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Posted: 1/14/2002 11:49:31 AM EDT
Thanks Brouhaha for pointing me in the right direction. Now that I know what I saw at the gunshow, I would like to hear from the AR15 guys about the good, bad, ugly points of owning an HK SL8.

My first impression was the weight of the rifle. Clearly alot heavier than my Bushie Carbine. Fires the same round (good and bad.) I am sure the magazines for the SL8 are going to give me heart failure.

1089.00 was the price tag, I can pick up TWO used Bushies postbans for about the same cash.

But I still think it is kewl. Opinions? Anyone out there own one? Shot one? Like it? etc.

TheRedGoat
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 11:57:47 AM EDT
My advice is to do a search on this board. The was a topic as recently as this morning about this rifle. You'll find lots of negative comments...especially from an AR crowd.

For other comments, go to www.hkpro.com and find plenty of info.

In a nutshell, I own one and love it. It's a target rifle for me. Others can't stand the way it looks, or the way it feels, or the 10 round mags. It looks the way it does because of the damned ATF. But there are ways to fix that if you like...Keith Buckner has come up with a way to dye the rifle balck or OD green. Special Weapons has designed a way to make it take AR mags, although it requires cutting the plastic receiver. And soon, Special Weapons will be making a G36 style grip/buttstock for the rifle.
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 12:00:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
My advice is to do a search on this board. The was a topic as recently as this morning about this rifle. You'll find lots of negative comments...especially from an AR crowd.

For other comments, go to www.hkpro.com and find plenty of info.

In a nutshell, I own one and love it. It's a target rifle for me. Others can't stand the way it looks, or the way it feels, or the 10 round mags. It looks the way it does because of the damned ATF. But there are ways to fix that if you like...Keith Buckner has come up with a way to dye the rifle balck or OD green. Special Weapons has designed a way to make it take AR mags, although it requires cutting the plastic receiver. And soon, Special Weapons will be making a G36 style grip/buttstock for the rifle.



Funny, but I liked the gray. The ATF made them not make it in green or black???

I am curious about the AR mag modification. Will do some more checking, thanks.

TheRedGoat
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 1:59:23 PM EDT
saw somehting on them recently about the receiver or mag well cracking..might have been at full-auto.com but i'm not sure.
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