Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least
capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded
with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
Speedballing....that's slamming Benadryl right? Source: SudS aka Kevin
HK...The most addictive drug known to man.
I know drum magazines are inherently less reliable than box magazines, but I never heard of any issues with G36 beta magazines.
Also, sort of answering my question from a previous post in this thread-- it looks like the operator of the G36 is manually engaging the bolt hold open before inserting a fresh drum.
So if they make such great steel barrels, why don't they import the barrel blanks and complete the barrels here in the US? A quality AR barrel here in the US is in the $250-$300 range for CHF chrome lined. I'd pay $300-$400 for a 416 barrel. I would think that would be profitable. But I refuse to pay almost 10X that for a "used" 416 barrel in a parts set. I would buy a MR556 if it had a 416 profiled chrome lined barrel. But to buy a plain steel barreled MR556, have the barrel reprofiled, and nitrided for addition wear protection (as I can't have the barrel chrome lined) just puts puts the HK beyond my "value for the money" limit. It is great that HK can produce such a great product. But if I can't buy that product at a reasonable market value, I just find it all a big "tease". YMMV.
First - HK has sent in Oberndorf-made CHF'd barrel blanks (for the MR series rifles) which were finished by Daniel Defense before install in the MR's.
Also - HK had shipped 2 of the latest hammering machines to the US @ 2005 for the HK Columbus GA factory that never happened. They sat in storage in VA until later being sold off.
I don't recall who purchased them. I expect relatively soon this will occur again so you may get what you desire in the future.
There is far more o making an genuine HK GmbH-style CHF barrel than just the material and machine. It is know-how and a few trade secrets such as spot induction hardening, laser straightening, tapered bores, etc. AND having men making these barrels that have generations in doing so back to the days when Mauser barrel barrels were hammered with a big Flintstone-style hammering machine (big rock on a stick powered by a wheel in the Neckar River - true story. The Mauser plant is still in the Neckar River valley and that "machine" is in the Oberndorf Waffen Museum nearby).
Beta Mag Reliability - HK worked with The Beta Company to improve the 100-rd dual drum mag when the German Army asked for one. The key difference in the G36 Beta drum versus models for other AR's like the M16/M4 is that HK optimized/purpose-built a reliable magazine for the G36. The G36 Beta mag got a reliable feed chute attached to it which avoid many of the reliability issues with the M16/M4 drums assembled with already compromised (reliability challenged) M16/M4 magazine feed chutes.
What impressed me most about that video was the consistency of the ejection up until things really started getting hot. Even then it was more consistent than some rifles I've shot. But But But what about the plastic trunion?
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I'm glad everyone in this HK community is enjoying the video.
"...but just like every other clone, they are copies of the original and copies are never as good as the original."
A standard M4 Carbine launches projectiles on the side of the barrel in a test like this.