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Most Refined Battle Rifle? LWRCI REPR Review

by G&A Staff   |  June 18th, 2012 74

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LWRCI (Land Warfare Resources Corporation International) was created in 2006. Its mission was to produce short-stroke gas-piston ARs to eliminate perceived shortcomings of Stoner’s original direct gas-impingement mechanism. The result was a family of gas-piston rifles and carbines that, the company claims, operate cleaner, quieter and with greater accuracy, reliability and service life. The debate over the relative benefits of DGI vs. piston systems will rage on for as long as ARs exist, but there’s little argument that LWRCI’s piston design is state-of-the-art.

A More Perfect Piston
LWRCI’s self-regulating short-stroke gas-piston system eliminates the venting of carbon-laden gases into the receiver and bolt carrier group, thus moderating the intensive cleaning regime necessary for DGI rifles in heavy use. It also means the bolt-carrier group and associated springs and gas rings are not subject to the searing heat of the tapped gasses—one of the major causes of small parts failure in the original platform. The result is enhanced reliability, regardless of maintenance. Plus, recoil is lighter and muzzle rise is reduced, even though the LWRCI guns are ergonomically identical and weigh almost the same as DGI ARs.

The primary challenge for LWRCI was that previous piston systems utilized a long, thin, one-piece piston rod that was difficult to machine to proper tolerances and then correctly heat-treat so it would not eventually bend and cause a stoppage. The company developed a segmented piston consisting of a piston cup that fits over the gas plug, an operating rod that contacts the bolt carrier and an intermediate rod that connects them. This design permits enough play to reduce the likelihood that the rod will bend or bind. The interface of the piston cup and gas plug also allows the cup to be scraped clean with each stroke, expelling the residue. During endurance tests, this piston system has run without maintenance or cleaning for the entire service life of the rifle with no failures and no carbon buildup.

As the piston assembly drives to the rear in its half-inch stroke, the operating rod strikes a thrust shoulder machined into the bolt carrier. Bolt-on thrust shoulders in some other piston designs have proven prone to failure, so the LWRCI shoulder is machined integral to the carrier. Other piston designs have also suffered from “carrier tilt,” where the off-center thrust of the piston causes the bolt carrier’s body to tilt downward at the rear, which can cause the lower receiver and buffer tube to wear unevenly and eventually lead to failure.

The outside rear diameter of the LWRCI carrier is therefore larger, with machined skids at the bottom to distribute friction more evenly over a wider surface. The bolt carrier’s sides are faceted instead of round to provide firing debris a location to accumulate instead of binding. Plus, the bolt carriers of all LWRCI rifles and the moving parts of the action are all coated in NiBor, a very hard plating process that includes a nickel composite that serves as a permanent lubricant. It minimizes the need for break-in and liquid lubrication, and nearly eliminates corrosion while providing permanent lubrication to the moving parts. The result is an extremely smooth and positive action cycle. On the REPR 7.62/.308 LWRCI rifles, the bolt itself has eight heavy-duty locking lugs, including one on the extractor for a solid match-up with the barrel at the end of the cycle.

Another significant improvement over standard ARs is barrel design. LWRCI rifles and carbines utilize cold hammer-forged 41V45 steel-alloy barrels. Cold hammer-forging takes an oversize barrel blank and, using high-pressure rotary hammers, compacts the barrel blank over a mandrel. This forms rifling devoid of tool marks. It also compacts the molecular structure of the metal, making it denser and stronger. LWRCI treats the entire barrel—inside and out—with NiCorr surface conversion technology, which is a ferritic salt bath that actually hardens the surface of the steel to about .005 inch.

This resists corrosion better than phosphate or oxide finishes. Because it’s not a plating, there’s no concern about flaking or pits that can be a problem with chrome. NiCorr surface conversion is slicker, harder wearing and more heat and corrosion resistant than the hard chrome normally used in service rifle bores. LWRCI barrels test to 20,000 rounds before replacement, as compared with 6,000 to 10,000 rounds for a standard-issue M4.

