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Posted: 11/2/2003 4:32:33 AM EDT
I see "SPR" very often lately. I am wondering what makes a rifle SPR. It seems any non standard AR is categorized to SPR. Please let me know what you think.

thanks.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 5:18:18 AM EDT
It's all here: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=134&t=141410[/url]
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 5:23:52 AM EDT
The original SPR was very specific, but even the military has changed parts on the gun several times to the point "SPR" has become a generic term. You'll see just about any A3 20" HBAR with a FF tube, optics and BUIS called an SPR.
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 2:56:24 AM EDT
I think I figured it out... SPR = Special PRICED rifle :-)
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 9:28:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Unreconstructed: I think I figured it out... SPR = Special PRICED rifle :-)
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LOL, yeah, VERY sprecial price!
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 10:07:37 AM EDT
SPR originally was Special Purpose Receiver and the idea was for a squad level "sniper" type rifle. Details provided in the MSTN link by [b]bsbg[/b]. SPR has been expanded to Special Purpose Rifle to include other weapons, such as the Remington 700, that were/are used for the same idea.
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 5:01:16 PM EDT
Actually Special Purpose Rilfe was a misappropriation of funds which developed the rifle and not the upper only which was specified. I have never seen a stock Remington 700 used in the military and never seen an M40 or M24 sniper rifle reffered to as an SPR. The only SPR bolt gun I know of the the Special Police Rifle based off a Winchester M70 action.
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