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It's an assault rifle. Simple operation, bullpup design. Last time I actually saw one was in the hands of an Australian soldier. They've got some pretty interesting design features, like the quick change barrels. They're decently lightweight, very reliable, and moderately accurate. They operate on a short stroke gas piston, so they don't need to be cleaned as anally as the M16/M4's do. The ergonomics are also pretty sweet on them. Also, like pretty much every other assault rifle in use these days, it's chambered in 5.56 NATO.
 

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i was also wondering do you know about the new XM8 rifle the military(us) us using 2 replace the M4 and M16 its pretty good really i read that it also has the quick change barrel like the AUG and can be used as a carbine, assault rifle sniper and i think a machine gun pretty sick huh? :eek: it can cone in colored plastic like the M4 depending on the place of the WAR
 

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The XM8 program got scrapped a while ago. I wouldn't go so far to say that it had a quick change barrel, either. As far as I'm aware, we aren't conducting any XM trials for our main battle rifle at this time. We are, however, conducting XM trials on a new semi-auto sniper rifle to replace the M24.
 

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really what about the Anti Meterial rifle(M82)that have any con sights? one more thing, are you some military guy? weapons sergent :?:
No, the M82 doesn't have iron sights, but the M82A3 has a picatinny rail on it, so I guess you could put them on there if you wanted to. For what that rifle was made for and is mainly used for, iron sights are a waste of metal, though. And yes, I am in the military, and no, I'm not a "weapons sergeant". What's on my DD-214 for PMOS is 21B10E. As for what that means, we can make a game out of it. First one to figure it out gets a cookie.
 

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I really hate to be the first one to post this, but there have been "grooves" or "spirals" in barrels for a long time, hance the world rifle. If you do not believe me look up the word "rifle" in a dictionary.
 

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grap on my grooves

ok, I'll stop with the grap posts.

Dude, are your posts just confusing me(in this thread and the bolt action one too), or do you think the grooves are something special to bolt action rifles? All modern firearms besides shotguns have the magical spinning bullet technology. Even some shotguns do the voodoo for slugs.
 

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France. It stands for something like Fusil Automatique Manufacture Sainte Ettiene which translates to St. Etteiene's Infantry Automatic Rifle
 

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yes i knew about the "spirals" i read it in a long book a barnse n noble and no i do not think the "spirals is something special just a fact to whoever does not know that unlike you if you think your smart even though u probly are, what do the M16 and FAMAS hahe in common?
only "ben" can answer this
 
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