How Does Robinson XCR Accuracy compare in 7.62 x 39 as to an AR in 5.56
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    How Does Robinson XCR Accuracy compare in 7.62 x 39 as to an AR in 5.56

    I am interested to learn more about what kind of accuracy the XCR has compared with ARs, when shooting in the 7.62 x 39 caliber. I like a caliber that has more punching power than the 5.56, but not as heavy to carry and with the harsher recoil that a .308 has. When chambered in 7.62 x 39, does the XCR equate that of most ARs or does it degrade to more of the accuracy of a Saiga or AK style gun? How does this gun handle the cheapy ammo like WOlf, Silver Bear, etc?

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    Re: How Does Robinson XCR Accuracy compare in 7.62 x 39 as to an AR in 5.56

    Quote Originally Posted by Evergreen View Post
    I am interested to learn more about what kind of accuracy the XCR has compared with ARs, when shooting in the 7.62 x 39 caliber. I like a caliber that has more punching power than the 5.56, but not as heavy to carry and with the harsher recoil that a .308 has. When chambered in 7.62 x 39, does the XCR equate that of most ARs or does it degrade to more of the accuracy of a Saiga or AK style gun? How does this gun handle the cheapy ammo like WOlf, Silver Bear, etc?

    I have an XCR chambered in 7.62x39 and was able to put 4 of 5 rounds at 100 yards from sand bags into less than a 1MOA size group with Wolf 122gr hollow points using a 2MOA Aimpoint red dot. I could do this pretty consistently.


    This is an example target. I was sighting in the rifle without a spotter scope. I was just aiming for the same spot, that's why it's off to the side a little.

    I'm very satisfied with accuracy of this rifle and it handles the cheap ammo really well. I've only used Wolf (700 rounds) so far and have experience only light primer strikes. I have recently got some Brown Bear and will try that out tomorrow at the range to see how well it does in the accuracy dept.

    So far I really heart this rifle...

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    Re: How Does Robinson XCR Accuracy compare in 7.62 x 39 as to an AR in 5.56

    I've had my XCR in 7.62x39 out to the range a few times, as well as some BLM land to see what it can do at 300+ yards. At 100 yards the accuracy is just as good as any standard AR-15. When I say standard I mean 16 inch barrel and 1:9 rifling twist using regular ammo. I took along my AR-15 to fire groups back to back with my XCR. WOLF is definitely not the most accurate ammo, but performed better then I expected in 7.62x39. At 300 plus yards I was able to hit a 3 foot tall silhouette target pretty easily with few misses. Note that I was using an Eotech and still adjusting the Zero on it as well. With good quality ammo and set up I'd say the XCR is easily as accurate as an AR-15 up to 500-600 yards with a good amount more energy. Yes, at those distances the 7.62x39 is losing speed and dropping fast but take into consideration it's not designed to be a long range round. For my own interest as well as that of others I'm going to be doing an accuracy test comparing my AR-15 in 5.56, XCR in 7.62x39, and AR-10 .308Nato, from 300 to 600 yards. Currently looking for a 6x scope or higher for my XCR as an Eotech will hinder results at that range.

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    Re: How Does Robinson XCR Accuracy compare in 7.62 x 39 as to an AR in 5.56

    Quote Originally Posted by ZackAttack View Post
    I've had my XCR in 7.62x39 out to the range a few times, as well as some BLM land to see what it can do at 300+ yards. At 100 yards the accuracy is just as good as any standard AR-15. When I say standard I mean 16 inch barrel and 1:9 rifling twist using regular ammo. I took along my AR-15 to fire groups back to back with my XCR. WOLF is definitely not the most accurate ammo, but performed better then I expected in 7.62x39. At 300 plus yards I was able to hit a 3 foot tall silhouette target pretty easily with few misses. Note that I was using an Eotech and still adjusting the Zero on it as well. With good quality ammo and set up I'd say the XCR is easily as accurate as an AR-15 up to 500-600 yards with a good amount more energy. Yes, at those distances the 7.62x39 is losing speed and dropping fast but take into consideration it's not designed to be a long range round. For my own interest as well as that of others I'm going to be doing an accuracy test comparing my AR-15 in 5.56, XCR in 7.62x39, and AR-10 .308Nato, from 300 to 600 yards. Currently looking for a 6x scope or higher for my XCR as an Eotech will hinder results at that range.
    Did you ever do the accuracy test comparing my AR-15 in 5.56, XCR in 7.62x39, and AR-10 .308Nato, from 300 to 600 yards? If so I'd love to see the results.
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    Re: How Does Robinson XCR Accuracy compare in 7.62 x 39 as to an AR in 5.56

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinRiggs View Post
    So far I really heart this rifle...
    I'm not a sniper and really havent tried it past 100 meters but at 100 I can get a tight group which is better than my Saiga. Next time I am out to a long distance range I will try it at farther distances. I am very pleased with this rifle and it chews up soviet bloc ammo.

    I really Heart my rifle too.
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    Re: How Does Robinson XCR Accuracy compare in 7.62 x 39 as to an AR in 5.56

    I have recently had the chance to plink at steel plates at 330 yrds. After about 5 rounds using Kentucky windage, I was hitting almost all my shots.

    The plates are about 7w x 12h. I use an Aimpoint T-1 zeroed at 150 meters. I tried with my Troy Micros but I couldn't see the plates >.<

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