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Posted: 5/28/2003 4:40:46 PM EDT
I'm curious as to what kind of accuracy the RRA Varmint upper is capable of. Also, what would a complete rifle with, say, an 18" upper weigh? Anyone? TIA.
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:15:02 PM EDT
Dont know on the weight part, but on the accuracy: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=144351&w=searchPop[/url] [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=9&t=185064&w=searchPop[/url] [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=147825&w=searchPop[/url]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:25:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 5:33:19 PM EDT by Cixelsyd]
From their page, it says 9 lbs. [url]http://www.rockriverarms.com/rra_varmint.htm[/url] I have an 18" upper and that thing is HEAVY. The package weighed right at 7 lbs just for the upper. Don't have the lower yet, so I can't say anything about accuracy. Here's what I have so far. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=12009[/img] CHRIS
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:33:55 PM EDT
Thanks FAL. I'd be very happy with your 77 grain 5/8" groups! Anyone else have an RRA upper?
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 5:37:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 5:45:23 PM EDT by ipschoser1]
Originally Posted By Cixelsyd: Here's what I have so far.
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Chris, to bad you don't live close to me. We'd have to put your top end on one of my lowers and give it a test spin! Unfortunately, 9 lbs without a scope/mount is a bit heavy for my tastes. I'd like to find a free floated upper with an HBAR 1x8 stainless match barrel (fluted would be great, IMO).
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 4:31:16 AM EDT
I have a 16" Varmint from RRA. MOA is easy with the heavier bullets. The rifle shoots better than I do.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 9:24:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2003 9:25:53 AM EDT by SP10]
One of my shooting buddies has a RRA varmint upper. Can't remember if it is 20" or 24". I have shot it side by side with my Bushie Varminter. We each have the same glass (Leupold 6-18x40 target). His is on a Bushie DCM lower. We each shoot handloads. So far the Varminter is the accuracy champ. I have a number of half-inch 100 yd groups, a couple a bit better. The RRA has never done this well, although it is occasionally under MOA. I shoot mine with a Harris bipod; Doug uses a versapod (which I DON'T like). I wonder if the VersaPod is partially to blame, as it isn't as steady as the Harris bipod-at least with me behind it. I also know that he has tried a lot more bullet/powder combos in search of an accurate load for the RRA. The Varminter liked my first attempts, especially 69gr BTHPM. Doug actually mentioned he might sell his RRA and get a Varminter upper. YMMV. Oh yeah, the RRA upper is noticeably heavier than the Varminter. The fluting makes a lot of difference.
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