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Posted: 3/28/2009 3:53:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 6:14:38 PM EDT by TenMile]
Picked up my new AUG today! Got it from Arego's Guns in Hot Springs Ar. (thanks Benny for holding it for me). My first impressions are as follows: the 16" barrel makes for a compact package, the flat top rail is lengthy and provides ample room for mounting optics you will have no problems mounting a Eo Tech with a magnifier should you choose that option. The gun is very similar to the pre ban AUGs, the stock, trigger, internals and operating system appear to be the same. The most noticeable differences are the bolt release lever, muzzle break and the Picatinny Rail. The guns disassemble in the exact same manner. The cocking slide on my gun was at first a little stiff to manipulate, this was due to the stiffness of the wire nubbin that locks the cocking handle in place. I vigorously pulled the cocking handle back and snaged my hand on the top rail "ouch". The stiffness of the cocking handle should work itself out with time, during the interim I'm going to buy a rail cover. The trigger is heavy, I would guess around eight or nine pounds. I mounted a ACOG TA31RCO on the P rail ,no surprises, mounted easily and firmly as expected. The P rail is the perfect height, cheek weld and eye scope interface are excellent with the ACOG it is purely instinctive, you don't have to look for the reticle the P rail centers it perfectly. After a quick disassembly to ensure the safe operation of the gun my son and I reassembled the gun and went to the range. We shot the AUG at 100 yards off a Caldwell Bag while sitting at a table. The weather was less than perfect! Overcast skies,winds gusting to 25 MPH, light rain 39 degrees. We only got off thirty rounds before the wind made shooting impossible. Needless to say the 55 grain we were shooting had some noticeable drift, I would shoot 2 rounds with groups of about an inch then the wind would hit with the third and fourth rounds being flyers. I'm not so sure that the wind didn't bother me more than the bullets. Anyway I gave the gun to my son and he had a blast. We will shoot it again tommorrow. Forecast is 65 degrees, sunny and no wind. I will post pics tonight when I figure out how to do that!

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The AUG ejects casings behind and to right of the shooter about seven feet, spent casings land in a neat little pile. No failures of any kind during the first use, the gun arrived well lubed and ready to shoot. I can't wait until tommorrow so I can shoot it during nice weather. This is an excellent bullpup it will be a very fast moving IDPA carbine, I'm very pleased with my new acquisition. It's worth the money.

AUG & accessories
Ten Mile Jr with AUG
Ten Mile Jr. with target
Ten Mile Jr. with AUG
1st group
2nd group
AUG on bag
Me shooting AUG
My range 100 yards
Aug with 55 Grain Privi
Mrs Ten Mile in Red, got to honor the woman who let me buy this gun.
Close up of AUG
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:23:30 PM EDT
Congratulations TenMile.

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:37:58 PM EDT
Hello TenMile I see we got our AUGs at the same place, and yes the wind in Ar. was horrible today.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:40:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 6:55:23 PM EDT by TenMile]
Originally Posted By dhc63:
Hello TenMile I see we got our AUGs at the same place, and yes the wind in Ar. was horrible today.

It was miserable weather for shooting, but I had to pull the trigger on it! Have you shot yours?

Edit: LOL Just saw your thread. You guys shooting at Benton?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:51:43 AM EDT
Yes we were shooting at Benton, and like you I had to pull the trigger. We put a few hundred round of mixed ammo through it without any problems.

We managet to keep most rounds inside a 2in red dot at a hundred yards. When the wether gets better I have some Black Hills 03PSD and I are going to run through it to see what it can realy do.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:23:14 AM EDT
Congrats on your new purchase and nice range report!
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