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It Ain't Black but I like it

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Finally pulled the trigger and bought this R25. A sweet deal for $1750. I think. The optics included are an Eotech 552XR.308 (ballistic drop) and a LaRue 'Po Boy' magnifier pivot mount with 2.5x magnifier. The rifle includes the factory 5 round magazine and Remington hard case. Now I am ready for Texas style pig hunts. Gotta find some 10rd mags, a good sling then off to the range to see what it likes to eat.post-3-1280161558.jpgpost-3-1280161563.jpgpost-3-1280161567.jpg

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LOL. Bruce you will get one. Its just a matter of time. You have the equipment and your burning off the rubber on your shoes. Keep at it.

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That's very nice I like the camo . :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow::) Does that come with a bb?I never seen a set up like that with the magnifier in front.

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Good luck with the new boomer Bruce. It sure looks sweet.

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Ill let you use this hat for now intell you get one post-189-1280194855.jpg:smiley-innocent-halo-yellow::) Just kidding it will happen your day is coming.. And thats a nice rifle you got there...

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Ill let you use this hat for now intell you get one post-189-1280194855.jpg:):) Just kidding it will happen your day is coming.. And thats a nice rifle you got there...
:) ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!Barrel is free-floated button-rifled 0.680" Muzzle OD ChroMoly with recessed hunting crown and fluted for rapid barrel cooling.

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Just out of curiosity, how much does that thing weigh? My cousin just picked up a DPMS in .308 that must've been made out of lead. Great rifle and caliber, but I think DPMS stand for Definitely Pretty Much Stationary! Ugh!

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Just out of curiosity, how much does that thing weigh?
Remington is a little vague on the weight. I don't think they want to scare people so they list it as.
Average Weight 8 3/4 lbs
I guess they don't all weigh the same. :signgreatreport3kg:

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Thanks SJ. Hope their tolerances are more consistent than their weight. Last month was the first time I have actually ever held or fired an AR style rifle. My cousin's was the DPMS .308, and my uncle's was his duty rifle S&W .223 with Eotech sights. WHAT A DIFFERNCE IN WEIGHT. That's why I was curious about Bruce's Remmy. I don't think I could hunt with a rifle that weighs more than my ancient 1100 Remington Shotgun. However, while not a huge AR fan, I must admit they do shoulder quite nice and the line of sight is exactly where you want it! Very natural target acquisition I must say. Goog luck with your Remmy Bruce, hope it shoots well for ya.

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Wasn't an AR fan ever. Finally got one as rent payment from housemate down on luck. You know it really is a nice rifle. Shoulders great, fits almost perfectly. Lot of good to say about it. Still not my fave, I like my M1A better, but that might just be a penis size issue... <sigh>Still I think I live in the land of the converted.

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Here's what I dug up on that:The R-25, designed with the hunter in mind, is reduced in weight in part by using a relatively light barrel with a .680-inch diameter at the muzzle. This 20-inch barrel is fluted to further cut weight. Combined with the use of aluminum in the receivers and nylon in the stock, the R-25 weighs 8.75 pounds-still not a lightweight by hunting rifle standards, but considerably lighter than many other LR308- or AR-10-style rifles.Weight is neither a plus or minus...seems about average for me. The M1A I shot was like 16lbs.

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Weight is neither a plus or minus...seems about average for me. The M1A I shot was like 16lbs.
One of your buddies must have put lead in your gun. They're heavy no doubt but range between 9.2 - 11.2 pounds (Empty magazine).

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I have an M1A and it is like 9 1/2 with a 10 round mag. (no scope)

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I have an M1A and it is like 9 1/2 with a 10 round mag. (no scope)
Add a scope, Harris bipod and loaded 10rd mag and watch it grow heavy. Looking for a nice wide sling for this. Thinking one point.

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very nice! i had a choice between an M1A and the AR-10 plarformas far as spending. i bought my M1A (11 years ago). heavy it is. i've never hit anything with itwithout a bipod. that's one nice shooter you've got there! one more for my wishlist. :good:

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