What he's done is the same as taking a Bushmaster AR, testing it, and saying 'See, the test proves the Colt M4 is (whatever metric you were looking at).
I don't think he proved what he thinks he proved.
Has anyone here ever get to handle both the German mil G36 vs the "Export" version of the G36? I have read somewhere that the G36 supplied to the German mil is quiet old and outdated (way back in the 90s) vs the "Export" variant that is much more modernized with better materials, rails and barrel thickness?
There was someone who was posting fairly frequently (mostly in the HK433 thread) who is a Col. in the German Army reserves and has used both the G3 and G36. I haven't heard from him in a few days, but I'd think he'd have some thoughts on this subject if he gets back online soon.
I don’t believe any G36 has a different barrel thickness, with the exception of the limited production MG36 heavy barrels.
Not sure on receivers, but I do know there have been some subtle changes over the years, which one should expect with anything. I do not know if the material composition has changed though.
Any real test would have only used HKs, and would have a larger sample size. In the US, one would need to have access to post sample G36s, and money.
This vid makes me want a g36 something fierce.
Personally, my ideal test would involved multiple 100% HK factory-fresh most recently produced G36 "Export" variant with the HKey handguard and quality optic vs multiple G36 use by the German mil (with the same HKey handguard and optic set up)