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Old 12-03-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
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Has anybody bought one of their rifles? Saw a 7.62x39 model today at the gun store that may be my Christmas gift too me

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Old 12-03-2018, 10:49 PM   #2
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Has anybody bought one of their rifles? Saw a 7.62x39 model today at the gun store that may be my Christmas gift too me

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I had a radical upper in a 6.8 and it shot great. I got it at a really good price on sale. This was right before Radical got popular. After they gained some popularity their price went up. Now they are overpriced in my opinion. Other less expensive alternatives that shoot just as good.

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Old 12-03-2018, 10:51 PM   #3
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I was really shocked at the price on this particular 7.62x39. I donít think Iíd trust it for a donít tread on me situations but hog killing Iíd give it a go. Thanks for more to think on though.


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Old 12-03-2018, 11:36 PM   #4
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Iím running a 556 10.5Ē barreled upper with forearm on my AR pistol from Radical. Very pleased. Iím using and Aero BCG. Itís been accurate and well put together.

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Old 12-03-2018, 11:52 PM   #5
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My buddy has a 458 socom upper we’ve had fits trying to get to feed properly.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:25 AM   #6
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My buddy has a 458 socom upper weíve had fits trying to get to feed properly.
Have you modified the magazine yet. I saw a post a while back on one of the 458 SOCOM groups, where Radical showed how to modify a common AR mag, so the top round in the mag is higher up, to improve feeding. I saved the post somewhere. I will try to find it. I have a Radical 458 SOCOM barrel on one of my rifles. I have not shot it yet, but before I do, I will modify the mag I planned to use for that gun.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:40 AM   #7
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My buddy has a 458 socom upper weíve had fits trying to get to feed properly.
I found the post. It is actually some magazines Radical is selling, that have been modified.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:55 AM   #8
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We waited at the shop one day while they tweaked a couple of mags for us. Still misfeeds the first round half the time. Drives the shoulder into the feed ramps.

I'm pretty sure both of his 458 mags look very similar to those.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:16 AM   #9
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I have a .223 upper that I got on a great deal and it shoots great. Never had an issue. Buddy of mine has a 6.5 Grendel upper from them and itís been great as well. Has dropped a lot of animals with it.


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Old 12-04-2018, 09:26 AM   #10
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I don't have any experience with radical, but 7.62x39 in a ar15 platform is my favorite. Make sure you get the cproducts magazines. I keep hoping magpul with come out with a magazine.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:10 AM   #11
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I don't have any experience with radical, but 7.62x39 in a ar15 platform is my favorite. Make sure you get the cproducts magazines. I keep hoping magpul with come out with a magazine.

Yea thatís the one thing I kept going back and forth on was they suggest ammo storage components magazines for this rifle. But for thermal hunting hogs I just need a few mags and even the 20rd ones they recommend are plenty. The ASC mags are priced about the same as a pmag so no big difference there.


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Old 12-04-2018, 10:46 AM   #12
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Yea thatís the one thing I kept going back and forth on was they suggest ammo storage components magazines for this rifle. But for thermal hunting hogs I just need a few mags and even the 20rd ones they recommend are plenty. The ASC mags are priced about the same as a pmag so no big difference there.


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If your using it for hogs 7.62 is a no brainer. Its hard to beat 5 bucks a box for hog ammo. I've been very happy with the bear creek Ar's. right around Moa with steel case ammo and right now they are $189 for a complete upper. I don't know what the radical arms price is.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:37 AM   #13
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I have two friends with 458 SOCOM uppers from there and one of those guys also has a 300 BLK. They have had zero problems with them. Out of the box accuracy was excellent on all three, especially since they were all less than $300.00.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:49 AM   #14
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yes a .300 BO 10.5 inch
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:55 PM   #15
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my 458 socom upper is great... i bought a couple of magazines for the 458 from mid south shooters supply,, follower is slightly different
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:10 AM   #16
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Those of you with Radical 458 uppers, did you change the buffer and spring in your lower? We are still running the original carbine setup on his Ruger AR556 lower.

It is accurate, it's just the feeding issue I have problems with. It tends to run better with the Hornady 350 HP's than anything else I've tried, including the SBR and Butterfly factory loads.

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:52 AM   #17
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Those of you with Radical 458 uppers, did you change the buffer and spring in your lower? We are still running the original carbine setup on his Ruger AR556 lower.

It is accurate, it's just the feeding issue I have problems with. It tends to run better with the Hornady 350 HP's than anything else I've tried, including the SBR and Butterfly factory loads.

https://youtu.be/AKjf0R128n4
still running factory stuff in mine
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:01 AM   #18
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300 blk 10.5" and a 16" Never had any problems.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:11 AM   #19
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I have a 300 blk upper from them. I cant say anything negative about it. I’m happy with it.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:18 AM   #20
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I have a 300 blk upper from them. I cant say anything negative about it. Iím happy with it.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:21 AM   #21
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good guns. IMO quality control has gone down a little since popularity has risen. I would get one of the price was right. If you are in or around stafford stop by and say to them, nice guys
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:11 AM   #22
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I have a radical 6.5 Grendel upper and it works great!
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:21 PM   #23
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I bought the 16" complete gun in 6.8SPC last year. It's a MOA gun with my handload.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:26 PM   #24
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I have one in .300 Blackout. Shoots well and will killed hogs. No reliability issues at all.
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I have a radical 6.5 Grendel upper and it works great!
Me too!
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Primary arms usually has some for cheap
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