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Holy crap- AUGS for a grand!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Avenger29, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Member

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    CDNN's running a special on Microtech AUGs for $1K! Just got an email from them...

    Now, only if I had $1K...No, I don't think these are the models that accept AR mags, but for $400 less, you can buy some Microtech mags...
     
  2. M-Hawk

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    Did you get a link because I cannot find it. Or do I email them?
     
  3. Girodin

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    Is that with or without the factory optic? Without I imagine.

    It is a good deal but, but I have more than ten AR mags and Microtech mags run $35-40 so if I bought ten of those I would be at roughly the same price but without the commonality of mags. I already bought a STG556 and I like it but if I were going to buy today I would want the version that takes AR mags. I am not surprised the other version is being let go at cut rate prices.
     
  4. nwilliams

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    ooops double tap
     
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  5. nwilliams

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    My local shop is selling a couple of the OD rail version MSAR's for $1225 and one black with the 1.5x CQB Optical Sight for $1350, all new!

    So I put money down on the black one with the 1.5x CQB Optical Sight.

    May not be $1k but still a very good deal IMO and I'd rather shop locally anyway then even if I end up spending a little more.
     
  6. iamkris

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    I've got a MSAR E4 (takes AR15 mags).

    I had a real love/hate relationship with bullpups...but I bought one to see what they were like. Here's my podcast on my saga of the search for a bullpup and what I like/don't like about them.

    http://gunreviewpodcast.com/category/long-gun/rifles/


    Frankly, the best place I've found to learn about them (and other bullpups) is over on the AR15.com forum, Bullpups section

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=6&f=43


    MSAR has about 10,000 rifles under their belt. Their early ones had some teething issues...not uncommon for any new product. They seem to have the bugs worked out and have built and excellent reputation for quality, customer service and new product introductions. Given that the company is the firearms division of Microtech blades, they aren't "fly by night" and have some longevity.

    Positives
    + Compact
    + Handy
    + Less muzzle rise (because of the geometry -- smaller cantilever)
    + Longer barrel for same overall length

    Negative
    + Triggers not as good (long linkage)
    + Slow mag changes
    + Harder to make ambidexterous (except with the forward / bottom ejectors like the FN2000 or P90)

    In general, these rifles do have some advantages, especially for CQB. They will not, however, make me give up conventional configurations.

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  7. atlanticfire

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    I think it’s a niche market. They are fun to shoot, just a sloppy trigger.
     
  8. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Waiting for the MSAR MCS-9 and MCS-10.
     
  9. GRIZ22

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    I'd spend the money on an AR. I used an AUG for over 10 years and I'll take an AR any day.
     
  10. atlanticfire

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    Couldn’t agree more! Could get a NICE are for that price range too!
     
  11. Girodin

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    Is there some reason that one cannot own both?
     
  12. iamkris

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    Not for me!!

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    AR-15 based rifles

    J&T 24” varmint upper on DPMS lower, 5.56x45mm
    CMT upper, 18” WOA barrel on AeroPrecision lower, 6.8x43mm SPC
    J&T M4-gery upper on DPMS lower, 5.56x45mm
    WOA DCM upper on Rock River lower, 5.56x45mm
    Olympic Arms upper on DPMS lower, 9x19mm

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    New foreign girlfriends

    Izhmash Saiga-12, 12 ga
    CAI Golani, 5.56x45 mm (Galil clone)
    MSAR StG556-E4, 5.56x45 mm (Steyr AUG-A3 clone)

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    Cold War era battle rifles

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    Springfield Armory M1A Loaded, 7.62x51mm
    WASR-10 AKM, , 7.62x39mm
    Yugoslavian SKS M59/66, 7.62x39mm
     
  13. Gelgoog

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    iamkris I see you are also a sufferer of Too-many-rifles-itis :D
     
  14. nwilliams

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    So why choose an AR over an MSAR when you can have one of each?

    I have an AR and I love it but that doesn't mean that I no longer would want an Aug style firearm as well for the collection.

    I also plan on getting the MSAR MCS when they hit the market. I'm kinda hoping they make one chambered in .357 Sig.
     
