Originally Posted By rgb03:
sorry if this was asked and i missed it. whats up with the front pivot pin? it seems to be further down and foward compared to other ar 308 types. but they say it will work with standard ar uppers so is there some sort of adapter?
There is an adapter block, but we don't get to see it until the patent is filled by the .gov. Too many DPMS' and LMT's out there to show how to do it without the patent first.
As for those of you speculating about price. Colt doesn't MSRP their products, so the prices we will see are going to be dictated by the market. I imagine dealers will come out swinging for the fences so to speak and will ask for 200% above cost. That will die down quick and the market will settle in, so if you wait a bit and don't need to have the first one off the line, you'll get a much better deal, whatever the price ends up being. Kinda like how it worked with the LE6940...
Scott, In a way I agree with you, but I still find myself just simply happy that Colt has a 7.62x51mm offering finally. Also in a way, it's very similar to the SR25 pattern in that it excepts the same magazines and seems to function similarly. Sure you can't put a SR25 barreled upper on it, but so what? The last two SR25's I've handled had major function issues, feed, ejection, and light primer strikes. Of course the explanation is that the ammo used is the issue when you ask KAC, but I have a hard time accepting that Hornady and Nosler don't know what they're doing. While on the other hand, the same ammo is running through Mark's OBR's like a hot knife through butter. I think KAC is slipping in their QC and predict it's going to start hurting their value in the market soon.
TechSpec, I simply think you've either missed the point on this gun or have some other grievance that most people don't know about. Get over it, move on and author another book...
That's all I have to offer at this point in time while still doing my best to stay on point. Good thread Shawn.
ETA: PG 4 = Predators.