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Old 04-20-2021, 08:31 AM
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Me too! All good here. As an AR22 addict, I just want share the love! I'm actually waiting for another one. All this talk of the RRA, JP, Nordic got me spun up over that bolt design. I ordered a JP upper off of optics planet.
Are there any nice hotels near you? We're planning the intervention and we need to know where to book.
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:32 PM
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Just down the road from the Mouse House...plenty of nice places to stay!
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This is a great thread, and RRA is where I'm leaning. Did they give you an estimated lead-time when you ordered?

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My credit card just got hit for the upper. 03/24/2021 to 4/29/2029. I've waited longer for my last air pistol.
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Old 05-03-2021, 03:04 PM
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Upper showed up today via UPS. RRA coded things so I couldn't redirect so I had to take a half day vacation to be at home. I'm looking forward to shooting it when the weather is better.

One sad note, I had to pull a few rifles out of the safe to get to my service rifle to mount the new upper on. My size 13 foot caught my 453V and knocked it over breaking out two chunks of the forearm. I guess I'll borrow the scope off of it to test out the new upper. Making the best of a bad situation.

5/4/2021 RRA called and emailed. Said they did not restrict the shipment to my home only. Said next time to request hold at depot when ordering to avoid problem. They said that many of their orders are held at depot by customers so they don't know what is up with UPS. UPS is generally my least painful choice.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:28 PM
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Lead times right now are 6 plus months. Ordered 2 uppers back in October and received both after about 4.5 months. One was A lar-22 CMP. The other a .450 BM. Also built a dedicated .22 upper with the JP barrel kit. Both . 22 uppers shoot well. The RRA had the edge just because of fit and finish. I eventually tore the JP apart and polished all the edges of the feed ramp, ejector, and the chamber. The JP was shaving the bullet pretty bad. Both BCG are the same as the Nordic. Definitely of the three the RRA is the way to go. They even offer a 3g upper now.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:35 PM
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I took it out to shoot it Sunday. Wind was bad, the back stop is rabbit wire and the wind kept knocking my target down. It did feed and function with CCI Blazer and CCI SV. Looking forward to shooting it on a calm day.
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Do you live in between Death Valley and Vegas, as I do? A "good day" (like tomorrows forecast) is winds of 7 to 10 MPH.
With Nordic recommending HV ammo, I find it a great thing how well these RRA/Nordic uppers/rifles do with SV ammo.
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:06 PM
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Do you live in between Death Valley and Vegas, as I do? A "good day" (like tomorrows forecast) is winds of 7 to 10 MPH.
With Nordic recommending HV ammo, I find it a great thing how well these RRA/Nordic uppers/rifles do with SV ammo.
Northern Michigan, between Hell and Paradise.

I'm happy that it shoots SV and HV. I noticed that my detachable NM rear sight doesn't have any index markings on it at all for elevation. The picture showed some numbers on it.

I need to figure out how to deal with that.

I shot it on another windy day using the irons. I think my eyes are the limiting factor. I'll pull a scope off of one of my other ar's and see what it can do on a calm day. So far I'm thinking this is well spent money.
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Due to Rock River offering them for a number of different calibers (and barrel lengths), markings would only be useful as a "point of reference". Your best bet is to zero it at whatever yardage suits you, then make your own "zero reference marks" for a given brand/type of ammo (use a pencil if you'll be changing ammo types frequently?). There's a lot of information on how to zero and adjust these sights, but it's all marginally useless for the AR-22's, as it's mostly intended for the .223 caliber rifles. I was going to provide a link, but I think the information would only make things more confusing!
IIRC, sometimes when shooting SV ammo, when the rifle was cold, the first few shots wouldn't cycle reliably. Once warmed up, it usually ran really good.
Depending on your age (and eyes) scopes can be a wonderful thing! My eyes suck compared to when I was younger, so for me, scopes are a must for anything half way serious (or more).

Some may not see the value in the RRA AR-22 rifles or uppers, but I see them no differently than buying a car. You can get something cheap, that will (hopefully) get you around, and from point A to B reliably (for who knows how long?), or you can get something nicer (or much nicer), where in most cases, the quality, lifespan, and performance differences are obvious. To each their own. Me, I don't like things of "marginal quality" (or less), not that I can always afford the best. Typically I look for a good balance of quality and price, but in certain cases, with certain things, I'll spend a little more when the quality (and performance) matter more to me. Which are usually those things I expect to use a lot, and for a long time into the future.
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Old 05-19-2021, 08:14 PM
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I noticed that my detachable NM rear sight doesn't have any index markings on it at all for elevation. The picture showed some numbers on it.

I need to figure out how to deal with that.
You don't want any extra numbers on it. It's so close to your eyes you wouldn't be able to read them if you are over 40.

I dialed mine all the way down and zeroed at 25 using the front sight for elevation. That leaves me essentially zeroed at 50, and I could adjust for 100 for that five or six inch drop, but the amount of drop will be ammunition dependent to a greater degree than 50.
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I shot the upper again today. I brought a Nikon M-Tac 1x4 scope with me. I think I got a good barrel. It was pretty windy so not the best conditions.

I shot the irons but after a while I couldn't focus on the front post. I tried my custom pistol glasses when I made it home and I can get a hard focus on the front sight. I'll bring them the next time.

Assuming my 63 year old eyes can't hack it and I need to go to a scope, what is reasonably priced 1-4 that works for service rifle? While I'd love to shoot irons, if it turns out that optics are in my future, that is what I'll have to use.

I was using a 1 1/2" orange dot on a 100 yard small bore target, I'm sure that isn't allowed in service rifle. I've noticed some scopes that are for service rifle have illuminated reticles. That would help. Are there special reticles for service rifle?

I have a couple years before I'll have time to pursue this so I don't have to run out and buy a scope. I would like to start thinking about it though.

I'm going to clean the rifle tonight. It was starting to jam using CCI-SV, I deliberatly shot it w/o cleaning to see how long it took to start messing up. HV ran fine.
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Leupold makes a service rifle optic in 1-4 power but it is pricey and I’m not a fan of the reticle. The Vortex Ranger is a 1-4 power which a special item for Midway USA. The Ranger was basically rebranded and the same scope as the discontinued 1-4 PST. The Steiner P4Xi get great reviews and is supposedly one of the best 1-4 optics.

https://www.eurooptic.com/Steiner-P4...forcement.aspx

https://www.sportoptics.com/leupold-...50-177351.html

The Vortex 1-4x24 PST and Ranger 1-4x24 are both discontinued but you can still find them. Here is a listing on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vortex-Rang...-/184317277682

Vortex sell a 1-4x24 Crossfire for around $200 but it is a Chinese manufactured optic but you do get the Vortex no questions asked warranty

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No, that is the rimfire training rifle. My competition service rifle has a Trijicon on it.

Top - Service Rifle in 223 Wylde
Bottom - Rimfire Clone Training Rifle

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