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Any advice on what to do with it before shooting for the first time? Does it need cleaning?

I'm thinking I made the right decision from what I saw at the store when I handled the enhanced model. Gun looks solid. Hopefully I'm not let down.
 

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Swab out the bore to remove any shipping oil or crude that may be in there. Do function checks that are found in the manual, (don't remember what page :) ) Load up some magazines, point in a safe direction and blast away.

Of couse this is assuming you have already attached an aiming device of your choice. :)

It's a nice rifle, I think you will have fun with it.
 

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Heh, It was about 5 hours ago I walked into my local gunsmiths place and ordered my enhanced ACR in black. Paid for it today and will pick it up Wednesday. Ordered the AFG2 and a few extra mag level pmags.

I was coming to ask if anyone had a website that sells decent accessories. I was looking for a push button sling or some type of 1 point sling. I wanted to peruse optics and play around with tactical lights.

Just looking for a one stop shop to see whats out there. This is my first assault rifle.
 

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Congrats, I ordered mine to and it will be here on the 19th. Says it comes with a sling.
 

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I saw that, I was hoping to find a 1 point sling. I'm right handed but left eye dominant so I have to shoot lefty. As dumb as it sounds 1 point slings just make it easier for me.
 

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I saw that, I was hoping to find a 1 point sling. I'm right handed but left eye dominant so I have to shoot lefty. As dumb as it sounds 1 point slings just make it easier for me.
For a sling itself, a lot of people like the MS2 and the MS3 is supposed to be out soon I think. It's a good sling, but I found the MS2 webbing to be a little too soft, and to be honest I also didn't really care for the metal on metal contact of the locking mechanism with the rifle receiver. It can be noisy and it can scratch your finish over time (I don't if you mind your receiver possibly scratched). I also didn't care for the locking mechanism itself if you detached it. It is a little awkward to reattach.

Don't get me wrong, it is a good sling, but I discovered and now use a Gear Sector single point sling. I much prefer it and how it attaches. Imo it also conforms to the shape of your chest better due to the triangular ring that connects the webbing. The attaching piece works great on the already installed footman's loop on the left side of the stock, but obviously that won't do you much good as a lefty, so you'd need a different solution (below).

http://jabtac.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_48&products_id=417

To mount it for use as a lefty, try a Magpul RSA (though for the Gear Sector sling, you'd need the snap hook adapter to connect your sling to as well):

http://jabtac.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_48&products_id=390
http://jabtac.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_48&products_id=476

 

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I have tried a lot of slings out including magpuls and gear sectors. They are both great slings but I personally like the savy sniper slings better. They come in a bunch of different configurations and go from single to double and expand/contract on the fly
http://www.savvysniper.com/quadsling.html
 

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thats a nice sling boovar... What are you using for attachment point/s on the gun...
 

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Got the ACR today. Immediately took it to the range and put 20 through it to get a zero. Not one shot hit paper, but.....

The range I went to won't let you fire any closer than 50 yards, so zeroing the MBUS sights proved difficult. This weekend I might try to zero it at a better range....or, I may just stop at academy tomorrow and pick up a bore laser. Overall, I am extremely impressed with this fire-arm. I love the weight...Ergo is awesome....Recoil is decent...Trigger is REALLY good.
 

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thats a nice sling boovar... What are you using for attachment point/s on the gun...
I order the quad slings with the HK clips and use the magpul rsa and asap on my ar's. Once my acr gets here on thursday I have a quad sling with a mash hook to attach at the stock where it folds and then the HK clip for the rsa that I will mount to the top rail.
 

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Yeah...It was so high when I got it I had a cross showing through my rear peep. I thought that was interesting. I may go by academy today and pick up a bore laser to get it squared away. Any advice on optics? I had an aimpoint in the military...although I hear EO-Tech and the Nikkon M223's are good.
 

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This rifle is going to be my SHtF weapon...I'm thinking that I won't be engaging anything in that scenario past 100 yards as military training dictates evasion is easily accomplished at ranges greater than that (USN). I was leaning heavily towards an eotech...batteries make me a little nervous though. Aimpoint is nice...but I would like a 1 moa dot. ACOG is out of the question because of prices.

Thoughts?
 

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If you're worried about the end of the world then something that is more multitask oriented would be my opinion. After a good set of back up irons I'd look at a 1x4 optic. Though there are many models that use batteries to give you a "red dot" type sight for up close shooting they are not dependent on them (though most take 2032 type batteries so you could pack a handful if you wanted). You can shoot up close when it's dialed down, or alternatively, dial up to take a further shot like taking game or observing an area. Drawbacks are that they are larger than most reflex style sights and of course carry a weight penalty. You can offset this by profiling the barrel to a lighter weight and/or SBR'ing the rifle. A rifle with a 12" barrel will still be quite effective in your scenario even beyond your 100yd threshold.
 

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Good advice. Any brand of optic? End of the world...isn't on my mind so much. More like a disaster situation like Katrina in NO. No power / water makes people crazy....and around my family...looters / crazies get shot.
 

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^^ i agree, natural disasters are something that most people dont think of, when people are starving and without power or law enforcement they tend to do whatever they feel like... katrina is a prime example
 

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I've got a Burris 1x4 that's pretty nice. Midway had a sale on them when I bought it, has the XTR reticle. Can't go wrong with a Leupold either, they have a 1" tube 1x4 w/ their SPR reticle that you could calibrate for your rifle. Nikons are supposed to be good too. In the end a tacticool reticle isn't really needed, anything that is built sturdy will work.

I gotta add though, if it's something you have intentions of surviving a full on Red Dawn scenario don't let price come into play. That's like going in for brain surgery but telling the doc to use some kitchen knives and your Home Depot saw to do the work so you don't have to pay extra. I'm not saying the most expensive gear is the best, only that quality often times has a price associated. Stack the deck in your favor I say.
 
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