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JP Enterprises CTR 02 review

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Matthew Courtney, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Matthew Courtney

    Matthew Courtney Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
    One of the students in this past week-end's rifle course took the course with a JP Enterprises CTR 02. I am not often or easily impressed with high dollar equipment of fancy add ons, but this rifle is so well thought out and beautifully executed, we just had to check it out closely to see if it performed as well as it appeared it might.

    The rifle has a Cooley comp built into the air gauged 416 stainless steel barrel. The barrel is free floated with a rifle length aluminum tube. Mounted on the tube were a Trijicon Reflex Acog in a 45 degrees clockwise position, along with a Harris 6-9 ultralight bipod in the 6 o'clock position. The trigger was crisp and broke at a little over 4 pounds with no creep. Trigger reset was very short. The buttstock is adjustible, yet absolutely solid at each length. The primary optic is a 4x Acog with a red chevron reticle. The comb was a padded tube, allowing for a 45 degree counter clockwise cant for maintaining a cheek weld while using the forward mounted reflex.

    The rifle wasn't light, but it was very well balanced considering the accessories. Fit and finish were superb. 100 yard accuracy results from the bench were as follows: Federal 63 grain bonded JSP - .827 inches, Remington 55 grain FMJ - 1.07 inches, and Federal 50 grain JHP - .887 inches; Fantastic accuracy for cheap, non-match ammunition.

    The Cooley comp tamed recoil pretty well, but I couldn't maintain a sight picture through recoil with the 4X ACOG, probably due to the short 1.5 inch eye relief. Maintaining sight picture with the forward mounted Reflex was easy, making close follow-up hits fast and accurate.

    Of the many premium and super premium rifles that have come through the doors, the JP Enterprises CTR 02 is the first one which offers the user a marked increase in shootability over rifles like the S&W M&P Sport or a Bushmaster H-Bar.
  2. browningguy

    browningguy Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Houston, TX
    It's hard to go wrong with anything from JP.
  3. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Texan by birth, in Colorado cause I hate humidity
    I had the chance to shoot my friend's CTR-02 at competition one time. Wat a beautiful rifle. If only they didn't cost more than I paid for my truck...

    We were ringing the torso sized steel plate at 600y with that rifle using an ACOG TA01 like it was at 300.
  4. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Potomac, Maryland - Behind enemy lines!!
    The comp actually isn't built into the barrel - it's threaded on. But it sure looks like a single piece, doesn't it? ;)

  5. gigemlaw

    gigemlaw New Member

    Oct 17, 2010
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    Oct 23, 2004
    most JP stuff is definitely worth the money. never been disappointed in anything i've purchased from them
  7. Carter

    Carter Senior Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    North Carolina
    I wouldn't mind trying their captured recoil spring...but their complete rifles are out of price range.

    I didn't know anything about them until I watched some shot show videos.

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