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Rock River Arms Review?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by deolexrex, May 15, 2006.

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  1. deolexrex

    deolexrex Member

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    I'm thinking about a RRA AR-15.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Reviews? Suggestions?
     
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  2. mmike87

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    If they have the configuration you're looking for, just get it. They make good AR rifles and few folks ever have any problems with them.
     
  3. chopinbloc

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    i have a rock river upper on a bushmaster lower. i have been very satisfied with fit, finish, accuracy and reliability. i have another upper on the way from them that will finish out an all rock river build and i'll try to remember to post a review when i get it but it could be a while.
     
  4. LoadAmmo

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    Pass on the RRA

    I bought an RRA and wish I didn't. Immediately after you buy one it will depreciate $100.

    Save $100 and buy a Complete STAG lower and STAG Upper, slap them together. Total price = $750.

    STAG is made by CMT, who makes RRA.

    www.stagarms.com
    www.eaglefirearms.net

    If you buy the complete upper and lower separate you save the 11% excise tax, and thus about $100.

    Good shopping, and avoid Bushmaster as well, their QC is crap.

    Top dog in town in the AR market lately?

    www.cmmginc.com
     
  5. longhorngunman

    longhorngunman Member

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    Do a search here and on Arfcom. Maybe a negative here and there but there are many, many happy RRA owners including myself. I've heard good things about Stag myself but that RRA is a little more "pick of the litter" and I'm not sure if they have the same warranty as RRA.
     
  6. raz-0

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    The only problem with RRA rifles is the WAIT. nobody ever seems to have stock.
     
  7. poortrader

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    Hey Loadammo,

    I believe that you would have the same problem even if you bought a Stag. You're going to lose the value of the gun once you shot it. The best advice about buying is to do your research and find the best price.

    I have a RRA Entry Tactical. I have no regrets about buying it. Not many rounds down range, but I've never had any problems.

    I was lucky. It only took 3 weeks for my delivery.

    Be prepare to be overwhelm with information.
     
  8. deolexrex

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    I'm leaning towards an Elite CAR A4. Anyone have one or have shot one?
     
  9. chakup

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    I wouldn't hesitate for a second to buy RRA. I would avoid Mega.
     
  10. taliv

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    i've got two right now. both are outstanding. one's a NM and the other is unique. (i assembled out of RRA parts)
     
  11. Stormin n

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    I have the elite CAR A4 upper on a Stag lower. Works great. Very happy.
     
  12. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    I really like Rock River. We completed our RRA group buy, and shipped all of the rifles, and I haven't had a complaint from anybody.
     
  13. El Tejon

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    My Rock River carbines have served me well. I have yet to see one go TU in carbine classes. I would see no problems with buying RRA.
     
  14. chopinbloc

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    my fiance has a stag l/h m4 upper on an armalite lower quality seems to be on par with the rock river. i wouldn't say either one or the other is definitely better.
     
  15. GoRon

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    I have a few thousand rounds through mine. It doesn't like British mil-surp (Radway Green). It has failures to extract with this ammo.

    XM193, XM855PD and Winchester White Box 40 round value packs all have worked flawlessly, as in zero issues.

    I had a little costumer service issue that was resolved eventually, growing pains combined with a pain in the a@@ costumer:evil: .

    All in all I love my RRA.

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  16. Seraph

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    I recently built a mid-length carbine from all RRA components, some of which I bought at Coal Creek Armory, and some of which I mail ordered, both RRA direct, and through Pete at Legal Transfers. (Yes, I could have just bought a complete rifle, but I wanted to put one together, and RRA had all the features I wanted.) I knew there were lighter barrels available, but I opted for the 16" stainless heavy "match" barrel, because I wanted to try the 1x8" twist, and the .223 Wylde chamber, and I knew the extra weight wouldn't bother me much, especially with the A2 buttstock I'd be using (the first decision I made for the build). I also opted for the RRA Dominator Eotech Mount, which is an Eotech-specific riser with an integrated A2 rear sight. The only non-RRA parts on it are a YHM Phantom flash suppressor, and a Magpul MIAD pistol grip. All the parts are very nice, as AR parts go, and, though it annoyed me to wait 9 weeks for the stainless barrel, I'm very pleased with the assembled rifle. I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, but I like the quality of parts, and the configuration of the build so much (heavy barrel included), that I went ahead and disassembled it, sand blasted the stainless barrel, and coated nearly every part with a thermally cured ceramic finish - major components in matte black, and small parts in matte gray. Thus, a very nice rifle now looks even nicer. I can't wait to get it to a range.
     
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    RRA elite car

    just got mine yesterday via trade of my smith and wesson mp15a..I'm not an expert on AR but after shooting my new RRA i have to say it feels better than my MP15a..

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  18. jackinil

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    +1 on the RRA.Love mine!
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  19. RugerOldArmy

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    I've got a Varmint (24") A4, and an A2 National Match. Very happy. FWIW, I don't think the Stag trigger is nearly as good as the RRA.
     
  20. PGroenewold

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    I have a RRA NM A2 with >1000 rounds through it. The trigger breaks cleanly, it's never had a jam or a failure to fire, and (for me) it's scary accurate. I'm sure there are better ARs available, but for the money I've been very pleased. I'd buy another without hesitation.

    I got mine through "Ton80" at www.gunbroker.com ; he was great to deal with and seemed to have good levels of inventory at a time when many other dealers were out of RRA product.

    Hope this helps,

    PG
     
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    RRA

    I have two. Have had one of about every make and model out there, never had an issue with the RRA. Good luck on your choice.

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  22. rero360

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    I have a RRA 20" varmint that i put a super sniper scope on with badger rings, I pla on putting a hogue grip on it and changing the buttstock on it but other than that its damn near perfect, 100 meters, prone, bipod firing as fast as i could get back on target, all 30 rounds, 3" group, with cheap wally world ammo, works for me.
     
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    Nice thread resurrection there guys. 2.5 years old, not bad.
     
  24. Evil Monkey

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    I think with the constant reminders to "use the search button", new members often will post in a thread that has the same topic as their questions or concerns rather than make a new thread.
     
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    The wife and I absolutely LOVE our RRA Entry Tactical .223,we havent shot it that much yet but planning on trying a little distance/accuracy firing with it in the next few weeks!
     
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