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Old 02-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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And lots of money for ammo at $.70 a round. Even my 5.56 FA's get rather expensive to shoot at $.35 a round and 12 rounds a second. Can you say, 4 dollars, 4 dollars, 4 dollars. And it goes about that fast.

Not for those without extensive wallets. You can easily outshoot the price of the weapon in the first year of ownership. I know.

If you can't afford the Ammo, then you can't afford the gun.

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If you can't afford the Ammo, then you can't afford the gun.

Exactly why I don't own a M134. FA Steyr AUG and AC556 seem fine until an Uzi shows up at home.

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Exactly why I don't own a M134. FA Steyr AUG and AC556 seem fine until an Uzi shows up at home.
So How do you like your AC556 ? I have one too. My son has an Uzi, Nothing special other than it really reliable but so is my S&W76 !

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So How do you like your AC556 ? I have one too. My son has an Uzi, Nothing special other than it really reliable but so is my S&W76 !

Been away from the forum for awhile. I think the AC556 is a great, user friendly, reliable FA. I just sold it and the Steyr to put the funds towards some retirement property in the hill country west of Austin. Backed out of the Uzi and a silencer also. A bit sorry I sold them but the acreage is nice to have wrapped up. And I will have the funds in about 18-24 months to get back into the FA arena and a mini Uzi is the front runner along with a M2. Another AC556 will also probably come home as they are a great inexpensive 5.56 FA. I just wish Ruger would have kept supporting the AC, especially with replacement barrels. One of my biggest concerns with any FA.
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A semi auto version of a machine gun is about as useful as a diet crouton. Most of these weapons fire from the open bolt position. Depressing the trigger sends a heavy bolt powered by a heavy spring slamming forward to strip and fire the next cartridge in the belt. Sustained fire and the ability to walk round on target makes them a valuable suppressive fire asset in FA configuration but I'd take an M1A or an M82A1 over any semi "civi legal" open bolt variant of a machine gun.

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A semi auto version of a machine gun is about as useful as a diet crouton. Most of these weapons fire from the open bolt position. Depressing the trigger sends a heavy bolt powered by a heavy spring slamming forward to strip and fire the next cartridge in the belt. Sustained fire and the ability to walk round on target makes them a valuable suppressive fire asset in FA configuration but I'd take an M1A or an M82A1 over any semi "civi legal" open bolt variant of a machine gun.

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Tack - I think your quote is incorrect. I have never seen a semi auto version of a full auto MG that runs in a open bolt configuration. Most full auto run open bolt, but not their Semi cousins.
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Tack - I think your quote is incorrect. I have never seen a semi auto version of a full auto MG that runs in a open bolt configuration. Most full auto run open bolt, but not their Semi cousins.
Good to know. Still would not own one. They were never designed for one shot accuracy.

Showing up at the range with one of these would be kind of like taking a blow up doll to the prom.
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