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    Default Opinions on Daewoo DR200?

    I hear they are superior to the AR15. Anyone here own one? what do you guys think of them? What do they go for?
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    Default good relibality and function

    In my experiance I've never had a failure to feed/fire/extract. I can't say it's more accurate than an AR/M16, because for me it hasn't been. They use some AR/M16 parts primarly the bolt if memory serves. I have yet to see a scope mount that really looked secure for one, but they do make mounts. Overall it's a good battle rifle, not a target gun. While stationed in Korea I saw several of the full auto folding stock versions used by the Koreans. The folding stock makes for a much more compact series of this weapon. I think ACE still sells folding and skelton stocks for this rifle. As for cost most I've seen for sale go for 600.00 to 850.00.

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    I have one with an Ace folder and a red dot scope on an original factory scope mount.Excellent rifle,accurate and reliable.Be aware that the DR 200 has a 1:12 turn barrel,so you can't shoot anything over 55 grain bullets.

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    I've got a dr-200 and prefer it to my AR and have had zero problems. Mine came with the scope mount and I put an ACE stock and T48 hand guards on it and a sightron scope and with homerolls (55grn.) it will shoot moa @ 100 yds.

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    Piston gas system
    7000 series aluminium forging
    Designed for Military application.

    Parts availability (questionable, except for some parts thru the daewoo enthusiasts website.

    If it weren't for the AWB, I think this would have been The contender for the American market way before the SIG or other improved AR's appeared.

    The only real drawback to the design I have seen it the 180-degree selector throw (for which a mfg is Supposed to have a 90-degree replacement soon) and the just-less-than-optimal design where the pistol grip meets the receiver (it's a bit too squared off for my tastes).

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    yeah the selector sucks!some guys over at the FAL Files arte cooking up a 90 degree set up.Might check it out.

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    I'm the only person I know with a Daewoo rifle(carbine). I have the Stoeger imported MAX I version. I guess the Koreans call it the K1A1 carbine.

    The K1 looks to be a greatly simplified AR style rifle. Has no gas piston on this model Daewoo. The gas system is an impingement style, has a totally different recoil spring system. The lower receiver is quite similiar to an AR, and the internals look identical to an AR trigger group parts. Essentially an AR with all the unneccessary parts thrown away.

    I guess the rifle versions have gas-piston systems instead of direct gas impingement. Some other visual differences, such as rear sights and actually have a buttstock(the K1 carbine has a wire stock).

    My little carbine is a great gun. Don't jam, don't clean it much, is accurate, shoots and handles much better than the short length and wire stock might indicate.

    I personally have not seen a Daewoo 5.56mm rifle around in a long time. Used to be reasonably common.

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    I have a K1 as well, and it's a nice little shooter. It I wasn't so afraid of getting it stolen, I'd use it as a car gun. In a SHTF situation, it probably will be my wife's carry gun.
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    Sounds like you guys really like them. The one I'm looking at is the thumbhole stock jobber with gas piston. It shows nil wear, is undickered with, and the asking price is 650. Good deal?
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    I'd say it's a buy at $650....these just aren't real common, though gunbroker has them all the time. I never see them in the stores, or at gunshows. I have had similar experience to all the other owners. Flawless function, with virtually any ammo. Very good accuracy. It's one of the few guns that is so good, I would want to own another just like it. A real bargain, too...just don't let the secret out !

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    Thanks for all the input guys!
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    We keep one around the lab for ammo disposal. Must be a bad one because its not reliable. Failure to go into battery, feeding jams, etc. Looks like a good concept but this one is unimpressive.

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    I dug my Daewoo carbine from the locker just to look at it. Handsome gun in an ugly sort of way!

    Has an inner beauty though. Shoots way better than a tactical carbine should, and (at least mine!) is failure free.

    I want to get a full size AR, but the silly Daewoo carbine is serving me well enough that the AR keeps getting postponed!

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    Thet are great shooters ,Have had two. The only REAL problem is if you may need parts.
    I bought one missing the gas plug real cheap , & found out why , Had to have a machine shop make me one . I could not find one anywhere ( internet included) There may be some
    where that has parts for these, but if so I could not find it.

