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Old February 14, 2018, 06:55 AM   #26
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Well its certainly a dated design, and even though the AR is older and didn't start out as modular, vast amounts of money have been poured into further developing the AR into what it is today. Meanwhile the AUG has pretty much just plodded along, with no great aspirations, or significant changes, and low expectations of sales. Still a great rifle, regardless of who does or doesn't use it, with some good features ahead of its time when it came out.
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Old February 14, 2018, 07:51 AM   #27
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The HK33/93 series roller lock would be my vote. I already have a C308, so I may be biased. Mini-14 would be another one, but not as accurate out-of-the-box on the whole. I'll own a mini someday, but my next long rifle is an HK93 pattern. Either get a Century and overhaul it, or save up for a Zenith or Vector. Wish PTR would make a 5.56.

Now if money was no object? A SCAR16, but if you're gonna go with a SCAR, why not go full power with a SCAR17?? My .02
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Old February 14, 2018, 10:38 AM   #28
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The Australians don't think the AUG is where its at. They used them for several years, then dropped them, replacing them with an AR pattern gun.
No. While some AR-pattern rifles are used on a limited basis, the Austrailan military is replacing their version of the AUG general service with the Lithgow F90, a new bullpup rifle developed from the AUG.
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Old February 14, 2018, 04:09 PM   #29
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My Kel-Tec SU-16c has been excellent. I have over 1,000 rounds through it now, and it has been 100% reliable. Its gas operated, light weight, and accurate. It also uses AR magazines
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Old February 15, 2018, 11:31 AM   #30
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Old February 15, 2018, 11:35 AM   #31
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I have had my Mini 14 since 1979. Never felt the desire fo an AR.
If you do what you have always done you will get what you have always got. Is that what you want?
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Old February 15, 2018, 05:02 PM   #32
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Mini 14, although not the most accurate. And I actually do own one. Plus several AR's
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Old February 15, 2018, 06:23 PM   #33
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From 1987-2014 I never wanted any other semi auto than a Mini14.
2012 I started toying with the idea of an AR.
I moved to a new state, I no longer had a personal range to use. I discovered that collecting AR parts was a good hobby to do that was still gun related in my spare time.
ARs are great, a person could put them together on the kitchen table, to be anything you want; but the Mini14 is still my favorite semi.
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Old February 15, 2018, 07:42 PM   #34
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Not a popular (or readily available) choice, but I really love my 5.56 Saiga AK.

It's rock solid reliable, it will eat any ammo and in fact was built for cheap steel case. With good quality Federal XM193 surplus it will do 2 MOA all day long. I love the AK siderail. I wish I could find another one.

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Old February 15, 2018, 07:44 PM   #35
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As you can see, I've tweaked it a bit to resemble my NM M1A.
That's cool COSteve. I really like that.
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Old February 16, 2018, 04:26 AM   #36
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I lucked into the greatest deal of my life and am very happy with my CZ BREN 805. It eats everything, shoots straight, and has had no issues. The 1-7 barrel has been accurate with everything from 45 grain HP to 75 grain Hornaday TAP SBR hammers, and has even digested 55 and 62 grain CAST loads without argument. The thing holding it back is my cheap red dot and my own bad shooting skills.
The ONLY thing against it is the weight - us fat old out of shape non-operators might have some difficulty humping it out in to the boonies...or we might make it there, but never back. But it is still an absolutely outstanding fun rifle.
Don't have an AR, have never owned one, but the prices nowadays REALLY have me intrigued. I fired ten rounds through one last year with a binary trigger that the owner failed to tell me about, didn't enjoy that experience, only time before that was an M16A1 in 1984. Hated that SPROINNGGGGG in my ear every time I fired it.
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Old February 16, 2018, 10:54 AM   #37
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