Mississippi Gun Owners banner

My dilemma (MSAR STG 556 vs. AR)

4095 Views 21 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  jkpz28
So here is a quick background in to my issue and train of thought. I played competative paintball for years and if I ever got a new gun that had any issue on reliability it was gone usually within that week, lol. I bought a DPMS Panther Arms Mod A15 back in 06 and had it up until Jan of this year. The gun never had a single issue but we went to a Mobile gun show and I stumbled accorss the MSAR STG 556 (Aug Clone) and I decided to sale off the DPMS and snag an MSAR after looking online and seeing that the kinks seemed to be out of the system on the newer MSARs.

I got the MSAR last tuesday and took out to the range on Sat. Right off the bat the charging handle is way to close to the sight rail, I tore up my knuckle on both hands, lol. That is solved though I ordered a manticore charging handle extender. Then the FTF problems started. I have 5 mags for it, four 30rd mags and one 10 rnd mag. 2 of the 5 mags (both 30rnd) worked flawlessly and the other 3 were a nightmare. I looked up the mags online and it seems to be a common issue with some mags to break in and they recommended setting my gas pressure to High. So with all that I still have the nagging feeling to dump it and get another AR. Should I put more rounds through it and give it a chance or say to hell with it and get rid of it while its still practically new with only 100 rounds through it?

Is it common for other rifles to have issues like this and Im just jumping the gun (no pun intended, lol)?
1 - 1 of 22 Posts
I have an AUG A3, and I've had virtually no trouble with it. Of course it's much more expensive, but I heard some bad mojo from folks who had owned the MSAR, so I went with the real deal.

One of the first things you do with either the MSAR or the AUG is cut a finger about halfway off. That's why they make an instruction manual, which in my case clearly states that you should grasp the handle from below, not from above. The first AUG I handled (in a store), ended up with a significant amount of my blood on it. But even though I've mastered the manual of arms for the AUG, I've installed a Manticore just to be on the safe side.

As I said, my Steyr has given me almost zero trouble so long as I stuck to bullets of 55 grains or above; the 50-grain Federal hollow points caused many FTF issues, but then they didn't work in my AR either.

PS: DO NOT waste your time on Russian steel case ammo. Doing so is asking for trouble.
See less See more
1 - 1 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.