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Old November 21, 2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Heavy Barrel XCR

I have a Robinson Arms XCR, and I like it very well. I want to have the new gas system installed on it and I was considering having a heavy barrel installed at the same time.

What would be the advantages of a heavy barrel?
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Old November 21, 2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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Save your money and just get the upgraded gas block. The heavy bbl is heavier, I was told the only plus is it may take a little longer to heat up which to me also means that it takes that much longer to cool down. If you really wanted to spend more money I guess you could get a fluted one, that cuts down on weight and may help cooling.
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Old November 23, 2008, 11:13 PM   #3
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I have a RA XCR with the new gas system and a heavy barrel, I do like the advantages of the new hand adjustable gas system, but the rifle works fine without it. I am going to get a light barrel for mine, I have had a light barrel then I switched to the heavy barrel and I now plan to switch back, because in my experiance the weight of the heavy barrel is not worth it staying cool longer. I also found very slight if any differance in the accuracy of the light vs heavy barrel, but I dont fire it from the bench unless I am sighting in an optic. I hope this helps.

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Old November 25, 2008, 03:26 AM   #4
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very nice, tacweapon. What finish do you have on it?

Did you have Robarms retrofit that new gas system or did you buy your rifle new like that?
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Old November 25, 2008, 07:53 PM   #5
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very nice, tacweapon. What finish do you have on it?

Did you have Robarms retrofit that new gas system or did you buy your rifle new like that?
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It is OD Green Duracoat with the ultra flat finish

I bought it with the new gas system. Everything I have read makes it seem that the old system works just fine but the new hand adjustable system is even better.

For more info go to www.xcrforum.com
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