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Even though it was still windy (as it usually is here in the plains...) the sun finally came back this afternoon. I packed up the rig and did some shooting with the ACR. Round count for the day was right about 400, give or take a few, and about 98% of that was reloads. Factory ammo was a mix between some Prvi loads and some LC M855. This was the first run with the new Geissele SSA trigger installed and it was great! Rifle functioned flawlessly, no hiccups or issues at all.

I decided to give the rifle a little test to see how it ran with some heavier bullets. Below is a five round group (Flyer? I wouldn't worry about that little guy. Team Ram-Rod!) of Hornady 75gr TAP T2 at 100yds. Some 1:9's can squeak by with the 75gr pills and some can't, but it seems that this one doesn't do all that bad. The shiny center is actually a quarter for size comparison. And remember as well that this is an Adco cut down 14.5" barrel.

This brings my total round count up to around 1500, maybe a handful more.

Also in review is a new target stand kit I bought from Brownells. I usually just take some scrap wood from the garage and fashion something to hold a target but inevitably I get bored and end up shooting the target stand instead.
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=78514/pid=42279/Product/TARGET_STAND_PAIR
These were fairly cheap, and, if you get their targets they are cut to allow you to put clay pigeons on the reverse side. Or, alternatively, you can use just about any piece of cardboard to wedge into the ring clips. It didn't do bad at all even in the wind. A decent deal for the price.
 

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Very nice. I havn't tried anything heavier then 69grn Fed match stuff. Glad you guys up north are starting to get some decent shootin' weather.
 

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Weather has been hit or miss up here this spring. Hot to cold and rainy to windy and warm. I'd rather it just stay warm but that's just me.

I've shot some 69gr loads through mine too and they did very well. I could probably wring some tighter groups out of it if I practiced off of the bench more than I do. I'll blame that on operator headspace and timing. ;)
 

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Looks good.

When you had adco cut your barrel did you just send in the barrel only?
 

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.................. I'll blame that on operator headspace and timing. ;)
I dunno why, but I got a good chuckle out of that,

thanks!! I was having a bad day and needed it. :cool:
 

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...and a gratuitous pic while I'm waiting around...

 

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DSM, beautiful acr you have there. That is with the 14.5? Looks cqb-ish. Did you paint the aimpoint yourself? Looks great!
 

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Yep, that's Adco's work there on the barrel. This rifle was made for a 14.5" barrel, LW or standard profile doesn't matter, the shorter barrel looks and handles better.

And that's the custom duracoat color they mixed from the ACR gear I sent in. Not a super perfect match but close enough.
 

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DSM,

On your handguard, how is the sling attached? Is that one of those multi-slot thingy's?

BTW, the rifle lookin' good!!
 

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Coorect, mount-n-slot. I made a Brownells order and threw it in the cart to see how I liked it. So far it's not too bad though once again my dislike of where they moved the charging handle to (from the Masada) has been confirmed.
 

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...and a gratuitous pic while I'm waiting around...

DSM, is that 14.5" a modified pencil barrel? If it is, did ADCO make it with the ratchet system? Also, where does that put your weight overall?
 

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That's the factory barrel turned down to that profile. The weight savings was about 1/4 pound. Very noticeable.
 

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I think all in it was $200 and change. This covered cutting, threading, pinning and profiling. The pinning cost was the biggest expense as I recall because the suppressor mounts are harder to perm attach for some reason. Using a regular flash hider would have dropped the cost greatly.

You can see their shop services here. Adco is good to go, I've never had a problem with them at all.
http://www.adcofirearms.com/shopservices/
 
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