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#6243092 - 03/02/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: jimmyp]
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Not having any problems with my unmodified R-15 it shoots nice. Magnum man

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#6246094 - 03/03/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Magnum_Man]
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Originally Posted By: Magnum_Man
Not having any problems with my unmodified R-15 it shoots nice. Magnum man


how do u have yours set up? what bullets does it like?
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#6246256 - 03/03/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: navyman20]
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So far I've used a lot of bulk 55 gr FMJ and 55gr Hornady SP's with H335 and some TAC. Commercial 223 as well as military brass it doesn't seem at all fussy to brand but I don't mix them and you need to keep them trimmed below max lgth,that's for sure.I will be working on some heavier bullet loads this spring.I did add one of those little rubber cushions between the upper and lower. I have a red dot for it but mostly use a 4 x14x in real tall rings. It doesn't seem to have a magazine preference either but I do. I'll grab GI 20 rounders any day, damn 30's are pain in the butt. I also just use regular RCBS dies. Cabelas has a deal tommorrow AM for GI 62 gr Green tip. I am going to pick some up for a reference. I will try some loads using the 64 gr WW Powerpoint and 63 gr Sierra bullets also. Magnum Man


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#6246471 - 03/03/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Magnum_Man]
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i was planning to try some of the bulk hornady vmax 55s cabelas has been selling as a good priced plinker and hunting round when i had the option to...but its good to hear that its not an overly picky gun
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#6246833 - 03/03/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Magnum_Man]
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Originally Posted By: Magnum_Man
Not having any problems with my unmodified R-15 it shoots nice. Magnum man


You shooting much milsurp in it? I have no idea what the chamber is in the rifle but if its a wylde chamber then 5.56 would work. Do they chrome the bore and chamber, is it nitrited (melonite) or just bare metal like in their 7400?
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#6247126 - 03/03/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: jimmyp]
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jimmyp ,to date all the ammo I've shot thru it has been my 223 handloads using either commercial brass or GI. The barrel says it's a 223 Rem 1/9 twist 22" chrome moly,I did not see any reference in the Remington catalog from 2008 to having a chromed chamber or bore or any mentioning of a nitride job either.Remington had Bushmaster make the guns for them. Remington sure tried to distance the R-15 VTR from being classed as a "black rifle" to me they are all AR platform guns period. Some will disagree but if it has a failing, it is the no provision for a BUIS frt sight.When I got it I thought this would take care of my AR needs but was wrong.I continually find myself handling the the shorter barrelled carbines with a collapseable stock,flattopped, picatinny rail on the gas block for BUIS. Looking for a behind the seat portability in a short pkg.Owning multiple guns seems to be an life long addiction for me. I quit fighting it too. Magnum Man

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#6249057 - 03/04/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Magnum_Man]
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All 4 R15s I had were very, very accurate and the one I kept, 18" bbl, CS, I put a 3lb timney trigger in it since its pretty light shoots my coyote load of a 50g vmax into .500-.630" @ 100 yds.
You cant go wrong with the R15 & the only bad is the stock trigger and thats an easy fix.
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#6436417 - 04/24/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: 5spd]
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Originally Posted By: 5spd
All 4 R15s I had were very, very accurate and the one I kept, 18" bbl, CS, I put a 3lb timney trigger in it since its pretty light shoots my coyote load of a 50g vmax into .500-.630" @ 100 yds.
You cant go wrong with the R15 & the only bad is the stock trigger and thats an easy fix.


So buy a gun with a good trigger from the get go. You get what you pay for, and the R-15, DPMS, Bushmaster, S&W M&P 15, etc are entry level guns. Better made guns come with good triggers, good warranties, and don't need anything but a scope and ammo. wink
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#6478699 - 05/06/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: navyman20]
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I have 2 R15s one rifle 22" barrel and a carbine 18" barrel with the adjustable butt stock. They both shoot under an inch with most loads I've shot.I use 50 gr Ballistic tips and VVN133. Kills coyotes.I like the carbine with the short barrel and the stock can be set where you want it for the position you're in while calling. I've had good luck with different brand ARs too,you can get junk from any of the makers. Do all the different makers, make their own uppers and lowers? No! The parts are basicly all the same (except for aftermarket triggers and barrels) Yes you can nit pick if you want. I know everyone has one that will shoot 1/4 inch all day long but, I have yet to see one at any benchrest matches.
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#6478897 - 05/06/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: tundraotto]
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The R-15 is Bushmaster,The R-25(AR-10) is DPMS.
Originally Posted By: tundraotto
Agreed on the previous post on the R-15 being a Bushmaster. I think DPMS used to make them for Remington at one time. Anyway if you want a R-15 I suggest you save yourself some money and buy the Bushmaster from Wal-Mart....
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#6481209 - 05/07/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: dmsbandit]
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Originally Posted By: dmsbandit
Originally Posted By: 5spd
All 4 R15s I had were very, very accurate and the one I kept, 18" bbl, CS, I put a 3lb timney trigger in it since its pretty light shoots my coyote load of a 50g vmax into .500-.630" @ 100 yds.
You cant go wrong with the R15 & the only bad is the stock trigger and thats an easy fix.


