To Xm3 User
Nice rifle but not up to the hype.
It’s on a Remington M700 action, has Remington trigger (why not include a Timney for that price?), McMillan Stock, Hart Barrel, Harris Bipod. None
of these in exotic materials (i.e. titanium).
What’s titanium on this? Picatinny Rail, Recoil Lug and Scope rings. Hardly groundbreaking for a DARPA project, how much weight did it save?
The thing weighs 16 pounds for Day Ops. Is that a joke or something?
My M700 LTR
weighs 7.5 lbs
Loaded w/ Springfield Armory 3rd Gen4X14X56 Scope, Sling, Harris Bipod 11.2 lbs
Add the Gemtech HVT suppressor at 1.75 lbs
Total weight suppressed 13 lbs
Shot just over .5 inch groups @ 100 yrds w/ Federal 168 gr match right out of the box.
Rifle $895 Scope $845 Suppressor $865 Bipod $45 Sling $35 Sunguard ARD $ 25
Before anyone else says it Yes, the SA 3rd Gen scope is crap.
Point is the XM3 is heavier than the LTR and has a shorter barrel (which means lower muzzle velocity = shorter range)
Also, for your info the M24A3
weighs 8.9 lbs loaded w/scope, sling, suppressor and has a 5 or
10 rd detachable box magazine (important for urban ops)
Lighter, longer range and more rounds downrange quicker.
If this was a real good DARPA project they would have simplified the tools for this system you need at least 5 different wrenches for it (a mix of
allen and torx) and not lowered themselves to including the Eagle cheek piece. Honestly, I’ve been out for 14 years, do you guys actually expose
your brass on the buttstock now? Shame, Shame.