The REPR
The new REPR series 7.62/.308 rifles share all these basic LWRCI innovations in a slightly larger platform. Like the 5.56/.223 guns, the REPRs are loosely based on the Stoner architecture of modular upper and lower receiver groups. Most of the ergonomics and handling characteristics of the classic AR platform are the same. Rapidly interchangeable upper receiver groups from the short REPR 12.7-inch through 16- and 18-inch lengths to the 20-inch barrel allow various departments (or individual users) to reconfigure their REPRs for different applications.

The REPR’s nonreciprocating charging handle is mounted on the left side of the upper receiver and has an integrated forward assist. This allows the shooter to operate the action while maintaining cheekweld and keeping his eyes on target. It also allows for greater mechanical leverage during manipulation. Another benefit of the relocation is a tighter fit between the rear ends of the upper and lower receivers, which eliminates gas blowback into the user’s eyes when employing a suppressor or should a cartridge blow.

The gas regulator has four detent positions: Closed (C), Suppressed (S), Normal (N) and Adverse (A). The marking that is at 12 o’clock, nearest the top rail and farthest from the barrel, indicates the setting in use. The shape of the regulator is an irregular ellipse to allow the shooter to determine the active position by touch. A handy gas-knob adjustment wrench is included with each rifle to aid in easy adjustment. Different power levels and bullet weights may require adjustments to the setting for peak performance.

REPR muzzles have a target crown concentric to the bore to further enhance accuracy, and barrels feature match-grade polygonal rifling. All REPRs are available in basic matte-black Type 3 hardcoat anodizing or with olive drab green or flat dark earth Cerakote. This is a type of thermal-cured firearms coating that is applied over the top of the standard finish and offers superb abrasion and corrosion resistance. It incorporates the benefits of Teflon without compromising durability, and its self-lubricating qualities mean the REPR runs with less external lubricants, which people operating in dry and dusty places certainly appreciate.

REPRs are available in a number of configurations. All come with Magpul MIssion ADaptable (MIAD) pistol-grip kits and bolt-on rail adapters for the handguards. All also feature quick-detach handguard tops for easy access to the gas system. The REPR 20 Sniper Model is fitted with a heavy-profile 20-inch barrel, two-stage adjustable match-grade Geissele trigger and Magpul Precision Rifle Stock with adjustable cheekpiece and length of pull. It is intended as a precision rifle suitable for engaging point targets out to 800 meters. The REPR 18 Designated Marksman Model is fitted with a medium-heavy-profile 18-inch barrel, two-stage nonadjustable match-grade Geissele trigger and telescoping Magpul Utility Battle Rifle stock. This model is suitable for point-target engagements out to 700 meters.

The REPR 16 Standard Model has a medium-profile 16-inch barrel, Enhanced Service Fire Control Group (semi or select fire) and telescoping Vltor EMOD buttstock. It is configured as a battle rifle that can engage point targets out to 600 meters. For military and law enforcement use there is also the REPR 12 Standard Model, which is fitted with a medium-profile 12.7-inch barrel, Enhanced Service Fire Control Group and telescoping EMOD buttstock, intended for use up to 300 meters. ALL LWRCI rifles are marked with the “automatic” setting, but it is only functional in military and law enforcement select-fire versions.

Refined and Accurate
I received a REPR 20-inch Sniper Model and 16-inch REPR Standard Model for review, the Sniper in flat dark earth Cerakote and the 16-inch Standard Model in olive drab green. I’ve had a fair amount of field experience with 7.62mm/.308 ARs over the years, and I will say up front that these were the most impressive I’ve ever handled. They are heavy, full-size pieces (the 20-inch weighs 111/4 pounds unloaded without optics), but well balanced and solid as a rock in construction. The standard-issue LWRCI refinements—MIAD grips, “custom” buttstocks, precision triggers, custom-configurable handguards and the side charging handle—made them a joy to operate.

