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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shipwreck, May 23, 2013.

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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Member

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    Got this in last Friday. Sold my 2nd PS90 to fund it...

    My optic came in today... Just waiting on my sling....

    I previously had an MSAR AUG - now, I have the real deal... A Steyr AUG!!!


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  2. FrankCastleThePunisher

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    Really nice. You will be happy with your Aug. i got an Aug 3 CQC NATO back in January and really like it.
     
  3. Shipwreck

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    I almost went with that rail setup, but wanted the slightly lighter gun
     
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    I need a better job

    nice rifle
     
  5. Vaarok

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    I've got a MSAR I'm debating trading out for a Tavor, but tell me- is the Real Deal AUG appreciably better than the MSAR?
     
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    That is a nice looking rifle. Please give us a range report, I am anxious to see this bull puppy bite... I have always liked these rifles.. Great choice my friend, great choice.
     
  7. bannockburn

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    Shipwreck

    Sweet! I have always had a great fondness for bullpup designs and the AUG is one of my favorites.
     
  8. Shipwreck

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    Thanks. I had planned to buy a Tavor... But someone let me shoot theirs almost 3 weeks ago. Did not dig it as much as I had hoped.

    I once had an MSAR AUG a few years back. So, I am familiar with the design. I missed that gun. Decided to a real Steyr this time
     
  9. HexHead

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    Awesome. I'm not a fan of the AR, but I'd love one of those. Congrats.
     
  10. Shipwreck

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    I considered a piston AR, but decided this was cooler.
     
  11. JustinJ

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    In regards to quality, durability and accuracy, yes, the AUG is better. I have an MSAR which runs reliably now, after replacing a number of failed parts, but the barrel assembly has too much play resulting in poor accuracy. My AUG is far more accurate. However, i will say that i do like a number of the MSAR design features such as the fluted barrel, QD sling points and modular stock regarding rail placement.

    It didn't come with a factory one or you're going for an aftermarket?
     
  12. Shipwreck

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    No, current A3s do not come with any optics... Just a rail.

    You CAN order the factory AUG optic.. The newest version... But I do not think it is worth $750 for what it is.

    I wanted aftermarket. I love the EOtech XPS the best, but I wanted battery free. I have tried reflex sights 2x before, and didn't stick with them due to washout issues with the reticle. This newest "Revision M" of the Mepro is MUCH, MUCH better in that regard.
     
  13. JustinJ

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    I was asking about the sling. Believe me, unforutantely i'm well aware they A3 does not come with an optic. I bought one of the Sabre AUG's which came with a sling and AUG factory gun case so was curious if the new Vlotr ones dont.

    The Mepro is cool but I went with the Aimpoint. I get a better cheek weld with a slightly lower mount than AR optic height.

    I agree, the AUG optic is way overpriced for what you get.
     
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    I personally think it's Augly, but okay. At least it's a bullpup that can be used by lefties.
     
  15. Shipwreck

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    No, the newest version does not come with a case or sling. I could have bought one of those, but I knew I wasn't going to use that sling. Nor do I need another soft case. I got a great deal on a new one with 5 new mags, so I went with that instead. I also wanted the newest receiver version

    Ah, ok. I am using an Urban ERT sling. Its the only brand of sling I ever buy for any rifle. It did come in today, but I am still waiting for Amazon to ship a rail mounted quick detach point.

    If you use the built in forward sling mounting point, it interferes with the charging handle. Plus, the Steyr doesn't have quick detach points like the MSAR did. I plan to mount the front sling point on a rail - and bring the sling down between the trigger guard and forward grip.

    I like the quick detach because I can leave the sling off until I want it. I will be using the rear stock pin as the rear point, but there is a buckle attachment so I can remove the sling from the gun totally if I wish.

    I am not a big Aimpoint fan. It won't work with my eyes. No matter how low I turn it down, the "dot" is always kidney bean shaped to me.

    I am actually a huge EOtech fan. This is my first time I have tried something different. Owned many eotechs over the years. But, I wanted battery free this time.
     
  16. Greenmachin3

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    The only downside I've ever really heard about the AUG is the magazine compatibility. I always find it odd when people complain about rifles that use proprietary magazines. They don't complain about it for their handguns. Sure mag compatibility would be a nice bonus, but man people expect it where they don't with their pistols.

    I think the AUG is on par with the Tavor. The only major difference that I see, from an ergonomics perspctive, is that you can put the charging handle on the left or right side with the Tavor... that's about it. The AUG is a prettier rifle for sure, less fussy.

    If Springfield decides to buy/license the tooling/design for the VHS-2 from HS produkt like they did with their XD line of handguns, then the VHS-2 (not the VHS-1) is the bullpup of bullpups in my opinion. If and when that happens, I think the AUG is pretty slick.

    Nice rifle!
     
  17. Shipwreck

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    Well, I plan to eventually get enough mags for the gun that this wont be an issue. I have like 12 for my PS90. I use the same two mags on every range trip with it. I have only tested my other mags once. So, they are not being worn out (being plastic - and the faceplate is the fragile part on a PS90 mag). I will keep doing that until something breaks.

    I will probably shoot for 12-15 mags for the Steyr.
     
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  19. loose noose

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    Hey Shipwreck, what is the total weight of the gun with all the accessories, and a fully loaded Mag? Just curious, it is a beautiful piece BTW.
     
  20. Shipwreck

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    Right now, it's about 9.5 pounds without a loaded mag. That optic is about 1 pound.
     
  21. HOOfan_1

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    Love to have an Aug A3...or a Tavor...Aug A3 most of all. Don't see many around here though...and kind of pricey for a range toy.
     
  22. Shipwreck

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    I had to buy mine online.

    I actually wanted a TAVOR, but got to shoot one 3 weeks ago. Didn't go for it like I thought I would. I had an MSAR AUG years ago, so I knew what it was like already
     
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    What didn't you like about TAVOR? Trigger or ergonomics?
     
  24. Shipwreck

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    Trigger was heavier than I wanted. And, I wanted something with a forward grip. There are aftermarket rails that allow you to put a front grip on the Tavor. However, the balance of the weapon doesn't really seem to favor a forward grip.

    There are also less parts on the AUG. Previously had one - so, I knew what to expect.

    And from memory, the Tavor seemed to recoil just a little more than an AR or the AUG
     
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    quietly pick up extra barrels and bolt faces plus mags.
     
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