I`ve used it never gave me any problems as long as the mech was regularly cleaned.It`s when you have lazy people who after a long day on stag decide
to shower there balls rather than clean there weapon.Most front line units are more clued up as they rely on there weapons more.
The cost to replace was way to much.The total buy for SA80 was 332,092.At 92/93 prices this cost the MOD £384.16 million.
The Royal Navy have 7,864 weapons
" " Marines have 8,350
RAF have 42,221
MOD PLOD have 1,878
Army have 271,779
The modified Sa80a2 was introduced in 2001.The temp to round before fail rate are
U.K Temp - 31,500 rounds
Brunnei Hot Wet-31,500 rounds
kuwait Hot Dry-7,875 rounds
Alaska Cold Dry-31,500 rounds
In late 2001 the British Army Combat Shooting team took part in the Australian Army Skills at arms com using the SA80A2.Teams from eight other
countries took part using a various other weapons.Britain won the comp.The team fired 21,000 rounds in 9 days without problems.