keltec su16 review

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Tango3, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Looks interesting. I like the Kel-Tec Sub 2K since it can come configured to use Glock 22 mags (which I have plenty). It also folds like the SU-16.
  3. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    I was eyeballing one at the store. I was told it takes AR mags straight up. They also recommend replacing it's standard bolt with an AR bolt to improve accuracy. They also told me it is just a straight drop-in modification. Bad part is the sight rail is plastic and a separate from the metal barrel. I imagine there will be a lot of squirm and would not be the most accurate thing for precision fire.

    I'm contemplating if it is worth the $700 to be a bit lighter than my sks.
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    ooohh $700??ouch..
  5. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Hey, we are not all swimming in money. Be it $700 or $20 or $31000 (vehicle) that I managed to pay cash for (but oh that hurt) I try to get best bang for buck. Let's not start knocking someone that is just watching their spending closely.
  6. Nomad 2nd

    Nomad 2nd Monkey+++

    Fun plinker, I made a Coke can dance at 100 meters (With a red dot)

    Wouldn't want to fight with it though.

    $700 is too high.
  7. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    comifornia for you. seems everything is more expensive. I just drool when I see prices from gun stores in other states.
  8. Evenglischatiest

    Evenglischatiest Monkey+++


    I don't think Tango3 was knocking you. He was probably thinking the same thing I was. That gun has "$399 at Walmart" written all over it. $700 seems painfully overpriced, even with the markup forced on us by our comrades in Sacramento. You can get a real AR for that price.
  9. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Eh ? I thought he was saying something like oooooh $700 ? ouch as in is that it ? and you are griping on that piddly amount ?

    Local store has it for $679, I rounded it up to $700. Maybe ours is more because it is a california only version with features that are less desireable but makes it legal. Small production run = higher price.
  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Nope $700 is big potatos for me. Sorry you took it thatway I expected $400 or so being I can get a new mini-14 for $460 orso..penned that from a hospital in a nearby city wife was coughing up blood tuesday night, slid my2006 civic into a trailer hitch driving home in a snow storm thursdaynight. 6moreinches I would havebeen stopped. Not been calm week[booze][booze] perhaps it leaked through my kurt post.
  11. Evenglischatiest

    Evenglischatiest Monkey+++

    I hope the little woman's feeling better. [boozingbuddies]
  12. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Ouch, sorry to hear about that. I hope she is ok.
  13. Nomad 2nd

    Nomad 2nd Monkey+++

    $700 IS alot, NOT a piddly amount.

    If I lived in Ca I'd use an M1...

    ...Till I moved.
  14. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    I looked at m1's I would be more comfortable with something that went out to 300 yards at least. SKS fit the bill as far as features, dependability price of ammo and price of the rifle. So that is what I have and am actually very happy with it. I found myself a new un-issued yugo sks. Tickled pink with it. Only real objection is weight, wood is not light compared to aluminum and plastic. (AR)
  15. Evenglischatiest

    Evenglischatiest Monkey+++

    You mean M1's are still legal in California? :D

    b::[touchdown] b::[touchdown]b::[touchdown]b::[touchdown]b::[touchdown]

    Why would I want anything else?


    Does anyone know where I can get a good deal on one? I'd be willing to go a little over $700, if it's in good condition. :D
  16. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    Lol, don't I wish. Couldn't afford that if I wanted to. what I meant was M1 Carbine..... would be nice if it were an M1A1 though :D
  17. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    fYou might beable to find what you are looking for in one of these sites. [boozingbuddies]

    Although I think they will likelywant more than 700 frn's though.

  18. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    A range buddy bought the Kel-Tec SU-16 awhile back, and we range tested it.
    Here's our findings . . .
    Light and handy, with a much nicer trigger than I expected!
    The folding bipod/forend is more stable than expected. It remains to be seen how it'll last with time.
    It took a variety of AR-15 magazines, and functioned with a variety of ammo, including WOLF. No problems there.
    The original sights couldn't be adjusted to the bullseye. He ordered the optional metal rear sight - much better!! Hope all newer rifles have these sights.
    One thing we did notice, and have read of others seeing too - once the barrel heats up, it tends to wander. Something is warping with the heat somewhere . . .

    Overall, we liked it for what it is, a good plinker. I wouldn't take it to war.
    And, unlike the horrid little abomination known as the Sub2000, it can keep the scope in place when folded!
  19. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    thanks..would be $700 shot in the A$$ then...
  20. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    A good friend of mine owns one of these. We've put several thousand rounds through it and I have to agree with SeaWolf. PRO'S: Very lightweight, accurate when cool, tripod works well, folds down small enough to fit in a back pack, butt has space for two clips, takes AR clips with no modification.
    CON'S: Once barrel is warm poi wanders, tripod sometime sticks when refolding, sights not adjustable.
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