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What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

Here's my hope list:

18", 20" and 24" both heavy fluted and heavy profile barrels with 1:10 twist rate rifling.

I voted for 18", 20" and 24" heavy and 18", 20" and 24" heavy with fluting.

So six different barrel types (votes) for me.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

OK, I voted now I need to get on that waiting list!!! :)
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

18" and light. 12" and heavy with flutes (what the heck!).

Also, I still want a light 18" in 1 in 12 twist.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

I would like to see the 12" heavy/fluted and the 20" heavy fluted barrels. This works for me and should accommodate all situation I can think of.

We can only hope and wait. From all the other polls it would seem that there is a calling for the heavy fluted barrels. I like the extra weight up front, especially if you have to use it to nudge someone ;)

I think we all are on the waiting list! ::)
 

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We could use a bit more participation in this thread I think, otherwise the Robarms folks may think there's no interest in the XCR-M.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

That very well might be the case. I know my interest in any new .308 is at an all time low. The prices of .308 surplus is just ridiculous. I do reload, but I don't much care for doing it and I do have another .308 battle rifle.

Throw in the soon-to-be existance of the 6.5x39 for the XCR-L and my interest isn't what you'd call frothing at the mouth. I'm sorta interested, but the ammunition situation is a huge rain cloud over this particular parade.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

I now own 2 Springfield Armory rifles, a SOCOM2 & a M1A Match rifle. Also have 2 FN FAL's... 1 Belgain & 1 Austrialian. Plus my HK-91 I hardly ever shoot. Almost forgot my French MAS 49/56 (taken 2 deer with it) and a MAS 36 both in .308. Years ago I bought 2,000 primed cases (and still have over 1,000 left) + a shitload of brass and bullets from a store going out of business. Probably wouldn't buy the "M" unless I sold a couple.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

I bet ya out of the two FN FALs, the Australian one shoots the best! ;D
 

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I've got an 18" PARA DSA. The accuracy is just over an MOA but the regular profile barrel heats up to much so after a long session on speed plates and accuracy expands a little. A fluted Bull would be a better option.

20-24 would be good to allow longer range shooting aka AR10 sniper varients and a 12 inch bull for an SBR would be killer.
 

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Call me silly, but I want the longest barrel I can get - in the lightest contour I can get - and keep the rig in the M14 weight range. Why? Because with optics and a mount, we're in the HK91 weight range. Anything heavier would be unwieldly - I don't much care for humping the '91 too. The lighter the better.

Obviously this can go too far, but a good 'normal contour' (e.g. the diameter of a US GI M14 barrel) barrel in the 20" to 22" range would be IDEAL in my opinion.

The shortest barrel I'd be interested in -keeping the 308 Winchester / 7.62 NATO chambering- would be the 18 incher. And I'd want the 18 incher to be LIGHT as well.

Medium contours? POSSIBLY, but only with fluting. Heavy barrels tend to be so front-heavy they're silly. I once pulled a scoped SR25 with a heavy barrel - the thing was so incredibly front-heavy with the long heavy barrel and next to no weight in the butt it was a chore to pack it anywhere. Offhand shooting? Yeah, with balance like a Peterbuilt cab-over. I'm sure it was a LOVELY range queen though ::)

Does any of that make sense?
 

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I would also prefer the "standard" barrel to be ~21" relatively light profile, but that is what is great about the XCR... if you want a different barrel, hopefully you can get one.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

You know what? I rethought this.

I'm good with any diameter barrel that comes on the stick. If it's at least 18 inches (but preferably a bit longer), I'm good with that too.

The thing is, I can pop the barrel out in a heartbeat (thanks NY, for making me think) and send it off to be contoured if it's too thick for my tastes. In the same vein, I can have it shortened if it's too long - the only thing I can't do is add length to it. Therefore I'd prefer it to be no shorter than 18 inches. 20 or 22 is ideal for me.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

Another thing we can always get it fluted too!

I would like a 20" or there abouts and the a 12" for close up stuff!

I can't wait! BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!
 

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From what I have seen on the Canada gun forums is there is a huge demand for this rifle. There is no 7.62 black rifle that Canadians can buy at the moment that isn't restricted or prohibited. Meaning they can only shoot them at a range which sucks. Its kind of a race, people are waiting for either the XCR-M, the SCAR-H or the Magpul Massoud/ACR-H. Which ever one comes to the plate first will sell like hotcakes in Canada. I wouldn't doubt if they wanted to put 1k rifles out for sale they would all sell in a month, the demand is that high. Ever since 92 when they took away our rights to shoot 308 black rifles wherever we want people have been craving this. The loss of the FAL to prohibited status really ticked alot of people off and so did the loss of the AR-10 and LR 308 to restricted status.

As for Barrel lengths I want a light profile 18.5 inch barrel so it would be non restricted in Canada but I guess in Canada you can add the flashhider to the barrel length so 18 inch barrel is ok in light profile. Or as an alternative a light 20 inch barrel or medium with fluting. A nice short barrel would nice to buy in a kit as well. In Canada we can put a shorter barrel on a rifle and not change the status of the firearm if you don't keep the short barrel on it for more than 30 days. I know its a dumb rule but hey I would be in for a 18incher and a 12incher in a kit. ;)
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

KelTec RFB sould be out later this year too.
 

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Ya if the US state department would allow the export of these to Canada, which they won't because its not considered a sporting rifle. Damn that US state department.
 

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Re: What barrel lengths and barrel profiles will be available for the XCR-M?

I'd like a 17" MEDCON barrel standard with 10" rail.

Option for 20" HBAR "SPR" Barrel

Option for 13.5" SBR pencil barrel barrel
 
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