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Upgrade to LaRue

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Deserthunter, May 13, 2021.

  1. Deserthunter

    Deserthunter Member

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    I'm thinking of buying a LaRue 5.56, 16-inch barrel LaRue OBR for an upgraded rifle that shoots a sub 1 MOA. Yes, it is pricey in my view. But is there any reason I should not buy this firearm. A rifle that shoots sub 1 MOA is a high priority in my consideration.
     
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  2. earlthegoat2

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    There are many ARs that will do this. Many at a lower price point than a LaRue.

    However, LaRue very publicly guarantees it so it would be a good purchase for a once and done accuracy prioritized AR.

    My own specific recommendation fora higher end accuracy AR is JP. I had a JP15 rifle with the Supermatch barrel and it shot right at 1/2 MOA.
     
  3. FL-NC

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    I have 2 Larue rifles- 1 OBR in 7.62 and a stealth carbine in 5.56. They work as advertised. There are some other questions to ask:
    1- Am I capable of shooting 1 MOA?
    2- What will I use this 1 MOA for? (I used my 5.56 primarily in 3 gun matches)
    3- Do I have access to, and am I willing to use, 1 MOA ammunition in this rifle? (I primarily used black hills 77 gr in mine for matches- don't think you can just load whatever you want in a Larue and get the same results)
    4- How much am I willing to invest in a scope and mounts appropriate for such a rifle?
     
  4. Space Ghost

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    I Only have one Larue Tactical rifle, an 18" Stealth 2.0. It was a leftover old stock rifle with the Keymod rail, but bought new about a year ago. However, It shoots very well, and does in fact meet their 1 MOA claim. I'm not sure it's needed in a combat rifle, but like you, I was looking for an accurate rifle. I'm older, less steady, eyes fading, and could use all the help I can get... I mounted a Primary Arms 1-8 LPVO with ACSS on it, and I can easily do .75" with 75gr Hornady TAP. (from the bench, with support) My main combat load is the IMI version of the Mk 262, and it doesn't shoot that quite as well, 1.25" or so, but still very good for all the bad reviews I read on the IMI. It's what I have the most of though, and what my SBR loves. It will also shoot 193 right at an inch. I just save my TAP for times when I really need the accuracy, but at combat ranges in my area, should things go bad, I don't think it's gonna matter. Good rifle in any case. I'm happy with my buy.
     
  5. derek45

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    LARUE is great stuff.

    Lot's of AR rifles will shoot sub MOA with good ammo.

    few will shoot MOA with crappy FMJ ammo.
     
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  6. Deserthunter

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    I looked for a definitive of rifles that shoot sub 1 MOA with match-grade ammo, but I can't find one. AFAIK, LaRue is only one to guarantee its rifles are tested to make sure they fire sub MOA.
     
  7. gralewaj

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    I just built a LaRue ultimate upper kit. For $792, it's the best deal for a 5.56 upper I've seen. Form, fit, function is outstanding. No one has a kit that compares to this rifle.
     
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  8. marksman13

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    I had a LaRue PredatAR 18” 5.56 and sold it like an idiot. Still one of my favorite rifles and one of the few I regret selling. It doesn’t hurt that I never really loved the rifle I sold the LaRue to purchase. We only walk this Earth once. Buy it and like @FL-NC stated spend the money necessary for quality optic, mount and ammo.
     
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  9. mshootnit

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    Buy it and send me a link!
    What optic would you put on it?
     
  10. Deserthunter

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    mshootnit,

    I ordered the 16-inch, 5.56 OBR, but the wait time is 7 to 10 months as a result of the gun-buying frenzy. Here's the link to OBRs:https://www.larue.com/category/rifles/obr-5-56/

    Not sure what scope I will put on it, but I have plenty of time to think about that.
     
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  11. gralewaj

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    Upon subsequent shooting sessions, I have decided I DO NOT like the LaRue Tranquilo break... any suggestions for a reputable flash hider/suppressor mount to replace the LaRue? Or do I just need a suppressor to keep the bark down? It's difficult to shoot under a roof with this thing!!!
     
  12. Orcon

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    Screw it off and screw on a thread protector. Alternatively, you could try not shooting under a roof. You can expect a bit of blast with muzzle devices, it's just the nature of the beast.
     
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  13. Deserthunter

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    Buy whatever floats your boat. Some people buy high end to be a name dropper, I feel they need confirmation and they may never have the skill set. In my lifetime I have found that more money for a rifle does not necessarily make it more accurate if you don't have the skills to shoot it . You just miss in a more expensive way. I have money to buy whatever I like but I am practical. For how I shoot I could buy 3 decent AR's for the same money I would spend on a LaRue.

    I own a Rock River Arms that they guaranteed 3/4 MOA at 100 yards, mine does better with custom loads at 200 yards at $900 and a Sightron Scope. But to be fair I have been shooting for more than 58 years and constantly shoot my 22 lr rifles at 200 and 300 yards, so I train consistently reading the wind.

    LaRue rifles are great rifles but at a certain point you have to invest time and effort to appreciate the full potential any top tier rifle can offer. Nowadays most manufacturers offer MOA rifles out of the box without been custom or trued action, sadly is that most shooters are not MOA shooters, they want to skip the basic fundamentals of marksmanship and jump right in to shooting MOA groups and they feel that spending thousands of dollars on a rifle is the way to go.

    Not meaning to rain on your parade and I will never dissuade anyone from owning what they want, hope you give us a range report with a ton of pictures.
     
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  15. gralewaj

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    I have shot a few ARs, none with a break prior to this one. I don't thank the standard birdcage gives off this type of concussion under a structure. Uncovered, it shoots respectably, but most of my shooting sessions are going to be indoors or covered. I am curious about a suppressor, so maybe I need to just go that route. The kit I bought from LaRue did not offer a substitution break/muzzle treatment option, so I figured I'd at least try it.

    I built this rifle, scraping together lower pieces so I could buy a better upper kit. The LaRue wasn't outer space priced for an upper kit, but it was more than the PSA kit I have previously used. I don't have the access to shoot 200-300 yds. I would love to be able to shoot those distances regularly. I'm not trying to make up for proficiency by buying "more" rifle, I liked the kit, reviews and talked with their customer service. Other than the break, I really like the way the rifle turned out, and will address the break/suppressor possibility when the opportunity presents itself. In the mean time, I will shoot it when I can.

    Thank you all for your feedback.
     
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