posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 02:36 PM
IIRC, the main problem with the XM8 was the receiver had a tendency to melt slightly during heavy, sustained fire.
It was also linked to the OICW project which was, in my humble opinion, completely assanine. With the number of new rifles coming out as a possible
replacement for the M16/M4, it seems natural that a weapon system with such questionable background would be scrapped.
This probably was for the best anyways, since plenty of veterans and civilians like to use semi-auto variants of what the military uses, and H&K does
not have the best reputation for willingness to sell to civilians.