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    Default Steyr Aug ?

    Hi,
    I got a chance to handle an Aug the other day, at my local gunstore. I'm completely ignorant about them but was surprised how well it handled and balanced. (I have shot a Tavor and didn't like it.) Everything I know about the Aug, I learned from the Die Hard movie! ;- )
    What is the general opinion of them??

    Thanks, mike

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    Once upon a time they were sold here.

    Along with interesting bits that augmented their usefulness.
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    What version? Railed or fixed scope? NATO or original?
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    Big fan, just not the support of the AR platform. I got lucky and got some of the great Suarez kit, along with a hybrid trigger pack that utilizes AR parts. Set up with the NATO chassis, it’s a great piece -my opinion. It is a unique manual of arms that needs to be practiced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    What version? Railed or fixed scope? NATO or original?
    Uhhh... It had a rail and used AR mags and it could be changed from right side eject to left side eject. This one was white...I didn't like that part.

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    Big fan of the AUG. Though I think it really benefits from aftermarket parts that are difficult to find, if available at all.

    I think AUG magazines are the best made mag ever built. Though in the US an AR mag is a wiser way to go.
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    Love the AUG. Never cared for the Tavor (or any IWI weapons for that matter). The AUG tribe in the USA is small and surprisingly enough, too niggardly to support an after market. We made some amazing things for the AUG...and few bought them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike28w View Post
    Uhhh... It had a rail and used AR mags and it could be changed from right side eject to left side eject. This one was white...I didn't like that part.
    That's the modern NATO version. They're good to go depending on price. The white polymer can be painted or dyed.
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    I acquired an AUG out of curiosity because it is mechanically interesting. Further study reveals this rifle is surprisingly modern engineering for a design from the 1970's. The Australian army has made some interesting upgrades we cannot get here. Both Steyr and the after market has left the AUG to stagnate, which is unfortunate. A modern upgrade would be to change the barrel twist rate from 1:9 to 1:7.

    When S.I. developed several clever and useful accessories, I added them to my AUG which made shooting from the opposite side without a face full of brass, and extended optics rail and a forward rail that replaces the oem foregrip and provides rail for a light. Also an upgraded charging handle. These accessories make the AUG much more useable.
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    An AUG, with appropriate upgrades, is still the best bullpup available IMO.
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