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Posted: 11/5/2005 5:38:42 PM EDT
who's out there waiting to purchase a XCR? Been waiting quite a while for mine like many...
any news on when they will ship? any info or pics from Knobb Creek.? They were supposed to bring some XCR's out for it.
thanks.
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 5:50:18 PM EDT
I received an email from FBMG Inc. last week. I ordered mine from them, they stated that Rob Arms will release the first 50 rifles in Nov. and they are getting 5. He did not sound very confident that he will receive them this month.
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 5:58:39 PM EDT
guess everyone has a wait and see attitude at this point. hope it lives up to the hype.
what optic do you plan on using on it?
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 6:08:43 PM EDT
I have an EOTech 552 and I am going to get an Aimpoint M2. I will put one on the XCR and the other on my Colt AR. Will try both and see which I like better.
Link Posted: 11/5/2005 6:22:00 PM EDT
same here. have eotech and aimpoints waiting for it, but thinking about an acog @ the moment. we'll see.
best.
S.
Link Posted: 11/6/2005 5:18:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/6/2005 5:18:44 AM EDT by Shooter521]

Originally Posted By SURGE:
any info or pics from Knobb Creek.? They were supposed to bring some XCR's out for it.



Got to see and handle two XCRs (one semi-auto in 5.56mm and one select-fire in 6.8SPC, IIRC) at the Creek, and one of the Robarm reps field-stripped one and talked at length about the design. Did you have specific questions?

Link Posted: 11/6/2005 5:55:36 AM EDT
so what did you think?? is it worth the wait? also what was overall weight of the rifle, how did it handle, accuracy reliable so on? thanks
Link Posted: 11/6/2005 3:47:36 PM EDT
yes shooter. if you don't mind.could you answer some of those asked above. would like to hear your opinon. also, what was the build quality like? did they say anything about 7.62 x 39?
thanks for the time and help.
S.
Link Posted: 11/7/2005 4:57:47 AM EDT
I had my dealer try to order one back on the 24th of July. Once I hear that people actually start receiving theirs, I will check back in to see what the status is on mine. I have an Eotech 552 waiting for mine.
Link Posted: 11/16/2005 1:46:22 PM EDT
Just received this email:

I spoke with Robarm this week, they have bumped the
XCR back again. Now to the latter half of December.
Link Posted: 11/16/2005 5:27:22 PM EDT
Been on the list since 11/2/04, never heard a damn thing from them. Finally bought a V93 instead. That's not to say I still won't buy one, but it's not a "Gotta have" thing anymore.
Link Posted: 11/17/2005 4:42:09 AM EDT
LOL Dec?? totally done with the xcr now
Link Posted: 11/17/2005 9:15:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2005 9:18:56 PM EDT by myitinaw]
I'm in line too. But I have regrets...
Robinson has a credibility/honesty
problem. They either need a shake-up
in their Management, or sell off to someone
whom knows their ass from a hole in the ground...

I do hope that the XCR will be a reliable, high quality
weapon system. But they do have a mixed reputation.
M96 iffy / VEPR Excellent. So we'll see....

Link Posted: 11/17/2005 9:41:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2005 9:42:04 PM EDT by MMcCall]

Originally Posted By myitinaw:
I'm in line too. But I have regrets...
Robinson has a credibility/honesty
problem. They either need a shake-up
in their Management, or sell off to someone
whom knows their ass from a hole in the ground...

I do hope that the XCR will be a reliable, high quality
weapon system. But they do have a mixed reputation.
M96 iffy / VEPR Excellent. So we'll see....




Guess which of those they *don't* actually make?
Link Posted: 11/17/2005 9:44:25 PM EDT
well said, and understood loud & clear.

Link Posted: 11/19/2005 7:52:23 AM EDT
Funny the M96 only seems to have a bad rep on this forum.
Link Posted: 11/19/2005 8:48:13 AM EDT
I can't wait for this to come out. But, I will wait another year untill all the bugs are out and it has been on the market so I can read a test or two on this form.

Robinson has two years, if it ain't out I'll go look for another rifle.
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 11:31:24 AM EDT
Im waiting to see one on the toystore shelf, if its not out by the time I return from Iraq in 07' then Im gonna fork out for a FNC.
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 11:46:37 AM EDT
I have decided to hold off for the FN SCAR H
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 11:59:42 AM EDT
Youre really in for a wait then.
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 4:04:15 PM EDT
actually will be out they estimate before the summer of 06 well what the rep has been telling me....P90 and the 2000 will be out first
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 5:19:00 PM EDT
Last I heard the SCARs wouldn't be out until 2007. If it comes out in '06, I need to start saving or selling some guns to make room in my safe for the H then the L.
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 5:40:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wolver98:
Last I heard the SCARs wouldn't be out until 2007. If it comes out in '06, I need to start saving or selling some guns to make room in my safe for the H then the L.


