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Well, with the 556xi you get your choice of AR or AK style receiver, piston, barrel length, stock (incl. folding), and much more. Then, there are similarly priced Robinsons on the market. So, what you want is already out there.They all,miss the mark on price. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/11/30/review-new-cmmg-mk47-mutant/ they got sub 2" groups in this test.
It is good to see a beefer bolt.
Few things I think all manufactures are missing WRT a AR platform. WHEN WILL THEY JUST MODIFY A AK UPPER THAT IS,BASICALLY A AK AND THEN MAKE MAGS THAT ACTUAL WORK IN A AR LOWER THAT FIT A AR LOWER THAT ARE NOT 50$
sadly for 1500$ money could be better spent on a more accurate rifle.
As for the wear from the steel MAGS....the bolt doesn't do much damage to the receiver so I don't see the mags doing anything more. If your worried about handling marks on a AR you might want to not use it.
A note on accuracy. What is the accuracy from the cheap steel cased ammo 99% of x39 shooters will want to pump through it. I see this as one of the problems . There is not any inexpensive brass cased accurate ammo for x39. For what it cost for x39 brass and cost of accurate bullets,you might as well run 308 or 300 black out
Final word.....get these under a 1k and I would consider it.
2. Aluminum receivers getting banged up with steel mags
Yes, I said that both steel and plastic magazines work. Normally, using a steel magazine in an aluminum based rifle is a huge no-no, since the harder steel will wear away at the aluminum. In this case, though, CMMG has fitted a steel pin (which appears to be replaceable) to take the brunt of that wear and tear. The pin is visible in the above image just behind the takedown pin. So while the magazine support structure is strengthened, it is also replaceable if it breaks. Nifty.
That is actually addressed;
Well, with the 556xi you get your choice of AR or AK style receiver, piston, barrel length, stock (incl. folding), and much more. Then, there are similarly priced Robinsons on the market. So, what you want is already out there.
What?Ak mags vs gay make shift mags = win.
Ar bolt locking dealing is better then the ak= better
I would rather have a do gun shooting crossive ammo
With the ar hand guards unless there not free floated or you use a gas block rail for front sure . You'll have to re zero each time you take then off to clean the gas block .
Di . Spray windex down tube rub gas tube pipe cleaner.
If it had a arak 21 style upper that doesn't use a buffer tube you could rock a folding stock like you can on a ak.
What I'd use 7.62x39 for this gun would be a waste of money .
Will it take drum mags?
Drunk/stoned posting again??I don't even know .
ps, this gun is stupid.
Or just go buy a $500 gutter gun.
I can use any of my regular AR15 lowers with the 300 Blackout upper. If you shop smart, you can even build the 300 Blackout upper for around/under $500. Especially if you share the BCG and charging handle with another upper. Plus, it uses the same magazines as .223/5.56 for AR15's. So no need to get specific mags there. Live in a free state (as we do) and you can use 40 round PMag's, 60 [or 100] round SureFire mags too. If you want to get a drum mag, you can use that too.
They have these at Midway.