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Well its been a long time coming, but I finally hit the range tomorrow with my unfired XCR and some Win Q3131. Not sure that I'll fire 300 rounds, but I will try for 150.

I guess I'm just going to leave all the screws as-is, and see if anything is loose after the first range session.
 

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Be sure to oil the hell out of it. Especially the Bolt carrier and the sides where it rides the rails. Seriously, if it's not almost dripping wet on your first outing you can't over-oil it. And leave the gas setting on 4 to break it in per RobArms break in directions.
 

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What's the saying??? "Shoot it like you wasn't paying for the ammo"

or something like that! Shoot the shit out of it! I bet you will go through the whole 300 rounds, once you start it's such an enjoyable experience you won't want to stop!

Let us know how ya went. Don't forget, when you get it good and hot, that's when it's time to put the Militec on the moving parts to make it bond!

Enjoy! I'm excited for you!
 

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No need to loctite the bolts until they become loose, I had no problem with my ejector new from the factory.
 

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No need to loctite the bolts until they become loose, I had no problem with my ejector new from the factory.
Fair enough. I had ejectors on both mine fall off during the first range session. AR15 guys got a big kick out of that. I suppose it was my fault for not checking to ensure they were tight.
 

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Hey NY, If you have a bottle of Militech1, about havf way through the ammo (weapon hot) relube and shoot the rest of your ammo. The lube will bond to the metal. When you get home clean and relube. Do this at least three times, as the hot metal helps the bonding process. Enjoy :rapidfire: :firepower:
 

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If you are going to check them, just check them and don't try to tighten them any further as you will disturb the loctite and you will have to start over again. :2cents:
 

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If you are going to check them, just check them and don't try to tighten them any further as you will disturb the loctite and you will have to start over again. :2cents:
Excellent point. I bought mine several months ago. I'm sure the newer rifles are all loctited. No reason to mess up something that's already fixed. :)
 

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I never lubed mine hen I broke it in is that bad???
 

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I had it wet with Breakfree CLP, same as I do with my ARs. Ran 140 rounds of Winchester Q3131 (hot milspec M193). No malfunctions, nice even ejection at 2 oclock from start to finish. I will clean it up and maybe check some screws tommorrow.

I was shooting through Troy irons with the large rear aperature, and was printing about 5" or so I guess.

My only slight concern so far is that my elevation with those sights is good as is, but I had to bottom out the front sight to get it on target. Not a deal breaker since I eventually intend for them to be back up sights anyway, but, not ideal. Not sure if that would be something to do with the sights or the rifle. They are designed for an AR of course, and I "think" they sit higher over the bore than they do on the AR. Either that, or it has something to do with the height of the cheek weld that makes it seem that way.

Also the trigger leaves a lot to be desired, but that seem to be pretty standard, and I'm going to give it more of a chance to break in before deciding to send it off to Bill Springfield.

Overall though, I think this rifle has a lot of potential, and it functioned great, so I think I'm off to a good start.
 

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Hmmmmm, while you are saving up more money for ammo, Militech1 & Optics........ why not box it up and send it to Bill for the trigger job. You will be VERY happy you did. With the trigger out of the way you can concentrate on getting in some good accuracy work. Good Luck :2cents:
 

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Yes I agree totally. I sent my lower to bill over the holiday period and had it back in my hands within a week, and he's on the other side of the country. It will be the best $49.00 (including return shipping) you will spend on your XCR, mark my words!

Great news about the problem free range shoot. Here's something a lot of people don't know about the Troy sights, which I too am using as BUIS.

The troy front post is the same as they use on the AK front sight, and not the AR front sight. A bit of trivia for y'all!
 

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What distance did you zero your irons at? I zero at 50 yards and I didn't have to touch my MI front sight post. It is perfectly centered in its range.
 

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I got it on paper at 25 yards and then backed it out to the maximium distance allowed by the range for a "fine tune", which I'm estimating at 85 yards or so; I don't think it was quite 100. I'm looking forward to taking it out to another range I frequent to shoot it at a measured 100 yards.

I see a lot of you guys like this militec1; sounds good... I've never even seen a bottle of it though. :-\ Aussie, I promise at this rate, my lower will be going for the trigger job someday, as long as the reports keep coming back positive. I did see that one report of a B.S. modified trigger that dropped when the rifle was bumped?... that kind of thing scares the shit out of me, but if 99%+ of the reviews are good, and mine tests well over time, I think I can trust it.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to clean it up this afternoon.
 

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Hey NY, Militech1 is a synthetic metal conditionerthat works well in firearms, engines & transmissions to name a few things. It bonds to the metal when it gets hot, creating a dry lube in the process. Good stuff. ;D
 

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I just cleaned it up, and the internals were pretty clean, as I was expecting they would be. Even the gas plug was clean... only the piston had any residue on it to speak of (of course). Maybe its the ammo; I've never shot that exact load before.

I also added my Bobro grip and got my rail covers adjusted a little differently.

For anyone wondering, the finish on the Bobro grip matches that on the rifle *exactly*... it looks very good.

Can't wait to shoot it some more. Hopefully I can use it in some 3 gun sometime. :)
 
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