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Posted: 1/20/2015 2:03:28 PM EST
Most of us agree that the AR is the most flexible semi-automatic platform in terms of stock changes, caliber changes, availability of parts, etc. You can even mill a lower out of wood.

The AK, while perhaps more difficult to build, certainly has excellent parts availability, and is also available in a wide range of calibers, albeit caliber changes are not as easily accomplished as in the AR.

What's the next most flexible platform, and the next? The DPMS Gen 1 platform? The HK roller-lock series? The FAL?

I'm not asking what's the best rifle - clearly, the DPMS Gen 2 is a better rifle than their Gen 1. But you can build a DPMS pattern Gen 1 rifle mostly using non-DPMS parts - it's the most flexible and widely supported .308" AR platform.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:13:56 PM EST
RUGER 10/22.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:15:41 PM EST
I'd just like to point out you used the word "platform" 5 times.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:18:50 PM EST
You can build an AK receiver out of a shovel, a propane torch, and a dremel tool. And I'm not entirely sure you even need the torch.

Just sayin.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:21:04 PM EST
Taurus curve carbine, made with iPhone 6 materials? Would be pretty flexible, damn near pliable
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:21:29 PM EST
Are you looking for a SHTF weapon, or what. I can't really understand what you're looking for. A survival rifle, or a defensive rifle, or what.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:23:13 PM EST
Could be the ACR, if the parts actually came out.











Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:23:59 PM EST
Stoner 63
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:29:01 PM EST
I don't like them, but the HK roller lock guns are pretty flexible.

Quite a few stock and other furniture options, and you can go to different barrel lengths without worrying about a gas system.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:29:07 PM EST
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You mean to tell me that there are other highly customizable semi-automatic rifles, besides the AR-15 ?
I need to get my head out from under this rock..
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:31:38 PM EST
H&K
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 2:43:37 PM EST
FPNI, but honestly, 10/22 is No2, not the AK.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:18:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By netstorm: Are you looking for a SHTF weapon, or what. I can't really understand what you're looking for. A survival rifle, or a defensive rifle, or what.
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Flexibility - the ability to change to become a decent weapon in any of those categories, w/o necessarily being the best.
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Originally Posted By substandard: Stoner 63
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That would qualify, if Robinson was still making their semi-auto Stoner 63 copy, there was aftermarket support for it, and more than 5 of them were produced.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:21:19 PM EST
Savage 110 or similar.
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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:32:36 PM EST
Glock -

Interchange barrels, calibers, grip sizes, slides, 22 conversion units and turn into a carbine.

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Most flexible platform :


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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:38:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jchewie1: Savage 110 or similar.
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Link to semi-auto conversion kit?
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777: I don't like them, but the HK roller lock guns are pretty flexible.

Quite a few stock and other furniture options, and you can go to different barrel lengths without worrying about a gas system.
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True. There's even a .223" build out now that takes AR mags, I believe. Dunno how easy it is to change calibers, however. Would definitely seem to be a more flexible platform than the FAL.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 3:51:59 PM EST
Fuckin' Bullet Storm.
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Originally Posted By MyAliyah: RUGER 10/22.
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The 10/22 platform is pretty flexible, as long as you want to shoot a rimfire. As you can make an AK w/ a .22"LR adapter, or in anything from 5.45x39mm to 7.92x57, I'll submit the AK is a bit more flexible than the 10/22. The 10/22 is more easily converted, I'll grant.
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Originally Posted By RustedAce:

I can make trash out of lots of things.

Like I went to Mcdonalds and made trash out of the burger wrapper, the fry container, and the drink cup. Then I put that trash in the bag it came in and threw all of it together into the trash.

Cheaper than buying AK parts to throw in trash, and tastier.
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Originally Posted By RustedAce:
Originally Posted By Kevv:
You can build an AK receiver out of a shovel, a propane torch, and a dremel tool. And I'm not entirely sure you even need the torch.

Just sayin.

I can make trash out of lots of things.

Like I went to Mcdonalds and made trash out of the burger wrapper, the fry container, and the drink cup. Then I put that trash in the bag it came in and threw all of it together into the trash.

Cheaper than buying AK parts to throw in trash, and tastier.


RustedAce, you sound like you don't like AKs, or sumpin?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:18:12 PM EST
SIG 556?
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Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:
Glock -

Interchange barrels, calibers, grip sizes, slides, 22 conversion units and turn into a carbine.

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I was going to post Robinson XCR but you win with Glock. 1911 might also contend.
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Originally Posted By Fullpower:
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lol, I was how did I get here.
Well played
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:37:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
I'd just like to point out you used the word "platform" 5 times.
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No kidding. The OP doesn't even weapon system, lol.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:42:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Fullpower:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gln69TxkOo


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After watching this, my dick became a most inflexible platform indeed.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:52:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gator:
Could be the ACR, if the parts actually came out.

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The parts are coming out next year......
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:55:37 PM EST
Your favorite, platform, is the best platform, of the platform you like.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:58:04 PM EST
Probably a Glock.
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Originally Posted By backbencher:


True. There's even a .223" build out now that takes AR mags, I believe. Dunno how easy it is to change calibers, however. Would definitely seem to be a more flexible platform than the FAL.
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Originally Posted By backbencher:
Originally Posted By DeltaElite777: I don't like them, but the HK roller lock guns are pretty flexible.

Quite a few stock and other furniture options, and you can go to different barrel lengths without worrying about a gas system.


True. There's even a .223" build out now that takes AR mags, I believe. Dunno how easy it is to change calibers, however. Would definitely seem to be a more flexible platform than the FAL.


Link?

edit: Looks like it is from Moore Advanced Dynamics?
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Originally Posted By DrewDaHilp1:
The parts are coming out next year......
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Originally Posted By DrewDaHilp1:
Originally Posted By Gator:
Could be the ACR, if the parts actually came out.











The parts are coming out next year......


Only 1 more year? Did you call them?


Wonder if they'll even mention any ACR stuff at SHOT this week.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 10:40:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sdailey5:


No kidding. The OP doesn't even weapon system, lol.
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Originally Posted By sdailey5:
Originally Posted By hondaciv: I'd just like to point out you used the word "platform" 5 times.


No kidding. The OP doesn't even weapon system, lol.


Pssh. The M4 platform is to hold my M7.

I get the Glock, & the 1911, particularly with the MechTech, but that's not nearly as flexible as building an AK, and having to choose btwn 5.45x39mm, .22"LR, .223", 6.5mm, 7.62x39mm, .308", 7.92x57mm, etc. The HK roller locks seem nearly as flexible as the AK, particularly as apparently you can build from an HK flat?
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Originally Posted By Gator:


Only 1 more year? Did you call them?


Wonder if they'll even mention any ACR stuff at SHOT this week.
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Originally Posted By Gator:
Originally Posted By DrewDaHilp1:
Originally Posted By Gator:
Could be the ACR, if the parts actually came out.




The parts are coming out next year......


Only 1 more year? Did you call them?


Wonder if they'll even mention any ACR stuff at SHOT this week.


You can ask them, right after you ask Vltor about the Bren 10
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