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AR design question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by beerslurpy, May 13, 2006.

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  1. beerslurpy

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    Why did they not include the magwell as part of the upper?

    I realize it would have complicated assembly a teeny bit, but why not just take the magwell out of the equation entirely for doing caliber changes? I noticed they did the same exact thing for the SCAR-L.
     
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    Prolly 'cause caliber changes weren't planned into the AR15's original development, I dunno.
     
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    HUH??!!
    You can't sell accessory magwell adapters if the magwell is part of the upper silly!!:D
     
  4. Kaylee

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    Remember the AR was designed back in the 50's.

    The SCAR spec was written up with a half century of experience with various platforms behind it.
     
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    The MGI setup is REALLY making me think about getting an AR. They could make a magwell that would take 10/22 mags for the 22 LR uppers.:D
     
  7. beerslurpy

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    No, the SCAR has the same problems as the AR. I was complaining that they took the same approach.
     
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    Hrm.. so it is. Oops. :p

    Um.. is it just me, or is that bolt carrier awful G-36-ish?
     
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