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    WHy was the 93 series less popular than the 94 and 91? Also why haven't there been more companies making clones of them?
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    This question has been addressed numerous times even recently. You might want to search the threads. Not as many nations adopted it = less parts to build clones with, Also less countries that actually tooled up to make them and or stopped making them so to produce would have to retool for it. AR platform are cheap in comparison makes it hard to justify investing to produce quality parts to a market that may be very limited and where potentially an AR might run $300-600, partial kits minus reciever and barrel were running about $450 or more before dried up, kits with barrel are running $800-850 right now if you can find them.
    THEN you have the problem that hardcore HK fans want an actual HK93, full auto guys will allow for a clone if built with quality HK or contract parts because they do not want to wear out their actual HK rifle. After that you are left with a very small market of HK fans who will buy a 93 clone because they want an example of one but are not in the position to shell out the funds for the real deal.

    And of course there is the Century debacle.

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    Well I for one don't mind rehashing these conversations.

    There just weren't many countries that adopted it for military use. Malaysia provided a reliable source for parts kits for awhile but those seem to have dried up.

    I never really had much interest in the 5.56 series, preferring the 9mm and 7.62 rifles. However, last December I found a lonely MKE Z43-P in a local shop know for specializing in all things AR. I picked it up and sent off the Form 1 paperwork the next day. It is now hands down one of my favorite and most accurate rifles that I own.

    It's too bad that Zenith imports of 5.56 firearms seem to have stalled.
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    Currently, HK94 > HK93 > HK91!!!

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    Any they are much heavier than AR's. Plus all that stuff they said above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkshooterusp View Post
    Any they are much heavier than AR's. Plus all that stuff they said above.
    AR rifles are boring. They are the four door import sedan of the firearm world.

    -E-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nehalemguy View Post
    AR rifles are boring. They are the four door import sedan of the firearm world.

    -E-
    Truth, but if you're going to drive/shoot the piss out of something and you aren't a trust fund baby, it's very refreshing to have something that works that you don't have to give a **** about.

    $1000+ bolt groups/$2000+ replacement barrels; hard to find spare parts; an ever dwindling amount of SME's that can actually service the gun... f*** that noise for a high-volume rig. (of course I await the full-auto dirt berm killers to refute that)

    daily driver VP9, Glock, AR, AK....
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    AR15 weight and ergos blow away the HK93. That's before you ever account for the cost comparison.

    The G3/HK91 is comparable to its contemporaries and more or less does some things better and worse depending on your opinions and experiences. The MP5/HK94/SP5 is the best SMG ever made by many experienced user accounts. I've yet to meet anyone who would assert that the HK33/93 is THE elite 5.56 they would grab first if they had to rely on it to save their own life or to serve others. It's just simply the less bestest roller locked HK.

    This coming from a 93/33/53 fanboy who would never give up his HK53.

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    It wasn’t highly adopted, it’s heavier than the AR, parts and magazines are expensive. If zombies have encircled my home, of course I’m grabbing one of my AR’s. That being said, IMO the HK93 has always intrigued me, it has a certain mystic, the Oberndorf secret sauce effect I presume. It is after all the gun Sheriff Teasle chased John Rambo through the forest with when everyone else grabbed an AR.
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    One of the best looking rifles along with the FAL.
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