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If you had to choose just one feature only that you like the best, what would it be? For me it would be the charging handle and it's location. I like how it is up front and out of the way. I would have chosen the bolt release, but there are other rifles that have that in the same location as well. I can think of the Robinson XCR for one. I am sure there are others too.
 

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As a lefty, I think I'm going to like the fact that the ACR's controls are ambidextrous out of the box. Over the years I have spent a ton of money building and converting Ar-15 to fit my needs. My XCR comes very close, however it still lacks an ambi mag release and charging handle. It will be nice to actually have a rifle that I don't have to always shoot on my weak side or come up with a new routine to adapt to the right handed controls.
 

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I am a righty and I obviously do not have a problem with it. But I do see how leftys can strugle with the AR platform. Of course now that Stag Arms developed a lefty version of the platform I think it has solved a lot of the problems for leftys using the AR platform.

If I were a lefty, my only complaint is that you can't switch the ejection port side.
 

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Having the ejection port on the right side is normally not an issue for me unless I'm using a suppressor. I've actually built two ARs with Stag uppers just so I can use my suppressors without giving myself lung cancer.
 

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Lung cancer - That is a good one. ;D
 

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I think it would make the grip a week point being the lower is polymer.
 

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Why does the pistol grip not come off? I think that should be addressed.
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There was an aluminum lower at the AAC Silencer Shoot. It looks like the grip and triggerguard can be changed.

 

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The cheap and easy caliber changes. Speaking of which does anyone know if it will ever be available in 5.45x39? I'm sitting on about 600rds of that stuff right now (well not sitting on, my AK uses it) and its SUPER cheap and shoots as good as .223
 

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I'd say the caliber changes are the hot spot especially if they produce them unlike alot of other supposed multicaliber rifles out there. Other than that I'd say its just overall a shooters rifle made by shooters for shooters.
 

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I agree that the quick change barrel, and caliber versatility are paramount. This platform has one thing that the others don't. Everything. I've saved my pennies since the rumors began. I did not even know who would make it. The design was too good not to be made, and I have to admit that I had reservations when bushmaster ponied up. My determination to have a Masada stayed true even when the SCAR came out, and could have built an M4 of my dreams. Plunked down 2300 for a basic black. I love it even though bushmaster has half of it right now.
 

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...everyone of those features you guys chose are right on...so i figured i'd pay tribute to the bolt carrier...a weapon in itself...you really have to pick one up to appreciate what i'm talking about...

 

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yeah im not a huge fan of the nonremovable pistol grip. its always nice to have options if you want them. for a rifle thats suppose to be full of options this isnt so optional. but hey improvise over come adapt!
 

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I'd have to say the folding stock. It's pretty solid and still full of adjustments. I also like that it's ambi everything (for the most part) which isn't a big deal being a righty but still nice nonetheless. The trigger pack is a nice feature. Lastly that I can mod an AR barrel if I get a wild hair.

Some things I'm a little "meh" about though would be the little o-ring that retains the firing pin retaining pin. That's looking for dry rot or splitting or getting eaten by a solvent, in my humble opinion. When parts come up for sale I'll stock a handful of those and a couple spare retaining pins for sure. I would have rolled with a lighter barrel profile too. The M4 profile on this rifle has always been a "WTF" thing for me. I guess there are folks out there that equate M4 with cool.
 

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[quote author=DSM link=topic=8.msg744#msg744 date=1283741997]
I'd have to say the folding stock. It's pretty solid and still full of adjustments. I also like that it's ambi everything (for the most part) which isn't a big deal being a righty but still nice nonetheless. The trigger pack is a nice feature. Lastly that I can mod an AR barrel if I get a wild hair.

Some things I'm a little "meh" about though would be the little o-ring that retains the firing pin retaining pin. That's looking for dry rot or splitting or getting eaten by a solvent, in my humble opinion. When parts come up for sale I'll stock a handful of those and a couple spare retaining pins for sure. I would have rolled with a lighter barrel profile too. The M4 profile on this rifle has always been a "WTF" thing for me. I guess there are folks out there that equate M4 with cool.
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you think you can actually still use it without the o-ring though if need be? to me it just seem like the ring is there so it doesnt fall out easy. other than that its held in by the rail the bolt carrier rides on.
 

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It'll work w/o the o-ring and the firing pin and spring do keep a little pressure on it so it shouldn't just fall out. For me though it's one of those things that irks me in that I don't like "shouldn't be a problem" when something simple can be done to zero out that part of the equation.

My background was small arms repair while I was in the service so I've seen some weird failures. It's one of my quirks (and excuses maybe!) to like to have spares on-hand!
 

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Love the folding stock and charging handle on the left side (righty here).
 
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