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#1 BC9696

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:27 PM

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.Attached File  1.jpg   19.17KB   21 downloadsAttached File  2.jpg   14.03KB   17 downloadsAttached File  3.jpg   29.6KB   16 downloads

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:03 PM

Looks very nice! Now you'll have some quick back up shots when the yotes come to town.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:30 PM

No...where I generally hunt coyotes are extinct.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:55 PM

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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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:07 AM

Remains to be seen but if I do, this hat'll be on my head when I hunt afterwards. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:Attached File  1.jpg   21.5KB   16 downloads

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:07 PM

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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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:49 PM

Good luck with the new boomer Bruce. It sure looks sweet.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

Ill let you use this hat for now intell you get one Attached File  hatanimalSkunkJ19931.jpg   3.6KB   14 downloads: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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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:44 PM

Congrats, nice looking AR. Now you need to reload your own ammo for this baby.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:11 PM

Very nice rifle. Me likey!!

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:23 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:50 PM

Ill let you use this hat for now intell you get one Attached File  hatanimalSkunkJ19931.jpg   3.6KB   14 downloads:) :) 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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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:23 PM

Hi Bruce, is that a new rifle? Is that .223 or 308? It a nice looking rifle
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:40 PM

New (20 rds thru it) in .308.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:21 PM

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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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:05 PM

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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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:23 PM

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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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:01 AM

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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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:49 AM

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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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

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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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:08 PM

I have an M1A and it is like 9 1/2 with a 10 round mag. (no scope)
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

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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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:13 PM

It's very nice
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:16 PM

DO you have it at home yet?

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:32 PM

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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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:57 PM

"It ain't black but I like it!" That's what she said!!!! :) :) :rofl2: :good: :) Please forgive me :smiley-outta-here:Kidding aside, that is one sweet rifle Bruce!! Good Luck!!

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:56 PM

DO you have it at home yet?

No...2 weeks yet. Rifle is en route from TX to my FFL. Same for the LCR .38 I picked up. Should have both by Friday the 13th.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:46 PM

I want one too!
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:24 PM

Bruce, I thought you won that in a NRA raffle???

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

...along with a Ruger .38 LCP. That's what my wife believes! :carnage: It's not because of the money either...but I have purchased so many hunting items and guns and ammo that the whole AR thing would not sit well. She already thinks I'm ready to join a militia. LOL A little subterfuge regarding the origins of the new acquisitions turned out to be a good thing...now she's totally stoked for me! It could not have worked out better!!! :signs1242cn:For those who are wondering, I received a voice mail message from a buddy (that the wife told me about) claiming I had won an NRA raffle from back in January. For you young newlyweds...always have your own little "slush fund" cuz you never know when the rifle, fishing reel, etc that you absolutely must have is gonna present itself. And remember, it is easier to ask to forgiveness than beg for permission but if you win a raffle you don't have to do either!




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