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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 6/9/2003 4:21:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:54:26 PM EDT
I think they are made by Hesse Arms. If that's the case, then you should stay away from them. I hear their products are garbage.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:18:36 PM EDT
yes, I have one.. works great !.. never had a issue with it.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:23:01 PM EDT
I have one, never had any problems. BTW the gun weighs 4lbs 6 oz. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=4286[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:36:41 PM EDT
WOW! Two positive remarks about Hesse/Vulcan in one column! I do believe this is a FIRST!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:53:38 PM EDT
I forgot to mention that the upper is also a Hesse aramid fiber.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:11:08 PM EDT
I stand corrected. I'm pretty suprised considering their reputation.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:13:31 PM EDT
Make sure you buy it stripped, because the receivers are sub contracted, but they fill it with the same old POS internals.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:41:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:10:01 PM EDT
If you do choose to go this rout, please follow Combat_Jack's advice and buy it stripped. I'm not really sure if they are worth messing with, I was intrigued when I saw the upper and lower at the gun show and had to try it out. They are lighter but they are not any cheaper. The only complaints I have are the bolt catch spring hole was a little tight and the magwell was also a little tight. I just ran a drill bit in the spring hole by hand and used a small piece of 150 grit sandpaper inside the magwell. If anyone has any specific questions I'll be glad to help.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:23:02 PM EDT
I am going to get the stripped lower and put an RRA parts kit in it. I was still planning on getting a standard upper though... How is the carbon upper? Is it available with a dust cover? Aprox how much lighter is it compared to standard? Thanks so must for your input.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:05:33 PM EDT
The upper isn't available with a dust cover or forward assist. If I remember correctly the upper only weighed about 4oz. Its been awhile since I weighed it so I am not sure. I don't know what a regular upper weighs. Normally I would strip down the gun and weigh the parts but I feel kind of lazy these days and I don't feel like pulling the gastube out. Its a long story but I really screwed it up when I built the gun. It wasn't a problem with the upper, it was a problem with the front sight tower.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:49:18 PM EDT
Thanks again, I think I’ll go with he standard upper, I like to have the dustcover and FA.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:57:05 PM EDT
After some thinking I’ve decide that the carbon upper would be cool, do you know where I can get a stripped one?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 5:04:07 PM EDT
I bought my upper off of auction arms, I got it for $90 if that helps. I see them at gunshows all the time now that I already have one and they sell for $90-$110 without shipping. I would imagine any dealer could order one for you, that is if they can stop making fun of you for ordering from Hesse!
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:06:25 PM EDT
I have never heard a complaint about the recievers Hesse made. Just the assembled products.
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