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5/18/2018 7:39:40 PM
Posted: 3/31/2018 3:41:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2018 1:33:45 PM EDT by ryandushku]
I was planning on getting it in few months after a few other things happened financially in my life but this recent communist uprising has forced my hand. I even bought a half dozen AUG mags off 44mag for $20 a pop about 3 weeks ago on clearance knowing this day would come at some point. Well I Said "Fuck it", this morning and threw my typically cautious approach to my finances to the wind and pulled the proverbial trigger. I ordered a Steyr AUG A3 M1 Black with extended rail from buds. It was about as good a price as I was gonna get from my research and last one of that model in stock. AUG club is the anything I need to know?

Also, Shhhhh...don't tell the ol' lady. Ha
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 3:44:29 PM EDT
Following! Always been interested in an AUG but never pursued one. Congrats!
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 3:56:12 PM EDT
Anything you need to know?

2020 TSM sear. Find it and buy it.
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 4:16:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:
Anything you need to know?

2020 TSM sear. Find it and buy it.
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I've heard this. I'll assume you'll say it's worth the coin. I was planning on finding one
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 4:25:38 PM EDT
OP, I bought one recently for the same damn reason. I added the 20/20 TSM before I even shot it, I agree it's pretty much mandatory. I also replaced the nostaligic POS stock charge handle with a Manticore Arms Mini which is fantastic though the micro is probably the perfect length. It is an amazing rifle as you'll find out.
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 5:32:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ryandushku:
I've heard this. I'll assume you'll say it's worth the coin. I was planning on finding one
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Originally Posted By ryandushku:
Originally Posted By maleante:
Anything you need to know?

2020 TSM sear. Find it and buy it.
I've heard this. I'll assume you'll say it's worth the coin. I was planning on finding one
Buy now and dont look back. Stock up on more mags too.

http://www.ratworxusa.com/product.20-tsm-auga3
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 5:33:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NinjaZX6R:
OP, I bought one recently for the same damn reason. I added the 20/20 TSM before I even shot it, I agree it's pretty much mandatory. I also replaced the nostaligic POS stock charge handle with a Manticore Arms Mini which is fantastic though the micro is probably the perfect length. It is an amazing rifle as you'll find out.
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Hmm, noted on the charge handle. Yeah I can't wait to try it
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 7:44:25 PM EDT
I've never understood the charging handle hate. Operate it palm up, like God intended, and there are no issues
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 8:09:40 PM EDT
neu-trigger

Aug FLEx swivel

Also added a 7 twist barrel and a suppressor Gas valve.
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 8:21:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mcantu:
I've never understood the charging handle hate. Operate it palm up, like God intended, and there are no issues
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Ditto
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 8:22:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mcantu:
I've never understood the charging handle hate. Operate it palm up, like God intended, and there are no issues
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Ditto
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 8:26:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mcantu:
I've never understood the charging handle hate. Operate it palm up, like God intended, and there are no issues
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Yeah, I'll run it as is for now. Money into a charging handle is pretty low on the priority list at the moment.
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 8:28:46 PM EDT
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neu-trigger

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I intend on grabbing a TSR sear. Does the neu-trigger have a noticeable effect? For the money I figure it's worth a shot but just curious
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 9:01:53 PM EDT
yes it does, never tried the 2020. Figured I'd try the neu trigger first. I see no need to change at this point.
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 9:13:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ryandushku:
I intend on grabbing a TSR sear. Does the neu-trigger have a noticeable effect? For the money I figure it's worth a shot but just curious
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When I got my first AUG a few months ago, I was planning on getting a 20/20 sear based on everything I had read about it. When my AUG came I was pleasantly surprised that the trigger travel wasn't very long at all. It was very heavy, but the travel was fine. So, I ended up buying the Neu-Trigger and have been pleased with it - especially for 1/3 the price of the 20/20 sear. Unfortunately I don't have a trigger pull gauge to measure before and after, but the pull was noticeably better with the Neu-Trigger.
Link Posted: 3/31/2018 9:45:33 PM EDT
I just rock the factory trigger/hammer pack. Works fine for me.
Link Posted: 4/1/2018 8:39:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2018 9:11:33 AM EDT by tonysoprano150]
I just ordered a 16” Black A3 M1 with both the 1.5x and 3x optics so I can swap them out as needed. I too am excited to join the AUG club!

