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Posted: 2/11/2006 10:50:29 AM EDT
I'm sure that this question has been asked before, but how is the quality of the Bobcat MP5 clones?

I figure I can SBR it, add a suppressor, and add some other modifications for the price of a HK94--which is tempting.

Your opinions?

Thanks,

HMC
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 2:49:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 2:49:19 PM EDT by jcook119]
I have an SBR'ed BW5, runs great. I am currently waiting on my Form 4 to be approved for my Gemtech Raptor suppressor for it.

Thanks,
James
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 3:43:41 PM EDT
Yeah, I'm looking at an SBR'd SW5 right now.

I'm sure a HK94 is better, but at 3G's....

Vector seem to be quality, but all I see from them are 53's...

I'm thinking of going for it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 4:18:06 PM EDT
I have one and love it. I have had about 3 FTEs in about 3000 rounds.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:14:33 PM EDT
I have one, I too love mine. Only probs I had was with straight stick mags or if it's extremely dirty. Keep it clean and use HK curved mags and you won't have a problem I'm sure.

Oh, one more thing. My BW5 doesn't like the Wolf at all, runs WWB fine, but no Wolf.

Also, I'm considering the SBR option, but just can't get over the fact of the .gov knowing all about my rifle, even if it's only one of them . . . . .Okay, my tinfoil hat is now off.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:59:58 PM EDT
+1 for the WWB and curved mags. That is all that I have been using.

-BJohnson
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 9:04:53 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:14:13 PM EDT
Great.

I heard "Don't use curved mags with a BW5, they only work with straight". So I have a bunch of straight mags on order.

We'll see when my gun comes in.

Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:38:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Great.

I heard "Don't use curved mags with a BW5, they only work with straight". So I have a bunch of straight mags on order.

We'll see when my gun comes in.




I tried numerous different straight mags and couldn't get any of them to work for more that 2 or 3 rounds.

I wanted to try to "fix" one of the straight mags to see if I could make it work, but ended up selling them first.

When you get them in, take one of the straight mags and trim the feed lips down some to where they have a profile more similar to the curved ones. I think that the problem with the straight mags is that the feed lips are taller and the ejector rod on the BW guns won't clear the feed lips. That's just my opinion though.
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