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Posted: 3/19/2002 7:41:48 PM EDT
i think someone should make a single shot ar upper like the 50 cal. but in an 8mm mauser very cheap ammo.
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 7:44:54 PM EDT
You can get a belt fed 8mm upper! Now THAT would be fun to shoot!
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 9:04:52 PM EDT
I heard that belt fed upper requires FFL... that doesnt make sense if they want to build a bunch of parts that still requires FFL they might as well build a complete gun instead of requiring the yellow form on an upper... whoever selling this upper must be either insane or misguided.
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 9:48:37 PM EDT
rahimiv, you must be talking about the $4,000 upper from www.brpguns.com/. They do require an FFL for some reason. As I understand it, they basically graft a MG-34 onto the AR lower. The strange thing is that they say you can't use surplus ammo with their upper. Only expensive new production ammo works, and they recommend S&B at about $0.50 per round. Doesn't that defeat the purpose? A 100 round belt would cost over $50 to fire!z
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 7:53:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2002 7:55:39 AM EDT by Waldo]
The cheap 8mm won't last forever. I converted my semi 1919 to shoot it for about $200. Quite a bit cheaper than that $4000 upper ;)
I bought over six thousand rounds of it for right about .065 a round with sales tax.

Almost forgot, if you want a single shot 8mm just get a Mauser. They are everywhere and cheap too.
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 10:05:47 AM EDT
I like the idea but would rather see it in 7.62x51 or .30-06.
Link Posted: 3/20/2002 11:45:35 AM EDT
Waldo's right,Cheap Mausers are everywhere, one can get a Turkish mauser in reasonably good shape for about $50.00 or so with shipping,and you'll have the base action for a killer custom rifle, after you wash the barrel out on all that surplus 8mm ;)
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