I’d been considering a Tavor or Keltec RDB (I did have an RFB before and I liked it but sold it to fund other hobby) but then I figured I may as well buy the original bullpup.
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 12:07:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NinjaZX6R:
I added the 20/20 TSM before I even shot it, I agree it's pretty much mandatory. I also replaced the nostaligic POS stock charge handle with a Manticore Arms Mini which is fantastic though the micro is probably the perfect length. It is an amazing rifle as you'll find out.
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That's exactly what I'm doing. Ordered the AUG on Friday and should have it this Tuesday. I also snagged the last in stock 20/20 TSM and ordered the mini. I considered the micro but went with the middle of the road size instead. Now if I could just find one of the 20/20 Precision Tr-1a for it...
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 3:12:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tonysoprano150:
I just ordered a 16” Black A3 M1 with both the 1.5x and 3x optics so I can swap them out as needed. I too am excited to join the AUG club!

I’d been considering a Tavor or Keltec RDB (I did have an RFB before and I liked it but sold it to fund other hobby) but then I figured I may as well buy the original bullpup.
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Priorities = straight
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 4:08:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2018 4:27:44 AM EDT by bbies1973]
Originally Posted By ryandushku:
I was planning on getting it in few months after a few other things happened financially in my life but this recent communist uprising has forced my hand. I even bought a half dozen AUG mags off 44mag for $20 a pop about 3 weeks ago on clearance knowing this day would come at some point. Well I Said "Fuck it", this morning and threw my typically cautious approach to my finances to the wind and pulled the proverbial trigger. I ordered a Steyr AUG A3 M1 Black with extended rail from buds. It was about as good a price as I was gonna get from my research and last one of that model in stock. AUG club is the anything I need to know?

Also, Shhhhh...don't tell the ol' lady. Ha
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It doesn't sound to me like you threw caution to the wind. You did your research, you had your acceptable price point, and you didn't compromise that limit.

So, you got the rifle, you got the mags, and you're asking for advice. Mine is to get you some ammo, and go familiarize yourself with your new friend. Once you decide what you think should be improved for your own use, then come back and ask how to do it.

EDIT: Sorry to disappoint you, but AUG wasn't the first bullpup. The first bolt action bullpups appeared more than 75 years before the AUG. The British officially adopted a semi-auto bullpup into service in 1951, meaning the AUG wasn't even the first semi, or first one in government service.
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 9:18:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By gowking:

That's exactly what I'm doing. Ordered the AUG on Friday and should have it this Tuesday. I also snagged the last in stock 20/20 TSM and ordered the mini. I considered the micro but went with the middle of the road size instead. Now if I could just find one of the 20/20 Precision Tr-1a for it...
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You bastard! I'm kidding, good snag. I was about to pull the trigger on it seeing it was the last one and I decided to wait till I got the gun and tried it before making the investment. I guess I'll have to wait regardless. I might try the Neu-Trigger first, idk yet
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 9:44:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bbies1973:
It doesn't sound to me like you threw caution to the wind. You did your research, you had your acceptable price point, and you didn't compromise that limit.

So, you got the rifle, you got the mags, and you're asking for advice. Mine is to get you some ammo, and go familiarize yourself with your new friend. Once you decide what you think should be improved for your own use, then come back and ask how to do it.

EDIT: Sorry to disappoint you, but AUG wasn't the first bullpup. The first bolt action bullpups appeared more than 75 years before the AUG. The British officially adopted a semi-auto bullpup into service in 1951, meaning the AUG wasn't even the first semi, or first one in government service.
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Well to tell the whole story I was waiting to get all the hospital bills for my sons birth two months ago and see how that all shook out with insurance and everything. I also was waiting to finish and sell a house I've been flipping on the side with an AUG prize as my motivator. Coincidentally I got all the bills in the mail for the birth about 2 hours after I placed my AUG order. It was lower than we predicted and insurance covered more than expected. So it all worked out, life is peachy. Anyways, I'm glad I did it. I looked this morning and they have another exact one back in stock now priced $120 more than I paid!

