This is a brief review and comparison of my Rock River LAR 8 chambered in 7.62 NATO (.308 Win) and the Les Baer semi-auto also chambered in the .308 Win. This is also a review of a magazine article that highlighted the Les Baer for its accuracy. The Les Baer is guaranteed to shoot 1/2 inch 10 shot groups at 100 yards. The Rock River is guaranteed to shoot 1 inch groups at 100 yards.
It is obvious that the Les Baer is an extremely accurate weapon and high quality. The comparison made is more in reference to the cost/value of the two weapons. The Les Baer is priced at more than two times the cost of the Rock River.
As a prepper who will be buying at least 3 or 4 more of the same rifle, I must be cost conscious. Does the accuracy of the higher paid gun justify its cost? Tell me what you think.
On second time out with the gun I shot cheap ammo and did OK. Then I pulled out some Federal Gold Medal Match, 168 grain Sierra Boat Tail Hollow Point rounds. I shot a 3 hole group then adjusted my sights to hit the center of the target with two more rounds. When I inspected the shots, I was amazed. The groups were both 1/4 inch at 100 yards. The weapon more than exceeded my expectations.
I forgot to mention, the Rock River uses FAL mags and can utilize both the inch and metric sizes. I am still in the process of testing and configuring the weapon and will have a follow up video.
The bottom line is, the Rock River an excellent weapon for self defense. It is reliable, and accurate.
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