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Belt Fed Ar-15 (Shrike)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hankdatank1362, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. hankdatank1362

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    Just off the top of my head, reliability(in theory) and it would be easier to carry the ammunition for it.
     
  3. armed85

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    I want one.
     
  4. trueblue1776

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    When they came out (pre selling?) 5 or 7 years (or so?) ago they were $1500, kinda wish I would have jumped on one.

    Definitely an oddity, and a very cool one.

    http://www.aresdefense.com/
     
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    I think I just fell in lust with yet another upper. That is a great video, hank.

    Doc2005
     
  7. RLsnow

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    i want one...
     
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    Interesting. Can cilivians own this, as the lower determines full/semi, correct? Hmmm. Imagine equipped with a crank on a civvie legal lower.
     
  9. GunTech

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    Yes, civilians can own this, except where banned. It's a feeding device that holds more than 10 rounds.
     
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    I'm a bit confused about the functioning and legality of this product. How does it work, exactly?

    Also, how is it legal for a civilian to own? Has the ATF not classified it as a machinegun? Why not?
     
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    It is primarily a feed device, your AR-15 will still function as normal. It has no effect on the fire control group.
     
  12. Owen

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    i don't believe they have made any deliveries yet.
     
  13. W.E.G.

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    You already have to own a registered machine gun in order to get this accessory to fire full-auto.

    I see no practical application for this other than an expensive, overly-heavy carbine for machine-gun shoots where licensed dealers/manufacturers are putting the wear-and-tear on post-dealer-sample guns.

    Its an expensive gimmick for anybody who would mount it on a semi-auto. Frankly, my tire-and-insurance fund needs that cash more than my gunsafe needs another oddity.
     
  14. jmorris

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    In the mid 1980's there was a belt fed ar upper in guns and ammo mag, and I haven't seen one since.
     
  15. Evil Monkey

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    You don't understand.

    Say you have one of these uppers and one day the crap hit the fan. What happens when there is no law that can be enforced? :D

    You just can't go out and get an M249 so you slap on a belt fed upper and "do a little engineering" and there you go, a SAW.
     
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    I don't think that a belt-fed semiauto gun is illegal in California.

    It does not have a detachable magazine, or a fixed magazine holding more than 10 rounds. M1919's converted to semiauto were available here recently, though I think the supply has dried up.
     
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    They have, they are slowly delivering uppers. There was one at the June AAC Silencer Shoot that drew a crowd.
     
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    That would be righteous on one of those cali-neutered AR lowers :neener:

    A lot of people cancelled their shrike orders after ares kept pushing back the release date for a few years.
     
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    No, but it is illegal to link up more than 10 rounds together.
     
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    In canada belt fed machines guns in semi auto are legal, but they cannot possess links greater than 50 cartridges. In a country where almost all semi auto rifles are restricted to 5 round magazine capacities, the shrike system here would be very very successfull
     
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    Now thats funny !!!

    While a nice idea and I enjoy the work put into such a thing . The ATF and the stupid laws and RULES have killed US small arms designs . Its nothing but a waste of time , ammo , Recoil is to much when compared to the 249 SAW .
     
  22. 4v50 Gary

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    It would fit in nicely with the weapons system concept.

    I wonder if it could be improved with the HK 416 gas piston system? The bolt would be cool to touch after firing off a belt.
     
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    What is with the HK pistyon system?

    The Shrike does not use direct gas impingment. It uses an op rod driven bolt.

    [​IMG]
     
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    So the Shrike is no longer vaporware?

    As to the OT, belt fed has no mag restriction, no stopping every 30 or 100 rounds.
     
  25. General Geoff

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    Happiness is a belt-fed weapon. :D
     
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