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Which gun do you think will hit the market first.

1. FN SCAR.
2. Bushmaster ACR.
3. Kel-Tec RFB.
4. Styer AUG A3.

I have been looking at buying a new rifle, and have come to the conclusion that which ever one comes out first is probably going to get my money. I was wondering which one will come out first.
 

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Hard to say. I would guess Bushmaster. They are probably trying to beat the SCAR for the very reason you state... get to the market first and get the sales before the competition.
 

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FN said they were expecting the SCAR to be released in late 2008, while Bushmaster is planning the release of the ACR sometime in 2009. Whether either are accurate, I don't know. The others, I haven't heard anything about, so it's up in the air.
 

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When talking to the FN reps when they were in town they told me they expected to have the SCAR out in October 2008. I haven't heard anything since.
 

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Last I heard anything about the A3 I was told by a sales rep at Styer that they would announce a release date end of July/beginning of August...I think they forgot
 

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YEA, I herd the same about Steyr A3, their site just says Coming soon to a dealer near you.

http://www.steyrarms.com/

I just bought another 1000 5.7x28 rounds and a couple more 50 round mag's. But I'm concerned about this election and I want another rifle before January 09 hits and the prices go crazy.

I saw that the Kel tec RFB was also due to be out in early 09, but I'm worried that it will get delayed till 2010 due to the economy.

Well I guess it will come down to the Bushmaster ACR or the SCAR that will get my money. Maybe I should buy some Magazines for them Now!
 

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The RBF, Its the next Kel-tec on the lines. Kel-tec just needs to finish up their .22lr tooling and the RBF is up. Kel-tec says Q4 of 2008.
 

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I don't care I want one of each but 2 SCARS!!!! :? :?
 

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The RBF, Its the next Kel-tec on the lines. Kel-tec just needs to finish up their .22lr tooling and the RBF is up. Kel-tec says Q4 of 2008.
Man I hope your right tqtran, I really like that RFB. I've been reading some concerns that the forward ejecting system might have a problem. Have you herd anything on this issue or is it just speculation?

I guess my biggest reason for liking the RFB is because its based on the FAL design, and its a 308.
 

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Last I heard from Kel-tec, they are all ready to go on the RBF.
They just need to finish making PLR-22 and SU-22 parts first before they can switch everything over to make RBF parts.
As for the ejection system problems, its the same system as the FS2000. No worries.

BTW: There is also rummors of it being in other calibers too.
 

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I know I was planning on getting a SCAR as well, but at the price for one SCAR (est $3000.00), I have started looking at the Bushmaster ACR as well.

I think the Bushmaster ACR will be the first to hit the market, plus at the estimated $1500.00 price, I think they will move Rifles.

Election Time Debate for me -
I am still not sure if I should either stock up on more ammo for my FN guns or get an AR.
 

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Kel-tec said that the first batch of RBFs just shipped.
You should start to see them on Gunbroker and your local gun shop soon.
 

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tqtran said:
Kel-tec said that the first batch of RBFs just shipped.
You should start to see them on Gunbroker and your local gun shop soon.
I wonder how much those will be on GB. :roll:
 

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The RFB looks like it kicks like a mule (expected considering it's a .308 rifle). It's kinda like a .308 version of the FS2000, at least similar ejection. I like the bolt hold open on the last shot.
 

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Are you still going to get the first one that comes out???? I take it that means the SCAR since its out already..............
 

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I'm not too crazy about that gun. At least it'll take FAL mags.
 
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