MRP or ACR

MRP or ACR

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    MRP or ACR

    Okay okay I think I may drink the kool-aid and get a piston 5.56 not because they are the latest and greatest and are quote more "reliable". I simple hate cleaning guns and cleaning the chamber on an AR is so annoying for me, maybe not for you but I would rather you pull my fingernails out then ask me to clean my ARs.

    My reasoning for either the ACR is MRP is driven by two factors.

    I want something I can actually hunt whitetail with in VA (.223/5.56 is not a legal white tail cartridge), and if 6.5 grendal brass or 6.8 SPC brass ever becomes more readily available I want something that utilizes the most popular cartridge of that period in time.

    I’m leaning more towards the MRP since I have a fully assembled LMT lower, and all I would need to due is purchase the MRP upper, and it will be very ergonomical familiar. I'm not sold on the ACR just yet, but it still up the running. Anybody have the two and has done a comparison?
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    I understand not liking to clean an AR chamber, but (for me) it certainly isn't worth the expense of a piston upper. YMMV, of course.

    As to the second factor, I guess I'm missing something. You can get a DI upper in 6.5 or 6.8 just as easily (more easily, I would venture) than a piston upper in those calibers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    I understand not liking to clean an AR chamber, but (for me) it certainly isn't worth the expense of a piston upper. YMMV, of course.

    As to the second factor, I guess I'm missing something. You can get a DI upper in 6.5 or 6.8 just as easily (more easily, I would venture) than a piston upper in those calibers...
    I hear what your saying. Currently, I have 2 DI AR's, A SBR Noveske lower with a 10.5 upper and it runs great expecially with the KX3 on the front. I have a 24 inch A2 Flat top varmint AR thats DI and it runs to. Then I have this LMT lower with a Timny trigger installed and a SOPMOD stock on it, currently I have a Spikes 22Lr Dedicated on it, but why not buy the MRP upper and mate the pair technically I would then have a complete gun and not a parts gun (why not get it with the Piston) .
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    Agreed on all points - it was the caliber thing that confused me. You could buy a DI upper from any number of manufacturers in any number of calibers without going piston. If you just WANT a piston (like I want a Noveske SBR to complement my SPR), then go for it, I just don't think caliber options/selection enters into it. Of course, I could just be being dense this morning... :)
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