To: Mr. Thorne
H & K has many great rifles but has taken a "black-eye" with their British division and the SA-80. I personally have their HK91, USC, and SL-8 (and love them). I am an ex infantry guy (10+ years as an "E" & "O"), I grew up on the M-16A1&2 but I love the M-14. I really believe that HK's "highpoint" in design was their G-11. Had the Army & Marines been really serious they should have continued with the G-11. You can go to Google and search under H&K and get the specs.
posted on 08/04/2002 6:00:56 PM PDT
I personally have their HK91, USC, and SL-8 (and love them).
Megadittos on the SL-8. I've had mine for a couple of months now and am really impressed - it doesn't seem as finicky as the ARs I've shot, is easy to fieldstrip, and shoots a mighty small group. On the downside, it is limited to a 10-round mag, but then it's a sporter, not a military rifle. I hated the skinny nylon sling and replaced it.
For anyone contemplating purchase of this piece I'd recommend looking into the G-36 optical sight system - replaces the pickatinny rail with a military reticle lower sight and a Hensloldt red-dot. It's another 6 Benjamins but oh, my is it sweet...
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