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  15. GRIZ22

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    Is there some reason that one cannot own both?

    I never said you can't own both but to my experience an AUG is not worth all the hype people give it.
     
  16. taliv

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    if you're collecting, then yes, obviously. if you're shooting, two is one, one is none. i'll take 2 ARs so i have a backup. if i could afford 3, i'd still take 3 ARs. personally, being in double-digits on the AR front, i'm actually thinking about buying one of the augs.... but I need just one more AR first :)
     
  17. nwilliams

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    I think Augs and Aug clones appeal to a certain type of individual, they are like Uzi's and Tompsons, I think people are more attracted to the idea of having one as opposed to how practical it is.

    I certainly won't dispute that the AR is hard to beat and the Aug design is far from perfect. However having owned an MSAR before I have to say they are great guns and very fun to shoot with very good accuracy. The only reason I sold my previous MSAR was that I realized soon after I bought it that I had paid too much for it and sold it while I could still get most of my money back on it. Glad I sold it when I did, if I waited until now to sell it I'd be lucky to get back half on what I paid for it.
     
  18. Gelgoog

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    I sold mine right as the first CDNN special came out for $1299. Overnight my rifle worth $1600 dropped $400 in value and I could not even sell it at $1200. This was when I had extra mags and a side rail included. So I traded it off.

    I have had 2 MSAR Gen 4 rifles and I can honestly say that I am not a fan.
    A) I hate having the bolt so close to my face, it feels unnatural.
    b) I hated not being able to slam mags in, instead I had to turn the rifle 45 degrees and slowly insert it or else the top round would pop loose causing a jam.
    C) I also do not like only being able to shoot it from one shoulder or else suffering from a case of "fat lip" from being smacked in the face with a hot empty casing.

    Overall they are well built rifle, but I think I will stick with a conventional layout, bullpups have too many trade-offs IMHO.
     
  19. stiletto raggio

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    I don't see the AUG-stype as a full-spectrum replacement for conventional rifles, but a bullpup is a heck of a lot easier and cheaper to acquire than an SBR. Throw in ballistic efficiency and you have a great CQB gun.

    As for "weak shoulder" firing, I think the concept is overrated. If I am moving through a building, the advantage of some additional cover or concealment is heavily outweighed by reduced accuracy, rate of fire and speed on target. I will train on weak shoulder firing solely for a wounded dominant arm scenario.
     
  20. Uncle Mike

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    Try cutting a corner or firing from an odd position and THEN tell the world how great bullpups are.....

    They are nice, and great fun to shoot, but like some here, if you used one for work, you most definitely would dream of AR's in your sleep!
     
  21. Zerodefect

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    Rubbish. How could an Aug possibly be a good CQB rifle if you can't shoot it left handed?

    Or is leaning your entire COM out of the left side of cover/concealment suddenly a good idea? Also if your moving right it is mucheasier to aim and hit your target shooting right handed, but if your flanking left you can switch to your left and shoot while moving left. Moving left and shotting right handed stinks. Very awkward. No thanks, I need ambi.

    And the argument that you should only shoot strong side is weak. Thats a training issue. I can shoot CQB from either side equally. It's only when I need a magnified optic that I have be on my strong side. When your fighting for your life you may find yourself in some very tough spots. You don't allways get to choose your position. Sometimes you get pinned in a bad spot where you may have to shoot the Urban Prone position left handed.

    I like FN's two solutions, bottom ejection(ps90) and forward ejection(fs2000).
     
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  22. GunsBeerFreedom

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    Since I'm a lefty shooter (and getting a FS2000 this weekend), could I easily convert the MSAR to shoot left handed?
     
  23. Zerodefect

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    Why bother. You allready have an FS2000 the best BP rifle out there. I love the way that thing moves, low swing weight.
     
  24. GunsBeerFreedom

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    Why bother? Because, I want one.
     
  25. un2nedg

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    RATWORX hAS A GEN 4 for 1160 with 5 30 rnd amber msar mags, and now there is a 150 $ rebate from MSAR and a cool looking shirt. I couldn't pass it up
     
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