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SADF M83 Chest Rig Review

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Hi all,

 

I've just uploaded a review of the South African M83 chest rig to my teams blog.

If you get a minute have a quick read. I'd also welcome any feedback as its my first review

 

http://fireteamzuluairsoft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/viceroys-gear-review-sadf-m83-chest-rig.html

 

Thanks,

Nick

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Good review, I have one of these too and they are quite nice. Perhaps throw in a rough price guide (alternatively how much you paid) and where you got it/can be purchased from? 

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Price guide on SADF kit can be really hard as it fluctuates so much.

 

The chest rigs can go for anywhere between £20 and £100. If i remember I paid £25 for mine but £25 to £35 is a good, fair price.

Again where you can buy from varies a lot as its much more militaria than general field equipment. eBay is normally a best bet as most in the UK is held by private collectors. Alternatively I know GBF Militaria stock some currently and I've ordered from them before and they're top quality. 

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It's a good review. You go through all the features in a logical order, talk through all the major features, and hit all the key points that affect the user of that sort of product.

Only thing I would say is that in future reviews, a short discussion on cost and value for money would be nice, although in this case it works without, as we know the price of these rigs fluctuates widely.

 

Out of interest, have you actually run G3 mags in one of these? It looks like the perfect rig for my purposes, but I don't want to shell out only to find they won't quite work.

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Thanks for the feedback..

 

I haven't no, but I have heard people who have. They're a whisker tight (although my AK74 mags fit perfectly) What you would need to do is put a spacer in the bottom to get them up to the right height as they are tall pouches

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Thanks for the review.  Just ordered one from GBF (ebay) for £31 posted. 

 

edit: which is cheaper (although it is second hand) then a Viper SAAV  :D

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Nice! It'll last a million times longer and with SADF kit unissued i very, very, very rare!

 

My SADF rucksack has been through the Border war with the 44 para battalion and then Iraq with PMCs and has only had two minor repairs

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No they're not common at all here. I have only ever seen one other one in all my time skirmishing in the UK!

 

I think if you look under GBF Militaria's eBay page they're on for about £25 atm

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Bidorbuy.co.za is a good source for them, otherwise talk to old_republic_enterprises on ebay.

 

Another good source is varusteleka.

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Nice review, not too long but all points covered. I'm thinking of getting one of these but would it be considered sacrilege to add some krylon as I think it would need some green added

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Well the colour is designed so you don't need to add anything, it naturally picks up dusty/mud etc as you go along

 

But yes if you krylon'd it it would be :P

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