Ammo is no issue . Been playing with ARs for some time now and stocking up accordingly. Hopefully I will have it by the weekend. Then I can molest it and see what I think after the first date. Then ask the hard questions. You could probably say the OP was more of a humble brag than a technical question.
Link Posted: 4/2/2018 7:04:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Jack_Flag:
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Ditto. I hosed my trigger group down in a drying Teflon lube...did the same with the trigger and trigger bar and just let fly. Mine broke in very respectably.
Link Posted: 4/3/2018 9:34:20 AM EDT
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Ditto. I hosed my trigger group down in a drying Teflon lube...did the same with the trigger and trigger bar and just let fly. Mine broke in very respectably.
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I'm gonna try that first. Everyone seems to be all over the map about the trigger situation. But hell people are all over the map with any trigger. I'll run it as is first and make improvements from there.
Link Posted: 4/8/2018 9:39:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tonysoprano150:
I just ordered a 16” Black A3 M1 with both the 1.5x and 3x optics so I can swap them out as needed. I too am excited to join the AUG club!

I’d been considering a Tavor or Keltec RDB (I did have an RFB before and I liked it but sold it to fund other hobby) but then I figured I may as well buy the original bullpup.
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I finally got a chance to pick mine up from my local dealer this morning. Overall, I like it as it is definitely a unique and well built piece and somewhat iconic!

No range time yet, but my initial thoughts:

1) My hand is close enough to the muzzle on this thing when using the factory vertical foregrip. There is no reason for me to SBR this gun

2) I like the integral 1.5X Optic. Clear with crisp reticle that can still be seen in low light. I’ve yet to swap out for the 3X reticle that I also purchased.

3) The gun is very well balanced, yet overall it is a little heavier than anticipated.

4) I don’t like the factory trigger. It is too long and too hard (said no girl ever ;) I ordered a 2020 Precision sear at the same time as the gun and I will try it first before exploring other options
Link Posted: 4/8/2018 10:05:42 AM EDT
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What is the purpose of the exposed threads just forward of the gas regulator?
Link Posted: 4/8/2018 11:32:45 AM EDT
There's a lot more of the exposed threads on the 20" barrel. They are there for heat dissipation (not so much on the 16") and as an attachment point for the bayonet mount
Link Posted: 4/8/2018 11:55:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ryandushku:
I'm gonna try that first. Everyone seems to be all over the map about the trigger situation. But hell people are all over the map with any trigger. I'll run it as is first and make improvements from there.
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It takes about two hundred rounds and the trigger group will settle in pretty nicely.
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Originally Posted By desertmoon:
It takes about two hundred rounds and the trigger group will settle in pretty nicely.
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Depends on the gun. I have one with at least 500 rounds on it and the trigger is still atrocious. My other is just fine though.
Link Posted: 4/9/2018 12:02:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mad_mardigan:

Depends on the gun. I have one with at least 500 rounds on it and the trigger is still atrocious. My other is just fine though.
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Valid point. I have heard of others that are the same....it's likely a "catch as catch can" scenario.

If, after a couple hundred rounds, the trigger doesn't break in, I would go to the metal sear. That, in fact, was my plan if mine had not broken in so nicely.
Link Posted: 4/9/2018 4:44:33 AM EDT
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I installed the 2020 sear tonight. I felt the edges of the sear were a bit rough, so I softened them with a flat jewelers file.

Results....trigger was much more crisp with lighter pull and more positive reset. I’m very pleased!
Link Posted: 4/9/2018 3:39:07 PM EDT
I picked my AUG up from my FFL over the weekend. This is a sweet little piece. I haven't shot it yet but I'm hoping to in the next few weeks. The trigger is quite stiff but I didn't think it was too horrible. I'm sure I'll do an upgrade at some point.

