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Old February 16th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #1
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Which NM A4

I know I've said I really don't like the AR platform since the A1 I had in the early 80's but being an outdoors man it was more about the groundhog round than anything. I'm rethinking my position on this stance now that we can use a semi auto rifle here in PA. I thought it might be fun to take one yote hunting in the alligany forest and I might even take it to the range on occasion. Although I will probably reach for the M1 or M1A first. I guess for all those guys that shoot matches my question would be , what's a good over the shelf NM rifle. I was looking at the RRA's and I guess I wouldn't mind a Colt but I'd like to hear from the crowd here. I'm not looking for leg points but want something that will shoot better than I can . Thanks all. Dan

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Old February 16th, 2017, 02:10 PM   #3
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Rock River is a solid choice. Compass Lake, White Oak both last I checked were pricier than Rock River. Myself I have a DPMS DCM. I was on a budget, but it still shoots better than what I can see. And I'm not a fan of the platform either ...

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Old February 16th, 2017, 02:38 PM   #4
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My rock river shot well.

Plinking and hunting you might want to think about something with a lighter barrel though. The service rifle barrel is a 1.1" thick by 20" long piece of steel so it isn't light.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 03:38 PM   #5
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Another vote for Rock River!

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Old February 16th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Part of this quest was for filling days at Perry and if I'm reading the rules right a NM AR is not legal for the Military Match but I think a scoped carbine is ? Well I'm confused to what I'm going to do. Maybe a service rifle A4. Phil , that is a sweet Dodge. Hemi ? Thanks again guys. Dan

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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:00 PM   #9
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I own a few ARs, of all of them I really prefer the RRA, but hard to explain why.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 07:33 PM   #10
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Rock River Arms is a great entry level NM. After that you'll want a Compass Lake, Keystone, or (my favorite) a White Oak upper.
Of course you could just build your own New SR finally together

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Old February 16th, 2017, 09:25 PM   #11
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The Rock River is capable of shooting high master scores. It is probably the best bang for the buck. Unless you are already shooting 96% there would be no reason to spend more money on a more expensive rifle.

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The Rock River is capable of shooting high master scores. It is probably the best bang for the buck. Unless you are already shooting 96% there would be no reason to spend more money on a more expensive rifle.
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Old February 17th, 2017, 03:31 AM   #13
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I don't have a lot of Service Rifle experience but I do agree with the guys above about RRA.

I started SR completion a couple of years ago not really knowing how deep I would dive into the water if you know what I mean. So, to that end, I opted for a $800 RRA upper in lieu of a more expensive White Oak or Compass Lake. I am not disappointed in my decision.

The RRA shoots much better than I do and is an excellent piece of hardware. I shoot much more M1 and F class matches at this point and my RRA sits in the safe most days so I feel good about not jumping in to the higher priced systems.

Bottom line IMO is that the RRA is a very good set up.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 07:01 AM   #14
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If you're looking for a complete rifle, get the RRA. I almost did that but wanted a few different things. I shopped around and found out that it was cheaper to buy the RRA NM lower, a WOA upper (configures the way I wanted), and buttstock for a little less than a complete rifle.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 07:09 AM   #15
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My first NM service rifle was a RRA NM A4. Excellent value. Back when I bought it, it was one of the few(if not only) commercial offerings that had a detachable carry handle that had enough elevation adjustment to cover 100 to 600 with room to spare and no post adjustment. Their stock NM trigger is passable. First factory barrel held the X ring at 200 until 4500 rounds. The rifle itself can shoot High Master scores on a full course, but its owner has only done it once in competition.:(

Second rifle was a White Oak Precision A2 with a Krieger barrel and pinned sights. I bought it right before they announced the optics rule change. It is a fine rifle, but it does not shoot any better than the RRA.

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