Posts Tagged 7.62 nato

Army Looking For Better, Bigger Rifle

From Military.com:

U.S. Army weapon officials just opened a competition for a new 7.62mm Interim Service Combat Rifle to arm infantry units with a weapon potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor.

“The Army has identified a potential gap in the capability of ground forces and infantry to penetrate body armor using existing ammunition. To address this operational need, the Army is looking for an Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) that is capable of defeating emerging threats,” according to an Aug. 4 solicitation posted on FedBizOpps.gov.

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Galil ACE In .308 Now Available

From IWI US:

Galil .308

Harrisburg, Pa. (October 2016) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to announce that the new Galil ACE® Rifle in 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm/.308 Win) is now shipping to distributors everywhere.

“The 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm/.308 Win) is an extremely accurate cartridge with a lot of knock-down power and penetration. It’s a fantastic round for everything from big game hunting to long-distance shooting. It’s a cartridge that is worthy of the Galil ACE and we know gun enthusiasts everywhere are going to be excited to get their hands on this just in time for hunting season,” said Michael Kassnar, vice president of sales and marketing for IWI US.

Caliber: 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm/.308 Win)
Operating System: Closed rotating bolt, long stroke gas piston
Magazine Type: MAGPUL LR/SR25 GEN M3 PMAG®
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Material: Cold hammer forged, CrMoV, chrome lined
Barrel Length: 16″
Overall Length: 36″ (Buttstock Unfolded and Collapsed)
Weight: 8.7 lbs. w/o magazine
Rifling: Right Hand, 1:12 inch twist
Sights: Adjustable with Tritium front post and 2-dot Tritium rear aperture.
MSRP: $2,099.00

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Germany’s New .308 Machine Gun

From Small Arms Defense Journal:

The genesis of the resulting HK121/MG5 from the native firm Heckler & Koch came with the German Bundeswehr’s (Armed Forces) “Infantry Soldier of the Future” program, a comprehensive modernization effort concurrent with similar initiatives in the U.S. and other NATO partners.

Striding past another FN design, the commonly fielded MINIMI which is best known as the M249 in U.S. service, HK‘s innovative 5.56mm gun won the competition for Germany’s SAW (squad automatic weapon) role, designated MG4 in logical nomenclature progression. Fielded in 2004 and soon in vicious firefights in Afghanistan, the MG4’s reported reliability, accuracy, soldier-friendliness, and modular adaptability provided additional validation. But with two notable exceptions:

More powerful 7.62 x 51mm NATO ammo was needed for the longer range engagements that characterized the fight against Taliban insurgents.

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SWAT Magazine July 2012

In this issue:

SIG716 Patrol Rifle

Switching from .45 to 9mm

Vang Comp Systems 870

M-1 Carbine in .22

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Israeli NG7 Light Machine Gun

Defense Review rundown.

Kitup rundown.

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