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OK.. the $107 is no big deal.

But after the break in period I have been running my XCR at level 2.

I have had no issues at all.

I have used about 5 or 6 different ammo's (all 55gn or 62gn)

So as I said why would I need to do this?
 

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I have heard a few guys say that the jam nut on the gas block loosens up and falls off. so i guess the easier adjustability and the nut not coming loose could be a good reason. but as you said, while the $107 isn't a big deal (i spent that much and more for dinner with my wife and daughter tonight, spending it on my xcr would be just as easy and more fun) I am not ready to jump up and buy it.

Now that being said, when the new barrels are available, i am sure i will buy the gas value then just to change it over for the mulitple barrels.
 

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Another possible reason is if you are ever thinking of putting a suppressor on it. The new gas valve has a suppressor setting built in.
 

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I've got mixed feelings about the gas block. It's pretty slick and I kind of wish it'd been out from day one.

On the other hand, I'm not seeing any real use of it on an existing rifle. I don't have any issues with the older setup.

What I'll probably do is get the new block on another barrel. Most likely, that will be on a 6.8 conversion. With .223 prices getting as bad as they are, the 6.8 is starting to look better and better. Then we'll see how much use it really is compared to the older block. Depending on how I feel about that will dictate if I retro-fit my present barrel or not.
 

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I agree that my current setup is working perfectly and I always take the appropriate wrench in my kit bag now anyway. But hey! It's slick.

On the issue of 6.8 ammo not looking so bad. I would assume that 6.8 prices are going up just like .223. At the Crossroads of the West gun show in Denver last weekend, I found .223 at under $300 a thousand. They ran out before I got there so I wound up with 500 for $150.

I like the idea of the easily replacable barrel and caliber changes. But realistically, the only reason to go to the 6.8 is to hit harder at longer ranges. I just picked up a FAL for that so any reason for swapping barrels just went out the window for me.
 

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Just to be clear, I'm on the waiting list for the new gas blocks as soon as they're available because I like ot have the most up to date weapon I can. I'll probably also get a new bolt and firing pin, the new trigger assembly, and anything else Robarms comes up with. It's my hobby after all.

I'm also waiting just like everyone else for 7.62x39 kits.
 
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