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    The Americans fight for a free world, the English mostly for honor and glory and medals, the French and Canadians decide too late that they have to participate. The Italians are too scared to fight; the Russians have no choice. The Germans for the Fatherland. The Boers? Those sons of bitches fight for the hell of it!” - American General, George “Guts and Glory” Patton

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    I've owned a K2 for about 15 years and it's been great. No jams, shoots straight. I wouldn't say it's better than an AR15, but I would say it's a comparable rifle and a better value for the dollar.

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    Holy necroposting!

    I wanted to put this here with all the other Daewoo stuff instead of making a new thread.
    As I said before, one of the main drawbacks to the Daewoo is the 180-degree selector swing. It's now been fixed for about $50.
    Deawoo Rifle Parts now has the 90-degree selectors in stock and ready to ship.

    Woot!....or maybe just 'woo:cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thPointOfContact View Post
    Holy necroposting!

    I wanted to put this here with all the other Daewoo stuff instead of making a new thread.
    As I said before, one of the main drawbacks to the Daewoo is the 180-degree selector swing. It's now been fixed for about $50.
    Deawoo Rifle Parts now has the 90-degree selectors in stock and ready to ship.

    Woot!....or maybe just 'woo:cool:
    Hmmm... I might get one. Thanks!

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    I hate to bring up such a old thread, but do you guys with Daewoo run steel or brass cased ammo?

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    Both, and lots!
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    I have the folding stock version, my bud has the DR200.

    Both have been very reliable and are fun to shoot.

    As mentioned in a previous post the DR200 has the 1 in 12 twist so stick with 55 grainers.

    You may find the thumbhole stoch awkward but it can be altered to a folder version for under $250 with all US made parts (922 compliant).

    I'd scoop on the DR for $650!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Crusher View Post
    Both, and lots!

    Thanks, I have been buying brass only for fear of it not tolerating steel. Now I van save some cash with steel case and save up for a twin for it.

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    I got one cheap a few years ago with the idea that if I didn't like it, I could always sell it for more than I paid for it. It came with a scope rail installed, but I didn't care for the scope, so at one time I had a red dot sight on it, but I'd rather shoot open sights anyway. The scope mount seems solid enough.

    Reliable & as accurate as any of my AR's. First thing to go was the politically-correct thumbhole stock & ugly muzzle brake.

    With the same 1:12" barrel as an old Mini-14, it likes my 52 gr HPBT handloads, but does well with 55gr FMJ's also.

    If I had to sell anything, one of my AR's would go first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtBlue425 View Post
    We keep one around the lab for ammo disposal. Must be a bad one because its not reliable. Failure to go into battery, feeding jams, etc. Looks like a good concept but this one is unimpressive.
    Why are you blaming the gun when your are using it to dispose of ammo? If the ammo was good, you wouldn't be disposing of it. Shooting crappy ammo and then blaming the gun is totally illogocal.

    Try shooting it with good ammo and see what happens.
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    Heres a informational post I did at survivors & another post I did on AR 15 lower parts that interchange. A great gun & heres why.
    http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.php?topic=89348.0

    Finaly picked up some DPMS AR15 lower parts and for all you guys that have no need of a AR15 cause you got a Woo, well, these parts are interchangeable.
    The AR trigger is a straight up cross over. The AR hammer will work fine with a AR or Daewoo trigger as long as you use a AR disconector. The Daewoo disconector is Daewoo hammer specific only. The odd hook and side cut of the top end of the Daewoo hammer is made that way to run 3 shot burst and full auto fire control parts. The AR hammer and trigger pins will work but are a bit short and will sit slightly resessed in the holes. The AR safety is the correct diameter but its too short due to the thicker Daewoo lower. Although it could be humped up to work by recutting the detent groove out to the very edge of the safety end. The hammer, trigger and disconector springs are all interchangable. The front hinge pin is identical to the AR15 pin. The AR bolt stop "might work" if you drill out the smaller diam pin hole and put in a longer plunger that engages it. Same goes for the mag catch. An AR one may be made to work if the AR mag catch button was made to fit the round hole in the Daewoo lower.
    There you have it! I did put 5 rds through the Woo with a AR FCG under the stock Woo safety. Worked perfectly and the safety gave a perfect lock up.

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