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    Default Re: Swiss Arms 553

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinHEMI View Post
    I want one with an "Americanized" lower so that I can just use PMAGs instead of the ridiculously expensive Swiss mags.
    There's been an adapter that was recently made, to put STANAG mags in the Swiss patterned receivers.

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...r-sg-55x-line/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice rocket View Post
    There's been an adapter that was recently made, to put STANAG mags in the Swiss patterned receivers.

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...r-sg-55x-line/

    Nice find, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinHEMI View Post
    I have looked at those, and sometimes they come up, but if I continue down this path, I want one with an "Americanized" lower so that I can just use PMAGs instead of the ridiculously expensive Swiss mags.

    That being said, I may defer this in favor of getting a machine gun.
    Have you considered a Bren 805? Czech quality. Takes PMAGs. Accurate. Can be had for less than $2k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Have you considered a Bren 805? Czech quality. Takes PMAGs. Accurate. Can be had for less than $2k.
    Yes, and I want to check them out. I'm also wanting to wait until the been 2, but my understanding is that that's a few years away for us.
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    So sad to recall when the real - deal Swiss semis were readily available until GeeDubb-1 and his drug czar Bennet fucked us with the 89 ban. So long Swiss, Valmet, Sterling, FN-FALs...
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    Default Re: Swiss Arms 553

    I can't recall what Sig called all these US market rifles but the first one that looked like a 551 but took AR mags was not very well liked. The 2nd version that took Swiss "rock in" mags was better received but people who had owned the real Swiss one's maintained the NH built ones were noticeably chintzy.

    I would have taken either but I'd be more willing to pay for a genuine Swiss one.

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    I just blew my gun wad on a machine gun, so the Swiss gun goes back on the backburner for now. I still want one in the future.
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