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Old 01-13-2014, 11:11 AM
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Shot Show 2014




Since this topic hasn't been opened yet, I'll show everyone what I found online this morning......it appears that FN is now going to be selling an AR15 in 16 and 20 inch versions to the public. The following link will give more information: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...-fn-15-public/
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:06 PM
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I'll get some pics of it while I'm there
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:47 AM
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That's interesting, the only question that I've got is, the barrel cold hammer forged (CHF) or just standard mil-spec steel.

Here's a video link by Gunblast.com about the SHOT Show 2014 FNH USA media event.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkNW6d89eUw
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:52 AM
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Matt and I will be there.

I'm not excited about the FN. Like Remington, and UNlike Colt, they will not be able to build their rifles the same as their military rifles. They can not use the TDP info to build the commercially available rifles.

Now, it's possible they'll build them to just as high quality, time will tell.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:25 PM
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So, no one went to the Shot Show?
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:47 PM
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Reading their web site, it says the barrels are broach-rifled. Odd, given FN's rep with CHF barrels.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:27 PM
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We didn't get pics but these aren't worth it. Base models (we were told) are around $1,100 and were some cause of pause on the display guns. Action binding, no staking, etc. We heard mixed stories on barrels too...not sure if they're hammer forged.

But we'll see how production models roll out.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:37 PM
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Here's a video link about the new FNH carbines and rifles from the FN booth at the 2014 SHOT Show floor by The Firearms Channel.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75_S4a4AXM



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Old 01-16-2014, 11:37 PM
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We didn't get pics but these aren't worth it. Base models (we were told) are around $1,100 and were some cause of pause on the display guns. Action binding, no staking, etc. We heard mixed stories on barrels too...not sure if they're hammer forged.

But we'll see how production models roll out.
Yes, they are rather over-priced for such basic models. Here's the website, says the barrel is "button-broached" http://www.fnhusa.com/l/products/car...ies/fn15-rifle
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:59 AM
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Here's a video link about the new FNH carbines and rifles from the FN booth at the 2014 SHOT Show floor by The Firearms Channel.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H75_S4a4AXM



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That rep gave next to no information about the rifle other than it's "patterned" after the M4 and M16. He said the difference will be in quality but what kind of quality? I dunno, I'm not sold.
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:26 PM
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The freaking charging handle was binding and the anodizing was wearing off. Just a shoddy rifle for the price. Carbine buffer, no staking, etc.
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