View Full Version : Bought Steyr AUG :)

November 15, 2009, 08:44 AM
Bought fully automatic AUG a few days back but it was finally registered on my license and delivered today. I must say that it is jusy amazing weapon. I am not sure why its not the 5.56 of the choice.

Will post pictures soon.

David Hineline
November 15, 2009, 07:39 PM
Bullpups with side eject never become the weapon of choice. In-ability to shoot off hand around cover is the largest drawback.

November 15, 2009, 11:29 PM
I am not sure why its not the 5.56 of the choice.

It is around here, and with good cause.

November 15, 2009, 11:49 PM
Yes mate, you guys picked up the right weapon. Its way ahead of its time. Until one holds it, fires it, one does not realize how good this weapon actually is.

David Hineline
November 16, 2009, 01:42 AM
Been there done that was not impressed.

November 16, 2009, 04:46 AM
I wouls hardly say they are the 5.56 of choice in Australia. Where noone can own automatic rifles. But they are a very capable rifle i've carried one for several years and you can't fault them. They are quite heavy compared to equivilent rifles such as M4's and the like. But they are very accurate. Let us know how you go with it.

November 16, 2009, 06:07 AM
Today, I fired 6 full loads through it. Really appreciated and thought money well spent.

Tomorrow or later tonight, I will try to post some pictures.

November 16, 2009, 08:57 AM
There's nothing at all wrong with an full-auto AUG! Congrats and enjoy!!

November 16, 2009, 04:30 PM
I wouls hardly say they are the 5.56 of choice in Australia.

I would. It's been standard issue for the past 20 years

November 16, 2009, 06:53 PM
I had a semi-auto version when I was young and stupid. Wish I still had it. :(

November 16, 2009, 07:17 PM
It costs an arm and a leg. On the other hand I daresay it's worth the money. Had an opportunity to shoot a Steyr AUG Z (civilian version, semi-auto). In my opinion its ergonomics are superb.

In-ability to shoot off hand around cover is the largest drawback.

Yes it's a drawback. So far (thankfully) I haven't encountered a situation when I needed to shoot a rifle around the corner off-hand (left-handed). Even in the Army. In fact, I don't recall ever shooting a rifle around the corner right-hand either. And if I really needed to shoot around the corner while having an AUG rifle - I'd switch to my secondary weapon for that.

So again - a superb weapon! I would make it my weapon of choice (perhaps I will - it's only a matter of money :)).

November 18, 2009, 05:27 AM
i have had the pleasure of firing 2 different semis. they made a believer out of me. the weight is the only draw back for me. a full auto would put this old man in hog heaven but price wise it aint and probably never will be in the cards. i made some shots at 300 yrds that even i found hard to believe.

November 18, 2009, 07:12 AM
Smenkhare i know that they have been standard issue for the last twenty years. But still doesn't say they are the 5.56 of choice they are just what our military are issued. I wish we actually could have the opportunity to possess automatic rifel but we can't. Anyway filling thread with silly arguments is something that annoys me alot so let's just agree to disagree.
Cheers :)

November 18, 2009, 11:44 AM

November 18, 2009, 01:36 PM
This thread is worthless without pics!!!!!!!:d

November 18, 2009, 05:39 PM
If I were in Pakistan, I would have gone with a G36 (personal preference), although AUG is awesome as well. Have fun and don't forget to post the piccies.

November 18, 2009, 10:45 PM
G36 is also a great weapon, but not my cup of tea unless I find a G36C.

I will post pictures soon.

November 19, 2009, 07:33 PM
I got a chance to shoot a three-round burst model back in '93. I felt that the front was really light, making it hard for me to stay on target when firing a burst. I didn't like the ejection port right at my ear, either. My ears were ringing something fierce, even with earplugs in. It's a fine weapon if you like it though, just not my cup of tea.

November 20, 2009, 03:28 AM






November 26, 2009, 09:06 AM
This rifle deserves better pictures. I will try to take some more in the daylight for better view.

November 27, 2009, 03:21 PM
Nice buy. How do you like the scope on that?

December 2, 2009, 05:20 AM
The scope is really nice. I feel as if I simply can not miss the target.

December 2, 2009, 05:25 AM
Really nice rifle there Firepower!

I really want one of the A3 models, semi-auto only in the US. For the price we have a few better options in 5.56, but I mean, the AUG is just plan cool to have... one day.

December 2, 2009, 05:28 AM
How much are the semi auto AUGs in the US?

Is there a possiblity to own a pre 1986 registered AUG there? Price?


December 2, 2009, 06:49 AM
From what I've seen on GB, a Steyr AUG A3, NIB is going for between $1800 and $2000 USD.