New Rifle. Volquartson evolution .223


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Brian Williams
June 20, 2006, 09:11 PM
Hey has anybody else seen or heard of this new gun Volquartson has out.
https://www.volquartsen.com/images/rifles/evolution.jpg
Evolution .223 [VC23EV] Retail Price: $1930.00
SPECIFICATIONS FOR VOLQUARTSEN EVOLUTION CENTERFIRE RIFLE
Receiver Stainless Steel CNC machined receiver features a Picatinny scope mount machined into the top of the receiver for maximum rigidity.

Action
Gas operated semi-auto
Barrel
.223 - Stainless steel 20" barrel (21.5" with optional 32 hole compensator), .204 - Stainless steel 24"
Trigger
CNC machined trigger guard featuring all hardened CNC machined internal components - approximately 3.5 lb. triger pull
Weight
10lbs.
Magazine
One (1) 10-round magazine included. Any AR15 or AR15-style magazine will work with this rifle.
https://www.volquartsen.com/vc//pages/public/ListItems.jsp?id=10

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Car Knocker
June 20, 2006, 09:39 PM
I've seen the information you posted from the website. Have not seen any reviews yet. At this point it looks like a pricey plinker. But I would be really interested in actual accuracy reports.

Brian Williams
June 20, 2006, 09:43 PM
I just glanced at a review of one in Guns mag tonight. It looks good, but that price is WOW....

beerslurpy
June 20, 2006, 09:50 PM
Wow, I felt self conscious about the price of my current proejct gun until I saw that.

As an aside, I always wondered why the CZ527 5.56 and 7.62x39 rifles dont take AR and AK mags. That would have ruled.

Car Knocker
June 20, 2006, 09:51 PM
What did Guns have to say about it?

dmckean44
June 20, 2006, 09:53 PM
I like it except for the weight. That's as heavy as a Springfield M1A National Match.

rockstar.esq
June 20, 2006, 10:36 PM
The article I read on it showed the accuracy to be 1/2" at 100yds. The trigger was described as slightly creepy but manageable. The fit and finish was very nice and their were no reported failures of any kind. The action is some kind of delayed roller lock if I recall correctly. Although the article was positive (frankly I hardly ever see a negative word in most articles) I came away thinking that this rifle is very nice however it is expensive enough that few will be able to afford one.

Pork Fat
June 20, 2006, 10:40 PM
They found a way to make a .223 heavier than a Garand, as pricy as 2 decent AR's, and, well, ugly enough to scare a hungry bulldog out of a meat truck.
It's gonna be interesting to see what it's place in the world is.

(edit) I believe the one being tested in the magazines has a huge barrel nut type thingy ahead of the receiver. Tones down the big step between receiver and barrel, but adds a bit of visual mass this rifle already had plenty of.

taliv
June 20, 2006, 10:53 PM
yeah? i was thinking it sounds like a heckuva varmint gun. volquartsen certainly has a reputation superb accuracy. does seem a little pricy though

pete f
June 20, 2006, 11:04 PM
These people have a reputation for making guns that shoot itty bitty holes.

would expect that a 1/2 group is considered an aberation.

rangerruck
June 21, 2006, 02:55 AM
i know it says gas operated, but it is also short stroke piston like an m1 carbine.

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