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teufelhunden
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« on: April 29, 2018, 11:03:53 AM »

Hopefully not a repeat question, but are there any spare parts I should have handy? I have an A3. (Vltor receiver) Maybe parts that tend to wear out or break sooner than others? Not that I will ever wear this rifle out, as I only have maybe 500 rounds through it. Just like having parts on hand. For a second question, besides a charging handle, are there any "must change" parts on this rifle? I hear there are some good trigger replacements out there. Sorry for the newbie questions. Thanks fellas, or maybe ladies.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 11:33:53 AM »

to start, there is a small parts kit available from steyr and Pete Athens (http://www.pjs-steyraug.com/augusrparts.html) much cheaper from Pete. http://steyrarms.com/accessories/aug/steyr-aug-spare-parts-kit.html
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 01:23:07 PM »

to start, there is a small parts kit available from steyr and Pete Athens (http://www.pjs-steyraug.com/augusrparts.html) much cheaper from Pete. http://steyrarms.com/accessories/aug/steyr-aug-spare-parts-kit.html
Perfect. Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 10:24:42 AM »

A guy I know has been shot his pre import ban AUG so much he finally burned out the barrel. He estimated it took over 20 thousand rounds to do that. By his recollection he broke an old style bolt sleeve and a couple of firing pins in that time, both of which are in the factory spares kit.

Personally, I think the stock CH is fine. It's big enough to grip and does't tend to snag.

The only 'must have' for me is the 20/20 aluminum sear. It cleans up the trigger break and shortens the reset w/o changing the pull weight.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 11:21:54 AM »

In about 4000 rounds so far, the only part I had break was the cam-pin on my bolt, which isn't in the spare parts kits.  Everything else is running along strong.  

My suggestion is to pick up one of those RatWorx AR-15ejector modified bolts, which aren't that expensive, and takes care of two birds with one stone (spare bolt, AND a part that is modified to use an AR15 extractor, which is cheap and common and will work as well as the AUG extractor).

The spare parts kits themselves are fine, but kind of way the Hell overpriced for what's really in them.  Wait until one of their aggressive Christmas sales and it comes down to the high-end of reasonable (ish).

At some point, I'll probably pick up a spare barrel.  I'm just waiting for them to recognize that 2005 is over, and switch to a faster twist in the 18 or 20" BBL's. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 10:47:03 PM »

I would add a "Barrel Gas System Kit" to the standard "Spares" kit.
Not likely to be worn out or broken.....but likely to be lost.
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 10:27:12 AM »

Getting a little off-topic, but.......There's a thread over at arf.com where a member (HendersonDefense) owns a range in Las Vegas (Battlefield Vegas) that has pretty much every firearm you can find in a movie or video game.  He's got about 100 different models (and scores of duplicates) just in "Assault Rifles" and sub-machineguns.  That's in addition to sniper rifles, shotguns, grenade launchers, pistols and a few other categories including tanks.  He supplies all weapons and ammo on the range, and keeps logs of everything, including round counts, failures, maintenance, and anytime one of his armorers looks at a gun, etc.  Some of these guns have literally hundreds of thousands of round through them.

With the AUG, his findings for parts that they have had to replace are... and keep in mind the excessive round count his guns have:

"They've broken at least one bolt, several firing pin spring, at least one extractor and a few firing pins.".  They had one cam pin fail.  He states that, "the gas block on the barrel will fail before the barrel itself does".  "we've lost a firing pin here and there or a bolt but nothing like the AR platforms.  They last double to triple life of a AR/M4 bolt.  They are great gun if you like bullpups and they just continue to run with little maintenance."

His guns are not babied in any way.  He states that the 20" barreled AR15s (many brands) are the most reliable AR15 rifles he has on range in terms of parts breaking and lack of stoppages...I guess due to less pounding the rifle gets due to the longer gas system.  He then states that the AUG is more reliable than any of those ARs.  This is coming from a guy who has access to hundreds of different models of rifles, and their reliability records.

For those interested, he also has threads on pistols, shotguns, AR15, AK47, HK, and optics.  In the shotgun thread for example, he replaces the Mossberg 500's and Remington 870's about every 3 weeks due to them breaking.  He has plenty of them on the line, and they are worn out enough in less than one month, that it's cheaper to replace them, than it is to have his armorer's repair them.  His pick if he could have only one shotgun for the rest of his life...Benelli M4.

The thread is titled something like...High Round Count AR/M4, and his comments about the AUG are somewhere in the last few pages, starting around page 26, with most comments being made through page 29.  There are other comments within the thread, but these pages seemed the most pertinent.  Oh and by the way, he likes the AUG better than the Tavor. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 02:30:33 PM »

FWIW:  I have several thousand rounds through my AUG.  In my own experience, the bolt-pin (that controls bolt rotation in BCG) broke.  And the barrel is wearing out at a faster rate than it should, with deteriorating accuracy and visible internal wear.   Neither of those parts are in any of the spare-parts kits.

In both cases, this is not representational of AUG's as a whole (I guess).  And I'm looking forward to getting a BBL NOT made by FN, if Steyr actually does bring that back in-house.  They replaced the broken Pin for me for free.

Personally, I think the spare-parts kits are woefully overpriced.  I bought a spare complete bolt from Skunk RATworks, that takes AR extractors (since those can be a wear item), but haven't even installed it.

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