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So sweet, great choice
Very nice - Congrats!
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke
Nice compact blaster !
Here's my XCR family pics.
I weighed them on my bathroom scale which only reads to the 1/2 pound. All weights are as pictured with a loaded mag and all accessories. The micro checked in at 9.0 pounds (felt lighter), the SF at 10.0 and the SPR at 10.0.
I demand details on the middle one.
There's so many things that appeal to me about the XCR. I don't want to get into the owners politics, but I like that it's designed and built in the US. I like the FAL style charging handle and bolt release. It looks heavy but apparently weighs less than the ACR.
I've just heard bad things about the extractor and the way the barrel is held in place.
Is it reliable? Is it accurate? It seems that the XCR owners all say yes, and the non owners say no. Who to believe...
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The middle one is an SF configuration. It uses the standard barrel and gas system on the mini upper. It saves a few ounces of weight, but more importantly for me, moves the center of balance rearward. RA has a new lighter weight op rod as well which would shave some weight, but I haven't upgraded to it, yet.
The scope is a Trijicon TR in Burris med rings. This gives a cheek weld and height above bore similar to the AR.
I think it is the ejector, not extractor that some worry about. The extractor is good sized and real similar to an AK. The ejector is bolted in but mine have never come loose. Apparently all new guns have loctite applied to these bolts. VB has his welded. If it bothers you, you can check them when you clean or have them welded.
I have never had a problem with the barrel attachment. Torque to spec and forget about it. For a while I was routinely switching barrels and never had one loosen.
I like RA in that they are pretty receptive to customer input. The SF is a result of customer input. They are working on getting an SF model with the gas block right in front of the rail to save some more weight and better looks, according to some. Apparently this set up is having some teething problems with ripping cases under extraction.
I like the SCAR, but it is too pricey for me and I don't think it will be near as easy to get spare parts.
I will probably get an ACR down the road as it continues to get developed and the price drops. If the price never gets below 2K, then I will get something else.
If you get a chance to shoot an XCR, I think you will like it. It combines a lot of nice features, eats anything from about any mag that will lock in place.