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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 12/14/2001 12:12:53 PM EDT
Do any of you guys/gals own Robinson Armamant M96 rifles? I just bought a carbine from a friend. It looks exactly like a Stoner M63, and has a Stoner-type gas system. Pretty neat rifle. I haven't fired it yet, nor did my friend, but we did disassemble it last night. You can change out the barrel with either a 16" carbine barrel or a 21" rifle barrel without the use of special tools. It shoots .223 ammo and takes standard AR15/M16 mags. It can even be tricked out as a "Bren gun" with a top-feed magazine. Anyway, no matter how good it shoots, it will never replace my AR's as my favorite rifles. But I was just wondering if any of you knew of any M96 resouces on the Internet, other than Robinson Armamant's site at www.robarm.com, and/or what have your experiences been with the M96? Good or bad... Thanks! ARnSC
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:10:31 PM EDT
Beretta? Yes. Swedish Mauser? Yes. Robinson? Not yet.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:17:58 PM EDT
I own four fine Swedish bolt-action military rifles. They are definitely the PRETTIEST of the Mausers.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:20:42 PM EDT
M96, not yet..It is on the list.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:31:56 PM EDT
Try www.M96.org
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:37:49 PM EDT
Don't have one anymore, but I did like the rifle. Just never shot it. It was the only post-ban rifle I had in my collection and I just couldn't get over it not having a flash suppressor. I know, I'm shallow. Great gun though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 2:52:01 PM EDT
From what little I know, the M96 is an excellent idea made up of excellent features. It just isn't quite there yet. Some of the plastic looks/feels cheap and the sights suck. Hopefully, time will allow RA to massage the package a bit and offer a downright killer rifle.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 2:59:42 PM EDT
Damn I thought he was talking Sweede as well.. They are the cats meow of Mausers. I have two M96s and a M38 The Robinsons are way to pricy up here. Mind you that is due to their not being restricted.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 3:00:36 PM EDT
It is a great rifle. It is a little pricey, but worth it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 6:31:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By arbob: Try www.M96.org
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Thanks arbob... looks like he is trying to get the site up and running, or at least get some content there. I will definitely participate. ARnSC
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 6:34:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stormbringer: Damn I thought he was talking Sweede as well.. They are the cats meow of Mausers. I have two M96s and a M38 The Robinsons are way to pricy up here. Mind you that is due to their not being restricted.
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Thanks Stormbringer... How do you like your M96's? Any problems or any outstanding points? BTW... I bought mine from a friend who had bought it new. He never fired it, and I got it for $1350. He even threw in two Thermold mags and paid the shipping! Thanks, ARnSC
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 3:25:40 PM EDT
Saw a carbine at the gun show this weekend. It looks neat and is an interesting concept... I like the fact that it takes M16 mags. Don't like the weight. (I'll admit my snobbishness: I don't like heavy .223s. I have no use for them. If I want a heavier rifle, I'll up the caliber to a .308 and get something useful out of it) But, for $1200... I dunno. I saw a M1A Scout for the same price a few tables over. If I had $1200 to burn, it wouldn't be a hard choice.
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