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Thread: Anyone thinking about buying one of the Warwick straight pull ARs?

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    Noisy to load the first shot, so I would prefer a lever with a hammer myself
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    Maybe old news, but for those interested in an AR style straight pull, Guncity have the Troy SPR on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    As well as being aids
    Never used them. I just figured a lever with a mag is probably cheaper and maybe more useful

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    Played with on of the Gun Supplies prototypes at a Service match in Dorkland earlier this year.

    Looks and feels like an AR. Same ergonomics.

    The cops are apparently ok with these as you have to break contact and move a hand to cycle the action.

    They are fractionally faster than a bolt, in the same way that a Blaser is faster. Not convinced that is sufficient to give these a competitive advantage (think SMLE vs K31 for comparison), but they will no doubt make a lot of the AR fanboys happy.

    The initial noises were that they would be kept to service rifle and IPSC 3-gun, but that was wishfull thinking. Guess we will see in 2-3 years time if they survive or get the chop due to being "too scary".
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    think people are missing the point of the comparing them to a long ranger or a lee enfield, in my mind they are for people needing a mid power cartridge for pest control, or compeditive shooting and people who miss or never got to have an actual ar, but at the end of they I think $4000 is a little bit steep but appreciate the quality of it not really being mass produced and being an oceanic product
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    I've got about 5-600 rounds through my GBC so far. Running really well. Good accuracy with some loads.
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    Straight pull military rifles have been available in the UK for around 30 years or so,without incident AFAIK.I hope they are given a chance here also but as woke as NZ is right now who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55six View Post
    I think the market is about to get flooded with them. Different makes and quality. Will be interesting to see if they last through to a change in government.
    That would not be a very sound idea by the industry (to flood the marketplace),they need to be a bit careful how they go about marketing them this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    Maybe old news, but for those interested in an AR style straight pull, Guncity have the Troy SPR on their website.
    Iíve got one on its way ( a Troy) so will put a review up once Iíve fitted the old acog and done a trip to the range..
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    Will be interesting to see 3-way comparison between the GBC / Troy / Warwick.
    @omark, do you know if the Troy is leftie friendly ?

    The OzzieReviews youtube vid of the Warwick was odd, the charging handle was on the wrong side, unless his mate that lent him the rifle is a leftie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Will be interesting to see 3-way comparison between the GBC / Troy / Warwick.
    @omark, do you know if the Troy is leftie friendly ?

    The OzzieReviews youtube vid of the Warwick was odd, the charging handle was on the wrong side, unless his mate that lent him the rifle is a leftie.
    Yes its ambidexris
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Will be interesting to see 3-way comparison between the GBC / Troy / Warwick.
    @omark, do you know if the Troy is leftie friendly ?

    The OzzieReviews youtube vid of the Warwick was odd, the charging handle was on the wrong side, unless his mate that lent him the rifle is a leftie.
    You can swap the charging handle around on the GBC as well

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    is the charging handle best on the trigger hand or support hand side? I'm not goingtot buy one, this is just out of interest.

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    if anyone buys one i have the perfect scope for it. leupold vx3 1-5x20 still in the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Waimata View Post
    is the charging handle best on the trigger hand or support hand side? I'm not goingtot buy one, this is just out of interest.
    I find it best to charge from the strong side, as in, whatever orientation you prefer to have the bolt on a bolt action rifle.

 

 

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