But I’m also an accuracy freak. LWRCI calls these things “Rapid Engagement Precision Rifles,” rated for effective accuracy at extreme ranges. So I equipped the 20-inch Sniper version with a new Trijicon 3-15x44mm TARS Tactical Application Rifle Scope and the 16-inch Standard version with a Trijicon new SRS Sealed Reflex Sight (see accompanying review) and went to work. I selected six varieties of commercial .308 Winchester ammunition in different bullet weights and configurations from 150 grain to 180 grain and fired five five-round groups with each load through each gun at PASA Park’s 100-meter range. The results are on the chart.

The combined overall average for the 20-inch REPR with the Trijicon TARS at 15X magnification was .97 inch (.85 MOA at 100 meters). For the 16-inch Standard REPR with the 1X Trijicon SRS the overall combined average with the same loads was 2.46 inches (2.15 MOA at 100 meters). The difference was due entirely to the difference in magnification of the optics and the fact that the SRS has a 13/4-MOA illuminated dot (not intended as a precision long-range optic). But think about it: Even with zero magnification and a nonprecision reticle, the 16-inch REPR still put everything inside a coffee cup at 100 meters. With a high-magnification scope it would shoot right beside the other gun. The 20-inch Sniper version was a minute-of-angle shooter all the way. I was so impressed, in fact, that I put a 10-round group on paper at 200 meters with the best-performing Black Hills load in the 20-inch rifle just to see. It went 1.88 inches (.82 MOA). And both guns ran all the loads flawlessly with no adjustments needed to the gas-system dial.

Minute-of-angle 7.62mm AR-platform rifles right out of the box. The REPRs are the best-made guns of this type I’ve ever seen. They’re also very expensive, retailing for well over $3,000, but worth every penny. Wish I could afford one.

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With the 20-inch-barreled REPR, the author punched this 10-shot 200-meter group. That's pretty good for a .308 AR.

  • J.L Davidson

    Can't say I'd brag about a one inch group at a hundred yards with a supposedly accurate sniper version of this rifle. Hell, I can beat that with my muzzel loader!

    • http://twitter.com/tizwicky2009 @tizwicky2009

      That's 10 shots at 200 meters, sir!!!

    • Tony

      It was 200 meters not 100 y.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.dorr.50 John Dorr

      200 meters is 218 yards

    • Captian Obvious

      "The combined overall average for the 20-inch REPR with the Trijicon TARS at 15X magnification was .97 inch (.85 MOA at 100 meters)."

      "I was so impressed, in fact, that I put a 10-round group on paper at 200 meters with the best-performing Black Hills load in the 20-inch rifle just to see. It went 1.88 inches (.82 MOA)."

      (0.97 inch @ 100yds & 1.88 @ 200yds)

  • Starky

    For the price it should shoot better then an inch at a hundred yards. That kind of accuracy will not cut it at the five hundred yard mark. And what is the purpose of a .308 rifle that can't get it done at the five hundred yard mark. Especially if it is being marketed in a sniper version.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.dorr.50 John Dorr

      That is 218 yards and pretty good off the bipod?

  • Alan_T

    Well …….. if someone wanted to give me one ( hint , hint , Dick ol' buddy , ol' pal ) I wouldn't turn my nose up at it but I sort of have to agree with J . L . & Starky , for a sticker shock of " well over " three grand ( how much over ? ) not only should it's accuracy ( not that it's bad accuracy ) be way better , it should bring me breakfast n bed !

    • Alan_T

      My copy of G & A came in the mail today and I read the printed version earlier . $ 3800.oo for this AR 10 …….. So now I have one question , ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR G** D*** MIND ? ! ! !

      • Guest

        LOL I would have said F^^^ING MIND!

  • ron

    for the price it should have a song and a dance also breakfest as mentioned.

  • SFC R. E. Tucker

    Still in sticker shock. Unless I win the lottery, I'll be sticking with my DPMS.

