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Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2014, 02:04:13 pm »
MSRP on semi-auto .308s of any sort starts around $1500 for a basic AR or G3 clone. M14/M1As begin around $1800 and climb well through $3K. SCAR Heavies are around $3300. An HK MR762 is $4K. Actual sale prices are lower but not by a lot, and the distributors don't have seem to be having any trouble moving them.

If this bullpup is $2500 and even mediocre quality they won't be able to keep up with demand. They could probably go a fair bit higher without hurting demand.

That's more than I can afford, but I don't expect DTR to care.

Wait?  Hold the fluff up! 

You are saying you'd acknowledge not only the value but the accepted market trend on price for a firearm of a given type/caliber & that its out of your price range without defending your manhood or your honor & without impugning the same weapon brought up in the conversation? 

Jesse I may be mistaken but you are doing this wrong!  Oh wait...

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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #26 on: January 18, 2014, 03:39:49 pm »
    These rifles would look sweet in a sci-fi flick.
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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #27 on: January 18, 2014, 03:42:24 pm »
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    You are saying you'd acknowledge not only the value but the accepted market trend on price for a firearm of a given type/caliber & that its out of your price range without defending your manhood or your honor & without impugning the same weapon brought up in the conversation? 

    Jesse I may be mistaken but you are doing this wrong!  Oh wait...
    Just buy an AK. What will this thing do that my WASR-1 with a wobbly mag won't do?

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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #28 on: January 18, 2014, 04:25:03 pm »
    Value is always what people are willing to pay for it.  2500 for this rifle is not bad based on what it's all about and capable of.
    I'm very interested in this weapon system.  It's everything the ACR was supposed to be, but in BP form, and capable of going to 7.62 calibers.  Which makes this the most interesting weapon at SHOT in my opinion. 
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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #29 on: January 18, 2014, 05:05:04 pm »
    yeah, the caliber conversion thing is interesting. On the one hand, I was all fanboy about that with the Masada/ACR, then I thought about it. So you can convert your gun to shoot some other caliber ... that's cool, but every time you do it you have to rezero...or, if the gun actually RTZs as advertised (big "if"), you should at least CONFIRM zero (and keep count of how many clicks up/down/right/left your optic is, or keep a separate optic on a mount that also RTZs, and don't confuse anything ...) ... and how many times would that conversion happen...and if it did happen a bunch, how many times until you said to yourself "You know, this is a PITA and I wish I just had a gun in *insert other caliber here*"?

    So, now I'm no longer interested in caliber conversion in rifles.

    That said, if you got TWO of these ... one in .308 and one in .223 ... each would act as a parts donor for the other (for most parts, anyway) ...

    Yeah, thoughts like that make my bank account cringe.

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    « Reply #30 on: January 18, 2014, 05:29:15 pm »
    Just buy an AK. What will this thing do that my WASR-1 with a wobbly mag won't do?

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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #31 on: January 18, 2014, 09:22:39 pm »
    Yeah, that was sarcasm. It will probably shoot a smaller group, too. ;)
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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #32 on: January 18, 2014, 09:37:29 pm »
    .308 and 5.56.

    Both please.

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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #33 on: January 18, 2014, 09:44:08 pm »
    yeah. If they don't suck, and if they don't cost too much. I'm thinking (hoping?) that since these are not precision rifles, Desert Tech's usual price structure for components will not be followed. because a 4-figure barrel in a carbine configuration is not going to sell well.

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    « Reply #34 on: January 18, 2014, 11:44:07 pm »
    .308 and 5.56.

    Both please.

    Here's to hoping I don't need that other kidney.

    Bo, just do what I do...kidnap homeless people for their kidneys. They get a shopping cart full of cheap booze after they wake up in the bathtub full of ice and the chinese organ traders get their organs. Win-win situation.

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    « Reply #35 on: January 21, 2014, 12:21:05 pm »
    Bo, just do what I do...kidnap homeless people for their kidneys. They get a shopping cart full of cheap booze after they wake up in the bathtub full of ice and the chinese organ traders get their organs. Win-win situation.

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    « Reply #36 on: January 21, 2014, 05:25:37 pm »
    So there is truth to his Bender avatar...  :scrutiny
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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #37 on: January 21, 2014, 09:55:22 pm »
    I want one. I told George on FB that since they are local I need to contact them, find out if I've got any fans there, and then see if I can't get the Famous Author Will Product Place Your Guns Into Next Book discount.

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    « Reply #38 on: January 21, 2014, 10:18:46 pm »
    Larry, I've got some contacts there as well as a dealer contact. 
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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #39 on: January 21, 2014, 10:25:25 pm »
    Groovy, Steve. I want one.

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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #40 on: February 06, 2018, 09:13:55 pm »
    Necro thread alert.

    Desert Tech has started shipping MDR's. TFBTV shot one at shot show, and the rep said that they should have all the pre-orders finished by end of first quarter, well maybe May.  If you order now you might get your gun by July, well end of the year for sure. And even though asked no msrp given.
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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #41 on: February 07, 2018, 12:23:29 am »
     :hmm   Wonder if the soft market will bring them in a little under the original estimate?
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    « Reply #42 on: February 07, 2018, 03:03:53 pm »
    At this point... I'm not even sure I'm still interested in the rifle.  I was originally... But when a company that is up and rolling like this takes so long to get a product out to market, this gives me concerns.  This gives me a lot of uncomfortable SA-80 Concerns.
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    « Reply #43 on: February 07, 2018, 03:14:09 pm »
    Agreed.  Rumor has it the price has essentially doubled as well.  Haven't seen anything official yet but if that's the case those things are going to be nearly as scarce after they are released as they were before.   :coffee
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    « Reply #44 on: February 07, 2018, 08:57:46 pm »
    So...are the Kel Tec jokes still valid?
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    « Reply #45 on: February 07, 2018, 10:31:24 pm »
    Yeah, but feel free to toss in a few Desert Tech jokes along the way as well.  At your discretion, of course.  :cool
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    Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
    « Reply #46 on: December 14, 2018, 10:50:55 am »
    The boys at Forgotten Weapons and InRangeTV have finally gotten their hands on the Desert Tech.
      Tear down and tech discussion
      Live fire and  :facepalm
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    « Reply #47 on: December 14, 2018, 11:09:50 am »
    Yeah, that was disappointing, especially considering that Desert Tech has spent, what, 4 or 5 years? developing and teasing this thing. Can't say I'm really surprised, though. Like Ian & Karl said, "innovative" is usually a codeword for "doesn't work quite right."

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    « Reply #48 on: December 14, 2018, 12:01:58 pm »
    I watched that last night.  It is an interesting design with a lot of potential, but they need to solve those problems or this thing is DOA.

    I knew they were going to have ejection issues before they even fired it just by looking at that system.  The extraction seems to be mostly okay, but that weird groove on the ejection cover coupled with that small port that has to be hit just right is asking for failure.
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    « Reply #49 on: December 14, 2018, 04:20:24 pm »
    I wonder...If you could run it with only the ejector installed, but not the ejection port?  It appears that would have resolved the problems they had.  That would, of course, put brass right in your face if you shot it off-hand.

    But it would open the possibilty of the ejection port side being altered to not hold the case, but just direct it downward after it left the action.  A bit bulkier, but not as tricksy.
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