Anxiously awaiting the new RFB Carbine


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tyler500e
February 18, 2009, 02:23 PM
Is anyone else waiting for this firearm to be shipped out? It seems like they have been postponing this thing forever! Sigh..

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pktrkt
February 18, 2009, 03:38 PM
Yep.!! Just not very patiently.!!

Big_E
February 18, 2009, 04:25 PM
That thing looks sweet. Too bad I live in Kali and won't be able to buy it (yet).

I heard they will be making a 6.5 Grendel model and 6.8 SPC I would take either but the grendel over 6.8.

Another nice thing is that Kel-Tec's aren't too expensive either.

browningguy
February 18, 2009, 04:29 PM
Nope, last I heard the planned price was still pretty high. An AR10 can be had for $1k, and the new FN semi is around $1500.

everallm
February 18, 2009, 05:06 PM
The rifle, with a retrofit with a "bullet button" magazine lock and replacement of the flash hider with a muzzle brake would be California legal.

Costs expectations at retail seem to be in the range of circa $1500 dollars, wholesaler prices circa $1100-$1200.

Browningguy, love to know where you can get AR10''s at $1000, they're north of $1500, same with FS2000, at $2000 and above, assuming you can get your hands on one. You MIGHT be able to get a DPMS Panther LR-308 AP4 for about $1300.

In addition that rifle would be a minimum of 8" longer with a 2" shorter barrel and still DI not piston.

Don't expect 6.5 or 6.8 anytime soon, the immediate push is to get as many of the 18" "Carbine" version in 7.62x51 out as possible.

browningguy
February 18, 2009, 08:46 PM
A new DPMS in .308 was just sold two weeks ago at a gun shop near my house for $1045, no he doesn't have any more. I happen to like KT, I have two SU16's and a Sub2000, but in a .308 I want an accurate rifle, and KT is not known for making those. If this was a $7-800 rifle I would consider it for a plinker, but for over $1k I would certainly go for either of my other choices (even if I had to pay $1400 for a DPMS).

Both of my SU's were under $500 new, and the Sub was around $250 I think, at those prices they are excellent little guns.

Justin
February 18, 2009, 09:15 PM
A bullpup with a promised trigger pull of under 4 lbs. definitely is something to be excited about.

That said, until they actually start shipping them and I see them available via wholesalers or on the shelf of my local gun shop, I'm not going to get my hopes up.

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