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« on: December 16, 2012, 09:11:56 PM »

AUGust 4, 2017

Thanks to photobucketocrap for breaking the internet.

I will fix these pictures, but it's going to be a while...

Thanks for visiting.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 09:12:14 PM »

The AUG was designed from the beginning to feature an integrated optic. The earliest prototype featured an optic of unknown magnification.



Steyr released the STG 77, known as the AUG A1, with the now familiar integral optic receiver. Magnification was 1.5x and the high quality glass was made by Swarovski. The receiver's optic housing had iron sights as part of the receiver casting. These iron sights are dependable up to 100 meters.

Initially the only reticle available was the "donut of death" circle. Later replaceable optics included: circle, circle dot, circle crosshair, and open circle crosshair.

The AUG A1 was upgraded to A2 variant via a new receiver with detachable optic housing or detachable rail. These optic housings had reinforcements to protect the adjustment knobs and came with upgraded adjustment knobs. The iron sights on the detachable optic housing feature three luminous dots to aid target acquisition. The USR model has these same features.

All A1 and A2 AUG's came from the factory with two opaque scope covers. These are useful to keep dust, etc off the glass when in storage. An optional see-through rubber bikini scope cover was also available. These are functional for field use.

With the AUG A3, Steyr manufactured a new factory military issue rail mountable optical housing to use the 1.5x optic. These can be found for sale in the US at http://www.pjs-steyraug.com/A3SCOPE.html.

Steyr had some other A3 optical housing variations. Pete of pjs-steyraug.com now owns these prototype scopes.

The Steyr AUG SF model uses an A3 receiver casting and has a new 1.5x optical sight housing with 1913 rails on three sides. The SF also incorporates "flip open" scope covers, presumably made by Aimpoint.

ADI (Australian Defence Industries), now Thales Australia, manufactures several variants of the AUG. They used the A1 receiver with integral 1.5x optic and a short 1913 railed flattop receiver, among other variants. The F88S-A1 is a flattop version that incorporates an issued detachable 1.5x optic. A very small quantity of these ADI optics were imported into the US by PJS.

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 09:12:29 PM »

Reticle Variations:



Circle (Donut of Death):


Circle Crosshair Crosshair:


Circle Outside Crosshair:


Circle Dot:
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 09:12:45 PM »

Photonic Optics of Austria has/had a line of replacement scope tubes for the AUG. Differing magnification and reticles are shown below, but of note is the illuminated reticle.



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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 09:13:04 PM »

The factory Steyr AUG A3 scope is a very durable and rugged option for mounting to the A3 or A2 AUG.
You can find them for sale at http://www.pjs-steyraug.com/A3SCOPE.html

Reticle is the circle crosshair crosshair type.


The scope's housing is extremely durable and will protect against hard use and harsh elements.


A3 scope on a 9mm A3 AUG:


A3 scope on an A2 receiver: Picture from PJS.







Steyr A3 Optic Manual:
















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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 09:42:14 PM »

Prototype, Rare, and Unique AUG optics

Prototype Steyr A3 scope: Photo from PJS.


Australian Military Issue ADI scope: Photo from PJS.


Steyr AUG A3 SF (commando):


Rumors on German boards indicate that Aimpoint may be making the glass or assembly.


These were made from A1 receivers. I forgot the name of the company who was doing these... Interesting concept, but not for the AUG. The position of the knobs would be incompatible with charging the gun.



Swaro also had a line of ring mount and integral stanag mount optics using the same AUG 1.5 optics in the circle-dot reticle.



For those who haven't seen the A2 / USR scope housing removed, here it is:


Old night vision device:


Possible new A3 type optic from Steyr:
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 09:45:50 PM »





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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 09:46:29 PM »

Basic ranging information:
Thanks to Max for the scans below.







Advanced optic information:
The info below comes from the Australian Army Manual of Land Warfare. You can buy it on Amazon.com.

Thanks go to Ed for these scans.































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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 08:37:32 PM »

Hey, I have an AUG A1, yet I
cannot figure out how to adjust the sights.

The optic is not yet calibrated on target
and my AUG didn't come with an adjustment
tool as the manual describes.

I know it can be done without the tool,
but I do not know how to do this.

I'm sure people here are well versed with
adjusting the sights on an AUG A1.

Thanks,

~Frostburg
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 10:55:59 AM »

I've heard that it is possible with a bullet tip...   Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 08:03:18 PM »

The data in here should probably be included
in the documents sticky.

There is alot of good info here.
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2013, 01:23:27 PM »

Steyr is discontinuing the A3 optic (closing out at $525 at PJS) and something new is supposed to be coming...

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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2013, 09:39:39 AM »

 Just a historical trivia note, the manual you re-printed above was the same manual that came with the U.S. Customs AUG-P contract weapons.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2013, 09:08:37 PM »

Updated with A3 scope manual.
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 09:50:18 PM »

maleante,Is that some kind of Steyr/AR prototype? Is Steyr planning on putting this into production?
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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2013, 10:16:07 PM »

maleante,Is that some kind of Steyr/AR prototype? Is Steyr planning on putting this into production?

Yes and Yes.

http://bullpupforum.com/index.php?topic=4424.0
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 10:52:02 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2013, 08:30:07 AM »

Ok, I've got to know more about that new A3 scope....any details?Huh?  Been hoping something more like the A1-style would come out...the current factory one looks like an armored cucumber.  Appreciate any more rumors. 
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 06:57:29 PM »

Ok, I've got to know more about that new A3 scope....any details?Huh?  Been hoping something more like the A1-style would come out...the current factory one looks like an armored cucumber.  Appreciate any more rumors. 

No rumors, but I strongly suspect that 2014 (the 150 year anniversary of Steyr) will be an interesting year.
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2015, 10:41:40 AM »

Old version of the 1.5x reticle used on the A3 detachable optic. This was discontinued quickly, the fat donut combined with crosshairs is too busy and from my experience with the one I have, it's just horrible.





New M1 reticle:
1.5x

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