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Posted: 2/7/2006 8:40:14 PM EDT
My rock river Ar-15 has the weirdest finish to it. Its almost gritty. I dont think I like it. The rifle itself is amazing, but it just feels wierd where I'm used to it being smooth.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:48:26 AM EDT
Are you talking metallic surface or coating? My RRA is fine with me, but I look at them as tools anyway.
Nice to hear from a fellow trooper too.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:23:27 AM EDT
Can you post some pictures? All my RRA's are smooth.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:25:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 4:26:49 AM EDT by Big-FED]
You just haven't affectionately stroked it enough! But, be careful, you don't want it to grow into a rifle!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:48:09 AM EDT
The coating process leaves it very dry and rough feeling. A few coats of oil should give it the look and feel you were expecting.


Bomber
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:00:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 5:01:21 AM EDT by QUIB]
Give it some time, the finish will eventually become smooth . Your just used to Uncle Sammy's weapons that have seen a lot of use. I have two RRA lower receivers. My first is about 4 years old and has seen quite a bit of range time, from use the receiver is smooth. My newer RRA lower is still a bit rough….for now.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:46:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebomber:
The coating process leaves it very dry and rough feeling. A few coats of oil should give it the look and feel you were expecting.
Bomber



+1

I thought the same thing when I got my RRA lower. I rubbed it down with tetra gun lube before I assembled it. Now it looks nice and smooth.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:52:07 AM EDT
My last 3 RRA lowers all wound up with Norrell's coatings for some odd reason. I can't even remember what the original black finish looked or felt like. Maybe I just like to be colorful. MJD
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 8:50:07 AM EDT
new "mil-spec"

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 11:08:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 2:54:00 PM EDT
Ok, thanks for the support. Like I said, the rifle shoots great... The parts just feel weird. I'm used to the outside being smooth and certain internal areas being smooth.
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