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Re: Desert Tech MDR: TAKE MY MONEY
« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2018, 02:56:59 pm »
Did anyone on here get in on the pre-order of these?  I know there was lots of interest 4.5 years ago, but did anyone get one?  There is lots of interest in 7.62 battle rifles here, but I have not heard any real world comments.  I have not even heard of any showing up in LGS, my favorite LGS has a waiting list for SCAR H at real world prices that are more than most of the used cars I have bought.   I really like the idea of a bullpup .308, but when I hear the FAMAS is the best of a questionable lot...I ain't got $25000 of like for the ideal.
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    « Reply #51 on: December 15, 2018, 04:56:19 pm »
    Yeah, it has to be a great rifle if it is going to demand that high price.  Especially when you can find a decent entry-level AR-10 for $700 and FAL's, M1A's and G3's in the $1000-1200 range.   
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    « Reply #52 on: December 15, 2018, 11:01:38 pm »
    Yeah, it has to be a great rifle if it is going to demand that high price.  Especially when you can find a decent entry-level AR-10 for $700 and FAL's, M1A's and G3's in the $1000-1200 range.
    True, but other than the G3 that price gets you in at the entry level for those platform.  It also would buy an RDB, which is an entry level 7.62 bullpup.  I would not want an RDB for serious use.  If you buy top shelf of each of those platforms, the cost would not be substantially less.
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    « Reply #53 on: December 16, 2018, 12:11:00 am »
    I don't think a bullpup brings enough to the table to counter the design compromises.  But the idea of a short rifle without having to get a tax stamp is appealing.  High quality AR-10's are around $2000, RDB's are around $1400, the Century CETME's are $1500, I can't remember what the good, non Century CETME's, are called but they were 5-700 more than the Century's.  SCAR's are around $3000, the Fal's and G-91 are 4500  That makes the Desert Tec reasonable in terms of price even with the issues to be worked out.  I have a friend who thinks the Scar-H brings enough to the table that he sold all his other .308 semi's.  I still think that I will end up with an AR-10 variant due to initial cost and ease of caliber conversions.   
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    « Reply #54 on: December 16, 2018, 12:37:19 am »
    I don't think a bullpup brings enough to the table to counter the design compromises.  But the idea of a short rifle without having to get a tax stamp is appealing. 
    Agreed, on both points.


    RFB's are around $1400, the Century CETME's are $1500, I can't remember what the good, non Century CETME's, are called but they were 5-700 more than the Century's.  ... ...  the Fal's and G-91 are 4500 
    I don't know what your local prices are like, but PTR-91s are closer to $900-1200 online, and those are better than anything made by CAI.  DSA FALs are what?  $1500 and up.  $2k if you get the options.  Genuine HK or FN... I don't think I would even shoot those anymore.  Too valuable.
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    « Reply #55 on: December 16, 2018, 12:59:13 am »
    The DSA Voyager is $999.  More for the higher end models.

    Yeah, the genuine HK and FN models are collectors items now.
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