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AUG users any comments on the New Aug?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Smiley, Feb 13, 2006.

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  1. Smiley

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    After hearing about a new Civilian AUG being introduced at the SHOT show, do any users/owners of the old AUG have any comments or predictions on the new AUG? Is this just simply a civilians legal version i.e. just semi?
     
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    No, the 86 ban was repealed last week and no one made any posts about it. It is the real select-fire one.
     
  3. Deadman

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    In my opinion, it looks pretty slick.... for an Aug.
     
  4. Foxtrot427

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    Which one is this? The A3? Like this one?

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    The AUG is here, I would buy one of these long before I would consider a SIG55X.
    I wonder how much they are going to be sold for retail??

    How about magazines??
     
  7. jerkface11

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    Can you get it without the rail? And with a green stock?
     
  8. Glockman17366

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    What...are you for real?

    I only wish this was true!
     
  9. eab

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    I think the old AUG is much slicker looking, more streamlined. The new one has those rails all over the place and seems unessarly bulky..... Can you take them off you think? Any word on what type of mags they gonna take? Special AUG mags or can they take m16 mags?
     
  10. Bart Noir

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    IIRC Steyr used to sell converter units so that the M-16 mags would work in the AUG. Also, doesn't the Aussie version use the M-16 mag? If so, do they use this converter that I may have just invented? (Hey, I'm not all that sure I remember right.)

    Bart Noir
     
  11. Curare

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    This is gorgeous--love the rail. A full 18" barrel in a 29" total package length for the duffle bag. The EOTech would be perfect on that. The frag range would be excellent out of the 18" barrel with 77gr. Mk262.

    Only one problem--I heard bullpup mag changes weren't the fastest.
     
  12. Lobotomy Boy

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    The Steyr website lists an optional NATO magazine stock group. I hope that would be available on a civilian semi-auto model.

    When will this be released? I need to start budgeting now if it is going to be available in '06.
     
  13. Curare

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    Perhaps never.
     
  14. Adventurer_96

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    Any doubt that I had about being stuck in this damned state just went out the window with the idea that a civilian AUG might be available in the somewhat near future.

    :barf:
     
  15. Deadman

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    No the Aussteyr utilises the standard Aug mag.
     
  16. Lobotomy Boy

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    Given what the margin is likely to be on this gun and the potential market for it, offering a civilian version that takes AR magazines makes good business sense. If they could offer it for ~$1,200 I predict they could sell 2-4 times as many copies as Beretta sold of the Storm carbines, and it would backlist a lot better. Once the initial wave of interest in the Storms wore off, I suspect sales slowed way down. It used to be that every gun store in town carried the Storm; now they are pretty rare finds. I think that's because the gun is an oddity that created demand by its unique design. The Steyr is a design people have been clamoring for for decades--a high-quality .223-caliber carbine with a bullpup design. Once the initial wave of sales dies down, residual sales will remain strong because the market demand will still exist, just as it has for years.

    Building this gun just makes good business sense.
     
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