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LWRC M6A2 - Worth the money?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rusty_Rivers_911, Aug 16, 2016.

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  1. Rusty_Rivers_911

    Rusty_Rivers_911 Member

    Aug 6, 2016
    Mountains of Colorado
    Hello everyone-

    This thread may have been posted before, I did a quick search and could not find anything on THR regarding this.

    I ran across a pretty good deal for an LWRC with ACOG and once again started scouring the internet for opinions on LWRC.

    I want to go with a piston driven AR, already have several direct impingement guns. I do all my own reloading and am really planning to make this my official SHTF weapon (get the tin foil hats ready hah).

    Can anyone give me some feedback if they own an LWRC? I'd like to get a really high end AR vs building my own.

    Thanks for taking the time to help out!

  2. jehu

    jehu Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    I have 6 in 5.56 and a R.E.P.R 308! Finest piston type AR's in my opinion. Danny Defense makes a decent one also and there are others that are OK!
  3. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    At that price a FN SCAR would be an option, or two Beretta ARXs.

    Plus the SCAR was designed as a short stroke piston rifle from the start.

  4. Llama Bob

    Llama Bob member

    Feb 25, 2016
    They're a perfectly good piston AR, but I'm definitely not sold on the idea that AR need to be or should be piston weapons. I've been doing quite a bit of shooting with suppressed DI AR15s, and other than needing a gas buster charging handle there have been no problems.

    In general I'll take the accuracy of the DI gun instead.
  5. FL-NC

    FL-NC Member

    Feb 10, 2016
    Fl panhandle
    I have pretty extensive experience with the M6 (not by choice) and I will say that it isn't even almost worth the $. The service life on barrels and piston components is inferior to most DI AR's, the accuracy is wanting, and all the parts on the top half are proprietary. I would much sooner buy a DI AR and just clean it.
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2004
    wouldn't be worth the $ to me.

    as far as I'm concerned, you can get "reliability" under $1000, from BCM or Colt and probably some others. i'm not a fan of the piston kits

    the reason to spend $$$ is to get some or all of the following:
    - extreme accuracy
    - extreme low weight
    - reliability suppressed and unsuppressed, including suppressor
    - some special feature like take down for inconspicuous carry, or competition race gun parts
  7. kwguy

    kwguy Member

    Dec 17, 2012
    CDNN had been running a sale on those uppers some time back, around $700 ish if I remember correctly. Picked one up, and no issues suppressed or un-suppressed. Ejection pattern changes are about it, but are consistent in each mode. I took my time breaking in the barrel, which is medium contour, and was very surprised at the accuracy. Generally one MOA, but often about 1/2 MOA and slightly less (77 and 69 grain BTHP), with a 4x ACOG, Geiselle trigger.

    There was no way I was gonna pay the original $1800 ish for an upper, but when they went on sale, I decided to pick one up, and am extremely pleased with its performance. I do remove any copper fouling about every 200 rounds, mostly because I'm still evaluating accuracy vs fouling, but am very impressed with it so far. The accuracy remains sub to 1 MOA with that aforementioned ammo, as long as I maintain the copper removal regimen.

    It's got approximately 2k through it.
  8. Jackal

    Jackal Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Northwest Washington
    I just dont understand the cleaning issue people have with DI AR's. Clean it with a oily rag every 1,000rds. Doesnt seem that complicated...:uhoh:
  9. Redranger

    Redranger Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    I've got three LWRC's...two 5.56's and one Six8. All are beautiful, accurate, and to this point 100% reliable. Will they do anything that a comparable D.I. Gun can't do...probably not. If however you appreciate a well-built, semi-custom gun, you won't be disappointed. As to whether they are "worth" it, that is subjective. In my case, I think they are, but to others, perhaps not.
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