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Reported in the latest Janes International Defence Review (Vol 40 Sept 2007 page 15). The US Army is holding trials at the Aberdeen Proving Ground to compare the M4 carbine with 3 other 5.56 competitors. They are the the FN SCAR ,the HK 416 and yes, the XM8. No I'm not making it up, buy,borrow or steal the mag and check it out. So, maybe the XM8 will live again.
 

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7.17.2007: Army to include HK416, HK XM8 and FN SCAR-L in dust test regarding future procurement of huge quantities of M4 type carbines through 2009. This is a very positive development for HK, because Army was set to purchase M4s from Colt without competition. Still far from a done deal, it's at least a step in the right direction. See Army Times article here.

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i was about to say the same thing... the news broke in july.
 
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