New Aussie Rifle

via The Firearm Blog

I cannot help posting more photos of the Thales EF88 rifle. The olive green stock with flat dark earth barrel, rail and accessories looks great in my opinion. Nic Jenzen-Jones took these photos …


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  • cows4me

    It’s no good. There’s no tinny holder.

  • Mitch82

    I always hated the look of the Steyr, guess this is proof that a rail can make anything look good. Red Jacket did a similar job on an AK-47, added a similar rail and made it internally suppressed.

  • Gerrit

    Do they make a left handed model? Would be advantages on patrol as the left hander carries their weapon, and their natural line of vision, bearing right, while the right hander carries their weapon, and line of vision, to the left.

    • Honcho

      Previous Steyrs were available for left and right handed shooters, different stock and reciever group to put the ejector port on the correct side. Doubt it would be an advantage in a tactical situation, definitely an advantage in not getting hit in the face with hot brass.

    • Evan

      The standard Steyr can be made either left or right handed by changing the receiver cover. I trained initially with the FN/SLR and when we changed to the Steyr my scores improved markedly.

      • Mitch82

        How’d you find it as a service rifle in general?

        • Evan

          Easy to carry for Drill, and look after, easier than the SLR that’s for sure. We didn’t go out in the field much with them being in the airforce but on the odd occasion never had any issues. Much easier to shoot with less kick and less weight to hold up – you don’t get so much muzzle movement for the short period in the aim. The 4 x scope made 200-250 meter ranges easy to hit the standard military targets

        • Its a very good weapon, the initial teething problems gave the Styer a bad rep. Accurate, reliable easy to maintain and the carbine barrel was excellent for Close Protection and FIBUA work.

  • blazer

    make a great xmas gift for a wannabe rambo redneck.

  • Rodger T

    Just the biz for those fucking spawn campers.

    • Travis Poulson

      Bit of an online gamer eh Rog?

  • thehawkreturns

    Looks like another “Spray ‘n’ Pray” to me.