight to tighten it to? Will a allen wrench work on the barrel nut?


Thanks


Yup.  1/8th turn past contact is all it takes. 200-250 in lb.

The XCR armorers tool kit: an allen wrench set, a small crescent wrench, a couple punches and something to whack them with. That's it and that's all the tools it takes to strip the rifle down to the last pin and spring.




All of which can be found at any hardware store. Not many rifles can say that.
Link Posted: 9/29/2012 7:08:41 AM EDT
[#7]
The 6.8 is an awesome round, but there is no reason why it should cost more than .308 ammo. If ammo was more widely available and more reasonably priced, I would consider it a keeper. Personally I wont be adding a 6.8 to my collection until then.
Link Posted: 9/29/2012 12:32:48 PM EDT
[#8]
Congrats on getting an awesome rifle.

I'd sell the 6.8 parts simply because i have no need for another (expensive) caliber.
Link Posted: 9/29/2012 2:56:41 PM EDT
[#9]
What's the going rate on a used XCR these days? I paid $900 for a NY legal version with the fixed ACE tube stock, barrel shortened to 14.5, and a YHM brake pinned and welded. That was back in 2008.
Link Posted: 9/29/2012 9:07:59 PM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
What's the going rate on a used XCR these days? I paid $900 for a NY legal version with the fixed ACE tube stock, barrel shortened to 14.5, and a YHM brake pinned and welded. That was back in 2008.





1k



Thanks for all the info, I really like the ergonomics on this rifle.

Link Posted: 9/29/2012 11:39:15 PM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:
What's the going rate on a used XCR these days? I paid $900 for a NY legal version with the fixed ACE tube stock, barrel shortened to 14.5, and a YHM brake pinned and welded. That was back in 2008.


$1,000-$1,500 depending on location, condition and motivation of buyer and seller that I have seen.
Link Posted: 9/30/2012 12:34:57 AM EDT
[#12]
Another thing about the 6.8 kit to consider. Apparently, magpul and I believe Noveske are doing some work with the 6.8 to make it more viable. If you believe what is being said, alot of ammo should be hitting the streets sooner then later, hopefully driving the price down to realistic levels.

Besides, it is a great hunting round if you ever need to and its 1 screw and a bolt change away. (and you already have it :) )

Enjoy you XCR, it really is a great platform!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2012 6:12:13 AM EDT
[#13]
Good choice, XCR's are awesome, love mine
Link Posted: 9/30/2012 8:08:44 AM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Another thing about the 6.8 kit to consider. Apparently, magpul and I believe Noveske are doing some work with the 6.8 to make it more viable. If you believe what is being said, alot of ammo should be hitting the streets sooner then later, hopefully driving the price down to realistic levels.

Besides, it is a great hunting round if you ever need to and its 1 screw and a bolt change away. (and you already have it :) )

Enjoy you XCR, it really is a great platform!!





Thanks, I know it why Im conflicted.

Link Posted: 10/2/2012 5:30:06 PM EDT
[#15]



Quoted:


What's the going rate on a used XCR these days? I paid $900 for a NY legal version with the fixed ACE tube stock, barrel shortened to 14.5, and a YHM brake pinned and welded. That was back in 2008.






Where was I when that came up for sale?



 
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 11:00:48 AM EDT
[#16]
Quoted:

Quoted:
What's the going rate on a used XCR these days? I paid $900 for a NY legal version with the fixed ACE tube stock, barrel shortened to 14.5, and a YHM brake pinned and welded. That was back in 2008.



Where was I when that came up for sale?
 


4 years late and $900 short
Link Posted: 10/4/2012 7:58:46 AM EDT
[#17]
I just got my conversion kits, it was so easy to change out. This rifle is what the acr should have been, I'm starting to like it alot.
Link Posted: 10/4/2012 9:11:22 PM EDT
[#18]
The XCR was prototyped in 2004 and has been on the market since early 2006.
None of the parts interchange with its conceptual predecessors the RAV 2000 and M96.
It was a clean sheet design but the influence of the predecessors is still there as evidenced by the ergonomics and lack of muzzle jump they all share.
Link Posted: 10/5/2012 12:33:33 PM EDT
[#19]
Link Posted: 10/5/2012 4:34:20 PM EDT
[#20]


Well it was until you painted it.
Link Posted: 10/5/2012 5:07:28 PM EDT
[#21]


What rifle ?

Link Posted: 10/7/2012 3:08:56 PM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
I have been wanting a 3rd gen rifle such as scar, acr or xcr and today I found one at a very good price. The only thing is its a 6.8 cal rifle, I have already ordered a 5.56 conversion kit from kermit.


Should I keep the 6.8 set up in addition my 5.56 conversion or sell it ? Is 6.8 a worth while round? Ammo seems expensive.


Also how tight do you screw down the barrel nut, hand tight or is there certain pound weight to tighten it to? Will a allen wrench work on the barrel nut?


Thanks


no pic's?
Link Posted: 10/7/2012 7:51:36 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:


Well it was until you painted it.


I'll chalk it up to piss poor lighting.

We need outdoor pics with natural light
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 5:09:43 AM EDT
[#24]
Congrats! I love my XCR, but I really need to take another pic of it since I've whored this one out so much:

Link Posted: 10/8/2012 5:08:18 PM EDT
[#25]
Here it is..









Link Posted: 10/8/2012 5:16:19 PM EDT
[#26]
Quoted:
Congrats! I love my XCR, but I really need to take another pic of it since I've whored this one out so much:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/AEnemaBay/XCR/IMG_4662.jpg






I like the acr stock, where does one get that?
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 5:33:16 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Congrats! I love my XCR, but I really need to take another pic of it since I've whored this one out so much:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/AEnemaBay/XCR/IMG_4662.jpg


Spooge
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 5:43:52 PM EDT
[#28]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Congrats! I love my XCR, but I really need to take another pic of it since I've whored this one out so much:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/AEnemaBay/XCR/IMG_4662.jpg






I like the acr stock, where does one get that?


ACR stock is easy.
Getting a hold of a now out of production Ezed ACR stock adapter is going to be tough.
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 7:44:54 PM EDT
[#29]
Is the fast stock worth the money?
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 11:16:04 PM EDT
[#30]
I replaced my original tube stock with the FAST and it really is a big improvement. Gives me a better cheek weld. I would buy it again if I needed one. Is it worth the $200+ they want for it, that is a personal thing, it was for me.
Link Posted: 10/9/2012 5:24:34 AM EDT
[#31]


Nice.  Fix your flag.
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