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And what will be the offerings and prices?

I should be getting my 5.56x45 in a few weeks time, hopefully and am already planning upgrades.

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Discount Guns in Everett, Washington has one on the wall. I am curious why you want one with an H barrel. Are there advantages to the heavy barrel over the light barrel?
 

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I have mine in 16" HB. I recommend the LW barrel unless you are shooting a high rate of fire. The XCR is full floated and even a pencil barrel will be accurate compared to the HB version (my oversight when I got mine). If loger range accuracy is your goal, get the 18" barrel, or the 16" HB if you plan on cutting it to 12 or 11".
 

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I have mine in 16" HB. I recommend the LW barrel unless you are shooting a high rate of fire. The XCR is full floated and even a pencil barrel will be accurate compared to the HB version (my oversight when I got mine). If loger range accuracy is your goal, get the 18" barrel, or the 16" HB if you plan on cutting it to 12 or 11".
It sounds like you are regretting your choice, I oredered mine with a heavy barrel just because I thought it looked better than the LW version
 

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Not regretting exactly. More like having a better insight now. Had I spoken w/Alex before getting my XCR I'd gone LW. It wasn't until i got it that I noticed how beefy it was. The weight difference between the two is only 6 oz and the XCR is a tad front heavy w/the HB. After all I can get the pencil barrel (and will) and either keep the HB as a spare, cut it down, sell it, whatever.
 

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Actually, I already ordered my XCR with 18.6" heavy barrel month or so ago from my local FFL dealer, but was wondering if a heavier barrel profile was available?

Such as a bull barrel or something like that.

EDIT - I should mention weight is not a problem, most of my other serious rifles have 24" barrels. Only have a couple of carbines with 16" or 18" barrels.

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When I spoke to Ty last he told me that the heavy barrels should start shipping in a couple of weeks. That was about a week ago, so hopefully they won't be long. Considering the machining process, it is possible that they do a run of light barrels and then a run of heavy barrels. Just a guess ::) Please, if anyone has "the facts" please fill us in?

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Question related to heavy barrels on the XCR:  Does RA have a heavy barrel fluted option?  Benefits of increased surface area for more cooling, less metal for weight savings, and it just looks damn cool.  Is this/will it be an option?

Note: I just found this forum during my "thinking about getting an XCR" research and I'm amazed at the posts, feedback and interaction from the manufacturer (Alex and Terra)...definitely a huge mark in the "buy the XCR" column!
 

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Question related to heavy barrels on the XCR: Does RA have a heavy barrel fluted option? Benefits of increased surface area for more cooling, less metal for weight savings, and it just looks damn cool. Is this/will it be an option?

Note: I just found this forum during my "thinking about getting an XCR" research and I'm amazed at the posts, feedback and interaction from the manufacturer (Alex and Terra)...definitely a huge mark in the "buy the XCR" column!
Currently they do not have a fluted barrel option afaik. All of their current offerings (and offerings coming soon) are listed here: http://www.robarm.com/products.asp?cat=10

I also found this forum on my "thinking about getting an XCR" research.
On one of my google searches, a link to this forum came up about a week ago that didnt come up before.
 

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Are there any plans for a fluted XCR Heavy Barrel? That would be a pretty "cool" option to have as it would aid in the cooloing of the barrel due to the increase in surface area.
 

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Just a quick update on my heavy barrel ...

I got my 18.6" heavy barrel model in a week or so ago.

It has a 1-in-8 twist barrel, just so you know.

I'm still waiting for my rear sight to come in to go shoot it, or I may have to temporarily borrow a scope from one of my LR-308's for the time being.
 

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What rear sight are you waiting for? I am partial to the MidWest Ind. BUIS, they seem well made and of good quality. Your impressions?
 

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Side by side you can see that the TROY fit & finish are alot better & playing with them the TROY has a lot better lock up. Don't get me wrong they both get the job done, I prefer the TROY.
 
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