So buy a gun with a good trigger from the get go. You get what you pay for, and the R-15, DPMS, Bushmaster, S&W M&P 15, etc are entry level guns. Better made guns come with good triggers, good warranties, and don't need anything but a scope and ammo. wink


I have nothing against RRA rifles, the ones I have owned have all shot well. However, I wouldn't buy one for the trigger. Their triggers are known to have issues and a quick Google search will confirm that. Buy what you want but do yourself a favor and put a Geissele trigger in it.

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#6481284 - 05/07/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: NHOGHVN]
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Originally Posted By: NHOGHVN
Originally Posted By: dmsbandit
Originally Posted By: 5spd
All 4 R15s I had were very, very accurate and the one I kept, 18" bbl, CS, I put a 3lb timney trigger in it since its pretty light shoots my coyote load of a 50g vmax into .500-.630" @ 100 yds.
You cant go wrong with the R15 & the only bad is the stock trigger and thats an easy fix.


So buy a gun with a good trigger from the get go. You get what you pay for, and the R-15, DPMS, Bushmaster, S&W M&P 15, etc are entry level guns. Better made guns come with good triggers, good warranties, and don't need anything but a scope and ammo. wink


I have nothing against RRA rifles, the ones I have owned have all shot well. However, I wouldn't buy one for the trigger. Their triggers are known to have issues and a quick Google search will confirm that. Buy what you want but do yourself a favor and put a Geissele trigger in it.


I have never heard anyone who has actually owned a RRA gun complain about the trigger in any way. Anyone can post anything on the 'net and folks will believe it as the truth.

I didn't buy my RRA for the trigger, but having a nice crisp clean 3.5 pound trigger pull from the factory sure is nice. The trigger is just one of the pieces offered that makes them a good buy in the AR market place. Lapped barrels, hogue grips, lifetime warranties, accuracy standards, customer service, available options and models, and price, all factored into my purchases.
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#6481315 - 05/07/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: dmsbandit]
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How much does RR pay you?



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#6481479 - 05/07/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: NHOGHVN]
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Registered: 09/10/09
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Originally Posted By: NHOGHVN
Originally Posted By: dmsbandit
Originally Posted By: 5spd
All 4 R15s I had were very, very accurate and the one I kept, 18" bbl, CS, I put a 3lb timney trigger in it since its pretty light shoots my coyote load of a 50g vmax into .500-.630" @ 100 yds.
You cant go wrong with the R15 & the only bad is the stock trigger and thats an easy fix.


So buy a gun with a good trigger from the get go. You get what you pay for, and the R-15, DPMS, Bushmaster, S&W M&P 15, etc are entry level guns. Better made guns come with good triggers, good warranties, and don't need anything but a scope and ammo. wink


I have nothing against RRA rifles, the ones I have owned have all shot well. However, I wouldn't buy one for the trigger. Their triggers are known to have issues and a quick Google search will confirm that. Buy what you want but do yourself a favor and put a Geissele trigger in it.


I own both triggers and like both. There are reported failures on the net of the fixed pin in the RR trigger. The easy fix is to replace the pin with a piece of drill rod of the same diameter, cut the length of the inside to inside distance between the reciever sides. This can't break or fall out.

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#6482479 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Take_a_knee]
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I use a SS pin to "upgrade" all of mine.

I like their triggers and their SS barrels are pretty accurate but I hate the cheapness they wrap it all up with.

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#6482630 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: TWR]
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Originally Posted By: TWR
How much does RR pay you?



wink
laugh laugh laugh

I wish I was getting something from someone. Gun stuff if expensive. grin
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#6482635 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: TWR]
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Originally Posted By: TWR
I use a SS pin to "upgrade" all of mine.

I like their triggers and their SS barrels are pretty accurate but I hate the cheapness they wrap it all up with.


And Remington/bushmaster/dpms is top notch? shocked For the same money the RRA is a much better gun.
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#6482751 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: dmsbandit]
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Nope, they rank right down there with RR.

Bushmaster Varminters will shoot right along side any RR. Probably dpms and the R15's given the same type of barrel would too. Ya their triggers suck but if you think RR's is a great trigger, don't try a good one like say a Millazzo, Giesselle, KAC and probably a few others.

For the same money they're not bad but they could be better.

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#6482792 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: TWR]
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Originally Posted By: TWR
I use a SS pin to "upgrade" all of mine.

I like their triggers and their SS barrels are pretty accurate but I hate the cheapness they wrap it all up with.


What is your source for that pin stock if I may ask?

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#6482832 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Take_a_knee]
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Fastenal, 3/32 x 5/8" 416 SS

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#6482839 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: TWR]
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Originally Posted By: TWR
Fastenal, 3/32 x 5/8" 416 SS


Many thanks TWR.

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#6482859 - 05/08/12 Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Take_a_knee]
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Registered: 01/25/12
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Loc: KTN, AK
Like my RRA 6.8. Cant complain and would buy again.

Though I admit....trigger didnt factor into my purchase.
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