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Old March 31, 2017, 12:01   #1
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Marine corp selects HK 416

http://www.shotbusiness.com/usmc-awa...-at-the-range/
They are going to replace the combat site also (HK will use who ever produces the scope with this set up as the DMR). Monday, I have the folks in the office with the new reticle design. I have shot it and it is very neat. The Army is also looking at it seriously.
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Old March 31, 2017, 15:47   #2
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Well,

As problematic as the M-249 SAW is, replacing it with a rifle that isnt belt fed, and lacks quick change barrel, doesnt seem too smart for a weapon used for suppressive fire.

Glad the Marines are gonna test it.

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Old March 31, 2017, 22:43   #3
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HK sux goat nutz. They HATE the idea of civilians owning guns. I sold my HK91 to buy a FAL. I wouldn't own another one. There are too many "pro-gun" gun companies out there to buy HK. To Hell with them.

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Old April 01, 2017, 07:29   #4
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How does that replace a belt fed weapon, with a quick change barrel and 200 round belt capacity?
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Old April 01, 2017, 07:52   #5
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HK sux goat nutz. They HATE the idea of civilians owning guns. I sold my HK91 to but a FAL. I wouldn't own another one. There are too many "pro-gun" gun companies out there to buy HK. To Hell with them.

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Yeah. I suppose that's why they have always developed and sold civilian versions of most of their military rifles, too. One you even admit to owning. That should not exist. Because they hate you.
So much hate, so little knowledge.
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Old April 01, 2017, 08:15   #6
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Didn't the US military try to adopt a "one rifle does it all" before. Think they called it the M14. Was supposed to replace the BAR, Thompson/Grease Gun and Garand. That worked out as they hoped.
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Old April 01, 2017, 12:02   #7
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urban combat is much different than traditional non-urban combat where a beltfed is an essential part of the infantry platoon in the attack & defense. a platoon attack has a scheme maneuver & fire support plan. a platoon is supposed to have 9 saws, one per fireteam, which is a lot of firepower, which are used in the fire support plan. but mobility is very important in urban & a belt fed is awkward & slow. belt feds are prone to malfunction & at close urban ranges that could be fatal. but if ur in a defensive pos & there are gooks in the wire every swingin dick wants a belt fed. so mett t s&l should apply but the usmc is cheap. the new hk should be issued to all infantry.
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Old April 01, 2017, 16:45   #8
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How does that replace a belt fed weapon, with a quick change barrel and 200 round belt capacity?

It does not ................................


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Old April 01, 2017, 17:16   #9
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the m27 & saw

https://youtu.be/VuiJiR0ZTAg

https://youtu.be/g8sa8QFNEGI

not having belt fed macine guns wouldbe kind of odd......cause yanno the bad guys have them.......
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Old April 01, 2017, 18:59   #10
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Well,

Done some urban patrols, and if I was truly worried about CQB and wanted to procure something just for urban environments and CQB I would buy a subgun.

Again Im glad the Marines get to test less is less in combat.

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Old April 01, 2017, 19:19   #11
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Where will these be made?
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Where will these be made?
I'm guessing in the plant HK is building in Georgia.
IIRC, arms used by the US military must be made domestically and is why Glock, FN, and Beretta have facilities in the US.
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Old April 02, 2017, 20:04   #13
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I'm guessing in the plant HK is building in Georgia.
IIRC, arms used by the US military must be made domestically and is why Glock, FN, and Beretta have facilities in the US.
That's my understanding too, and why I asked. I didn't know they were building in GA. Interesting....
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I wanna see this turd go thru Congressional budget analysis!

They need to have a belt fed 12 Ga. full auto shotty for urban warfare in the arsenal!
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It looks like a fairly standard AR with a piston. Not really sure a piston is an improvement.

The grip, stock and hand guard look hokey. The barrel on the HK isn't any better than the barrels on my ARs. Some of my barrels were even made in Germany.

No way to adjust the gas on the HK. All my ARs have an adjustable gas block, a better stock, and a better hand guard.

What's the price of the HK? Probably around $4,000
A full blown custom AR will run around $1,100 and it would be a better rifle.
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The best bet would have been doing some research into the flaws and weak points of the 249 and getting those taken care of. In short: product improvement.
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I wanna see this turd go thru Congressional budget analysis!

They need to have a belt fed 12 Ga. full auto shotty for urban warfare in the arsenal!
So you've first-hand experience with this rifle, enough to knowledgeably label it a "turd"?

I'm no HK fan, but the USMC seems to be very satisfied with their current HK rifles.
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This happened 5 years ago, just saying.

Now the talk is moving all grunt from m4/m16 to IAR(HK416).

Not a bad gun. Runs clean, accurate as shit (they put the scope from the mk12 on them and utilized them as DMR's as well in Afghan), more reliable than a few of the problem child 249's that I have dealt with.

The only issue is feeding the beast, gunners carry around 21 mags for it. Those 30 rounders run out fast, even with conservative bursts.
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Waste of money. The m4s that FN are making here in South Cackalackey are as good a 556 carbine as there ever will be, until they come out with a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range. FNs chrome lined barrels for civies are the shizz. Go watch IV888s video on an AR meltdown from continuous fire. It takes 2 to 3 times more ammo than the typical loadout one man is likely to carry, fired continously, to burn out Stoners baby. And that's in a frankengun.
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Old April 29, 2017, 22:35   #20
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Gene did a great job on his rifle. The A2 wasnt called the cadillac of the battlefield for nothing!
I agree the gubment pattern "M16" type rifles are good as ever needed. I say that having preference for the piston rifle, but own both types.
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all grunts should have the hk416, our troops deserve better than "good enough", direct gas sucks, always has for hard use
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Yeah. I suppose that's why they have always developed and sold civilian versions of most of their military rifles, too. One you even admit to owning. That should not exist. Because they hate you.
So much hate, so little knowledge.
That was back in 1979. Tell me, why did they state that they still disapprove of civilians owning firearms yet they sell them to civilians? Let me guess; money??

So many questions, so few answers. Please let us know.

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That was back in 1979. Tell me, why did they state that they still disapprove of civilians owning firearms yet they sell them to civilians? Let me guess; money??

So many questions, so few answers. Please let us know.

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So nice of you to answer your own question. My work is done here.
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That took a long time to reload the SAW in the vid.
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there is no speed reload for the saw ammo belt.
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Gene did a great job on his rifle. The A2 wasnt called the cadillac of the battlefield for nothing!
I agree the gubment pattern "M16" type rifles are good as ever needed. I say that having preference for the piston rifle, but own both types.
I take it you've never shouldered an A2 while wearing body armor. I have monkey arms, and that stock is still too long for me if I'm wearing my plates.
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