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    New Canadian

    New to the sight, just looking at adding an XCR to the fleet and researching what it all means. Had a fellow,offer me a gen2 keymod medium barrel. Any info and discussion reaction is appreciated.
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    Welcome! Many of your fellow countrymen are on here.
    What caliber is the rifle?
    The keymod version have been very good QC wise with no outstanding issues that I know of. Wolverine I believe is the the distributor/dealer in Canada has been very supportive of the XCR if there has been any individual issues, and so has Robinson Arms (RA).
    The challenge has been the 7.62 magazines, although they have gotten better, they can be a little finicky. The 30 rounders especially, I don't think you can have 30 in Canada so this may not be an issue for you.
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    It's a gen 2 XCR-m , I am trading him my National Match Springfield M1a for it as I just recently purchased an Israeli defence sniper M14 parts kit and am gonna build it into a heavy barrel m1a platform. Figured I didn't need 3 of these rifles. Hate to see the NM go as it's just an awesome forearm but excited to jump into the XCR realm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walleyed99 View Post
    It's a gen 2 XCR-m , I am trading him my National Match Springfield M1a for it as I just recently purchased an Israeli defence sniper M14 parts kit and am gonna build it into a heavy barrel m1a platform. Figured I didn't need 3 of these rifles. Hate to see the NM go as it's just an awesome forearm but excited to jump into the XCR realm.
    Not sure what a NM M1A goes for in Canada....but it's a good trade down here. When you say "Gen 2" though....do you mean it has the upgraded bbl extension/gas tube that helped improve accuracy?
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    Given the broad and accessible support Wolverine provides for the XCR, it probably makes more sense for a Canadian to take up the platform than an American. M1A was never really intended for optics. XCR, mount whatever you want to it. Apples to oranges. Welcome to a new era in firearms design.
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    Well having owned and worked on M1A's or more directly Norinco M30B and XCR's, welcome to the group and don't think twice about the choice. You have the latest generation rifle if you go with this trade unless you consider the new long forends and low profile gas blocks to be a new generation (well FAST 3 stock too). If you want a lighter modern battle rifle, don't think twice about it. I have no hands on with the national match M1A's, with today's prices up here for both it's not a bad trade (I think).

    It will be much easier to get parts and service the XCR for sure. Even though I've grumbled lately about getting parts for some calibers for the XCR-L.
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    I put it up for sale to fund an LRB m14 receiver as I picked up an Israeli defense heavy barrel kit from Wolverine and decided to build up essentially the best m14 pattern rifle. An all USGI hammer forged receiver m14, was not looking for trades but this one came up. Now I'm probably putting my other usgi/Norc kit up for sale to fund the cream of the crop receiver cause I couldn't pass up the XCR. I will post a picture of the XCR here shortlisted

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    From the picture it has the right muzzle brake too, I think you're g2g if you make that decision.
    Last edited by xdmer; 04-07-2017 at 10:17 PM. Reason: typo fix
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    Welcome! Sounds like a good trade. The color adds a little value, too. That is an upgrade. I'm not sure about Canadian laws, can you use suppressors? The current gas system hasn't been so great using a suppressor, which is stupid since that is one of the main reasons to have a can.

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    They are prohibited devices for us, not legal. I'm not sure of the prices difference now for the colour options (non striped), but it use to be a couple hundred more.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjorin View Post
    Welcome! Sounds like a good trade. The color adds a little value, too. That is an upgrade. I'm not sure about Canadian laws, can you use suppressors? The current gas system hasn't been so great using a suppressor, which is stupid since that is one of the main reasons to have a can.
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