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    Aug vs...

    I am getting a bit bored and a touch nervous about what this coming election will bring so I recently started looking around for a must have "evil" rifle to pick up. I have quite a few SCAR, ARs etc andrecently picked up and love a Steyr Aug. I was thinking about a SAN 553, B&T APC223 \ 300 or a Bren 2 but I was wondering if maybe I shouldnt just pick up another Aug or some random accessories? Its super compact and a great functioning rifle. I think it matches up with the other Euro quality rifles listed above. If you have hands on with these I'd love your feedback as to a good pick.

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    I recommend a Swiss SIG 55x. They are iconic and very enjoyable to shoot. You already have an AUG. Pick up spare barrels, bolts, bolt sleeves, extractors, extractor pins, and firing pins for your AUG now while they are relatively inexpensive (aug parts have never been cheaper). I personally love the AUG. It too is iconic and a really interesting reference of very innovative iteration of the AR18 operating system. But I would personally diversify into other guns.

    I am a fan of the B&T APC 223/300 and while I have less experience with the Bren, it’s a neat design and worth owning.

    The SIG 550/551/553 is fantastic and a must have for anyone looking to round out a Euro rifle collection. I would start with it, further add to your collection as money permits. For full disclosure, I am a total 55x addict so your mileage may vary.
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    If you’re thinking of buying AUG parts, hold off until the week of Black Friday. Last year Steyr heavily discounted the spare parts kit and a few other things.

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    Unless you already own one, you’re crazy to pass up this ARX100 for $799...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hkbeltfed View Post
    Unless you already own one, you’re crazy to pass up this ARX100 for $799...

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    Yes I agree. I just got one today. So many cool guns other then AR’s out right now. For the price, the ARX is tough to beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNC View Post
    I recommend a Swiss SIG 55x. They are iconic and very enjoyable to shoot. You already have an AUG. Pick up spare barrels, bolts, bolt sleeves, extractors, extractor pins, and firing pins for your AUG now while they are relatively inexpensive (aug parts have never been cheaper). I personally love the AUG. It too is iconic and a really interesting reference of very innovative iteration of the AR18 operating system. But I would personally diversify into other guns.

    I am a fan of the B&T APC 223/300 and while I have less experience with the Bren, it’s a neat design and worth owning.

    The SIG 550/551/553 is fantastic and a must have for anyone looking to round out a Euro rifle collection. I would start with it, further add to your collection as money permits. For full disclosure, I am a total 55x addict so your mileage may vary.

    My SLR 106's are better rifles that weigh less, just as accurate, and actually have interchangeable parts with a vast majority of widely produced AKM's, Galil's, or Valmet's.

    Everything else is second hand trash with either direct carbon injection or worse- no support.

    However, if I could standardize on one rifle- it would be the AUG.


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    I agree with Josh on the SIG 55x recommendation, and I have had them ALL....My choice is the 551LB and the 553, but I have spent years building a magazine fort and spare parts bin. I have owned and loved many AUGs also. I would point out that magazines and parts for the AUG are much easier to get these days.

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    A Bren 2 would be pretty schweet. I have an 805 S-1, & other than weighing a ton, it's a HOOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroRevolver77 View Post
    My SLR 106's are better rifles that weigh less, just as accurate, and actually have interchangeable parts with a vast majority of widely produced AKM's, Galil's, or Valmet's.

    Everything else is second hand trash with either direct carbon injection or worse- no support.

    However, if I could standardize on one rifle- it would be the AUG.


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    Are you actually saying SLRs are better than the Swiss 550 series? Because I own a lot of both. SLRs are not as accurate. True SLRs have commonality with other AK pattern rifles but who gives a crap. MP5s aren't great subguns because they have commonality with Uzis, MP40s and MPLs. That's a meaningless consideration.

    Also everyone needs to get over the DI thing. If you push the M16/M4 platform past it's limits, it isn't carbon buildup that stops the rifle, the gas tube melts. That is the weak link, but even if you came out with some wonder gas tube that doesn't melt, the rifle would simply eventually catch on fire just like what happens when you push AKs past their limit.

    The only time DI is an actual consideration is if you as a user simply don't want to clean the inside of your receiver and then you want a piston gun. But that means you are going to be cleaning gas ports and piston channels instead because that is where those rifles dump all their carbon emissions. And yes, even those rifles can fail due to carbon buildup in those areas which is why FALs have so many gas settings and most have an adverse conditions setting.

    No matter what semi auto you are shooting, that stuff is going somewhere.
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    Get 15 mags for the AUG you own and get the APC223. I like mine over all, it does not like soft tip ammo though.

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