View Full Version : Shrike kit
11-19-2005, 04:32 PM
Looks like Hurricane has (or is) releasing a Shrike kit. Pretty pricey, but it appears to be an entire receiver, front end, and stock, along with a box mag.
11-20-2005, 05:32 PM
Price listed on Hurricane's site is at ~$740USD. Considering you need a donor AEG, the conversion makes for an expensive replica, which has its' pros and cons.
Lines up pretty closely with a CA249 actually.
11-20-2005, 06:15 PM
Sounds sweet, Wolv.
Do you have a link?
11-20-2005, 08:09 PM
Found on Arnies.
11-21-2005, 10:17 AM
Finally someone is listening overseas to learn that the U.S. for the most part is phasing out the use of the current M249 for a couple of modified M16/M4 as the new SAW. According to MBI Publications and Concord Publications, there are a couple of modified M-4 conversions that utilize a different receiver. Well the Strike happens to be one of these models which begs to question will it be qualified as a SAW for TASO. Without futher or due here you go!
11-21-2005, 10:26 AM
Duplication of the following thread:
11-21-2005, 10:57 AM
First, it is a Shrike, not a Strike. Secondly, where is any objective evidence that the US military is adopting the Shrike? Only rumors of very limited numbers being tested in Afghanistan have been reported, but nothing confirmed by any means.
There is no concrete evidence here other than loose references that agencies are reviewing the design: http://www.military.com/soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_Shrike,,00.html
However, since the weapon is belt-fed and features a QD barrel, it puts it in the same class as the M249 and M60 so far per my understanding of its' design. Given that it was designed with a whole new upper and bolt design for a SAW/LMG role, I think current TASO rules permit its' use especially per that article that states two different lower receivers from Ares are available for it with one removing stick mag usability entirely. However, you'd want to pose that question on the TASO site, where TASO conversations are supposed to occur. It helps to know about the weapon you are discussing though, as in at least get the name right. ;)
11-21-2005, 04:34 PM
The Army isn't doing away with the SAW just yet. That doesn't mean there aren't some modifications to it out there. I know that we have some with the M-4 collapsable stock and shorter barrels with fixed gas regulators. The Rangers currently use the MK46 which is a revamped M249 that is lighter, has the RAS instead of a heat shield, M4 collapsable stock/ Para stock/ or the regular stock, and a shorter barrel. They also use the MK48 which is a 7.62 version of the M249. I think the Shrike is a great design since it is essentially a drop in conversion for a SAW. It looks like a great piece of work too, the only thing I can't stomach about this kit is the price.
11-23-2005, 05:28 PM
My apologies, I was reading the sub titles incorrectly it is the Shrike. The info I posted was from a couple of publications sent to me. I was just sharing the information with you guys. The kit is also available at Red wolf. Thanks for the corrections though.
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