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Old July 19, 2011, 02:38 PM   #51
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The AR is the LEGO of the gun world. You need a bunch of specialized tools to work on the AC-556 and the Mini-14.
"Cheap" transferable Bushmaster M16 - $12,500. Transferable fixed-stock AC556 - $5,600. For the price of the M16, you can have two good quality rugged .223 machineguns and a DSA FAL para-folder .308.

Comparing an AR-15 to a Mini-14 is fair game. But, comparing an AC556 to an M16 is like comparing apples to oranges. What you are really comparing is a license to own a machinegun in multiple calibers and formats with a license to own a machinegun that is designed only to fire 5.56 (yeah, it can fire .22LR also).

If you need or want all of the calibers and formats that an M16 can provide, go ahead and pay the money for it. On the other hand, if what you really want is a 5.56 machinegun and don't care about other full-auto in other calibers, then the AC556 is quite sufficient.
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Old September 14, 2011, 08:11 AM   #52
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that thing gets hot!!!!!!!

my buddy bought one, and we have taken it to the range a few times. the first time i was with him, we were shooting it at full auto with 556 rounds. the forward part of the stock where you would rest your front hand is very small. this makes it hard to hold onto while you shoot. in semi-auto, this isn't a problem, but try holding the barrel down while it wants to rise during full auto fire. you could try to wrap your hand around the barrel, but you would end up with some pretty serious burns. that thing gets hot! if you could somehow mount a foregrip on it, it would be much easier to handle.

the second two times we went, he had a 22 kit installed. that was fun! easy to control. very accurate. very reliable.

another fyi - the 3-round burst setting isn't very reliable. it likes to kick out 2 just as often than 3.
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