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    6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    Lex, please pin this.


    We started the RA 6.5 some time ago. It is chambered for the 6.5 Grendel round. In our first batch of rifles we went with what we
    thought were the proper chamber dimensions. However, we were losing primers. We later found out that critical chamber dimensions
    are too tight. This caused the primes to pop out. So, we are going to get some new chamber reamers made and try again. We're sorry for the delay but other engineering projects have taken a priority. We hope to have the 6.5 ready by Christmas.

    We would also like to know what other cartridges you are interested in. One possibility is the 5.45x39mm Russian cartridge. Right now
    it's abundant and cheap. Another possibility is a 6.5x45 that goes in a modified 5.56 case. In other words, you could resize your 5.56 brass and have a 6.5 which uses the same bolt, magazines, etc. as your 5.56 XCR. All you'd have to do is change the barrel. I cannot
    give you the performance features of this ammunition yet. I do not have it. It's potential is, however, very good. (The cost of a
    conversion kit would be 0 to 0 because it's just a barrel).

    We have almost fulfilled all our promises to make conversion kits for the XCR-L available in 7.62x39mm, 6.8 SPC, etc. as well as
    certain accessories you've all been asking for. We will add a few other calibers and stock options for the XCR-L as time goes on.. We
    are obviously working towards offering an XCR-M .308 next. Please give us your input on the caliber conversion kits for the XCR-L.

    Please do not pester our sales staff asking when this or that caliber kit or accessory will be available. They don't know. We will tell you what we're working on (under development). We'll post a notice on our website and on this forum when something is close to shipping and not before. It takes lots of time and money to design, test, and manufacture these products. Our stuff works well because we take the time to do it right. We have delivered what we said we would and we will continue to do so.

    You should also note that there are some new accessories that you all have been asking for which should be announced next week if all goes well.. We appreciate your continued support and patience and value your input. We will continue to make the XCR the best, most
    durable, and most accessorizable rifle on the market.


    Sincerely,

    Alex J. Robinson
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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    Thanks for the info...

    One other possible cartridge I might be interested in, if you are taking suggestions, is the .204 Ruger.

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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    Thanks for the info

    I'd be interested in a.22LR and a either a 9mm or 45ACP kit
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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    I really, really would like to see the 6.5x45 that goes in a modified 5.56 case, which I believe is also known as the 6.5 MPC by SSK Industries, right? 6.5 seems to be a real ballistic sweet spot with those long, low drag bullets that fly so well. I'm ready to send the money the day the decision to produce it is made.

    http://www.sskindustries.com/6_5mpc.htm

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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    the one thing that could make a dent in ammo prices is to get a 22LR conversion done. Make it use the Ciener mags (as they are made by both ciener and Black dog mags) and you'll have a winner on your hands. hell you could even offer a barrel with a 1-12 twist just for it. offer the bolt kit and the barrel separately and sell the black dog mags.

    IMHO thats all thats missing in the XCR. these other cheeseball carts are a waste due to the fact they either use proprietary single maker mags or are not in ready production. personally I wouldnt make them unless I had enough secured orders of that caliber to cover my expenses outright.

    now get back to making the XCR-M in 308 and 45-70.

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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    I think I would like to see pistol calibers for conversions 9mm, 40S&W and 45 acp possibly a 10mm as well. But I could care less about them for now I am pleased to hear you are working hard on the XCR-M that is what I want most of all. I wouldn't care if you didn't make any other conversions or made anymore current ones if it meant the XCR-M came out quicker. Also for extras I would like to see that match trigger and maybe a new type of stock. I also hope you advertise the XCR-M as 308win not 7.62x51 cause that will be the deciding factor as to if you will be able to export it to Canada. Also one question will be able to shoot 180 gr hunting ammo in the rifle as my M14 cannot handle 180gr hunting loads 170gr ish is all she can handle.
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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    I've already ordered the 6.5.

    I want a .308. I'd also buy a .22 and a 9mm.

    That covers short range, medium and long; home defense and cheap practice on the same platform.

    I'm with Jack on the stock and the trigger.

    A 9mm in the PDW config would be outstanding. Even better would be .357 SIG.

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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    Quote Originally Posted by tk View Post
    I've already ordered the 6.5.

    I want a .308. I'd also buy a .22 and a 9mm.

    That covers short range, medium and long; home defense and cheap practice on the same platform.

    I'm with Jack on the stock and the trigger.

    A 9mm in the PDW config would be outstanding. Even better would be .357 SIG.

    tk
    I'd say instead of 9mm or .357 Sig I'd rather .45ACP

    The main things I'd be interested in is the new trigger and a .22 Conversion and maybe the stock
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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    I have a bunch of 6.5 ammo and 12 6.5 mags. The intent of my second XCR was to set it up with a high powered variable scope for 6.5 as a deer rifle with the capability to switch to 5.56 for shtf and what not.

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    Re: 6.5 Update from Alex 9/18/2008

    Alex, what happened to the 6x45?????? Simple to make, easy to reload, accurate, and can take a deer. ???
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