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Legacy Sports Howa HCR HCRL92502MCCFDES 6.5 Creedmoor

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GUN TESTS GRADE: C
Marred by a feeding problem that should be fixable, the HCR should grade higher based on its ergonomics and simplicity.

Legacy Sports Howa HCR HCRL92502MCCFDES 6.5 Creedmoor

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Home Defense
Recreational
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The HCR takes design cues from a number of different rifles. The buttstock support tube was structured like an AR-15/AR-10 adjustable buffer tube. The grip was also an AR component. The magazine-release paddle was much like an M14 or M1A. The one-piece 20-MOA scope mount shared its mounting screw pattern with the Weather Vanguard series of rifles.
Cerakote-finished to match the barreled action, the two-lug bolt was easy to operate.
The LUTH-AR buttstock was adjustable for length of pull at the mock buffer tube and by loosening the rearward locking wheel. Fine grooves in the mating surfaces enhanced lockup. The buttpad itself could be lowered, raised, or cast to one side by threading the mounting screws through different reliefs on it rack-like design. The matching reinforced nylon buttpad was standard, but we shot with the black rubber pad for greater comfort. Comb height was adjusted with the forward locking wheel. There was also a Picatinny rail on the bottom for connecting a stabilizing device, such as a monopod, and the forward surface was contoured to work with a support bag or the web of the shooter’s support hand.

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