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As far as I know, this is a 2013 model. Never fired except for proofing. This is the A4 configuration. Nothing fancy.

 

It came with a set of Sig Sauer flip up sights. So I put them on there.

 

From RRA I have ordered an extra cam pin, firing pin retainer and firing pin. And a set of rings. 

 

I have lubed the bolt with Mobil synthetic 40 wt. And its receiver surfaces. 

 

I will post up again on this thread, once I fire a group or two.

 

 

 

Buster

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Today's post I will call sighting and function firing fun.

 

My LAR-8 Flattop came with a set of cheap folding sights. I didn't realize that the LAR-8 gas block and rear rail are in disagreement for such sights.

 

As I sighted in at 25 yards, you can see from the pic that the first two were high and left. I dialed a click right and raised the front post (no rear adjustment with these sights) and this put me in the 10 and x. When I went back to 100 I fired three rounds. They were all in a 2.5" group but 14" high! As I attempted to dial in the front post it has the indignity of flinging the spring and retaining thinggie heavenward. Good bye then. 

 

 

The LAR-8 Carry Handle sight and front sight are quite dear. I have a set of rings on order from RRA and a scope was my ultimate destination anyway so I may dismiss a bare sighting option for this rifle.

 

Man, the rifle feels great and ran smooth at least for my eight rounds. I look forward to continuing break-in, albeit with a better sighting system.  The bolt on the rifle is still wet with the Mobil oil so I will just clean the face, chamber and bore. Then wait on my rings and find some suitable glass.

 

Cheers to all.

 

Buster

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23 minutes ago, Stonebuster said:

 

Today's post I will call sighting and function firing fun.

 

My LAR-8 Flattop came with a set of cheap folding sights. I didn't realize that the LAR-8 gas block and rear rail are in disagreement for such sights.

 

As I sighted in at 25 yards, you can see from the pic that the first two were high and left. I dialed a click right and raised the front post (no rear adjustment with these sights) and this put me in the 10 and x. When I went back to 100 I fired three rounds. They were all in a 2.5" group but 14" high! As I attempted to dial in the front post it has the indignity of flinging the spring and retaining thinggie heavenward. Good bye then. 

 

 

The LAR-8 Carry Handle sight and front sight are quite dear. I have a set of rings on order from RRA and a scope was my ultimate destination anyway so I may dismiss a bare sighting option for this rifle.

 

Man, the rifle feels great and ran smooth at least for my eight rounds. I look forward to continuing break-in, albeit with a better sighting system.  The bolt on the rifle is still wet with the Mobil oil so I will just clean the face, chamber and bore. Then wait on my rings and find some suitable glass.

 

Cheers to all.

 

Buster

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Glad it's all good.

Rock River is really good to deal with, it sucks that some of their stuff is proprietary.

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Yep rail height and gas block height are two different things. There are front sights on the market made for gas block height.

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