Kel-Tec SU-16 CA Range Report1.mp4

practical prepper took his new Kel-Tec SU-16 CA to the range and offers his impressions and review of how it performed.

16 Comments on "Kel-Tec SU-16 CA Range Report1.mp4"

  1. APatrioticRebel | July 8, 2010 at 1:49 am |

    So would you recommend this weapon for a wrol shtf type role?

  2. whats the song

  3. skindresser | July 8, 2010 at 2:29 am |

    @DoctorSess yes infact there are many magazine fed semi-auto rifes that are legal in california and the keltec su-16CA is one of them. the mini-14 and saiga ak-47 are a couple others. aslong as its a 10 round mag and has no pistol grip your good to go. and even with pistol grips there are ways to remain legal with things like a bullet button (ar) or mag key (ak). in my opinion the keltec su16ca is the best “tactical” choice for a CA legal rifle. feel free to message me with any other questions

  4. ThePracticalPrepper | July 8, 2010 at 2:33 am |

    I go to Markham Park target range. It’s a 100 yard pistol and rifle range.

  5. ArmedCivilian556 | July 8, 2010 at 3:17 am |

    what range do u go to in broward county? I love the Kel-tec and your vortex strike fire.

  6. DoctorSess | July 8, 2010 at 4:00 am |

    the SU 16ca is CALIFORNIA legal and its still semi-auto? someone please help me out here…

  7. ThePracticalPrepper | July 8, 2010 at 4:53 am |


    Yes, I saw that in the Accessories section of their website. I’m enjoying the different feel of the Kel-Tec compared to my 2 AR-style rifles, so I’ll probably keep it in its present configuration for the time being. Besides, I have other stuff to buy, like a Magpul adjustable stock for my DPMS LR-308R. thanks for the comment.

  8. RocheMoney | July 8, 2010 at 5:34 am |

    Kel-Tec sells the ar-15 pistol grip & collapsible stock accessory on their website. I just installed mine, and it is great. I hated the stock grip.

  9. coal4life | July 8, 2010 at 6:29 am |

    @ThePracticalPrepper Thats most likely it. I was sighting in the scope using the bipod on the hood of my rig. Thanks for the info. I mounted a Leatherwood Hi-lux 50mm red dot on it and after plinkin’ at some cowpies at around 100yrds it’s close. Now for some real targets to fine tune it.

  10. ThePracticalPrepper | July 8, 2010 at 6:58 am |

    A few hundred rounds down range and a GOOD cleaning afterwards should get all the parts meshing nicely. As for cleaning, some carbines are ‘cleaner-running’ than others. My AR-15 uses a gas operated bolt system where high pressure gas is brought by a tube into the lower receiver and used to operate the bolt. This system is, naturally, a little sooty, and requires more cleaning than my Ket-Tec SU-16 CA which uses a gas/piston system to cycle the bolt, and is a lot cleaner.

  11. ThePracticalPrepper | July 8, 2010 at 7:40 am |

    That can happen if you ‘soft-shoulder’ your rifle – make sure you’ve got it tuck into your shoulder firmly.

  12. @ThePracticalPrepper
    how much rounds is necessary for a break in? For a gas operated rifle I’d reckon it won’t need to be cleaned every time a mag finishes. One of these days I’ll acquire one myself

  13. coal4life | July 8, 2010 at 8:33 am |

    Got a C model. Love it. Only gripe is that once in awhile a spent shell gets caught by the op handle at the front of the ejection port. Been shooting .556 rounds only. Around 500 so far. This has happened about a half dozen times. Any ideas?

  14. hello good review i have the same reddot on my su16c (wich i think is and awsome weapon) and also ran ot of elevation was shooting about 2 1/2 inches low i called vortx and were gonna return my call but nothing yet, let me know what worked out for you ,thanks

  15. ThePracticalPrepper | July 8, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    no, not really. I spent most of the range time just feeding the Kel-Tec sveral mags of .223 to break it in. Sighting it in took decidedly less. thanks for the feedback.

  16. It takes 250 rounds to sight in a rifle? Clearly I’ve been doing it wrong.

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