NRA Gun of the Week: Steyr AUG A3 M1 Rifle

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posted on May 7, 2016

The Steyr Armee-Universal-Gewehr, or more commonly and formally known as “AUG,” is a bullpup, 5.56x45 mm NATO, select-fire rifle that has proven itself through myriad foreign forces over the years. The AUG A3 M1 reviewed in this week's NRA Gun of the Week video is a semi-automatic variant with a telescopic 3X sight, Picatinny top rail and external bolt release. Its bullpup configuration provides for a shorter overall and compact length. A folding vertical foregrip aids in control and the rifle’s adjustable short-stroke gas-piston operation removes heat and carbon fowling from the action while providing user-adjustable gas flow.

Manufacturer: Steyr Arms, Inc.
Caliber: 5.56x45 mm NATO (.223 Rem.)
Action: short-stroke, gas-piston-operated semi-automatic center-fire rifle
Receiver: aluminum
Magazine: polymer detachable box, 30-round capacity
Barrel: 16” quick-change, chrome-lined steel, phosphate finish
Sights: integral 3X Meopta riflescope
Trigger: single-stage, 10-lb., 4-oz. pull
Stock: olive drab green synthetic
Weight: 8 lbs., 15 ozs.
MSRP: $2,599

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