  • t.d.arnett

    After owning the 20" for over 6 months and about 2K rounds later, with a very careful 500rnd. "break in", shoot a 5 rnd. group and clean the bore, and then 50 to a couple hundred rnd. days at my shooting range, the accuracy just keeps getting better and better. With M118 match rnds. or Fed. Gold Medal 168gr. or quite a few of my own handloads, it is now sub .5 MOA anytime. Even from a clean cold bore shot. It is the most expensive .308 in the AR platform I own, but it does just as well as my best turnbolt in .308 with 4 more inches of barrel and with the same optics, (Leupold MKIV 8.5-25) that was almost the same cost. So that really is impressive to me what this rifle is capable of.

    • Alan_T

      Quit being so modest T . D . , now tell us all about how you used to be with SEAL Team 6 …. but The Green Beret desperately needed you so you quit the Navy and joined the Army , but then The C . I . A . , who you also work for , got miffed and demanded that you give that up to be the full time spy you were hired to be . OH ! ….. and don't leave out the part where Ian Fleming based his James Bond novels on t . d . arnett , back when you were with M I 5 ….. or was it 6 ? That was back when you were a Doctor and a Lawyer and an Astronaut and a Cowboy ! ! !

      • t.d.arnett

        Man what is up with you? Chill out for awhile. If you must know I did have a military career. 16 years at Los Alamos, NM as a O3. To save you time from having to look it up, I was a Naval Lieutenant. But before you say how can you be in the U.S. Navy 400km from water, that part is CLASSIFIED!

        • Alan_T

          Yeah …… 'cause we all know what a large base the Navy has in Los Alamos ! ! ! Ever actually been there ? I have it's ALL desert !
          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
          IF you were from the States , WHICH YOU'RE NOT , you'd have said miles or nautical miles !
          Yeah …….. classified , that's how all you wannabe's counter when caught in your lies !
          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
          Yeah , yeah , it's so classified the U . S . Government doesn't even know about it !
          HAHAHAHAHAHA
          Now it's time for you to whine about me not being fair to you . HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
          Man ….. I can pick you posers a mile away !

          • Guest

            LOL you was right Alan!

          • t.d.arnett

            Well I just had to see what you guy's that is so brilliant has posted next on my lunch break so I have to keep this short and simple, 1 so I don't waste my time, and 2, so you guy's can comprehend it. This can be said as it is widely known. Los Alamos happens to be where all atomic research and testing for the U.S. government takes place. It is a large base of over 2,ooo people mainly consisting of Naval and Air Force personel with about 20% civilian employees. If you know what ended WW2, this is the place where those weapons where signed, sealed and delivered.

          • t.d.arnett

            Man, you're right. An american that knows how to use the metric system would just ruin your day!

        • Dale 43

          Looks like Alan_T is right about you t.d.arnett, you're a lying wannabe.

        • Scott

          Los Alamos? you mean White Sands don't ya wannabe? Yeah, CLASSIFIED! LOL

          • t.d.arnett

            No, I don't. By the way the boathouse is an old joke in that area, so if you didn't know a thing about it, why did you have to jump in with the rest of the morons and show how stupid you are?Still yet no one has told me what I am wanting to be, or lied about, or anything. If I was betting on it , I would say 70% or more of these bigmouth retards don't even own the rifle that was at discussion. I will help anyone that ask for it, or the purpose of this bloody site is to discuss a weapon. If you are not here to learn something about them, then go drink some beer and screw your sisters, bassackwards country f**ks. 'Nuff said?

  • Jardogg

    Is the group a result of the weapon or the shooter?

  • frankgon4

    I am saving up for a .308 carbine for Christmas – so This REPR or a SCAR 17S ?

    • t.d.arnett

      I can't really say for the 17s, but I do own its little brother, the 16s. I can't seem to get the accuracy I would like out of it yet, I haven't put enough ammo through it and it may have something to do with the chrome lined barrel. But I don't think they classify this as a sniper rifle so under those terms its great, but it is not as quality made as the REPR. Thats my 2cents.

    • Alan_T

      Frank ……. if you're going to spend $ 3800. oo on an AR 10 REPR , take a look at Les Baer before you buy !

