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    MGI Hydra?

    So this thing has been around for several years but rarely see any mention of it aside from a harsh review on warriortalk.com

    I like the modularity but anyone else know anything about these?

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    Planning, That MGI Hydra is a modular weapons system. The lower is actually two pieces. The magwell half and the fire control half. Multiple calibers and multiple magwells. You can change it all over to a different caliber and magwell in a minute or so.
    The guy that developed it is the son of the guy who started Bushmaster. They even have a belt fed adaptation.
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    This video shows how the thing switches calibers which is interesting. Might still be an expensive novelty idea but I kind of like it.


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    Guys who run a RDIAS love them. I have a buddy who Has a number of the magwells and the uppers to match them. It is a blast to go from 5.56 to 5.45 to x39 to 9mm to .45 in a matter of seconds. All of what he has runs like a raped ape. The great part is that the FCG portion of the lower has a low shelf, and was almost designed with a RDIAS in mind. Maybe one of these days I'll sell off some stuff and get a RDIAS and MGI setup. I think he has right around 20k in his including the sear.

    ETA: They're supposedly coming out with a 7.62x51 magwell for this thing in the near future. That might just motivate me if it runs as well as the others.
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    I love the design and I was seriously considering buying one but then I read several bad reviews mainly concerning customer service and parts avaliability. That was a few years ago and just stuff I read on-line I don't know anyone with first hand experience.

    I hope they have got the bugs worked out and are able to grow the line a little because this is almost exactly what I am looking for. Now if they would just make a piston driven upper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great 308 View Post
    I love the design and I was seriously considering buying one but then I read several bad reviews mainly concerning customer service and parts avaliability. That was a few years ago and just stuff I read on-line I don't know anyone with first hand experience.

    I hope they have got the bugs worked out and are able to grow the line a little because this is almost exactly what I am looking for. Now if they would just make a piston driven upper.
    Exact same reason I didn't opt to buy one after reading all the negative reviews on customer service as well as quality control issues. Ah well, hopefully this idea gets picked up on elsewhere.

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    the vid must have been made while it still had some bugs, i think every time it showed the rifle being fired there were no sights on the rifle, and onley the one barrel had a front standard gas block sight
    its a heck of a idea, but to much money involved for me.
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    so has anybody here bought one? is it worth the money?

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