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That report is full of errors.
The MR308-28 is out for over a year already. Some people on this forum, including myself, have it. The G28-Z is the same gun, but with a steel upper for 1500e extra and significant weight increase.
 

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Sounds like they are dumping the G28 inventories along with the 416 stuff.
Come on prices, keep coming down! As in I hope any dumping of inventory or better yet a release of a civilian HK433 (dreaming I know) will continue to drive down the price of the MR series. I still have a few bucket list items I want to purchase.
 

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That report is full of errors.
The MR308-28 is out for over a year already. Some people on this forum, including myself, have it. The G28-Z is the same gun, but with a steel upper for 1500e extra and significant weight increase.

The really crazy are those who modded MR762 with full on Engraving and had the CERAKOTED, BC nobody possesses the correct Anodizing mix/processes/temps to get the correct color scheme, paid more then what the Real Thing will cost with the scope setup, etc... WOW
 

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The really crazy are those who modded MR762 with full on Engraving and had the CERAKOTED, BC nobody possesses the correct Anodizing mix/processes/temps to get the correct color scheme, paid more then what the Real Thing will cost with the scope setup, etc... WOW
Yes, and not even an Ambi-A3 gun, so its easy to spot as fake.
 

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yes, full of errors, typical.

that said, I'm a tad confused. So, is the G28Z the civilian version of the German Army steel uppered rifle, or is it a civilian version of the G28E, the lighter version the US Army selected? the article seemed to reference both the Z and E, which leads to my confusion.
 

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I need a yes or no answer, is this coming to the US market?

I would *MUCH* Arther save up another ~$1500 and get a G28 over the MR762 (was planning on building a G28 clone)
 

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yes, full of errors, typical.

that said, I'm a tad confused. So, is the G28Z the civilian version of the German Army steel uppered rifle, or is it a civilian version of the G28E, the lighter version the US Army selected? the article seemed to reference both the Z and E, which leads to my confusion.
So here is the Situation in Germany:

There are MR308, same rifle as MR762.
Then there is the MR308A3, that is available in various versions, fully ambi rifle, has chrome lined barrels, also available in RAL8000. Barrel Lenghts range from 13 to 20 inches. There is also a "special" Version of this rifle out, MR308A3-28, which is effectively a G28 with aluminium upper and no AGB. So the closest to the US G28E right now.
Then there are actual genuine G28 Germany Army production line Steel upper etc. that were sold by some LE dealers to civilians for ~6.000e per rifle/13k with Optics.

Now, there is the announced G28Z, this is identical to the MR308-28 but it has an actual Steel-Upper. And the package optional will also offer accessories available already, such as the HK OEM Schmidt Bender/Aimpoint optics package, that will most likely retail around 5k EUR for the rifle and 10k for the whole package.
 

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So here is the Situation in Germany:

There are MR308, same rifle as MR762.
Then there is the MR308A3, that is available in various versions, fully ambi rifle, has chrome lined barrels, also available in RAL8000. Barrel Lenghts range from 13 to 20 inches. There is also a "special" Version of this rifle out, MR308A3-28, which is effectively a G28 with aluminium upper and no AGB. So the closest to the US G28E right now.
Then there are actual genuine G28 Germany Army production line Steel upper etc. that were sold by some LE dealers to civilians for ~6.000e per rifle/13k with Optics.

Now, there is the announced G28Z, this is identical to the MR308-28 but it has an actual Steel-Upper. And the package optional will also offer accessories available already, such as the HK OEM Schmidt Bender/Aimpoint optics package, that will most likely retail around 5k EUR for the rifle and 10k for the whole package.

 

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So here is the Situation in Germany:

There are MR308, same rifle as MR762.
Then there is the MR308A3, that is available in various versions, fully ambi rifle, has chrome lined barrels, also available in RAL8000. Barrel Lenghts range from 13 to 20 inches. There is also a "special" Version of this rifle out, MR308A3-28, which is effectively a G28 with aluminium upper and no AGB. So the closest to the US G28E right now.
Then there are actual genuine G28 Germany Army production line Steel upper etc. that were sold by some LE dealers to civilians for ~6.000e per rifle/13k with Optics.

Now, there is the announced G28Z, this is identical to the MR308-28 but it has an actual Steel-Upper. And the package optional will also offer accessories available already, such as the HK OEM Schmidt Bender/Aimpoint optics package, that will most likely retail around 5k EUR for the rifle and 10k for the whole package.
So somewhere around 2000 - 2500 Euro's more for the steel upper just so it says G28Z on the receiver from the factory. I spend my money unwisely on other things, but could not personally justify the extra Euro just for the steel upper and badging. Whatever makes each of us HK users happy.
 

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2500 Euros just for a steel upper? Great, now my rifle weighs an extra pound. Genius HK, absolutely genius. Meanwhile, LWRC found a way to make their uppers stiffer, while reducing the rifle's weight! Sub MOA accuracy guarantee in a piston gun. HK is falling behind.
 

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2500 Euros just for a steel upper?
No. 2500 Euros to have exactly same (stupid) configuration that Bundeswehr demanded and received. There is no point in buying G28Z if you do not want to have "real deal" G28. If you just want accurate 7,62x51 semi auto from HK get MR308 or MR308-28.
 

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2500 Euros just for a steel upper? Great, now my rifle weighs an extra pound. Genius HK, absolutely genius. Meanwhile, LWRC found a way to make their uppers stiffer, while reducing the rifle's weight! Sub MOA accuracy guarantee in a piston gun. HK is falling behind.
Well, except HK figured it out too, in the G28E Or the M110A1 (I think is the US Army designation). Whatever they did in the E version, resulted in the rifle coming in under the weight limit set by the Army?

So, does the MR762/MR308 have an aluminum or steel upper? I thought it was aluminum, but I could have that mixed up. didn't the steel upper come as a result of the HK417 not making an accuracy bench mark for the German military? but doesn't Norway have the 417 in a more original configuration that makes their accuracy bench mark?

This whole steel vrs aluminum upper thing has me confused. I've held a MR762, and it certainly didn't feel as heavy as everyone on here is talking about?
 

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So, does the MR762/MR308 have an aluminum or steel upper?
This whole steel vrs aluminum upper thing has me confused. I've held a MR762, and it certainly didn't feel as heavy as everyone on here is talking about?
Aluminum upper in the MR762/308 rifles.
Haven't put mine on the scales, but my 16.5" MR308 with oem quad rail and Eotech Exps 3-0 with G33 magnifier and a 20 round magazine lets you know it is in your arms with the help of Sir Issac Newton. It has some heft. Then again that helps absorb some recoil. Germans will never be accused of under-building/engineering something.
 
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