    • Alan_T

      Frank , since you said you are interested in a carbine length , according to the Guns & Ammo Magazine printed version of the review ( August 2012 , page 66 , half way down the 3rd column ) the 16 inch REPER according to Dick Metcalf , had an average accuracy of 2 .15 MOA ( that's two point fifteen ) at ioo meters .
      OR 2 .46 inches at 109 .361 yards .
      Pretty poor for a rifle costing $ 3,600.oo plus the cost of optics and mounts .

      • t.d.arnett

        Does this guy specify what ammo, the optic that was used, and the evaluation details?(such as temp., altitude, wind?) and are you positive this was a benchrest test and not off-hand? The only autoloading rifles in .308 caliber that I have personally shot that was this bad was a few 742 Remingtons.

        • Alan_T

          T . D . " this guy " is Dick Metcalf , it's the same article as this blog only enhanced , but the information you are requesting is basically the same as what Mr . Metcalf has printed here .

          Ammo / accuracy for the 16 inch barrel @100 meters was :

          Black Hills A – MAX , 155 gr. – 2 .13 inches

          FEDERAL MATCH BTHP , 175 gr. – 2 .38 inches

          FEDERAL FUSION , 165 gr. – 2 .43 inches

          HORNADY TAP – FPD , 155 gr. – 2 .25 inches

          REMINGTON CORE – LOKT ULTRA BONDED , 189 gr. – 2 .75 inches

          WINCHESTER BALLISTIC SILVERTIP , 150 gr. – 2 .87 inches

          However , I would suspect that given the years Mr . Metcalf has been shooting AR's , that his results would be about what the average shooter could reasonably expect . I say pretty poor for a rifle coasting $ 3,600.oo plus optics.

          • t.d.arnett

            Well Alan I have never read Mr. Dicks article before, the information I have got is what is posted here. I don't know Mr. Dick or how much trigger time he has with anything, all I have gathered here is he is a gunwriter, a pencil pusher. That is all I have proof of. Anyway to get to the point, I was just wandering the test conditions when this particular rifle was evaluated, because those numbers are just so shocking to me considering the quality of rifle. I was considering ordering a 16" upper, for my 20", well this has helped me make up my mind. I am going to place the order tonight just to see what results I get. As soon as I receive and test, without a break in period, I will post my results.

          • JerryF

            u dont know who Dick Metcalf is? Alan t's right!

  • t.d.arnett

    Well in my shooting years I have never been able to make an inaccurate handgun/rifle shoot any better than it is capable of shooting. The shooter does have to do his part with every weapon tested or the test is tainted, or pointless. If someone for example takes a rifle such as my 6mm PPC which has done many times .020" groups at 200yd.(one ragged hole) and can bearly get it to punch around 1" holes at 100 yd., then clearly this particular shooter can't show what this weapon is capable of. So it takes both to get accurate measurements.

    • Alan_T

      You've destroyed any creditability you might have had , I doubt anyone is favorably impressed with you or your so – called . 020 inch group @ 200 yards .
      You said it when you said , " I don't know Mr. Dick " !
      ……… You really don't know " Dick " !

      • Alan_T

        What color is the boathouse at Hereford , t . d . ?
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • t.d.arnett

        All I was saying here is anyone can take an accurate weapon and get terrible results from it. The particular cause could be so much more than I care to write about because frankly, I'm tired of playing with a jackass and I have to get to my real work now.

        • Scott

          I dont know what the boat house is but yea T D, what color is the boat house, you disrespectful little turd?

  • Patrick L

    Why review the standard model without a scope with magnification? It seems ridiculous to even perform a 100 yd test with that optic in place. All he proved was that it can shoot groups comparable to an m1 garand.

  • Ken

    I agree with Patrick L. I am very disappointed that the author did not use the same scope on both the sniper version and the standard version. How can you compare rifle accuracy with a reflex sight vs. a 15X precision scope?

