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    Howdy!

    Hi all, I recently picked up an xcr-l and I love the rifle so far. I am a family guy with two young children. We live in the country in North East Ohio. I shoot a lot (15,000-20,000rds a year). I am an avid Hunter, and 4 wheeler. I work in IT and schools. I joined here to hopefully learn and discover more about my xcr-l.

    As far as weapons go I own over 60firearms, I loved weapons that are different so I've got a lot of strange weapons, or uncommon weapons.
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    Howdy from Texas! Congrats on getting into one of the toughest platforms out there.

    Will be interesting to see how it holds up as you sound like you're gonna put some hard miles on it in short order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasChris View Post
    Howdy from Texas! Congrats on getting into one of the toughest platforms out there.

    Will be interesting to see how it holds up as you sound like you're gonna put some hard miles on it in short order.


    We will see how it holds up. I am working to get the ACR Style stock. I don't know much about this platform but I love the features it has. I have run some real torture tests to my MR556a1 (people hate me for doing this). The plans for this rifle are to get the ACR Style stock, run a Vortex Diamond Back tactical and a Harris 6-9 pod. Going to use as an SPR/Coyote gun. I will get some base pictures up tonight some time.

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    Welcome. Is the rifle fairly new? Older models have several upgrades available....none are terribly important except the gas system, but are nice options.

    Regardless, great platform....but it's very boutique, so you're wise to stock up on spare parts. Best bets for that are Gramps96Kz and navalbeaver here on the board.

    Again, welcome and good luck!
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    it is a generation 1. IT does have the front adjustable gas block on it. Serial number is a 03xxx. What are common failures or parts for the shelf on the rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood181 View Post
    it is a generation 1. IT does have the front adjustable gas block on it. Serial number is a 03xxx. What are common failures or parts for the shelf on the rifle?

    Basic parts kit (springs, a buffer and such) is about $125 last I checked. That's where I'd start. Buffers seem to be the thing that wears, though after thousands of rounds through mine, I've yet to wear one out.

    Personally, though the bolts never break, the firing pins sometimes do and it's much quicker to swap a broken firing pin via just changing the whole bolt than it would be to break down the bolt and install a new firing pin.....they run about $125 as well. But I'd also buy spare firing pins just to have....there are upgraded Titanium ones on the net. No idea as to quality.

    I have a 3400 and 3700 SN range XCR-L....both had tight chambers (among other issues) and wouldn't run steel cased ammo without getting them stuck in the chamber on a FTE. If you have that issue, rest assured....we can get it fixed provided the bbl is at least 10.5" (and I'm pretty confident even if it was around 10" we could get it going...... I'm guessing that's irrelevant though as I'd guess yours is a 16" version.)

    We've seen one person break a carrier, but that's obviously not normal.

    That generation of XCR had a two piece welded op-rod. Sometimes, rarely, they break at that weld....one piece ones are available to upgrade if you feel the need or just want a spare.

    If you plan to run bi-metal bullets, might be wise to invest in a spare bbl as bi-metal wear the bbl faster. Problem is: bbls are expensive from RA for what you're getting in terms of quality. IIRC, around $400 with the gas block and dial.

    You can upgrade to ambi mag release if you want, better bolt hold open design, ambi safety and the "enhanced trigger". IMO, for the money, the enhanced trigger is the most bang for the buck.

    You can file/grind the tab on the upper upon which the front pin rotates if you want the rifle to open wider in the event of a bad malfunction that would necessitate easier access to the trigger group area for a blown primer, etc.

    Obviously, you can upgrade the stock...which it looks like you're already in the process of doing. There may be a market for the things you take off....I've bought the tube folders in the past for potential AK builds as the quality is better than most AK offerings.

    You can even upgrade the gas system, bolt design and buffer to the latest configuration, but frankly, I like the older bolt/buffer configuration. Machine work would have to be done to your lower to upgrade to the new gas system and bolt/buffer design though. Personally, I think the old one is better if you don't plan to run suppressed....but that's merely my opinion.

    HTH,
    Sean
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    Welcome!! What the others said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood181 View Post
    it is a generation 1. IT does have the front adjustable gas block on it. Serial number is a 03xxx. What are common failures or parts for the shelf on the rifle?


    Any favorite location to get parts from? Is there a worry about them going missing?

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    Welcome to the forum! Your rifle looks like a gen 1.5 with the milled trigger guard and the asjustable gas block. Take a pic of your trigger and someone here can let you know if it is the newer, two stage trigger. They are really nice, hopefully you have one, but they are worth an upgrade if you don't.

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