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MSAR STG556 Revisited

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by boricua9mm, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. boricua9mm

    boricua9mm Well-Known Member

    Finally got done with my re-evaluation and upgrading of my MSAR STG556.

    The upgrades are discussed in video form here.

    -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!


    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  2. boricua9mm

    boricua9mm Well-Known Member


    Awful quiet 'round these parts. Does noone else have one of these, or are these verboten around the High Road?! :eek:
  3. jobu07

    jobu07 Well-Known Member

    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?
  4. boricua9mm

    boricua9mm Well-Known Member

    $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:
  5. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Call Ratworxs. The 556 model is $1K. The E4 model, which is what I have and prefer, is $1300.
  6. boricua9mm

    boricua9mm Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid I don't think Ratworx will be able to help anyone short of putting them on their eternal waiting list.
  7. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    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.



    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.
  8. Paul Kersey

    Paul Kersey Well-Known Member

    Yep, I've got one. Great rifle, well made and accurate. No problems at all in over 4500 rounds.

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