Laruer upper kits 6.5 grendel

HAMBONE73

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Has anyone tried the Larue upper kits in 6.5 grendel? If what are your thoughts on quality and accuracy. In torn between that and JP rifle builder.

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The fit and finish on my Larue is top notch and it seems to shoot.
 

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Well Jake I’m surprised you can count. Those are not cherry picked groups. Those were the first three shots out of the gun (other than the test firing at Larue), then the next three shots after adjusting the scope. The gun shoots. I’m sorry yours didn’t (but maybe it was the assembler or the shooter?). The one thing you repetitively prove is that you are a jerk and that the sight would be better off without you.
 
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While im on big jakes side on this one the price difference is substantial. If you want a 1500 dollar rifle get the larue you will be fine if your willing to spend 3500 the jp is a much better rifle. Ill have bother here shortly.
 

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    My experience with the 6.5 G ultimate upper has not been great. While the machining and cerakoting were excellent and the free float design is solid, the barrel to receiver fit was sloppy and loose. The barrel wouldn't shoot sub-MOA with factory ammo and my reloading efforts were less than ideal (maybe .7 MOA at best). I even put in a new carrier, an SSA-E trigger and a JP SCS, which did not help much. To Larue's credit, they were very good about sending me a label to send it back and they returned it to me with a new barrel. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but I'm hoping the target then sent back which had three shots holding .6" is a good sign. However, I am tempted to just sell the barrel before shooting since it is a little heavy for field use and just get an 18" JP barrel.

    Larue used to be one of the only options for match-grade ARs, but has been behind the times for a while now and is playing catch up now that the AR market has softened while there being newer and innovative options. Overall, I don't think it is worth buying the kit unless you like all of Larue's parts and are looking for field grade rifle in terms of accuracy. For that, I'd take a BCM all day, every day.

    I ended up selling most of what the kit came with except the upper, barrel and BCG. Personally, I don't care for their stock and grip. I also don't like the MBT trigger I prefer a Geissele SSA-E which can be had for only a little more than the MBT when on sale. The buffer is just standard carbine weight and the carrier is an unknown contract manufacturer. The buffer tube was not any nicer than a Milspec BCM or VLTOR. Larue's billet lowers are okay, but as Jake noted above lack modern features such as a short throw safety option and ambi controls.

    I also think it is a crap shoot on getting a really good barrel (at least for Grendel). If you look at the threads in the Larue forum on ARF dot com there are few guys that have good results from factory 6.5G ammo. However, the vast majority are three shot groups just under an inch. Most won't post five shot groups, and those that do aren't that impressive. Given my prior experience with Larue and JP, my standards are a lot higher than what Jake is right to call fanboys. If you really like their upper design, it would probably be better to just buy the stripped upper/rail combo and buy a better barrel and BCG.

    I put a 6.5 CM together with a JP barrel, and so have several of my friends. We all see .5 MOA with them, so I'd go JP over the Larue if you are willing to spend a little more.
     

    bigjake83

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    Well Jake I’m surprised you can count. Those are not cherry picked groups. Those were the first three shots out of the gun (other than the test firing at Larue), then the next three shots after adjusting the scope. The gun shoots. I’m sorry yours didn’t (but maybe it was the assembler or the shooter?). The one thing you repetitively prove is that you are a jerk and that the sight would be better off without you.

    Yeah... Good story guy

    Obviously your ignorance has no bounds, no one fucking cares about in what order your group's came, they're still 3rd cherry picked groups and here on the hide 5x5 or 6x5 is the standard..as for my LT Grendel I'm the only one here who has been able to make the LT Grendel shoot multiple sub .5 groups, try reading MSTNs complete thread.
     

    bigjake83

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    Here is some more Bullshit from eccess....

    I have an Ultimate Upper kit rifle in 6.5 Grendel and with factory ammo it has been under a half MOA at 100 yards from the start. I also have a UU kit rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. It shot about 1 MOA at 100 with factory ammo the one time I’ve had it out. I imagine it will tighten up with some more shooting and maybe handloads. For the money I’m quite pleased with both. I wanted a 223 rifle to shoot in the tac lite PRS Gas Gun matches and bought a JP there, as I had more confidence it would be a guaranteed shooter, but it cost nearly double what the Larue kits cost.


    "Originally posted by Bikejake83"

    Post up a 5x5 of these 6.5 Grendel sub 1/2 MOA groups then, honestly I think you're full of SHIT!!!.
     

    blbennett1288

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    I just built my own with the JP Supermatch barrel and BCM parts. She is a 0.5-0.75" shooter consistently. I almost went the LaRue route but after reading everything in the LaRue's 6.5 Ultimate Upper thread on AR15.com, I decided that they were WAY to inconsistent. Some seemed to shoot okay others seemed like they couldnt hit a barn. My JP+BCM build ended up being cheaper than the Larue FWIW.