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XM8: the future gun of the U.S. millitary

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posted on May, 7 2004 @ 05:37 PM
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this gun is pretty cool. awesome sleek design. it's made so that u can operate it ambidextrously. retractable butt stock, detachable grenade launcher. plus video.

XM8




posted on May, 7 2004 @ 05:39 PM
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yeah but this threads been done and secondly i want to see what happens when its onboard pc crahses?



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 05:43 PM
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sounds like its up to the job.

as devilwasp said it probly will crash as everything does. guess thats when u go back to caveman tech and start throwing rocks



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 05:45 PM
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yeepers, I've read about this one already, looks alright I guess... a lotta ppl say they look like somethin outta -Starship Troopers- hehe. buuuut not sure if it'll really replace the M4/16's. Speakin of M4's -- have ya'll seen the new HKM4's? They look so sweet!



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 05:51 PM
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What onboard computer? I didn't see any computers on that thing...



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 05:53 PM
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middle of battle field tanks lay wrecked and soldiers sloly advancing they see a small group of armed soldiers holding ak's "die u stupid ****ers !" the soldiers shouts then aim thier weapon and pull the trigger ....
******eror please insert disk1*****
"aww sh**" and low powered aks open fire



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 05:55 PM
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^ Hehe, that sounds like the OICW.



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:03 PM
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It IS OICW.
Myraids of threads mentioning this assault rifle.
Type in first box: 'XM8'
Goto third box and type in: 'assault rifle'
Do 'since the beginning' and '150 threads'
and bam.....whole page full fo threads listing XM8 as a topic or content.

ATS search



seekerof

[Edited on 7-5-2004 by Seekerof]



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by MrJingles
What onboard computer? I didn't see any computers on that thing...

theres like over 100 electronic addons
the range setter =if that screws up u cant fire long ranges acurately
also theres tons of electronic addons i cant even remember them all
hell there was one for setting exsplosive rounds but i think that was just concept



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:06 PM
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I just finished watching the other videos. I dont really think losing your range finder will hurt ya too much...



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:08 PM
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That is awesome! It may have been posted elsewhere, but I haven't caught it before. Awesome video find, SilQ!


I was confused by one thing in the video, and maybe someone can help me understand. When it began, there was a guy pretty much holding the trigger down with his arm fully extended holding it one handed. There was almost no kick. However, later they showed the three guys target practicing with it, and they had it up against their shoulder and it was really kicking upwards. Different rounds or something?



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:09 PM
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well i think losing your only way of setting your sight ranges would be a bit of a cramp



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:51 PM
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The XM-8 is the 5.56 or now maybe 6mm part of the OICW program. It is not the part with the computers and such. That was seperate. The XM-8 is pretty much a modifed G-36.



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 06:56 PM
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Nice vid dude - never seen that one before


Devil wasp - you are indeed thinking of the OICW. This is different then the XM8. Besides - the OICW and (I would assume) the XM8 are designed to be of use even when battery power fails. "Crashing" of the computers is not really of concern - they are doing small tasks like finding ranges. Loss of these coputers simply forces the user to use traditional sights, thus your example with the AK's is a bit off base because the rifle can still be fired in the exact same manner as those AK's your talking about. The concern should be for battery life and the ruggedness of the computers. These devices offer advantages only if they can be used.



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 07:50 PM
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just found this site on the thing. it includes a break up of the weapon and loads of nice piccys

www.hkpro.com...



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 12:01 AM
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The XM8 is the assault rifle component of the OICW. It is basically a lighweight modular 5.56mm assault rifle. It's barrell length is 12.5 compared to the 18 inches for the M16 inches long, which cuts a lot of the range and stopping power. Bad freakin idea.



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 03:47 AM
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They may go with a 6mm bullet design that will improve stoping power.



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:01 PM
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XM8 is a normal rifle like M16 or M4. It uses normal scope but it can also use computerized scope. There is no electronics in the weapon itself. The difference between m4 and XM8 is that XM8 is much lighter (2.6 kg) more accurate and very reliable. You can also quickly exchange the barrels (508mm, 318 mm, or 229 mm - commando version). The new version of XM8 will probably fire 6.8x43 mm ammo compactible with current M16 cartriges. There is also the possbilty the M8 will use some kind of keramic barrel (lighter and no so much handguard overheating so you can use it with 100 round beta- dualdrum magazine like machine gun).



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by Kozzy
The XM8 is the assault rifle component of the OICW. It is basically a lighweight modular 5.56mm assault rifle. It's barrell length is 12.5 compared to the 18 inches for the M16 inches long, which cuts a lot of the range and stopping power. Bad freakin idea.


The XM8 don't need to have shorter barrel. As I already said you can exchange it quickly and you can use also 508mm (m16) barrel.



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
It IS OICW.
Myraids of threads mentioning this assault rifle.
Type in first box: 'XM8'
Goto third box and type in: 'assault rifle'
Do 'since the beginning' and '150 threads'
and bam.....whole page full fo threads listing XM8 as a topic or content.

ATS search



seekerof

[Edited on 7-5-2004 by Seekerof]


Yes, and we are tired of all these threads about guns and rifles...


It's not the weapons for fire in the corners ?


[Edited on 8-5-2004 by Nans DESMICHELS]



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