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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 8/24/2018 11:38:15 AM EST
My LGS has a black MSAR on consignment with 2mags for $1350. It appears to be in great condition and has the traditional AUG type optic.

I don’t know anything about MSARs but have always wanted and AUG. Would this be a good buy?
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 11:44:05 AM EST
Not unless it comes with a ton of spare parts.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 12:08:24 PM EST
Just save up for a proper AUG. MSARs are no longer in production, and spare parts are minimal since most MSARs don't interchange with Steyr parts.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 12:21:36 PM EST
Guys, thanks for the help. The MSAR doesn't come with spare parts and I didn't realize the parts aren't interchangeable with AUG parts. I assumed they were.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 12:24:32 PM EST
It would've been nice if they were more compatible, but MSAR made sure they didn't.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 2:27:16 PM EST
No. Buy the real deal. Just had a few in the EE for about that. I wouldnt buy one again for $700
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 2:45:37 PM EST
NO. I had one which ended up having mag release issues. I would not buy again.

Plus us the mags sucked something fierce.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 4:32:43 PM EST
On top of everything else the integrated optics had issues with breaking too and were discontinued before the everything else.

It would suck for that to break then having to go searching for a replacement rail for a rifle that’s been out of production for years.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 4:42:39 PM EST
I wouldn't pay $1350 for it, but I would and did buy a MSAR years ago for $900 with a bunch of mags. It was right before they went belly up. I was very happy with the rifle and it was 100% problem free for me. But I eventually traded it for a DR650 motorcycle, which I am super happy with.

Keep an eye out for a real AUG. I bet you could find one for not much more. When they were $2000 on up, AUG clones weren't a bad buy. But now with Steyr bringing them in again, go for the real deal.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 4:52:44 PM EST
Buy the real deal. If you get a MSAR, you will end up with a real AUG and a MSAR that you want to get rid of and at the end of the day, be poorer than you would if you just get the AUG from the very start.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 4:59:29 PM EST
Yesterday there was an AUG with extras in rifles for sale in the EE for $1400.
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 5:20:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LG45:
Yesterday there was an AUG with extras in rifles for sale in the EE for $1400.
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I was going to post this. I've seen AUGs for 1300-1500 used over the last year.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/equipment-exchange/WTS-STEYR-AUG/93-1796645/?
Link Posted: 8/24/2018 10:12:27 PM EST
I’d spend a little more and buy an actual AUg.
Link Posted: 8/26/2018 9:59:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LG45:
Yesterday there was an AUG with extras in rifles for sale in the EE for $1400.
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Still there
Link Posted: 8/30/2018 1:16:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WriterClarke:
It would've been nice if they were more compatible, but MSAR made sure they didn't.
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This. I have one, have the parts for the shitty mag catch and the funky little 3 pin screw driver. There were also issues with a lot of the optics, so is the E\W turrets spin freely, won't hold zero. I have a rail to replace it that I bought right after the rifle because I like RDS better anyway. But I haven't messed with it in years. Frustrated to say the least, great concept, crappy production and development.
Link Posted: 8/31/2018 1:02:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2018 4:16:58 AM EST by LG45]
I have a gen4 STG556 E4 that has been very reliable. I gave $800 for it 4 years ago. Believe that is a fair price for the MSAR . For $1350 I would pass and buy the Styer.
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