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wetwrks
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New Steyr

Post by wetwrks » 04 Sep 2008, 20:29

So is anyone going to be picking up the new steyr aug?

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Re: New Steyr

Post by mickey223 » 04 Sep 2008, 20:42

I'll have to wait and see how it handles.

I recently added two TPD AXR's to the collection (one Limited edition and one standard with extended rail).

I have an original Nato stocked AUG I picked up last year.

Still debating on the MSAR STG556

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Re: New Steyr

Post by wetwrks » 08 Sep 2008, 00:18

mickey223 wrote:I'll have to wait and see how it handles.

I recently added two TPD AXR's to the collection (one Limited edition and one standard with extended rail).

I have an original Nato stocked AUG I picked up last year.

Still debating on the MSAR STG556
Guess I figgure it isn't worth messing with a knockoff when you can get the real thing.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by mickey223 » 08 Sep 2008, 17:38

It depends, How many non colt AR15's do you have? or 1911's? Or non Russian AK47's?

I find the AXR to be a better fit and finish than the original AUG that I have. If the new one is like the old, then I'll probably pass.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by wetwrks » 08 Sep 2008, 21:04

mickey223 wrote:It depends, How many non colt AR15's do you have? or 1911's? Or non Russian AK47's?

I find the AXR to be a better fit and finish than the original AUG that I have. If the new one is like the old, then I'll probably pass.
(Chuckle) Um...no ARs period, no 1911s period, 1 AK knockoff (MAK-90). :p But yah I get what you are saying. You also have to take into account that the track record of non-steyr steyrs is pretty poor. Look to the early Austrailian steyrs, they had major problems. I don't know if it is the AXR or the other American knockoff but one of them had a lot of problems and had some recalls as a result.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by mickey223 » 09 Sep 2008, 08:41

:thumb:

That was the MSAR. Looks like they got things worked out, but that was the main reason I passed on the rifle so far.

The AXR really has been a top notch performer and the milled receiver knocks the panties off the cast receiver of the MSAR.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by Savior 6 » 19 Sep 2008, 22:24

I like the ltd msar I have, but it came with a bad run of customer service and thus has some "Bad Karma" attached to it. So much that it is also the name I have given the rifle. I will try to get the AUG as well, because I believe in the bullpup concept and had wanted one of these for over a decade. I just hope it comes with the actual AUG A3 quad rail.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by Thorfinn » 20 Sep 2008, 03:26

I'm going to need to see the final configuration before deciding on whether to get the new AUG or one of the newer MSAR STG556's (without the forward assist).

I have wanted an AUG type gun since I was in elementary school so I'll have one or the other somehow.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by Wollychop » 20 Sep 2008, 08:32

Where have you guys been able to find the AXR? Whenever I go on the website it says they have none, and the last email I got said it hasn't hit the market yet. What's the secret handshake??

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Re: New Steyr

Post by Savior 6 » 23 Sep 2008, 10:24

Just a heads up. The AXR is a right handed only since it uses the NATO Adapter Stock. Not a big deal to most, but I am a big ambi person fan.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by Savior 6 » 27 Nov 2008, 16:45

Supposedly Steyr and Sabre Defense will have the new AUGs ready in Jan 2009.

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Re: New Steyr

Post by f3rr37 » 27 Nov 2008, 20:44

Sweet, just in time for the new assault weapon ban! :p

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Re: New Steyr

Post by Ariac » 28 Nov 2008, 00:12

I have had nothing but good come from my STG-556 special edition. Hope that helps

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