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Asset
05-19-2011, 11:08 PM
1. I will be in the market in about a year and I want something to drool over.
2. I have taken all your advice into account and have decided on 5.56 as my caliber choice.
3. While I was originally leaning toward piston/op-rod rifles, I'm under the impression that direct gas impingement is a simpler design that will be more than satisfactory for anything I'll be doing. So DI it is.
4. I do NOT plan on compromising. This is going to be a quality firearm.
5. I think I've found it, and I want all your opinions.

http://nga.squarespace.com/x7-main-features/

Much obliged!

dieselpower
05-19-2011, 11:18 PM
not sure what you are looking for. Thats an expensive non-spec. I know nothing of these guys, and have never seen their stuff, I have never read anything about them....so you will be the first I know of. So lets put it this way...you either get a rare unknown great rifle that cost 3X what a standard rifle cost...or you pay 3 times as much for a POS rifle that you can not trust to fire a whole mag without jamming...

your money, your rifle. I am not sure how many people will drool over a rifle they have never heard of...

Asset
05-19-2011, 11:30 PM
defense review did an article on it a while back, check it out. pretty darn reliable!

http://www.defensereview.com/shooting-the-gray-rifle-next-generation-arms-nga-x7-ceramic-coated-mid-length-tactical-ar-carbine-3200-round-test-report/

dc211
05-19-2011, 11:32 PM
My opinion is that you're much better off buying ANY rifle then waiting to afford some super awesome rifle.

I don't know what you shoot now but if you currently shoot NOTHING then you can't out shoot even the cheapest rifle.

I think in two years you'll agree with me that the most important firearm purchase you make is ammo!

Merc1138
05-20-2011, 12:12 AM
defense review did an article on it a while back, check it out. pretty darn reliable!

http://www.defensereview.com/shooting-the-gray-rifle-next-generation-arms-nga-x7-ceramic-coated-mid-length-tactical-ar-carbine-3200-round-test-report/

Uhh, they can say it's awesome or whatever they want, but the reality is that it's an overpriced AR with some "fancy" milling around the mag well and rails. Aside from how the receiver and rails are milled, everything else is off the shelf parts that you can order straight from BCM, midwayusa, etc. The coating isn't special either, with that amount of money you can get a custom build and have it cerakoted in all sorts of colors or a combination.

It's your money and you can spend it how you want, but don't complain when people tell you that they wouldn't blow the $2400 on that.

thrillhouse700
05-20-2011, 12:14 AM
Meh I'm willing to bet it doesn't do much more than a well built DD. I have about 600 rds through my AR with not one problem. I can hit the small water bottles at 100 yds with ease and it carries well. I will be trying it out at 300 yds this weekend prob.

Veggie
05-20-2011, 12:23 AM
Get a LMT rifle if you want something that is excellent quality.

Roddd
05-20-2011, 3:00 AM
I love my Colt 6940. It doesn't have the $2400 price tag but it hasn't failed me once and I've put over a 1000 rounds through it with only lubing it. It's your money, buy what you want. But for the money you'll be saving, you can afford a quality optic for it.

MrPlink
05-20-2011, 3:09 AM
dont want to compromise?

Build one yourself, you can hand select every last component and will save tons of cash.

Otherwise, I would get something that is known to be built without compromise, Noveske, LMT or the like

jumbopanda
05-20-2011, 3:37 AM
What are you going to be using it for? What kind of accuracy do you want out of it? Is barrel life a concern for you?

My BCM 16" midlength has over 3500 rounds through it without a single stoppage, which includes 45, 55, 62, 69, 75 grain, and some steel cased ammo. It didn't cost $2400 (unless you count the $1200 optic) either. There's no reason why you'd have to spend that much to get a great rifle.

Asset
05-20-2011, 3:51 AM
You guys are all correct in your skepticism. i guess i just got overly excited over some internet eye candy. It's a beautiful rifle, what with the upper and lower marrying each other perfectly and all (you can see that in the media section), but I guess it's just another AR.

missiontrails
05-20-2011, 6:08 AM
For that kind of money, drool over a SCAR 16S.....

shooterdude
05-20-2011, 6:16 AM
Too much money for an AR. You could build one that looks pretty close for 1/2 the money and I can't imagine shoots any better/worse.

Z.1
05-20-2011, 6:38 AM
Eh. It's essentially BCM/Noveske with VLTOR furniture and a grey receiver/rail that add little to no benefit to the user. Build your own using the same components if you want. You'll have $$ left over for ammo and a can of silver krylon :43:

RONIN.
05-20-2011, 6:46 AM
For that much money.. Build your own.

I will have to get ahold of one of the guys I know that just happened to be listed in there shooters profile..

Will report back what he says..

IPSICK
05-20-2011, 7:21 AM
Or if you don't want to build it yourself for that money you could get a JP PSC-11 (http://www.jprifles.com/1.2.1_PSC_11.php).

http://www.jprifles.com/jp_galleries/152.jpg

Side charging upper w/ redundant traditional charging handle and forward assist. Upper is billet and lower is forged. JP barrels I believe have a reputation of being just as if not more accurate than Noveske barrels. JP triggers are probably just as nice as Geissele though they only build single stage triggers.

dieselpower
05-20-2011, 9:14 AM
There are so many well know and proven AR15 systems out there....under $2400.

Look at this http://larueosr.com/obr556.aspx People who know ARs, know the LaRue name. This gets others to drool...at least the people who drool over what others buy.

IPSICK
05-20-2011, 9:22 AM
There are so many well know and proven AR15 systems out there....under $2400.

Look at this http://larueosr.com/obr556.aspx People who know ARs, know the LaRue name. This gets others to drool...at least the people who drool over what others buy.

Or go lighter and even more inexpensive with the Larue PredatAR. Plenty of other choices but I'm kind of a :devil: So when someone says I'm willing to spend $$$$, I give them their options.