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Posted: 6/30/2002 7:55:42 AM EST
Does anybody have anything BAD to say about RRA rifles LATELY ?

Barring the mil spec flat top thing (I understand from others that that topic caused much heartburn here)

What is the latest opinion poll on the guns ?

Reliability ? Accuracy ?

Thanks guys
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 8:12:52 AM EST
I think they actually fixed the Flattop problem now. Pete-from-NH has been selling "mil spec" flattops from RRA for some time now. You should ask him about that. Now if they made chome lined barrels a standard instead of an option...
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 8:50:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By brianksain:
Does anybody have anything BAD to say about RRA rifles LATELY ?



Nope.

Link Posted: 7/4/2002 9:37:30 PM EST
at one of the shoots here in vegas wwe had one fellow shooting his new ar and the rifle was failing to extract. A look at the cases revealed alot of striations. they forgot to polish or ream out the chamber. The tool marks could be seen in the brass cases. He decided to send it back --haven't heard anything since.
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 2:14:28 AM EST
Just got one of their M4gery barrels, and not only does it not put any chamber rings on the case, there are only the slightest longitudinal feeding marks on the emptys. The feed ramps are extremely well polished. The only problem I've ever had with a RR product was with the bolt head I got from them. It worked fine, but chewed up the rear of the cases I'd fired. Inspection revealed that the edge of the extractor cut had a slight ridge on it that was chewing the case heads. Two minutes w/a polishing stone cured the problem.
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 4:38:44 AM EST
First let me say that I have never owned a RRA rifle. However, I have looked at a few. Thought about buying one but once I looked at them I decided against it. They looked like the finish was painted on. There was so much finish on the bolt that it would not retract, literally. I could not even check to see if there was a round in the chamber. Maybe they are good but I have not been impressed at all!
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 4:52:08 AM EST
Friend just acquired one of their CMP rigs. Very nice. At least as nice as the Bushmasters from CMP, perhaps a bit nicer.

Link Posted: 7/5/2002 4:56:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2002 5:06:13 AM EST by brianksain]
I am really a bolt gun guy, but Pete in NH is having RR build me an M4 w/his heavy SOCOM style 16" bbl. I am looking forward to getting it.

I have been a SWAT sniper for a long time, I am picky as hell and I have seen many great fitted Colts and Bushys. I just never seem to receive one of them when I order them and always wind up selling them off because of crummy worksmanship.

Several friends have RRs and love 'em. They certainly are fitted better than any of my Colts ever were. Pete assures me this RR will be right. I guess we'll see.

I have a buddy that just got out of the USMC who was a sniper and more recently an armorer at the Quantico Precision Weapon Shop. He built the M40A3 sniper rifles and 16s for the Corps Sniper and Rifle Teams. He says they really liked the FN built 16s over the Colts for the Force Recon guys stuff that they custom built. Those guys have fourteen different missions and can have whatever they want built.

My friend now works putting the new FN bolt guns together and may be going to work in the near future as an armorer/sniper trainer for ATF.

He told me he has seen and built some guns on the Rock River stuff. He states that they are very well made and that I shouldn't have a problem using them at all. I guess I am blessed to have friends like him that can tune up any problems I might have.

Again, I guess we'll see. I'll get back with ya'll when it comes in and I can get it to the range.

Watch your sixes fellas,

Brian
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 5:00:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By ColtRifle:
First let me say that I have never owned a RRA rifle. However, I have looked at a few. Thought about buying one but once I looked at them I decided against it. They looked like the finish was painted on. There was so much finish on the bolt that it would not retract, literally. I could not even check to see if there was a round in the chamber. Maybe they are good but I have not been impressed at all!




I've got two RRA's and neither looks like the finish is painted on. In fact, they both have a higher quality finish than my Oly or several newer Colt's I've seen lately. Maybe the one you looked at was a fluke or had been modified or refinished....
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 12:52:38 PM EST

"I've got two RRA's and neither looks like the finish is painted on. In fact, they both have a higher quality finish than my Oly or several newer Colt's I've seen lately. Maybe the one you looked at was a fluke or had been modified or refinished...."

That could be...since I have heard such good things about RRA here, I will look at them some more before any more bad comments.
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