H&K's new XM8 - Page 4




View Poll Results :Should they Issue this instead of the M16/M4?
Yes 16 59.26%
No 11 40.74%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

 
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May 18th, 2004  
1217
 

Topic: Re: well


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Originally Posted by sherman105
1217 wrote:
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If the accuracy with this barrel length is as good as it's predecessors, that would be an improvement.
Well, if it's the same ammo as the M16 I don't see how this could be achieved....? That ammo(and really, any ammo) is greatly effected by barrel length. If you shorten the barrel you will loose range and accuracy.
So, unless there is a new type of ammo, or H&K changed the laws of physics.....
I don't know either, but maybe they could do something with the quality of the barrel? Rifles a hundred years ago weren't as accurate as they are now, and there could still be room for improvement. But then again, I'm no gunsmith, so I'm just speculating.
May 19th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
We should wait and see it in combat first
May 19th, 2004  
1217
 
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Originally Posted by Marksman
We should wait and see it in combat first
You're right, but talking about it now is fun too...
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May 19th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marksman
We should wait and see it in combat first
Wouldn't stake my life on it.
May 19th, 2004  
1217
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnderSafe
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Originally Posted by Marksman
We should wait and see it in combat first
Wouldn't stake my life on it.
Some peoples lifes will depend on it, let's hope it works okay.
May 19th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by 1217
Some peoples lives will depend on it, let's hope it works okay.
You don't say? Being in the military I never would have guessed. As I said, I won't stake my life on it.

I've had the opportunity to play with it - the barrel is too short along with a few other things that I will not get into. IMO, this weapon is not going to do anything but cause more problems where there are already enough.
May 19th, 2004  
1217
 
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Originally Posted by RnderSafe
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Originally Posted by 1217
Some peoples lives will depend on it, let's hope it works okay.
I've had the opportunity to play with it - the barrel is too short along with a few other things that I will not get into. IMO, this weapon is not going to do anything but cause more problems where there are already enough.
Too bad, I still think it looks good.
May 20th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
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Originally Posted by 1217
Too bad, I still think it looks good.
Too bad looks can't kill, huh?
May 20th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Too bad, I still think it looks good.
As long as civilians are happy.
May 20th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
WHERE'S THE *POOF* BAYONET MOUNT??

If this weapon becomes issue, it would be the first without a bayonet mount. Patton would turn over in his grave. That would be a major milestone (not a good one, for lack of a better word) in the Army's changing philosophy. I think I'll go make a bayonet mount for my rifle.

Note: I poofed it myself to saved you guys the trouble.