Thanks for posting--- happy anniversary!!!
I still say they used 300 blackout upper , check out this I found from interview w Mark O.
how quiet is it actually when you shoot a suppressed 416 or anything 5.56?
‘’ quiet enough not to be a recognizable gun shot from a short distance away. When shooting in a house room to room it still sounds like a gun shot, just muffled. That’s why we’ve started using the 300 blk out. It’s super quiet.’’
German beer, cars, guns. Italian motorcycles
MK23 w Knights Armament
AAC Tirant 45s / 16x1RH,16x1LH
HK 416 Umarex 22 LR
45C FDE LEM
Beyond that, other sources have also implicated the 416 as well as the supposed bcg being in private hands. Finally, the 300 BO was still relatively young in May 2011, and it is INCREDIBLY unlikely that experimental/non-standard equipment would be carried on this type of operation (remember how the stealth helo turned out). I have no doubt that the 300 BO has been played with prior to Mark's leaving the team, but seriously doubt it was the projectile to do the deed. I'm to understand it was likely a Barnes brown tip.
G1 - FAL
G2 - Sig 510
G3 - Cetme
G4 - AR10
It's not unlikely that some of the minds that came to make HK didn't have some input on the design when it was done up by Mauser, but given this patent, I don't think it's fair to say HK invented it.
Patent US2089671 - Automatic firearm - Google Patents
And @fargo007 , some of those newer designs ain't better, bro. Look at any of the militaries that have the Steyr/F88 that are actually putting in work. Either they are dumping them as a whole (NZ picking up LMT's) or their top tier guys are running M4/C8's (Aussies). The Tavor and SCAR are over-hyped.
The Browning tilt barrel (1911) design, STG 44 (AK), Mauser action (most modern bolt action designs), WWII era designs living on in nearly all MG's, and the Stoner (AR15) are all dominating the world still...the Stoner design being the youngest kid at that table ironically enough...
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