All I can say is “BOTH EYE’S OPEN BOY!”
"Just because you're paranoid doesn’t mean they're not after you!"
HK417 by the same way.
I know that I'm late to the party here (having just registered a couple of weeks ago), but I love the 416F. It and the A5/A7 are probably my favorite AR-15 relatives. The bayonet that the French Army asked for with it is pretty badass too and probably the ultimate version of the SG 2000 bayonet that Eickhorn makes. I also like the FN SCAR inspired rear sight, as it's a step up from the normal HK back up iron sights. I still prefer the 433 (HK's FN SCAR inspired, forged aluminum receiver take on a modernized G36/AR-18), but the French Armed Forces made a good choice with the 416. Only other thing is I would've like for them to had adopted the 16.5 inch version like the USMC did as the M27/M38 and Norway. For if nothing else, getting a bit more range, but the French probably have their reasons for the 14.5 being standard.