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Hey Robarms folks,

Can you explain why the 7.62x39 model and other non-5.56 models cost more than the 5.56 model?

Just curious what makes the costs $200 higher?
 

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I think Terra told Alex that we would pay it and to mark it up.. In return she gets $20 bucks from every one sold towards her very own XCR... ;)
 

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Hehehe!

Sounds like my wife. That or purses. Or blouses. Or pants. Or accessories.

[Hmm, I guess that's not too different than us guys with our next firearm or firearm related accessory purchase though.]

Terra, is there any way you can ask Alex and find out why for us?

BR
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No, no, no. The extra 0 is to support my shoe habit. :D
 

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I would bet the R&D costs are much higher. And be real, the cost is no more then the 6.5 or 6.8 guns. OK it's is a dollar more for the convertion then the 6.8 kit! I'm sure that RA is a for profit business and their pricing is not out of line with their other offerings.



It's still a good deal given the cost of ammo.
 

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One thing I thought of...has the 5.56 price changed since they introduced the new Gas Block? That alone is $100. I am sure Alex will enlighten us when he gets a free moment.
 

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Guys:

If we made as many 7.62x39mm rifles as we do 5.56, the price would be about the same. You guys on this forum are right, the R&D costs are higher. The 7.62x39mm varies much more than the 5.56 does. We had to do a lot more testing with a lot of ammo.

The 7.62x39mm ammo is cheap now but may go up a lot. For this reason, we may look at a .22LR conversion. On the other hand, We've had a few people want other .458 SOCOM and other weird calibers.

The 7.62x39mm does kick more than the 6.8 or 6.5. Our brake really helps a lot.

The advantage of our rifle over an AK or something cheaper is the accuracy. This darn XCR shoots tight groups using good 7.62x39mm ammo. I'm talking MOA or very close thereto.

BTW, the .300-221 didn't fly so well.

Also, if there's a moderator around these parts, he or she should put these posts under the 7.62x39mm thread.

Sincerely,

Alex J. Robinson
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Thanks Alex, figured it had to do with R&D. I for one am willing to pay a little more for something that is thought through and tested so I don't have to waste my ammo testing and reporting everything wrong. Keep up the innovation and get that "M" out to us (and the new stock).
 

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Alex,

Can you post, or direct me to someplace that shows a photo of your muzzel brake. I have been asked questions about it but I have been unable to find a photo of it.

Thanks,

Roy
 

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Is it the same brake that is on the 6.8???
 

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Also, if there's a moderator around these parts, he or she should put these posts under the 7.62x39mm thread.
Done.
 

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Roy, take a look at the pics of my 6.8, they are here>>> http://xcrforum.com/index.php/topic,375.0.html

If that pic of the Brake doesn't work for you I can take another one. It looks very similiar to the one that is on the Barrett 468 but I haven't seen one of those in person, just photo.
 
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