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    XCR new configuration

    http://xcrcarbine.com/forum/index.ph...;boardseen#new

    VB is calling it XCR-SF, which is not the official designation, as of yet. Essentially it is a mini upper with a standard length gas system and barrel cut to 14.5. In my opinion, it looks retarded. Maybe it would grow on me with time. It seems to leave the gas tube vulnerable to denting of F-ing up if the weapon were to take a fall (who knows what could happen).
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    Re: XCR new configuration

    I guess, the only real advantage I see is being able to put a larger variety of barrel lengths on the same receivers. Of course to go < 11" you'd still have to change out the gas system compenents as well.

    I don't see that it could be saving much weight from the shortened receiver since it's aluminum.

    I might do that if I were just buying one XCR and I wanted to get a PDW, but still be able to use longer barrels.
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    Re: XCR new configuration

    The XCF-"SF" configuration is a great "shooters" config. The balance is exquisite, and it clocks in at a trim 6.7lbs (14.5" barrel, 12" LOP stock) with sights and empty mag.

    I REALLY liked this set up. It's handling characteristics were outstanding, and the look really appealed to me too, though I would change the PWS to a standard A2 flash hider personally

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    Re: XCR new configuration

    I'm thinking a Mini upper with a 12" barrel and the gas port moved back to the front of the upper would be a great carbine and would look and balance awesome.

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    Re: XCR new configuration

    I like it, looks like the original XCR pics from back a few years.
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    Re: XCR new configuration

    While I am not convinced on which style I like the looks of better, if a bare PDW upper was available, I would order one today. I already have a 14.5 barrel with pinned brake and am looking to trim some weight on my patrol rifle XCR and shift the point of balance back a bit and this would do it.

    I think the more options we have, the better.

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    Re: XCR new configuration

    So what is everyones opinion on the exposed gas tube? To me it looks as if it took a blow, causing a dent or bending it slightly, it could affect cycling of the piston.
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    Re: XCR new configuration

    The OP Rod is still shielded and it is a pretty stout piece. I am fairly confident that I could beat someone to death with the Op Rod without damaging it. You may hurt the sleeve that shields the gas rod (the official name escapes me right now) but I doubt you are going to damage the Op Rod.
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    Re: XCR new configuration

    A: It's ugly
    B: Tha gas tube is exposed and liable for damage as well as dirt ingress through the vent holes

    Oh and did I mention it's ugly.
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    Re: XCR new configuration

    My initial reaction is that it is more susceptible to damage, but... An AK has a very similar gas block/piston/gas tube setup, and that is more exposed than it is on this rifle.

    The best ergonomic improvement I believe can be made to the XCR is to move the center of gravity rearward, and this would help with that.

    I don't know. If I get a Mini, I would maybe think about it.

    That setup *really* needs a gas block mounted front sight.

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