Steyr AUG

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  1. Slater

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    I think the Austrian military and Australians currently use it.
     
  3. NoViuM

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    Most people get a little chub when in the presence of these rifles. I have yet to shoot one, but I hear they're verry accurate, very little recoil and just a dream to shoot. I shoot left, and i'm not sure how much I want scalding hot brass shooting in my face.
     
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    I believe the Irish use them too. Last time I was over there, I saw a few uniformed people toting them around while on guard duty.

    I know what you're thinking, but this was in Galway. ;)
     
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    (Some SWAT Teams, e.g. in Germany SWAT South Bavaria)


    I don't like the Bullpup-Design, but the AUG is a very accurate rifle. The short length makes it a good rifle for hunters.


    As far as I know you can change from right to left shooter in a few minutes. Not fast enough for the army, but for sport shooters it's OK.


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    Good for hunters? Where can we "hunters" get our hands on one that's legal? :D
     
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    Move to Germany! :neener:

    For hunters:
    Steyr Mannlicher OA-UG .223Rem.
    1900 Euro -> about 1700 $
    [​IMG]

    For sport shooters (stupid German gun law):
    Steyr Mannlicher OA-UG Sport .223Rem.
    1900 Euro -> about 1700 $
    [​IMG]


    To buy the first one you need a hunting licence.


    Fenris
     
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    @NoViuM

    On the pictures you can see that it is possibel to change the AUG for left shooters.


    Fenris
     
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    A friend's father worked for the DEA and now works for INS, he says they use Styer AUGs :D
     
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    Beautiful guns in my opinion (if you're into ultra modern stuff). They're spendy too. Gunshop had one here for $3000 and that's cheap.
     
  11. boofus

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    :(
    Torturing us with pictures of what's available overseas. Stupid ATF... those rifles are even considered 'sporting' by the Europeans, yet they are not allowed over here.
    :banghead:
     
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    ON ALTERNATIVE EJECTION.....

    It's a bit more than just an adjustment, and "lefties" will need another separate bolt.

    But it's an easy exchange.


    :)
     
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    What an ugly gun. Ick. :barf: :barf:
     
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    That may or may not be true dasmi, but that's a shaky criteria for judgement. Take the Beretta CX4 Storm - a gun that has just about only "looks" going for it.

    Got ballistics?


    :)
     
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    Thats a NICE find of photos showing configurations I have never seen before!

    Ugly rifle?

    Absolute beauty in functionality. The only gun I find more beutfiful is the P90.
     
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    I've gotten the chance to shoot one of those two times. Very very neat gun to shoot.

    If i ever win the lottery i'll be getting one right after the MP5.
     
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    Well, I wasn't issued it, but I did have a chance to use it. :neener:

    I'm the guy with the AUG, with the 40mm, pointed straight up, far right. It was fun to shoot, but I didn't like it. The ergonomics were not nice.


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Rovi

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    Hey, hey. Hanging with the Irish Army, eh? :)
    Was that photo taken in Bosnia (SFOR) or Kosovo (KFOR)?

    We see AUGs all the time here in Ireland, as our army provides armed escort for security trucks delivering cash to banks, etc.

    Loads more pictures here-
    http://www.specops.superhost.pl/technika/bron_strzelecka/Steyr_Mannlicher_AUG/steyr_aug.htm


    Here's a recent photo from one of our major daily newspapers (Irish Independent, Monday, 11 July, 2005)-
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    Temperatures reached the mid 80s (F) here for a few days (don't snicker, that's HOT for Ireland!), and these poor sods had to form a guard of honour for hours.
    I think the guy who did the face plant on the cobblestones is actually lying on his AUG.
     
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    rofl

    Mid-80s? :neener:
     
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    I think it was something like 117 degrees yesterday, here in Las Vegas.

    "Torturing us with pictures of what's available overseas. Stupid ATF... those rifles are even considered 'sporting' by the Europeans, yet they are not allowed over here."

    Who said they weren't allowed over here ? They are readily available if you have the money. There were two guys shooting them in my Gunsite basic carbine class. It seemed to me like they both had problems with them but I didn't pay attention to what exactly these problems were. During the night shoot I fired one of them because it had a magnified optic. I only fired a couple rounds so I can't really comment on it.
     
  22. RevDisk

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    Yea. Mid 80's I've seen soldiers die from heat stroke in temperatures barely above that. High humidity doesn't allow the body to cool itself. Dark coloured uniforms do not help matters, especially dress uniforms. They do not allow for good air circulation and they trap body heat like no tomorrow. Standing at rigid attention for hours on end is not fun either. Plus rifle and other stuff on the uniform.

    My tech school graduation was in class A's, on a day in the mid 90's. Mind you, Georgia summer heat and humidity. The speakers were under shade. The soldiers were not. Direct summer sun on uniforms that are a super dark shade of green. After 20, 30 minutes of droning folks going on and on, I hear the first THUD. Then another. And another. After a while, I notice most of the folks still standing were soaked like they were taking a shower in their uniform, shaking like they walked into a meat locker wearing a speedo, and a nasty pale colour. I near blacked out myself a few times before someone thankfully snatched the mic away from the speakers and ended the "guest speaker" segment. After I got back, I alternated vomitting and sipping as much water as I could keep down, while shaking uncontrollably.

    Again, heat casualties are a big problem and people regularly die from it. Drinking tons of water helps, but does very little if your body's natural cooling methods are not functioning.

    I'd take 117 degrees of dry heat, wearing loose clothing in the shade with tons of water over 85 degrees of insane humidity, wearing dark constrictive clothing in the direct sunlight with no water. Any day of the week, and twice on Saturday.

    Err, end of rant. ;)

    Yep. Loved hanging out with the Irish Army. Lots of toys. They had nothing to compare to our Barrett rifles, though, which were the object of the most drool of all the countries present. Even more than the Mk 19 auto grenade launcher. I wouldn't be surprised if our joint exercises resulted in a lot of business for Ronnie amoung the Euro militaries.

    I know this is slightly OT, but can anyone tell me what this MG is? The Irish called it the "general purpose machine gun". Uh, not very informative.

    [​IMG]

    Never fired anything like it with any other military, but something in the back of my brain is telling me it's an old US Army weapon with new optics and tripod.
     
  23. Slater

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    Isn't that the MAG 58, which is basically our M240?
     
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    Just for the record and in case anyone might assume that I know what I'm talking about here, I'm not and never have been a member of the IDF (Irish Defence Forces), and this information was gleaned from buddies of mine who HAVE been there and gotten the t-shirt, etc.

    According to them, the Irish Army's GPMG is the FN MAG (aka. M240)-
    [​IMG]

    More info at http://world.guns.ru
    Apparently, MAG stands for 'Mitrailleuse d'Appui General,' which means........... General Purpose Machine Gun :D


    So far as anyone's willing to say, the Irish military don't have any .50 calibre sniper weapons, but the Army Ranger Wing (our special forces unit) use the Accuracy International L96 in 7.62x51.

    At least, that's what they told me :D
     
  25. Ivy Mike

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    Anytime you feel like coming out here for a summer and actually doing it, I'm sure the desert SW crew will welcome you.

    The nice thing about humidity is that it causes you to sweat.
    Here, with the humidity around 12%, you just get hotter and hotter and hotter. The ONLY escape is shade or shelter. To give you some idea of what the desert heat is like, plug in a hairdryer, turn it on and stare at it.

    I lived and worked in Southern Florida for a year. I did construction during the heat of summer.
    I'll take your humidity ANY DAY over working outside in 110°+

    We have several deaths every year out here from people hiking and camping. People have died a single hill away from a road or a lake.
     
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