posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 03:51 PM
I've used the 550 a bit, and it has been very reliable. The best part for me is that you can open up the gas tube if it starts to foul, and that
takes a lot of shooting. Never had to do it yet. It also has a reliable AK type action, yet much more finely machined. Overall, I think I like it
better than the M4, just because it doesn't crap gas and powder back into the chamber like the M4 to work the action. I guess I would sum it up as
AK reliability with M4 accuracy. With the new 556 coming out with a MSRP of $1299 USD, I'd look for it to price about the same as a Bushmaster,
which is one of the best AR types out there IMHO.
Hope this helps.
[edit on 6-7-2006 by hogtie]