Sights??? I will put a decent red dot or possibly an ACOG eventually but I need to let the fun account refill a bit. In the mean time I was thinking of putting some folding BUIS on to make it usable as I'd probably add some anyways eventually. Anyone have any recommendations?
Link Posted: 4/9/2018 3:40:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tonysoprano150:
I installed the 2020 sear tonight. I felt the edges of the sear were a bit rough, so I softened them with a flat jewelers file.

Results....trigger was much more crisp with lighter pull and more positive reset. I'm very pleased!
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Noted. When they come back in stock I will probably have to try it. I want to feed it some brass first though.

Edit: I just checked and they are back in stock
Link Posted: 4/9/2018 6:07:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ryandushku:
I picked my AUG up from my FFL over the weekend. This is a sweet little piece. I haven't shot it yet but I'm hoping to in the next few weeks. The trigger is quite stiff but I didn't think it was too horrible. I'm sure I'll do an upgrade at some point.

Sights??? I will put a decent red dot or possibly an ACOG eventually but I need to let the fun account refill a bit. In the mean time I was thinking of putting some folding BUIS on to make it usable as I'd probably add some anyways eventually. Anyone have any recommendations?
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the magpul polymer buis are solid.
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the magpul polymer buis are solid.
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Originally Posted By ryandushku:
I picked my AUG up from my FFL over the weekend. This is a sweet little piece. I haven't shot it yet but I'm hoping to in the next few weeks. The trigger is quite stiff but I didn't think it was too horrible. I'm sure I'll do an upgrade at some point.

Sights??? I will put a decent red dot or possibly an ACOG eventually but I need to let the fun account refill a bit. In the mean time I was thinking of putting some folding BUIS on to make it usable as I'd probably add some anyways eventually. Anyone have any recommendations?
the magpul polymer buis are solid.
I am running the Pro's with a Blitzkreig front post. Prettty sweet.
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I am running the Pro's with a Blitzkreig front post. Prettty sweet.
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The regular height sights work fine? I had the feeling they'd be too tall.
Link Posted: 4/23/2018 1:39:24 PM EDT
I finally got to the range yesterday with my new AUG. To put it short, it preformed flawlessly and the trigger wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it could be. In fact I didn't think it was bad at all, it's a heavy trigger pull with a small bit of gritty ness at the beginning but it broke nicely. My buddy brought his Milspec PSA AR to compare and we both agreed the AUG had an edge on it. I may upgrade in the future but I'm in no rush. I put a borrowed red dot just for the day on it but the damn thing had a dead battery at the range so I really can't give an accuracy report.
Link Posted: 4/23/2018 1:42:08 PM EDT
Also I intend on getting an ACOG, probably a TA50 (3x24) once the ol' bank account rebounds a bit. Does anybody have a clue if I'd get a high or low mount? I've been unable to find anything about this gun/optic combo
Link Posted: 4/23/2018 1:53:16 PM EDT
Spare parts kits are never a bad investment, though I'd wait until they go on sale. A spare ratworx bolt with AR extractor might be worth having. All low priority really - right now Id focus on sights and magazines. If you think 42 round mags will still be available, legal, and affordable 8 years from now, I don't.

I suggest at least 3 30's and 2 42's as a minimal inventory.

Also, for the poster who got the integrated optic - good call, but beware it's factory setting will be OMG level off.
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Originally Posted By lazyengineer:
Spare parts kits are never a bad investment, though I'd wait until they go on sale. A spare ratworx bolt with AR extractor might be worth having. All low priority really - right now Id focus on sights and magazines. If you think 42 round mags will still be available, legal, and affordable 8 years from now, I don't.

I suggest at least 3 30's and 2 42's as a minimal inventory.

Also, for the poster who got the integrated optic - good call, but beware it's factory setting will be OMG level off.
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I'll keep an eye out, being an AUG it's not like you can just stroll into any shop and grab parts.

I actually just picked up 4 more mags, they should be at my door today in fact. 2-30's and 2-42's. I'll have 6-30's and 4-42's total now. I'll keep bumping that up as funds allow. A couple more of each should suffice. But my priority now is to get an optic on it, like I stated above a Trijicon TA50 is my current plan
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