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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Ah yes! Troy BUIS. I have a set of those on my XCR, just couldn't make out what they were in your pics.

    There's good news and bad news for you. The bad news is it only gets worse from here. The good news is there's all kinds of neat things you just gotta have for you XCR, including a big brother.


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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Quote Originally Posted by SigsRule View Post
    ...including a big brother.
    All set.


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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Great minds must think alike!

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Quote Originally Posted by ny32182 View Post
    Well here is the first picture of my XCR:



    Its a work in progress.

    Doesn't look like 0 worth of stuff, does it?
    LOL!! Dude that is too funny! That's one of the best XCR photos I have ever seen.

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    The MIAD really is great. I prefer the feel of the old HK grip and it almost duplicates it on the XCR.

    What seriously jacks up the price of outfitting an XCR are the irons. Not something you usually think (much) about, but a good set of irons will usually set you back $350+. Between my irons and ten PMags, I think I added about 66% to the cost of the gun. And that's not counting rail covers, swivels, sling...it never ends. We won't even mention optics.

    Fun stuff, but I need to start getting in some overtime. After all, XCR-Hs aren't THAT far away...

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    Yeah, I have MIADs on some ARs now. They are quite comfortable. I will actually use the entirely flat front strap, as none of the grooved ones are really fit to good position on my hand.

    I might get some PMAGS if they ever get them straightened out... Didn't they just recall all of them? I've never had a problem with the standard USGI mags though.

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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    Magpul recalled old versions of their plastic magazines to replace them with new ones. I now have 20 of the new ones. As far as the ever-ending accessory list for rifles my XCR is up to the following:

    Magpul rail covers
    Hogue Pistol grip
    Troy BUIS
    Tango Down vertical grip
    Daniel Defense QD rail mount sling attach
    Vickers 2 point sling
    Pmag magazines (20)
    EULA loading tool
    Molle rifle case (36 inch)
    Pelican rifle case
    ACOG TA31F
    New adjustable gas block (next on the list)

    I hate to think how much is tied up in the XCR at this point since I also just purchased a DSA FAL and it's accessories are:

    Extra metric magazines (only have 2 - 20 rd ones at this point)
    5 rd metric magazine (to be legal if I use it for Elk/deer hunting)
    EULA loading tool
    FAB Vertical grip
    Vickers 2 point sling
    ACOG (next on the list)

    And all this was from a complete start in January when Tzoid and VariableBinary got me interested in the XCR over the Sig556 I was considering.


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    The 7/07 PMags seem to have all the early issues ironed out. Mine have been great. When I first opened up the box they came in, my first thought was, "They're just like AUG mags!" And they are. Almost. Enough so that I'm going to pull the trigger on a STANAG stock for my AUG. They are just that good. So far, anyway.

    I've seen way too many broken AR mags over the years. That was one of my largest concerns about buying an XCR. If it hadn't been for the HK mags, I probably wouldn't have bought one. Then Magpul comes out with the better mousetrap. Heck, now even ARs themselves are starting to look good to me! Sorta. I need a new varmint rifle... 8)


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    Re: My XCR buying process.

    I have a bunch of Varmit rifles. Starting in order of use.

    WRAC stainless varmit special in 22-250 with heavy barrel
    XCR in .223
    Weatherby 300 mag - I was Elk hunting and getting skunked when I saw a coyote. A 300 Wthby does a number on coyotes.
    Ruger 77/22
    Marlin Golden 39A
    DSA FAL (not yet, but who knows)

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    My present one is a .308 Blaser. Works great, but a bit expensive to shoot and it kicks more than I'd care for in a long session.

    I've been reading about some .204 Ruger AR uppers. I gotta say, that really intrigues the heck out of me. Something along those lines may very well be my next long gun. Next summer, perhaps.

    Of course, I'll be all set to get one, then Robinsion will release a 6.5 Grendel conversion and I'll be back at square one, heh.

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