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#6230778 - 02/28/12 07:07 AM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: navyman20]
dmsbandit Offline
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Considering the lifetime warranty, the awarding of government contracts [DEA and FBI], and the custom features [standard on the guns], I'd really look alittle harder at the RRA gun. They give you alot of gun for the money.
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#6230908 - 02/28/12 07:43 AM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: dmsbandit]
navyman20 Offline
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Im not counting them out by any means, just weighin out my options first
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#6242745 - 03/01/12 10:08 PM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: navyman20]
eddief Offline
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Most bang for the buck straight from the factory is RRA IMHO.

The Bushy generally shoot real well from what I have seen too.



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#6242904 - 03/02/12 03:25 AM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: navyman20]
jimmyp Offline
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Originally Posted By: navyman20
looking at getting one of these or the dpms praire panther in camo for a coyote, hog,fun, defense gun...want to be able to do some decent range plinking, and plan to put a bushnell elite tactical 5-15 scope on it with the burris pepr mount..but the actual gun is where im on the fence..looked at rra, but they are a lil out of the price i wanna pay...and around here ive seen lots of r15's in the 6-800$ range..so how are they in terms of accuracy and reliability? i plan to change out the buttshock, grip, and other minor things along the road to suit my needs, but the gun itself i want to be accurate and dependable..any reviews are appreciated! and if you got pics of yours set up for varmint hunting post some pics up so i can get a better idea of the finished product..thanks fellas
Brian

I cannot say I would ever buy a DPMS, a remington R15, or another bushmaster (fool me once). I also have had a RRA, it was an OK rifle, carrier key was not staked from the factory in mine, and (M4 pattern) was not overly accurate, it went bang every time however. In barrels that say 5.56 chamber you can add a few more grains of powder due to longer throat and they are rated to 60K CUP vs 50 for the .223, look at Barnes bullets website they list separate loads for .223 and 5.56. I would understand what chamber they are talking about before you buy it, for instance WOA uses a wylde chamber which is supposed to be able to shoot both 5.56 and .223. If its a .223 only chamber I would not know if I could shoot milsurp ammo in it. I guess a 1-8 is fine, my barrels are all 1-7 now, it just turned out that way as they are also all 5.56 chambers.
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#6243092 - 03/02/12 05:22 AM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: jimmyp]
Magnum_Man Offline
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Not having any problems with my unmodified R-15 it shoots nice. Magnum man

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#6246094 - 03/02/12 07:19 PM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Magnum_Man]
navyman20 Offline
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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 - 03/02/12 07:59 PM 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 - 03/02/12 09:07 PM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Magnum_Man]
navyman20 Offline
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Loc: Biloxi, MS
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 04:07 AM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: Magnum_Man]
jimmyp Offline
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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 06:30 AM Re: remington r15 .223 [Re: jimmyp]
Magnum_Man Offline
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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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