Gun Report

Kel-Tec SU-16CA 5.56 NATO/223 Rem., $890

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Our initial qualms over the Kel-Tec's heavily plastic construction were soon replaced with appreciation for its light weight and nimble construction. While not a target rifle, it ate everything we fed it and delivered reasonable accuracy in the process.

Kel-Tec SU-16CA 5.56 NATO/223 Rem., $890

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We replaced the standard fixed stock on the Kel-Tec SU-16CA with an optional adjustable model ($129.90). Note that the trigger assembly is part of the stock replacement unit.
The barrel of the SU-16CA was threaded, but was only covered by a cap. The lack of a flash hider was a real drawback in our tests.
The forend of the SU-16A opens up to become a bipod.
The peep sight on the Kel-Tec was marginal, in our view.

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