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Thread: Some Steyrs coming up For Sale??

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    Some Steyrs coming up For Sale??

    Defence seeks upgrade for 25-year-old rifles Steyr Rifles: Ministry Of Defence Wants To Upgrade... | Stuff.co.nz


    I wonder if they will put these up for sale......or just run them over with a bulldozer like the Aussies did

    Reading further through the article;

    " The ministry said operations in Afghanistan "have identified a need to be able to conduct precision engagements at ranges greater than can be achieved with the current in-service weapon".
    It said the Steyrs were "not powerful enough to identify accurately adversaries and ineffective at ranges greater than 200m".
    The ministry said a key requirement was that the new weapon, fitted with suitable sights, could be used to detect, identify and shoot adversaries at close quarters and at distances of up to 500m in daylight."

    That sounds fair enough, I would want at least 500m range.

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    "The Defence Force intends staying with the 5.56mm Nato standard cartridge used by the Steyr."

    Don't get me wrong, I like the .223, I own one and it will shoot out to 500m....on a good day with no wind, and a accurate rangefinder.

    I would of thought they would of been at least going up to the 7.62.
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    But its cheap and we are poor.

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    +1 the decision made will.be fuck up like most DF buys.
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    Maybe they should go back to .308 or 30-06 and use sabots to maintain their liking for the .223...either of them would do the distance.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Some Steyrs coming up For Sale??

    7.62 makes no tactical sense at all, especially the way we employ our troops.
    5.56 is ample and lethal.
    NATO countries adopted the 5.56 for a number of reasons.
    The SS109 through a 1:7 barrel is devastating on soft targets.


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    I'd buy one if they were


    Wonder if they'll go with the updated F88 or something different. Or nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I'd buy one if they were


    Wonder if they'll go with the updated F88 or something different. Or nothing.
    Can't see them ever being for sale for the civilian market considering the requirements of replacing safety catches and complete trigger mechs.


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    And considering the shitfight over selling the ex AOS bolt guns a few years ago

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    If they are gonna stay with 5.56 I don't really see the point replacing them. Load them up with Mk262 for longer range effectiveness, but then you lose out big time with barrier penetration etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    And considering the shitfight over selling the ex AOS bolt guns a few years ago
    Exactly! If we couldn't get a look in to buy some Rem Model 7s how the heck would we get a Steyr lol. The Police could have made a little fortune on the Mod 7s. I would have purchased one if it came up.
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    How many of you have actually had a play with a Steyr? R93 is right on the money with the 5.56. We aren't mounted infantry, so we're not going to go to 7.62. The 5.56 round is effective but the rifle needs an upgrade. We planned to buy the upgraded steyrs with to ones with rails etc but that was canceled. They just don't really hold up anymore. Anyway back to the main topic, I really doubt these will filter down to the public.

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    Willie Apiata in his acclaimed foto in A Land did not tote a Steyr but a discredited yank M4.The bozos at our top brass have consistently purchased all the wrong equipment over the years.

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    When ever I've talked to a wobbly about the steyr they say that the m16 was winning but failed to fire after being dropped in a bog where as the steyr cycled. I spent last summer with m16 and they are just streaks ahead.
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    Thge sold the Lee enfields to the public, sold the LSR L1a1s to the public.....why not the Steyrs??
    Its almost a Tui Ad.

    I think the M16A1s went to the crusher??

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    There are only 6ish A1s in the armoury in Waiouru. A lot of the rest were sold off to other nations. I don't think you can make them semi only and because of that we won't get hands on.

 

 

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