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Greetings fellow shooters, I am looking a the XCR as an upgrade to my black gun section of my gun collection.

I’ve got a Rocker River AR 15, with two tops ( 24” varmint, and M4 16” upper). I’ve got a number of after market items for the gun. Scopes, C-mag etc – like I would assume a lot of us have. I like the fact that a number of these after market items can be used on the XCR. ( I am not a great fan of the .223 – but I got on the bandwagon some years ago with the AR15 for NRA shooting). On that note I am a .308 fan at heart…

One of the options before me is a Larue Stealth upper. These from what I can determine are first rate and shoot well under 1 MOA. Draw back, the upper from Larue cost around $1100.00, not much under what a XCR would cost me and the XCR will take a number of my after market toys as well.

So, one of my questions for you folks is this: How many of you are getting sold accuracy at or near 1 MOA out to 100 – 300 yards ( or more?) with the .223

The appeal ( to me) is that the XCR seems to encompass a number of great gun designs. A few are: AK proven piston design, great sight base from the AR ( I cannot see half way down the barrel any longer to see my rear sight, hence I need a rear sight close to the eye). I also really like the left side cocking handle ( old FAL fan and to me this was one of the greatest battle rifles of all time). I like the fact that I can swap to another caliber for a reasonable price…

The down side: I don’t like that parts made by one manf may become scarce in the future.. IE: There are tons of AK parts all over the place… Long term replacement parts for an XCR?

Please note, than none of these comments are made to detract from the XCR or Robertson Armament. I most likely will buy one. But I am on the fence at the moment and wondered if any of you had some of the same thoughts when moving from the old AR 15 platform.
 

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Well one good thing about the XCR is that you can switch calibers so you aren't limited to .223 and in the fall or early next year we should see the XCR-M which will shoot the .308 round. As for parts becoming scarce I don't think they will as RobArm has been steadily been making more XCR's every year and are becoming quite a successful company and their quality control is improving year after year as well. For shooting I believe many people have achieved 1 MOA easily with the XCR. I haven't yet but I have only owned my XCR for a few weeks now and I haven't properly benched the rifle to see what it shoots. From what I have seen so far when I shot it though I don't think it will be difficult to achieve 1MOA with it.
 

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If you like the AR you will LOVE your XCR. ARs are finicky at times, my XCR is not. I bought an AR upper in 6.8 and it would not cycle reliably I had to send it back to the manufacture for repair. I had made up some reloads and one lot would NOT function in the AR. When I received and installed my XCR 6.8 Kit I was surprised that it shot ALL loads reliably. :2cents:I also like the short package it provides with stock folded. And yes, I am able to shoot some 1" groups if I do my part. >:D
 

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Thanks gents, I bought two guns in the recent past few months and am now busy filling my private firearms coffers for another buy. I’m about 90% sure I am going to opt for an XCR. Seems to have a large following from some very informed shooters. What I see here on various threads are comments from various members that are informativem and that I can tell know what they are talking about. All too often these forums supporting various firearms types are full off " this is the best gun in the world" comments IE: AK47 forums. As we all know, guns are like tools, you need one type for one job and something else for another job. I do think however the XCR comes as close to a one firearm doing it all than most - a true "adjustable end wrench" :)

I think when I get back to the US I am going to locate one. If so I will certainly obtain some replacement parts.

Thanks for the info…
 

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I think when I get back to the US I am going to locate one.
Contact Roy at Aussie Arms - through this forum - and he will provide you with the best price and prompt service. If you have any doubts, shop around - but give him a chance to meet or beat your best deal.

Good luck!
 
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