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    CZ 805 Bren Carbine Review





    I've had this sucker in for a while and finished up my review; here are my thoughts....

    Pros:
    -100% reliable to date
    -solid trigger for a military rifle
    -decent accuracy with various loads (seen in video)
    -CHF, CL pencil profile barrel
    -takes all AR mags that I know of
    -standard and 'adverse conditions' gas setting
    -aftermarket parts are becoming available
    -fit and finish are VERY nice

    Cons:
    -front heavy
    -charging handle location may cause you to bang your hand up when charging it
    -no bolt release
    -Cost

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    No bolt release? That's odd

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    I appreciate the effort you put into this review but this just doesnt seem like something I really want the more I hear about it.

    Might as well get a SCAR and I'm not really into SCARs really.

    But good for collectors or Czechnophiles I imagine

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    Thanks for the review. I'm not the got to have one right now type, but I'll buy one once the price gets down to a stable point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    I appreciate the effort you put into this review but this just doesnt seem like something I really want the more I hear about it.

    Might as well get a SCAR and I'm not really into SCARs really.

    But good for collectors or Czechnophiles I imagine
    Or those wishing to have a reference collection of AR18-based rifles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNC View Post
    Or those wishing to have a reference collection of AR18-based rifles.
    True. But I have an AR-180.

    Why can't they just make new AR-180s?

    The ACR seemed like it could've been one but was just executed poorly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    True. But I have an AR-180.

    Why can't they just make new AR-180s?

    The ACR seemed like it could've been one but was just executed poorly.
    Man, I feel the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    No bolt release? That's odd
    In the same way that neither an M1 rifle, M1 carbine, or M14 has a bolt release. No separate release as the M16 platform requires because of the placement of its charging handle. Note that @6:10 when the bolt is locked back while changing magazines all that is required is a slight pull to the rear to release the bolt catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Why can't they just make new AR-180s?
    They can, but there's not enough of a market for them. They're not expensive now anyway. You can get one in nice shape for less than an ACR or this Bren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    True. But I have an AR-180.

    Why can't they just make new AR-180s?

    The ACR seemed like it could've been one but was just executed poorly.
    Because steel stampings are expensive to set up because of the cost of the dies. None of the new crop of rifles are made using steel stampings: plastic (ARX), aluminum extrusion (SCAR), or machined aluminum (CZ 805) are what we get instead.

    It's ironic that the cheapest mass manufacturing method of 50 years ago is more expensive than machining aluminum.

    H

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