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Talk me off the ledge or push me off. Move from AR to something else?

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by breakingcontact, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
    Indianapolis
    Thinking of ditching the AR for something piston ran. Considered the piston conversion by Osprey but then ill have some good money into this in trying to "improve" it.

    Sig 556?
    SCAR is too much money.

    Convert the AR to piston?
    Go with an original piston design gun?

    Screw it all and get an AK?
     


  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member

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    AK or FAL, perhaps? Both are reliable - battle-proven all over the world.
     
  3. General Zod

    General Zod TGT Addict

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    Mini-14/Mini-30? ;) Hey, I like mine. But I'm not running thousands of rounds a month through it or competing with it...
     
  4. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
    Indianapolis
    Is a 556 AK an abomination?

    I'm very interested in the Sig 556. Nothing wrong with the Mini but not what I'm looking for.
     
  5. Southpaw

    Southpaw The High Holy Mufchetet TGT Supporter

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    I have a Sig 556 and have no operational issues or problems, and I love the gun, however major parts like bolt, carrier, piston, when/if available, are expensive. I wouldn't necessary say that as a detriment to the gun, but something that should be known, especially to someone switching from the AR.
     
  6. Koinonia

    Koinonia Well-Known

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    FAL, AK, or an SKS if you really want in it cheap. Plenty of upgrades available for SKS.
     
  7. cajunautoxer

    cajunautoxer Well-Known

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    Why do you feel that you need a piston driven AR


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  8. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Not to derail the thread (kinda) but what is the best piston driven AR style rifle?

    I have a piston conversion ( Ares Defense) on my Rock River and it works fine. I am in the market for a dedicated piston AR though. I love the SCAR but if I go that route it will be in .308 so not much help in the 5.56 area. I guess two SCARs is possible.
     
  9. Big Phil

    Big Phil Well-Known

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    ^ this

    What can a heavier piston gun do that yours can't? Run cleaner? So what.

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    Over 31k rounds, 1 cleaning
     
  10. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
    Indianapolis
    Its a want, not a need.
     


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