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The US armys next service rife?

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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 08:01 PM
Ive heard that in 2008 the us army plans to withdraw their m16-a2's and carbines and issue the troops m16-a4's and that 1 man in the team will be issued an O.I.C.W.
any one have any info?

posted on May, 1 2005 @ 08:07 PM
Hey, The army and Marine Corps are already phasing out the M16A2's and issuing the M16A4's to those in Iraq.....Some even are getting M4's.
This has been a change in the works for a couple years and will probably happen alot sonner than 2008

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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 08:29 PM
But what about the next side arm?
I heard they were going to use a varient of the amt long slide with less
recoil and a smaller barrle and magazine.

posted on May, 1 2005 @ 10:06 PM
I know the HK XM8 is next up but we are taking the M-14 out of storage awfully fast and putting them back into use since the 5.56 AR just cant reach the combat ranges in Iraq. A super modern M-14 may very well be on the drawing boards.

posted on May, 1 2005 @ 10:41 PM
I don't think they will put any M-14 in large operational use if any, when the XM-8 enters service it will fire a 5.56mm round, however I read somewhere that later on the XM-8 will be refitted to fire a 6.8mm round.

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 04:23 AM
There is still a place for a modern battle rifle i think.

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 07:42 AM
huh?? the XM-8 is exactly using the same trasparent plastic mag as the swiss sig 55x family. What beauties...

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 08:31 AM
M-14's coming back into service is as implausible as M1911's coming back into service, just not gonna happen.

My bets are on a modified XM8 with the 6.8 or 6.5mm rounds, or a AR-15 like rifle with a gas system ala AK-47 and a receiver and barrel for 6.8/6.5mm rounds.

I doubt they are withdrawing their M16A2's, they will probably just change the receiver on them so they can be fitted with some fancy Pintanny rail sights.

And why change to the M4 if they already have a range issue?

posted on May, 2 2005 @ 02:52 PM
Well i dobut theyll ressurect the m1911 the
m16-a4 has a standerd issue KAC acesory mount forward grip.
but it also resembls the ak 74. or biz 2 ill get a picture up soon.

Any one have any good pic of the m16-a4?

the one i have looks like an ak-74u.

[edit on 2-5-2005 by samel_666]

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 11:54 AM
M16A4 pic? Leme see if I can get it to work...

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 06:35 PM

here's a pic of the A4 with accesories, dont know how to post up the pic maybe somebody else could do this.

posted on May, 4 2005 @ 07:05 PM
I believe the military opened up the XM-8 to competition recently as its next replacement.

Man that M16-a4 is ugly!!

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