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Old April 14th, 2017, 09:37 AM   #1
 
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NOT HAPPY with new RPR in 5.56/223

I even called them and asked about the new RPR 5.56/223 being able to use Magpul/Pmag magazines and they said YES. They would use 10-20-30 round Gen 2 or Gen 3 with NO problems. NOT EVEN CLOSE ! They designed a whole new mag for it that is wider and longer to accommodate longer heavier bullets that extend beyond "normal" length bullets. A Magpul mag fits like a stick in a bucket not even close. Deal Breaker.

The manual enclosed was for the 7.62x51 and everything in it referred to the 308- 7.62x51. I already have one of those, don't need a second one for a different caliber.

I understand a longer OAL for heavier bullets, tighter 1-7 twist and barrel length (would prefer a 22-24" better). But I don't like being lied to for that kind of money from the Company.



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Maybe it was just a mistake on his part or a misunderstanding. The mags they come with work very well anyway.
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How does it shoot??

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The 2 my buddy and I bought shoot extremely well. Anything from 52's to 80's.
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How does it shoot??
Shoots great. But I'll stick to the 308 for long range knock down power.
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