now that we can have either, if you could only have one which one would you want
Are they mutually exclusive? How about "BOTH"? I already own 3 rifles with 91 receivers, but plan on getting at least one HK416 and one HK417 as well. No way I'm getting rid of the others, but will definitely add some of the new ones.now that we can have either, which one would you want
oops, kinda left that part outAre they mutually exclusive? How about "BOTH"? I already own 3 rifles with 91 receivers, but plan on getting at least one HK416 and one HK417 as well. No way I'm getting rid of the others, but will definitely add some of the new ones.
The 91 was never intended to be a target rifle out of the box. It is a civilian copy of the G3 battle rifle. Most battle rifles won't shoot to target standards. That's not what they are designed to do. That's not to say they aren't accurate. My 91 is more than capable of taking deer, black bear, or other medium North American game cleanly and efficiently scoped, or with iron sights. It is also capable of hitting a man sized target at combat range in what is usually considered the kill zone. The 417, if designed as a battle rifle, will likely perform to the same standards. Reliability and lethality combined with combat accuracy. Sniper rifles are specifically designed, or modified to exceed the battle rifles accuracy over distance. They are a special purpose weapon. A 91 can be modified to be a target rifle, but then that's what the PSG1 was designed to do from the ground up. I think the 416/417 will be accurate, but not by design, or performance will they be target/sniper rifles. Will the 417 shoot sub 1 MOA out of the box? That remains to be seen. Will it perform well as a battle rifle... I think you can count on that. As for target versions only HK knows if they plan to produce one. Otherwise you'll have to modify the 417, or any other battle rifle to perform well as a target rifle. Most AR type manufacturers have created target versions of their standard models. My guess would be that HK would providing the 416/417 become a reality in the states as a civilian product and they sell well. That's still a huge if. JMHOIf the 417 can shot sub 1 moa, then I think it will take off. The 91 takes a lot to make it a tac driver. Yes if you build a msg/psg clone you can get a nice target. But If the 417 can do that out of the box with a good optic. The HK will be better off.
If HK offers say 12/16/20" options to all of us. Then I'm down with it.