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Can't wait to see the pictures. How you like the XCR? How is it holding up?

Please feel free to start a thread about the XCR in the "other firearms" area, would love to hear your feelings on it.
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I've had the XCR for a few years. Quite honestly the only real reason I found it was that it was mentioned on an interweb forum discussion of the Masada shortly after Shot '07. It was good enough timing in that I was kind of "AR'd out" if you know what I mean? Too many years carrying and wrenching on them in the service.

Anyhow, the XCR has held up for me very well. I don't have any complaints per se, but maybe a few things I would have done differently. First problem I had was the ejector shot loose. It is held to the receiver via two bolts and lock washers. I replaced them with nord-locks and they haven't come loose since on either upper. If you don't wrench the barrel bolt down it'll shoot loose. I bought a torque wrench and then put a witness mark on the bolt so I could line it up in the field so to speak. No problems there either.

Reliability has been great for me. I've had some hiccups with the short barrel but I think that's more short barrel syndrome than fault in design. I've got a longer barrel coming that I think will add more dwell time and stop the hiccups.

Accuracy has been "good enough". Not stellar but not horrible.

What would I change? Taper pin the gas block instead of the allen bolt. I'd put a machined trunnion with interrupted threads in the receiver for a more secure, repeatable barrel mount. It'd change the gas block design of course but nothing I'd consider a show stopper.

All things considered, including the ACR, the XCR is still my go-to rifle though. But, take that for what it's worth since I've had it far longer and have slung thousands of rounds through it. Like I said, the ACR (Masada) pointed me towards it so we'll see. Both were made for tax stamps. ;D
 

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Thanks for sharing your feelings on it. Funny, I was looking into an XCR and thats when I found out about the ACR. As far as being AR'ed out, I know the feeling well. been playing with them since 1979.

I have visited over at the XCR forum and it's hard to shift though the actual issues and the blind loyalty. I always thought is a neat design. I have always been interested in them since I 1st heard bout them. However I have never handled one and I won't buy a firearm until I can atleast fondle it.

I would love to try one, but my gun fund has taken a serious hit this year between buying an ACR and SCAR. Maybe by the time I build it back up, someone local might have one to atleast touch. I really do like the concept.

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I'm a member over there too and all in all it's not bad. There some folks that won't tolerate anything bad said and then there's folks that won't tolerate anything good. If your rifle runs out of the box, which is true about 98% of the time, you'll be fine. If you're one of the proverbial 2% then you will have a helluva time getting service out of them. They're a small company and don't have the financial backing to stock enough parts to both build and repair simultaneously. Their service goes in cycles. It'll be good for awhile then folks will leave and it'll go to pot again. But that's the status quo for the company. It's something you have to accept going into it.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like the rifle and the company has done right by me. I don't feel right not telling someone the whole story and just painting a happy picture. Yes, you can get spare parts. Yes, a malfunctioning rifle will get fixed. If the situation were really that bad I wouldn't have kept it around for so long and I wouldn't have bought another one. ;)
 

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(clipped for brevity)...................................................Now, don't get me wrong, I like the rifle and the company has done right by me. I don't feel right not telling someone the whole story and just painting a happy picture. Yes, you can get spare parts. Yes, a malfunctioning rifle will get fixed. If the situation were really that bad I wouldn't have kept it around for so long and I wouldn't have bought another one. ;)
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That says alot!

Guess I need to visit some local gun shows and see if I can get my hands on one to give a good once over.

Thanks again
 

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If you like the ACR you'll like the XCR. Since it's essentially an AR/AK hybrid it's very simple in design and function. Very easy to work on and maintain.

There is a dealer that a lot of the folks over on xcrforum go through by name of Kermit. He's a good guy that can get the goods out of RobArm so if you get ready to buy I'd check in with him.
 

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If you like the ACR you'll like the XCR. Since it's essentially an AR/AK hybrid it's very simple in design and function. Very easy to work on and maintain.

There is a dealer that a lot of the folks over on xcrforum go through by name of Kermit. He's a good guy that can get the goods out of RobArm so if you get ready to buy I'd check in with him.


Thanks for heads up. I'll look him up when I'm ready.
 

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Hmmm, guess I'm going to hold off for now after reading that letter the owner of Robinson Arms posted over on the XCR forum. Didn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling when I read it.

I got bit once before when I bought a Holloway Arms rifle years ago. Rifle had lots of growing pains and ultimately I ended up with a non-fuctioning rifle. I know that Robinson is a more mature company and the XCR is not the same, but I don't want to take the chance of getting a lemon and fighting the battle.

Shame, I was really getting interested in one, I like the lines and look of the rifle. :)
 
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