Undoubtedly this is a fine weapon. It really pioneered bullpup rifles, but I don't think that qualifies it to be a $2k rifle. Correct me if I'm wrong, and it's totally possible, but I think there are better prices for similar platforms available.
In direct competition (ripoff) of the Steyr AUG is the MSAR STG E4, which I think does a few things better, such at ultra modular and removable barrel, ambi support etc... (I don't want to go too far because I'm not sure what features they incorporated or ripped off), but the price tag is lower, and the performance is the same.
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