    • t.d.arnett

      I agree with this 100%. 15X should be the minimum when trying to determine a rifles accuracy. I use a Leupold fixed power 45X Mark4 just to make sure I can definitely say what a rifle can do when I am testing to see if its a keeper.

      • Alan_T

        What color is the boathouse at Hereford , t . d . ?
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • jack Ronald Baumel

    $3800? What are you people all 1%ers.

  • Alan_T

    By the way ….. there are discrepancies between the on line review and the review printed in the magazine ( Guns & Ammo , August 2012 issue ) .
    [ Page 66 , half way down the 3rd column ]

    MOA for the 20 inch REPR was . 85 MOA @ 100 meters
    ( which is good accuracy , not $ 3,800.oo PLUS the cost of the scope & mounts good , but good ) .

    MOA for the 16 inch REPER was 2 .15 MOA @ 100 meters
    ( at $ 3,600.oo plus the cost of optics anybody here think THAT'S a great deal ? ) .

  • Alan_T

    Another thing that should be considered , you will probably have to pay the full MSRP on this golly – gee , whiz – bang rifle . But wether the price gets discounted or not , you also get a nice hefty Federal ( and in most states [ all states ? ] ) , State Taxes on this little $ 3,600.oo to $ 3.800.oo , gem to pay !
    Sign me up for 10 of them ! SUCH A DEAL ! ! !

  • http://twitter.com/Lakan_Kildap @Lakan_Kildap

    I admire what LWRC has done, especially the enhancements to their Tricon and "individual carbine" models. But I can't believe they're claiming to have invented something new in their multi-segment piston rod and cup-like piston. If one were to compare the LWRC piston/rod assembly and then compare it to the decades-old Armalite design called AR-18 (a.k.a. AR-180), the similarities should be obvious.

  • guest

    Glad to see someone has finally fixed the flawed Stoner DI design. Any weapon system that directly injects hot carbon fouling directly into the receiver is a flaw. Squeeze trigger once, spend hour and a half cleaning before I could turn it into the armory.

    • Mack Missiletoe

      lol

  • Ken del Valle

    I have two .308 Armalite AR-10's. The "old" configuration. They both shoot very well .. sub minutes at a 100 with good ammo and scopes. But the great thing about them is that the AR recoil buffer system makes them easier to shoot with open sights. I have double tapped 12"x12" steel plates at 300 yds. with open sights with them. To me that translates into a good fighting military caliber rifle. Something you can fight with.

    I know its a competition rifle but to me a firearms is always first a tool for combat. So…I am curious to know how this new rifle stacks up in the combat arena.

  • Mack Missiletoe

    I recently decided I want an AR-15 in .5.56 or .223. After I finally gave a chit and learned more about how the AR-15 works… well I think it's interesting.

    But I would just as happily accept a CZ 527 bolt action Carbine in 7.62×39 or .223.

  • JustAGirl

    If this is such a crappy rifle, why does Metcalf say, "Minute-of-angle 7.62mm AR-platform rifles right out of the box. The REPRs are the best-made guns of this type I’ve ever seen. They’re also very expensive, retailing for well over $3,000, but worth every penny. Wish I could afford one."

    Sounds like a pretty nice compliment to me.

    Also boys, when insulting another poster, it is usually best to not have typos in your comments.

    Signed,

    A chick in Maryland with a 20" REPR

    • t.d.arnett

      Well put Maryland Chick, I think they are jeoulous because they can't play with one so they crap on it. Being an owner myself, I tried to educate and answer some questions people had about the platform and was jumped by a bunch of morons that hadn't a clue what they were yappin' about, enough of that, its all here(on this blog). Anyway I just wanted to say its great to see an intellegent woman into the higher end firearms that speaks her mind and puts these idiots in there place. Be prepared to be insulted in every way also, it seems when you stir the pot a little bit, all the crap rises to the top. Thanks for your input.

    • Hammertime

      Well put, Chick in Maryland! The REPR Rocks!!

