CZ-USA 805 Bren S1 Carbine
CHAMBERING: 5.56 X 45MM (.223) OVERALL LENGTH: 39.0 INCHES BARREL LENGTH: 16.2 INCHES BARREL PROFILE: STANDARD WEIGHT: 8.43 POUNDS
STOCK: POLYMER, FOLDING AND TELESCOPING
SIGHTS: IRON SIGHTS
RECEIVERS: UPPER (ALUMINUM); LOWER (POLYMER)
MUZZLE THREAD: X 24
FINISH: FLAT DARK EARTH OR BLACK
FEDERAL PREMIUM AMERICAN EAGLE 50-GRAIN JHP
LAKE CITY XM855 62-GRAIN PENETRATOR
HORNADY 75-GRAIN TAP FPD
FEDERAL PREMIUM 77-GRAIN GOLD MEDAL MATCH
WINCHESTER PDX1 60-GRAIN SPLIT-CORE HP 1.13 INCHES 1.31 INCHES 0.90 INCH 0.76 INCH 1.02 INCHES AVERAGE VELOCITY
2,875 FPS 2,940 FPS 2,429 FPS 2,371 FPS 2,581 FPS force. I ticked that box as a one-off.
It came as no surprise that magazine after magazine of the assorted ammunition (including the premium rounds) fed flawlessly through the Bren Carbine from the very first round. This was the same experience I had with a previous review of the 805 Bren pistol.
Both the grip and the stock were very comfortable while shooting, although there were a couple of quirks with handling. First, the safety lever was near impossible to manipulate when maintaining the hand in a normal shooting position on the grip. I could just barely catch the edge of the selector with my thumb to flip it into the "fire" position, but moving it back to “safe” with my thumb wasn’t happening—but that could have been my hand size or grip. I had to engage the selector on the opposite side of the rifle with my index finger to get it back to the “safe” position.
The second handling aspect that wasn’t spot-on was the rifle’s weight. With no