HK 416 rifles now in service with French army SF

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by fantassin, Jul 9, 2008.

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  1. Do they come with BFA's?
  2. What does it do better than the competition? eg other H&K products, AR15/M16, Steyr AUG, Famas etc.
  3. Arf, arf, arf. :D
  4. Soldier One: "Frais. Ces cibles tombent vraiment quand frappe! Oh, attendez..."

    DS: "ARRÊTEZ-VOUS! Décharger!"

    Soldier One: "Oh merde de ......"
  5. I think it has a larger round, 6.something.....
  6. Certain British military gentlemen have them too
  7. No it's 5.56
  8. No its 7.62mm check Wiki
  9. HK 416 are in 5.56 mm
    HK 417 are in 7.62 mm
    There are talks of a HK 418 in 6.8 mm; I have yet to see one....
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I might have been impressed if whilst firing someone was chucking sand at the action and it functioned flawlessly!
  11. to be honest, they did a good job on our piece of shite that was the A1. To be fair they would have gone through extensive trials before commiting the finish product. Looks like a good 'Gat'.
  12. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Agreed but cocking a rifle then burying it in sand, take it out, shake it and fire, I could do that with most gats and they would work! That doesnt come close to firing it when sand is being blown into it, go to Haltern on a windy day for the same effect!
  13. I hear only the very best weapons pass the gruelling "drop test" of the French Army, and it has to be light so there arms don´t get tired for their "end game" manouvre, the famous "handy hock".