+1 on the SCAR-H.
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 6:46:46 PM EDT
my bad your right went back and looked at my saved email from FN rep it will be out closer to 2007
Link Posted: 11/20/2005 11:00:09 PM EDT
I wish you were right, I would much rather have them in '06 than '07 but good things come to those that wait I guess.
Link Posted: 11/21/2005 1:38:40 AM EDT
I am sincerely hoping the quality of the
XCR equals the hype. A great concept,
but in the meantime, I ordered a DSA FAL to
feed the need.

Link Posted: 11/22/2005 4:48:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By myitinaw:
I am sincerely hoping the quality of the
XCR equals the hype. A great concept,
but in the meantime, I ordered a DSA FAL to
feed the need.




I am thinking the same thing. In the meantime, I aquired an AR to replace the one I never should have sold in the first place, along with another upper that I feel I now owe a lower. I am not as patient as the rest of you. My rule is that if the XCR is not in my hands by the time spring rolls around I am going to cancel the order and spend the 1600 bucks on an AR carbine. Hmmm? what could build with that....
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 5:05:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2005 5:06:43 PM EDT by myitinaw]
W/ 1600.00 [staying with the AR type rifles]
I'd go with an LMT MRP. I have 2 and they're excellent.
Versitile, built like a truck, and accurate. And you have so
many barrel choices too. Not the variety of the XCR,
but an excellent alternative and a proven perfomer.
And LMT lowers, on the whole, are inexpensive.


Link Posted: 11/23/2005 4:48:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By myitinaw:
W/ 1600.00 [staying with the AR type rifles]
I'd go with an LMT MRP. I have 2 and they're excellent.
Versitile, built like a truck, and accurate. And you have so
many barrel choices too. Not the variety of the XCR,
but an excellent alternative and a proven perfomer.
And LMT lowers, on the whole, are inexpensive.





I will keep that in mind. However, how is the lead time on all things LMT? Hopefully it is better than the last time I asked.
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 2:12:00 PM EDT
I think you can easily find LMT stuff.
Dennys Guns has lowers readily available,
MSTN or CMMG stock MRPs.
I purchased my Lowers from Dennys,
and my MRPs from CMMG, all excellent
dealers, and customer service above par.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:11:37 PM EDT
what's the scoop now? i heard Feb. delivery...?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:51:33 AM EDT
I think the release will be pushed back several more times to avoid the initial problems they had with the M96. I am guessing there is something they can't get right, which is why the release keeps getting pushed back. They seem to lack complete technical know-how. They had grand ideas for a belt fed M96 as well as other calibers which were promised and pushed back which

have now been abandoned. I really don't understand whats going on with that guy and his company.
The M96 is an excellent weapon, I am a big fan....but not for nearly 2000.00. Thats almost 3 AR's.
The price of the XCR is also comparitively high...Its like he thinks if there is an alternative or equal of the AR people will buy them in droves, no matter what the price. The M96 would be a very competitive weapon if it were 1000.00 or under. With the exception of the very first ones, they are great guns. I think Robinsons future is dependant on the XCR's success. If it tanks, or fizzles like

the M96 did I doubt they would survive....this would be unfortunate, as its nice to have some diversity in the marketplace. The XCR doesn't appeal to me at all, especially with all the other possibilites which will/may be availible by the time its relased. Such as the FN 2000, FNC or Sig 55x. I don't want to have 1600.00 tied up in a DOA weapon from a failing company when these guns hit the market. I wish Robarm the best and I hope that the XCR is delivered soon and that it works as intended, that being said I am extremely skeptical.

It reminds me of Chinese Democracy....the ever elusive "new" Guns N Roses album which has been "coming" for 10 years now and when the release date arrives, we get a story not a CD, or in this case a rifle. You can only delay/disapoint people so much before they stop caring.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:06:22 AM EDT
I would like to know when the shoting community will wake up and realize that when a gun company that makes "tactical" stuff and says they are releasing a new, totally highspeed weapon/accessory that you need to add anywhere from 6 months to never to their timeframe. If you get it in 6 moths be happy, if you get it in 2 years be thankful. It's the price you pay to finance/promote thier weapon for them.

Get used to it guys, it's not like this is the 1st time it has happened.

S.O.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:13:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By myitinaw:
W/ 1600.00 [staying with the AR type rifles]
I'd go with an LMT MRP. I have 2 and they're excellent.
Versitile, built like a truck, and accurate. And you have so
many barrel choices too. Not the variety of the XCR,
but an excellent alternative and a proven perfomer.
And LMT lowers, on the whole, are inexpensive.





Or you could buy a MGI QC upper and get true QC barrel capability without tools, 3-4 more barrels, an LMT enhanced bolt set, if so inclined, couple cases of ammo and some BUIS and still have money left over.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:52:53 AM EDT
Let's all chant together now...

Vapor...

...Ware.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:06:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Thekatar:
Let's all chant together now...

Vapor...

...Ware.



Made almost exclusively from UnObtanium...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:09:31 AM EDT
It is gonna be a close race as to whether to XCR or the Shrike makes it to market first!
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 12:26:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dawg180:
It is gonna be a close race as to whether to XCR or the Shrike makes it to market first!



Looks like the Shrike won...
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