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Calibre
06-09-2018, 06:04 PM
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No seriously, I think it actually is. I have my full review here, but my reasoning is thusly:

It was (a tiny bit) more accurate:

https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Untitled-1-2.jpg

https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Kel-Tec-RDB-Accuracy.jpg

It was as reliable (they both are).

It's more modular and more adaptable due to the design of the bolt and barrel assembly. I suspect RPM will have an M-Lok handguard out in no time, and the barrel would be incredibly easy for an AR barrel manufacturer to produce... it appears to be an AR barrel sans barrel extension shoulder, and with a rifle-length gas port. Basically, making one is an exercise in exterior profiling. And since the barrel extension threads on completely, there's no weakened area where the barrel extension meets the shoulder on a conventional AR barrel, so it's even stronger.

And most freaking importantly... it is ACTUALLY AMBI. No BS ambi kit required. No inability to fire it off-hand. It's nearly the exact same gun left- or right-handed with zero modifications, and the only thing that you need to adapt to is the charging handle being on one side or another.

Full review: https://calibremag.ca/kel-tec-rdb-an-affordable-tavor-killer/

lone-wolf
06-09-2018, 06:57 PM
https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Untitled-1-2.jpg

https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Kel-Tec-RDB-Accuracy.jpg

I have little interest in anything keltec, but I'm wondering if you have more tables like this for other non res 223s

Doug_M
06-09-2018, 07:08 PM
The RDB is the only good looking bullpup on the market.

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Calibre
06-12-2018, 10:29 AM
I have little interest in anything keltec, but I'm wondering if you have more tables like this for other non res 223s

Yup... it's still a newer thing we're doing; one of the first was the ACR. We probably started making it a consistent thing for the past year or so.

https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Untitled-1.jpg

We're doing it for every long gun now.

Calibre
06-12-2018, 10:34 AM
And whenever someone thinks we publish BS groups...

https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Type-81-testing.jpg

We do all the testing rested fore/aft, and we usually use a benchrest optic to try and ensure we're not the weak link, but that's it. No trickery. We just try to remove the human element as best we can, so that the groups show the mechanical accuracy the gun's capable of. We don't do any bs stuff like strapping guns down or the like that some other outlets use to improve groups.

Suputin
06-12-2018, 10:42 AM
And whenever someone thinks we publish BS groups...

https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Type-81-testing.jpg

We do all the testing rested fore/aft, and we usually use a benchrest optic to try and ensure we're not the weak link, but that's it. No trickery. We just try to remove the human element as best we can, so that the groups show the mechanical accuracy the gun's capable of. We don't do any bs stuff like strapping guns down or the like that some other outlets use to improve groups.

Those published group sizes, is that for a single 5-shot group or an average of several 5-shot groups?

Is the shooting done outdoors or indoors?

Calibre
06-12-2018, 11:44 AM
Those published group sizes, is that for a single 5-shot group or an average of several 5-shot groups?

Is the shooting done outdoors or indoors?

Outdoors, usually two five-round groups shot, and averaged out. We're probably going to transition away from the two group averages because to be honest it's just costing a bloody fortune and we don't see a lot of point in shooting the two groups in such controlled circumstances. We just end up shooting two groups, that end up being nearly identical, and burning through twice as much ammo. Our BCL102 review burned through something like $800 or $900 in ammunition in the course of testing.

https://calibremag.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/BCL-102-accuracy.jpg

lone-wolf
06-12-2018, 12:58 PM
Fantastic