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The 4.85 British (center) was developed in the UK and competed in the NATO trials that eventually standardized on the Belgian 5.56mm SS109 load (left). Like the similar German 4.9x45mm DAG (right), it is based on the 5.56mm case. Two .280/30 cartridges, and their immediate ancestors. The .280 concept was inspired by the German 7.92x33 Kurz caliber on the far left, but demands for standardization in testing with the US-developed .30 T65 cartridge (center left) resulted in rounds after 1949 using the same case head as that round. agZYimG This is one of the first images released of Canadian Rangers training with their new rifles, designated C-19. 2015-06-11 17_41_24-The Mk I Lee-Metford_ Shooting at 400yds - YouTube Early-bullpups-01
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British Police With New L85A2

A reader emailed us a photo he saw in a trade union magazine. The British police officers in the photo are helping guard a Rapier missile installationing during the Olympic games. They are carrying the updated version of the L85A2 with the new rail system, Trijicon ACOG [Read More…]

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Kicking Ass From The Air

The daily mail published photos of a Royal Air Force aerial security team deployed in London for the Olympics. The rifle is the British standard Accuracy International L115A .338 LM sniper rifle, resting on a nifty swivel mount. The Benelli M4 shotgun, equipped with a [Read More…]

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LMT L129A1 / LMT .308

It was announced earlier this year that Lewis Machine & Tool’s 7.62mm AR-10 style rifle was selected by the British Army as their new marksmen weapon. They had the L129A1 on display at SHOT.

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Latest L85A2 model

The Brits have gone tacticool and added rails, a light, ACOG and forgrip/bipod to the L85A2 rifle. Photos by kitteh at arfcom. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]