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Old 06-05-2018, 11:25 PM   #1
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Ok. I know these are awesome rifles. I heard at the start of the year Lwrc cranked their prices up for no reason. I been looking at these and they run from $2200-$2600. I know, Steep. Iíve noticed by whatís online like at Extreme Guns and ammo, they arenít moving these. Some have been in stock all year.

Thoughts on rather the price is worth it and why Lwrc doesnít like moving rifles.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:36 PM   #2
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Thoughts on rather the price is worth it and why Lwrc doesnít like moving rifles.
lmao

they dropped prices post-election then raised them back up

it's a business, they would lower them if they needed to.

hint: they don't need to because they're selling just fine where they're at
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:36 AM   #3
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You evidently didnít read my post. They arenít selling just fine.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:55 AM   #4
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You evidently didn’t read my post. They aren’t selling just fine.
It’s hard to track such things since many online gun shops are just dropshipping these days. One rifle in a warehouse could show as in stock for dozens of shops.

Why don’t you call lwrc?
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:30 PM   #5
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I was just looking for reviews and thoughts. I want to get one. Just going to have to save up for a while. Lol
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:53 PM   #6
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I wouldn't be surprised if they aren't selling super well the AR market is so competitive right now as far as price

And honestly most mid-high quality mil spec guns from bcm, dd, fn or colt (heard a lot of rumblings about there new stuff not being as good but who knows) will often shoot the barrels out before they need major repair so for some that price will be hard to justify and a lot of people seem to think that once your factory gun or parts build starts to cost more then I don't know say 1500 bucks there starts to be deminitioning returns

But there are plenty of guys who want the best no matter what so maybe sales will pick up

You can't take your money with you if that's one of dream rifles BUY IT!!
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The high end market has definitely seen some capitulation and I foresee it going on for some time. The market is shaking out the weak players, the underfunded players and those who soley build a product based on marketing.

The low to mid range is where most of the activity is. I believe its a good time to buy anything which suits your fancy, based on price alone. I am not a highend fanboy...just like my rifles to work consistently...and they do.

Once the prices go up, the BS in fanboydom will ramp up again, as it always does.
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The high end market has definitely seen some capitulation and I foresee it going on for some time. The market is shaking out the weak players, the underfunded players and those who soley build a product based on marketing.

The low to mid range is where most of the activity is. I believe its a good time to buy anything which suits your fancy, based on price alone. I am not a highend fanboy...just like my rifles to work consistently...and they do.

Once the prices go up, the BS in fanboydom will ramp up again, as it always does.
Agreed , Same old song and dance .

If or when the left take's over again , I''ll be right there . LMAO at all panic buyer's AGAIN .
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Ok. I know these are awesome rifles. I heard at the start of the year Lwrc cranked their prices up for no reason. I been looking at these and they run from $2200-$2600. I know, Steep. Iíve noticed by whatís online like at Extreme Guns and ammo, they arenít moving these. Some have been in stock all year.

Thoughts on rather the price is worth it and why Lwrc doesnít like moving rifles.
LWRC did dropped price's on the DI . But so many were sold so fast , they went back up on the DI .

CDNN is selling them super fast for $2000 and as low as 1799$ ?

https://www.cdnnsports.com/catalogse...ir=desc&q=lwrc
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I just rolled the dice on a blemished upper. $1350. Itís still expensive, but right now itís still $700 off. Iím an AK fan, so I can deal with a small blemish. Iíll let you know how it is. Hopefully Iíll get it next week.
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I just rolled the dice on a blemished upper. $1350. Itís still expensive, but right now itís still $700 off. Iím an AK fan, so I can deal with a small blemish. Iíll let you know how it is. Hopefully Iíll get it next week.
To Me ? The lower is what sold me . But I'm a lefty .....
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To Me ? The lower is what sold me . But I'm a lefty .....
I understand. I have tons of lowers. Ambi lowers do nothing for me. I am right handed. You use the left hand to insert a magazine. So to me, itís real easy to hit the bolt release with my left hand. The bolt release on the right side is nice, but Iíd never use it.

I plan on using a new Aero lower I have laying around and throwing a giessle ssa trigger in it. Then I might have a local cerakote guy put on a cool camo paint job. We will see
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I just rolled the dice on a blemished upper. $1350. Itís still expensive, but right now itís still $700 off. Iím an AK fan, so I can deal with a small blemish. Iíll let you know how it is. Hopefully Iíll get it next week.
Damn that seems like a good deal to me put some hard use on her and it'll look just as thrashed as if it it wasn't the blem anyway
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Damn that seems like a good deal to me put some hard use on her and it'll look just as thrashed as if it it wasn't the blem anyway
Kinda what I was thinking
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I understand. I have tons of lowers. Ambi lowers do nothing for me. I am right handed. You use the left hand to insert a magazine. So to me, itís real easy to hit the bolt release with my left hand. The bolt release on the right side is nice, but Iíd never use it.

I plan on using a new Aero lower I have laying around and throwing a giessle ssa trigger in it. Then I might have a local cerakote guy put on a cool camo paint job. We will see
Ya , the cammo will hide the blem , and match the upper & lower ..
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:46 PM   #16
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Received the Ic-a5 upper today. Some very small blemishes. The shop told me Lwrc messed up the anodizing so they did a black cerakote. The upper still matches anodized lowers pretty good.

As far as the rifle goes, hereís my view. I have 3 Pws rifles, so I didnít want another. Comparison, the Lwrc bolt carrier is much heavier and bulkier. The piston system has a lot more parts. But the springs look very tough. The upper is much heavier cause of the heavier better barrel. The gas adjustment knob has two positions that are held in place by a spring that looks kinda cheesy.

Overall, I think this upper is worth $1350. But I wouldnít pay anymore than that. New Pws uppers sale for $1150. New Lwrc is $2060. To me, there is no comparison. The Pws is lighter, way cheaper, a more solid rail, no springs, and a better gas adjustment knob with a stronger click detent.

I look forward to shooting this Lwrc.
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