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Called today to ask about this. Ty stated I'd have to speak with Alex on Monday about this.

I'm hoping to have quick switch uppers with scopes on each upper.

Do you guys think I'm crazy for this?
 

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Hey Juice, You aren't crazy. I'm thinking the same for my 6.5 Whatzit conversion kit. I have an AR with four uppers and it is handy as hell being able to make the three minute caliber swap. Keep us all posted o.k.?
 

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I think a complete upper and lower sounds even better 8)
 

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Guys,

I have asked about this previously and was told that they don't sell just uppers, but the whole rifle. I am going to call Alex myself next week to ask him in person about this matter, and also about the 11" barrel. If you want I will let you know how I go with these questions?
 

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Yep, I'll be asking too next Monday.

I think selling a complete upper in the conversion kit would be good too, unless they're hurting for uppers and need them all for complete rifle sales.
 

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IMHO I think their main holdup is barrels at the moment!

I don't know if they make one upper per one lower, if they do it could alway change due to need?

I might do a poll!

Who else reading this would be interested in a complete upper caliber conversion if offered by Robinson Armament?

Please keep in mind that we will be speaking to him on Monday (if back from vacation) so I could tell him if we have a need, and how many???

Don't be shy, it's just a number gathering exercise, it's not a commitment to it, just a needs analysis.
 

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Hell YES!!!! A .22 LR would make the whole package "sing." Rob Arms should look at it this way.... Ya Gotta have a Lower to need a complete Upper! We XCR owners are the lifeblood of this company, we can help OR hurt the company's future. As I said in annother post..."Rob Arms is one of the best companies I have delt with they actually TALK with the enduser." :2cents:
 

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I'm thinking of a complete upper, in say 7.62 x 39 ready to rock and roll after pushing one catch, and popping one pin!
 

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I am on the fence as to wether a seperate upper or the conversion is the better way to go. For work purposes I can't afford to have two of everything so the conversion wins based on a cost issue.

For conveniece, swapping uppers is much better, I think.

Since they make/have made for them all the parts in question I think it would be in their best interest to sell both conversions and complete uppers for those that want them. Since they are the only game in town for XCR parts, the more parts that existing customers buy, the more they make.
 

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Guys, the whole point of the XCR is to be able to just go with a conversion.
 

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I agree to a point, but there are some advantages to two uppers. I want to do a 6.5 designated marksmen set up with a leupold or IOR scope. I'd rather not have to unbolt the barrel and unmount the scope (even quick release mounts) in order to go back to 7.62. I get your point about switching barrels (I'll be going from a short barrel to a standard in 7.62 and will just adjust the EOTECH as necessary, but two uppers would be handy when switching between vastly different sites/calibers

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That's fair enough.
 

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There's really no advantage in buying another upper. You're not going to carry it around with you. Yes, it's faster to install. I'd be even faster if you just bought another complete weapon in 7.62x39mm.

Many customers who've bought 5.56 rifles have ordered complete rifles in 6.8 so they can keep the optics zeroed for each caliber. This argument would apply for separate uppers also.

We hope to begin making sights for the gas block. Those sights would allow each barrel to be zeroed for windage and elevation. Then one could simply change barrels and the rifle would already be sighted in.

On the other hand, we have designed the upper receiver so that it's relatively inexpensive so another upper is not such a bad idea.

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There's really no advantage in buying another upper. You're not going to carry it around with you. Yes, it's faster to install. I'd be even faster if you just bought another complete weapon in 7.62x39mm.

Many customers who've bought 5.56 rifles have ordered complete rifles in 6.8 so they can keep the optics zeroed for each caliber. This argument would apply for separate uppers also.

We hope to begin making sights for the gas block. Those sights would allow each barrel to be zeroed for windage and elevation. Then one could simply change barrels and the rifle would already be sighted in.

On the other hand, we have designed the upper receiver so that it's relatively inexpensive so another upper is not such a bad idea.

Sincerely,

Alex J. Robinson
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Robinson Armament Co.
Not sure what the big deal is about having a complete upper, I have seperate optics for 5.56 and 6.8 and both attach to the receiver via LaRue mounts. The 2 calibers shoot so close I really don't even need to swap optics for work out to 300 yards.

I think it might stem from the AR and what everyone is used to. Most aren't used to being able to pop a bolt and swap in a new barrel. We have that options on our M240s on the aircraft and carry around a spare barrel for each weapon. I can't imagine having to carry around a complete upper. Yes it is a little different as we are talking about changing calibers but I can swap bewteen my 2 calibers in about 3 minutes and I bet if I bought new foam for my pelican case it would all fit.

Having said all this I may buy another complete gun in x39, just so I have one registered SBR and one not.
 

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Aziator,

Good point. I guess the main benefit I can see to having a complete upper is for a dedicated long range set up that would still be about half the cost of buying a complete rifle (Just guessing here!)

But having played with barrels etc, the conversion kit would surfice for most applications.
 

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Hey Roy, You may have a good point. One could conceivable have a cased XCR with several caliber conversions in the same case. Hadn't quite tought of it like that before. Good point. ;D ;D
 
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