      SIgned,

      A guy in Maryland with a 18" REPR

  • Top Shot

    The numbers Mr. Metcalf reported are outstanding for this type of rifle. The 2.5 inch group was shot using a red dot at 100 meters, which illlustrates the 16" rifle's practical accuracy as a battle rifle. It would have been nice if he would have taken the 15x optic off the 20" barrel and mounted it onto the 16" for comparison. Nevertheless, 2.5" at 100 meters using a non-magnified red dot is outstanding!

  • rds

    If it is worth it to you and you can afford it, buy it, If not, don't waste the time and space to make yourself feel better by badmouthing or belittling it or those who do. Some buy Toyota's, other buy BMW's. For some the $20,000 difference is worth it. I have S&W, Colt, and LWCR AR's. I can say the the LWCR is the only AR I have not felt the need to upgrade and that it is the most accurate and easiest to maintain of all of them. I have a chance to shoot a REPR next week and if it is as good as they say it is I will seriously consider purchasing one.even though I have other 7.62 semi auto rifles.

  • 101st ABN

    No point in this, just insults and BS.

  • big budda daddy

    If the gov. Is paying a would love to have one in combat. Not have to clean it every 500 rounds would be nice!!!

  • JustAGirl

    The spiral fluted barrel also cuts the barrel weight by 20%, which is nice considering the weight of my rifle.
    Check out the LWRCi booth at next year's SHOT Show.

    Coffee is for closers, boys.

  • Guest

    I own a 6.8 lwrc rifle and I love it. Need to consider what your buying. These rifles are combat rifles. Fun as hell to shoot! I have a reper on order and can't wait to shoot! Yes these rifles are expensive but worth it in quality. People try to compare these rifles to standard bolt action or hunting semi-auto rifles. These guns are built for protection and warfare. These guns will way out last a standard rifle.

  • http://twitter.com/custommotorcycl Peter Furman

    I own one,I love it,best of breed!

    • Ian Da Ous

      what’s the differences between dpms and lwrc repr? other than the price.

  • Riot1983

    I’m contemplating a 20 inch myself. I do thank you for your article

  • Alan_T

    OH ! I almost forgot to ask you , what color is the boathouse at Hereford , t . d . ?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • t.d.arnett

    As I have previously stated I don't know Mr. Dick, but what am I lying about, or posing to be,and arrogant about? Rude, well maybe to much, but only after being provoked. I don't have the time to set around all day reading magazines and worshipping these writers who don't mean dick to me. I see a nice,new gun from a reputable manufacture, I buy the thing and do my own evaluation. I would much rather know what the tested piece is going to do in my hands. Everything I buy and test is funded by me. All I am doing is passing on information to these other people here reading this who is trying to decide wether or not to invest in such a costly firearm and help them make a desision on the experiences I have had with the REPR I own. A real person, who actually owns the gun, not a writer who takes it to a range for one day and writes his story about it due to that days experiences. So for everyones sake, please take a magazine with Mr. Dicks picture into your bathroom and relieve some pressure before you rupture a case.

  • Alan_T

    Thanks for so admirably proving my point about you for me , t . d . !

    What color is the boathouse at Hereford , t . d . ?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Scott

    Metcalf was in Nam and DESERVES YOUR RESPECT, unlike you, you play acting wannabe scumbag!

  • Guest

    Yea t.d. what color is the boat house at Hereford ?

  • t.d.arnett

    I've never been there, I couldn't tell you.

  • t.d.arnett

    Frogcrap Green

  • t.d.arnett

    What a bunch of morons, that joke is so stupid. duh,huh,huh. All you idiots that thinks that joke is so funny, well just keep passing that homerolled cigarette around to each other.

  • JerryF

    t.d. whats the color of the boat house?

  • Guest

    Alan an me was talking about the boat house at Hereford, not your mom t.d.

  • Guest

    we know your a moron t.d.

  • Dale 43

    t.d.arnett, you're obviously a liar, why don't you just shut up?

  • Alan_T

    The only joke around here is YOU t . d .

  • Scott

    that was at TD not you Alan

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