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H&K 416 v AR-15

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by noneill, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Mar 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    noneill

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    I have always thought about getting an assault rifle. Post your views on whether or not to get a gas operated or piston operated rifle.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    If you are going to be using your weapon in a professional capacity in a dusty environment with lots of rounds before cleaning (ie Afghanistan) get the piston but be careful of the short-stroke units. If you are going to be using your weapon for shooting at the range, plinking and home defense (ie US) get the direct impingement. If you have lots of money buy the HK. If you want the best value for the dollar buy the AR.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    I've been in combat multiple times and speaking from experience. I don't care what your using your rifle for I wouldn't waste my money on a gas upper. Piston all the way. I have a piston upper from LMT, very good upper.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    i assume you are looking for a semi-auto rifle, ..not an "assault rifle"..

    ...i don't know if HK makes a semi-auto civilian version of the HK416?... maybe they do?. as for the gas-piston vs. direct impingement design, ..this is a never ending debate, ..i'm in the camp that thinks there's an awful lot of hype to the piston systems, more of a way to make money than solve a problem that may not exist...
     
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    I've always been very big into the AR crowd, trying anything and everything AR15.

    I finally transitioned to the kalashnikov crowd, and to say the least, the peace of mind that my gun will go bang makes me smile.

    Long stoke piston FTW
     
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