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Originally posted by Mystical Redemption
Does any1 have any direct info on the gun? like calibre, effective rang ect.
I know im asking for alot but I'm realy interested to know.
Originally posted by Kenshin
I think the U.S should stick with the M16, its been with them long enough and has proven to be Reliable, Accurate and Great to fire.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
The government had a test phase and H&K didnt submit the XM8 in time as I understand and the winner of the SCAR contract will go to FN (Fabrique Nationale) for their 5.56 entry. Knight Armaments came in 2nd.
Originally posted by MrJingles
What onboard computer? I didn't see any computers on that thing...
The computer that used on that gun is rugged ones
Originally posted by American Mad Man
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.