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Build the Scout 10 55.56%
Buy another rifle before you can't 8 44.44%
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Old May 14th, 2020, 05:50 AM   #1
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Question Choices, Choices

Well folks, coming here for some advice, as I'm having difficulty choosing!

I've managed to squirrel away some funds for firearm builds or acquisition. However, with the current political climate in the state of WA and the US I'm having trouble making the choice on exactly how to spend it.

I've added a poll, but will quickly drop a little about why I'm torn between which way to go.

1. Build my scout - I've assembled a parts list and have been really looking forward to the process and will eventually build this rifle how I want anyway.

2. Buy another rifle - before semi automatic rifles are outlawed or banned (yes I know it's a negative way of thinking, but I live in WA state, and with Canada recently losing it's mind I am concerned that in short order I will not be able to purchase. Oh and the purchase will be a Steyr AUG A3

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Old May 14th, 2020, 05:57 AM   #2
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build the Scout
bullpups are bull IMO, the triggers always suck
If you have a chronic Walter Mitty house clearing thing, get the aug.

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Old May 14th, 2020, 06:19 AM   #3
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build the Scout
bullpups are bull IMO, the triggers always suck
After shooting a full auto early model AUG many years ago, I would agree.

The new updated version is much better and I'm quite comfortable with that particular firearm.

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Old May 14th, 2020, 07:46 AM   #4
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I’ve not been a fan of the Augs but if you get one at a decent price point, I’d go that route. They’re asking a lot of money for a .223 platform. I know there is a quality with that price tag, but it’s still high. I believe that price point is as high as they’ll be and you won’t get your money back if you get tired of it. I personally don’t like scout rifles. The optics are a little off for me but ppl do desire them. It’s all your preference. But the scout is less likely to get outlawed anytime soon. Your Aug, it looks too much like the tactical, ghost, military, assault, 30 clip rounds per second, Devil that seems to get the axe in so many states.

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Oh, but if you really want a fun firearm, check out my PX add for the Kriss vector.... SBA3 folding pistol brace and 5.5” barrel! She’s a hoot to shoot.

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Old May 14th, 2020, 11:08 PM   #7
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The aug doesn’t do much for me but I would buy one if you are worried that you will lose the ability. You can always build the scout up later.

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I would buy now and build later. I would get another M14 but that's me, especially if thinking about a survival/SHTF rifle, then mags/parts/accessories/ammo would interchange. Buy especially if you don't have plans of leaving WA.
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Old May 15th, 2020, 12:14 AM   #9
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Build the scout, because you've asked the question in the m14 forum, which tells me that's what you want to do.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 04:52 AM   #10
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Iíve not been a fan of the Augs but if you get one at a decent price point, Iíd go that route. Theyíre asking a lot of money for a .223 platform. I know there is a quality with that price tag, but itís still high. I believe that price point is as high as theyíll be and you wonít get your money back if you get tired of it. I personally donít like scout rifles. The optics are a little off for me but ppl do desire them. Itís all your preference. But the scout is less likely to get outlawed anytime soon. Your Aug, it looks too much like the tactical, ghost, military, assault, 30 clip rounds per second, Devil that seems to get the axe in so many states.
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Oh, but if you really want a fun firearm, check out my PX add for the Kriss vector.... SBA3 folding pistol brace and 5.5Ē barrel! Sheís a hoot to shoot.
Indeed, it is a pretty penny, but for that price I have another complete firearm. The parts list for changing and building my scout (provided I don't need a gunsmith) comes to almost the same price BEFORE any optics.

I've not yet gotten to shoot a Vector, but they look like a fun little package!

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I would buy now and build later. I would get another M14 but that's me, especially if thinking about a survival/SHTF rifle, then mags/parts/accessories/ammo would interchange. Buy especially if you don't have plans of leaving WA.
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Yeah, I don't see myself leaving WA in the near future. Pretty much will have my dream job (unfortunately not with dream pay) once this covid business is over. With the way the state is going, and certain laws rumored to be taking effect in July I want to pick up a few things before we are unable to do so.

I need to take a deeper dive and actually read into what goes into effect, but a few other gun forums have made a few mentions of the difficulty us Washingtonians might be facing in short order.

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Build the scout, because you've asked the question in the m14 forum, which tells me that's what you want to do.
Hahaha, I really do. I've got several carts filled with parts waiting to purchase, but the reality of not being able to purchase any other semi automatic rifles in the near future is telling me I should do so now, as I will still be able to buy parts later.



Thanks for the responses everyone, it's still a tough decision not being able to just do both at once. Being a responsible adult and not just putting it all on plastic is tough!

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7.62 NATO trumps 5.56 NATO.

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If you can only afford one right now, buy a Bula receiver. Parts can always be had latter. Look at Cali laws to get an idea as to where your state is headed.

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If you can only afford one right now, buy a Bula receiver. Parts can always be had latter. Look at Cali laws to get an idea as to where your state is headed.
And, I've never heard of an 80 % m14 type, and you probably wouldn't want one.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 09:42 AM   #14
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I would buy now and build later. I would get another M14 but that's me, especially if thinking about a survival/SHTF rifle, then mags/parts/accessories/ammo would interchange. Buy especially if you don't have plans of leaving WA.
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What he said. I would personally choose a well built AR for the money, especially if concerns are tending towards the great scrounge. But to aug his own.

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In the event of a Ban, "Grandfather" laws tend to vary. Sometimes you can keep everything, sometimes you have to flat out get rid of particular firearms. Ask me how I know.

Don't buy anything expensive that you will have to part with at a loss.

Bare receivers are the best option. You can always build to conform to either the new law or the "grandfathered" specs.

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