Would any of you XCR fans and owners mind pontificating on a few things here? I'm maybe looking to join your ranks in a hopeless effort to feed my yawning addiction for black rifles.
1) Does the XCR have any sort of primary extraction? If so, do you feel it makes any difference in reliability?
2) Does the XCR handle much differently than the AR15? Is the weight distribution any different? Are the ergonomics significantly different?
3) Is there any meat to the rumor that Robinson arms has obtained a significant contract either with a foreign military or a private military company?
Thanks in advance
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May 5, 2007, 04:25 PM
Extraction is via a large Sako style extractor. Its design elminates the spring and insert combo that tends to go bad in the AR15. Ejection comes from a fixed blade extractor, and the bullet goes forward and to the right which the guy next to you at the range will appreciate.
The XCR handles like a typical RRA carbine. The balance is slightly forward. The bolt release is a major step forward in terms of speed and ease of use. The safety is easier to flick on because of its 60 degree travel. The mag release is in approximately the same location as the AR so droping your trigger from the mag release button to the bolt release comes naturally. If an ambi mag release were available it would be ideal (AR ambi's will not fit).
As for the military thing, RA says they cannot confirm due to contract requirements but the rumor is an eastern European country that used to field AK's.
May 6, 2007, 05:16 AM
Thank you, LoadedDrum, that's precisely what I needed to know. The extraction/ejection sounds interesting if nothing else.
I had heard that the country was Georgia, but I'm sure it's all blowing smoke.
May 6, 2007, 08:56 AM
the xcr balances like the ar but it felt like my hand sat futher up on the pistol grip, it also feels like theres less recoil, and there a more solid feel when shooting it.