Is the Marine Corps going to adopt the XM8 - Page 2




 
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May 22nd, 2005  
hicks
 
There is nothing wrong with the M-4. The military should stop trying to change things that do not need to be fixed.
May 23rd, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
globalsecurity.org has nothing on this, nor does any website I visited. Where is your source claiming the millitary dropped the XM8?

It's difficult to imagine H&K would lose a customer with pockets as deep as the US Gov't because they wouldn't change the design!
May 23rd, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
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Originally Posted by Cadet Airman Adam Seaman
No the US Military has dropped that weapon, due to design problems that H&K would not fix.
I believe him because he is in the military.
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May 23rd, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by FutureDevilDog
I believe him because he is in the military.
He isn't in the military.

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globalsecurity.org has nothing on this, nor does any website I visited. Where is your source claiming the millitary dropped the XM8?

It's difficult to imagine H&K would lose a customer with pockets as deep as the US Gov't because they wouldn't change the design!
As for the XM8, he is correct somewhat. The Marine Corps never had any intention of adopting it. The Army was excited about it, but the XM8 did not pass all of their testing, so it was put on the R&D shelf and is being retested. They are also reopening competition.
May 23rd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
a lot of heads must be rolling at H and K!
May 23rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by hicks
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Thats just crazy.
I think US troops need a shorter rifle.
What? The M-4 is a perfect size and weight.

The M4 is not a perfect rifle. It is a good mission/billet specific carbine

It is in no way a good Riflemans.Rifle.

Alot of people seem to have a love affair with the M4 because it's sexy with all those attachments.
May 23rd, 2005  
hicks
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
The M4 is not a perfect rifle. It is a good mission/billet specific carbine

It is in no way a good Riflemans.Rifle.

Alot of people seem to have a love affair with the M4 because it's sexy with all those attachments.
And that's why everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
May 23rd, 2005  
Armyjaeger
 
 
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Originally Posted by hicks
What? The M-4 is a perfect size and weight.
There is no such thing as perfect.

I can't speak from expirience but I would think the M-4 is a good balance of size, weight and firepower for todays urban battlefields. Like mentioned everyone is entitled for their opinion, well in my opinion Xm-8 is a waste of money, there have been no major flaws in M-4 not that I've heard of right? so why fix it if it isn't broken?
May 23rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by hicks
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
The M4 is not a perfect rifle. It is a good mission/billet specific carbine

It is in no way a good Riflemans.Rifle.

Alot of people seem to have a love affair with the M4 because it's sexy with all those attachments.
And that's why everybody is entitled to their own opinion.

Not an opinion. The USMC course of fire is point targets out to 500 yards.
The shorter barrel on the M4 decreases accuracy at distance. Thats why the USMC adopted the M16A4 as a service rifle. M4's maybe fine for operating in close quarters but it remains a special function weapon.
May 23rd, 2005  
hicks
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC

Not an opinion. The USMC course of fire is point targets out to 500 yards.
The shorter barrel on the M4 decreases accuracy at distance. Thats why the USMC adopted the M16A4 as a service rifle. M4's maybe fine for operating in close quarters but it remains a special function weapon.
Surely it's an opinion. The M-4 has a point target rage of 500 meters. So that Marine Corps could use it for their course. The shorter barrel may decrease the accurancy and range compared to the M-16, but it's not that much.

The M16 point target range is 550 meters. A mere 50 meters difference. And if you're trying to shoot an enemy 500 meters away, more than likely you're just wasting rounds anyway.