Most complex systems, such as an AR, that are dependent on multiple variables for a given parameter have measurable variations in that parameter. Accuracy of a given weapons platform is an excellent example. Accuracy of the barrel, components in the ammo, dimensions of the chamber, etc. all contribute to the final result.
While trying to calculate out the spread, from a practical standpoint, is not viable, a manufacturer such as RRA does have a large enough sample base, I believe called a “population” in the statistics books, to establish a distribution curve (and I suspect you already have to arrive at the 1.5 MOA specification).
The spread, min/max, and standard deviation factor of that population would be very informative to the readers on AR15.com (assuming it follows a normal distribution curve).
I would assume the 1.5 MOA number is somewhere on the periphery of the curve, which mean on average, the accuracy of RRA systems is better then 1.5 MOA. here
My point is only your in a competitive business, and doing quite well on the price points, I suspect it’s a major reason for your current success. Good quality at an acceptable price has always been the way to establish market leadership (something Colt seems to have forgotten).hock.gif
But it means not all the parts on your rifles are “the best parts available”, since that would result in pricing yourself out of the mainstream market, the very place you are making the biggest splash.
The good news is while keeping costs competitive, maintaining quality, and meeting customer expectations, you are still delivering a product with 1.5 MOA on the outside of the distribution curve. I would say that’s impressive!
What it also means, if my analysis is correct, is the majority of your systems are actually better then 1.5, and the possibility is much better.
If RRA captures that data, and is willing to release it to the customer base here on AR15.COM, I suspect it would show the probability of any given rifle accuracy being 1.0 MOA or better.
I know most companies are not willing to distribute that data due to concerns the customer will misuse the data, and possible become irritated if their particular system accuracy was less then the “average”. But I think most of the folks here would appreciate the information, and not misuse it. After all, your not guaranteeing the value, only stating the chances of getting “x” accuracy is “y” percentage, and no mater what, it won’t be less then 1.5 MOA.
Now, before anyone flames me for my comments about “best parts”, I am not taking shots at RRA. Quite the contrary! Good product, acceptable cost, excellent quality, and a marketing team that listens to the customer base. What’s not to like!