Wounder how it is going to work out? TY
Do you know what would have happened in 69-70 if we had those!JC
Same freaking round... Just not going to hose up on ya, probably....
This is like saying, here is a Bazooka so long Abrams...
wonder how much more it weighs than a 416?
Its a Heavy Barrel 416// thats all...
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 838 - 937 mm / 33" - 36.9"
Barrel length: 420 mm / 16.5"
Weight: 3.6 kg / 7.9 lbs empty
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds standard
You the man John. JC we are talking lives. I say no more.
they really need to figure out a higher cap mag/drum. 30 rd mags will be gone in no time and you'll lose a lot of time with mag changes.
I agree Raper,
perhaps surefire has the answer: http://www.surefire.com/HighCapacityMagazines
but I wonder just how heavy those things are and if they have adverse effects on the mechanics of the rifles.
Surefire is doing some good things with mags, cans and rails (more than just LED's). I would like to try out one of their mags.
Clitbo is right, they probably did all of the testing on the M27 with regular 30 rd mags, giving it adequate time to cool. If that rate of fire was sustained for hundreds of rounds before mag changes, would it adversely effect the mechanical operations?
The HK IAR weighs 7.9 lbs empty. Barrel length is 16.5 inches (16.5″).
if all that defines the SAW (for lack of better term) is a mag change. If anyone can slap a drum or mag/belt feed adapter into their weapon and take on the task it could be a huge benefit.
But, if it is going to mean dedicating a single weapon to the task, then wtf good is it really?
John, you said "Do you know what would have happened in 69-70 if we had those!"... Did you know that for two years before Gulf War I British NCOs had been trying to feed knowledge up the line that their new standard issue rifle was a dud in dust n'sandy conditions and one-in... (wait for it) one-in-ten rounds jammed! One in TEN! They walked into the hundred hours of land war with a really dangerious weapon, dangerious for anybody depending upon it that is. Oh, yeah, and while I think 'bout it, you can't fire it left handed, which is okay for Specials but probably illadivsed for the 10% of Lefties grunts just lookin' to do the best job possible!
By the way, as I think 'bout 'walking into battle', in Gulf War II one third of the British boys didn't have issue boots but arrived in their R&R footwear 'coz the Defence Force contracts went out to three companies and one of 'em didn't deliver on time!
Have you looked at this for consideration for hunting?
It's a bolt gun, the only thing I wonder about is reaching the distances your thinking of.
I'd probably do a 300 in bolt or a 6.5 in an AR...