I've been looking at getting a 7.62 NATO MG and was originally looking at Valmet M78s and Springfield SAR48s (heavy barreled version), but after some input from fellow UziTalkers I thought that going the registered sear/pack HK route would be better in the long run. But I've got lots of questions, being pretty new to the NFA world (just one Reising in the collection).
Registered packs... what do I need to know about them, as far as manufacturers? I've seen Fleming and S&H the most. Are they pretty much the same? Anything to stay away from? It seems that it's easiest to find a pack that's being sold with a host gun... but if it's an SBR and I remove the pack to put in another host, I'd need to register the previous host as an SBR, right? Unless it's already registered as one, which would entail another tax stamp?
I've seen Vollmer, RTDS, Vector, and some other conversions... are some better than others? Anything to stay away from?
Someone in another thread posted a link to an article that talked about the various HK conversions and what they entailed, but I'm looking for tips on good conversions and things like that. I'd prefer to buy something locally so I could check it out, but since there are so many more options available online I'm simply trying to learn as much as I can so I don't get stuck with a lemon... not like these transfered weapons are all that easy to return, I suppose.
Where does a newbie to the HK NFA world start? I don't want to get stuck with a sear pack that's married to one weapon... I'd like to be able to buy other host guns and move it around, but I don't want to run afoul of the laws by doing so.
I don't even know where to start... but I'm also assuming many others have had these same questions/concerns, so I'm hoping there's a good resource out there that I just don't know about. But I'm also looking forward to any input you fine folks might have.
Thanks in advance, all!
~ Greg ~