MSAR STG556 Revisited


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boricua9mm
March 27, 2010, 04:31 PM
Finally got done with my re-evaluation and upgrading of my MSAR STG556.

The upgrades are discussed in video form here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1KUSm51yk)

-Promoted Pawn lowered & extended optic rail
-Aimpoint Comp ML2 4MOA Red Dot
-Larue Tactical LT150 Mount (lower 1/3 co-witness with irons)
-GG&G MAD rear BUIS & Front Flip-Up
-KNS 0.034 NM front sight post
-9 inch side rail
-Surefire X200

I can't wait to get her zeroed! After another few hundred trouble-free rounds, this will likely become my home defense carbine of choice!

http://www.ricanhavocproductions.com/images/msar.jpg

http://www.ricanhavocproductions.com/images/msar1.jpg

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boricua9mm
March 31, 2010, 05:49 PM
http://www.vexnews.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/tumbleweed.gif

Awful quiet 'round these parts. Does noone else have one of these, or are these verboten around the High Road?! :eek:

jobu07
March 31, 2010, 05:58 PM
They sure are nice looking and handling carbines. I'd like one but everytime I look at them around these parts the price tag is north of $3K.

I really like your set up, though. What kind of groups is it producing?

boricua9mm
March 31, 2010, 06:34 PM
$3k!? Yikes! That's highway robbery! From what I've seen, nowadays they usually change hands at around $1k-$1100.

I'm not sure about groups per se, b/c I don't usually shoot it off the bench and I don't normally shoot premium grade .223/5.56 rounds. That being said, it is very, very easy to hit a man-sized target from the standing position at 100m using the Aimpoint. To really see about groups, I may have to throw my ACOG on there and try shooting some of the good stuff. The only problem is, when regular .223 is $0.50/round, the premium ammo is really gonna thin out my wallet! :uhoh:

leadcounsel
April 1, 2010, 01:08 AM
Call Ratworxs. The 556 model is $1K. The E4 model, which is what I have and prefer, is $1300.

boricua9mm
April 1, 2010, 07:08 AM
I'm afraid I don't think Ratworx will be able to help anyone short of putting them on their eternal waiting list.

iamkris
April 1, 2010, 07:25 AM
Here's my MSAR E4 with a couple of other long guns I got in the last few months. I not have a T1 clone as the optic and like it quite a bit. A rifle that is this compact deserves a compact optic platform.

http://i33.tinypic.com/mtmdeu.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/2zfk9ea.jpg

The only problem is, when regular .223 is $0.50/round,

And that is why I've been a reloader for 20+ years. My "plinking" 5.56 loads run 18 cents each. Premium loads run 52 cents each.

Paul Kersey
April 1, 2010, 09:01 AM
Yep, I've got one. Great rifle, well made and accurate. No problems at all in over 4500 rounds.

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