Bundeswehr G28 Designated Marksman Rifle

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Strategie-technik reports that the Bundeswehr have adopted the H&K MR308 rifles and designed it the G28. THe H&K MR308 is an AR-10 style weapon. The G28 has a chromed-lined 16.5″ barrel (16.5″ is the new standard for DMR rifles, 18″+ is last century). Fully loaded with optics, it will weigh in at 17.4 lbs. H&K will also be suppling a conversion kit with a shorter and lighter barrel.

The rifle will be issued with a specially designed 3-20×56 Schmidt & Bender scope. An Aimpoint Micro T1 is fitted atop the S&B scope as a backup or close-quarters sight. Ammunition, designated 7.62mmx51 DMR, has been designed specifically for the gun.

I find it especially interesting that the Bundeswehr are adopting a Flat Dark Earth-like color for the new rifle. Brown is the new black.

[ Many thanks to Clairon for emailing me the info. ]

Steve Johnson
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  • Ed Ed on Jan 29, 2012

    The 7.62 NATO is a required caliber if any NATO member wants something that hits harder. The 5.56 is still a low powered rifle cartridge and that is the way assault rifles will always operate as a compromise weapon. The MP5 is the supreme 9mm sub and the 7.62x51mm NATO is the desiganted markmaninship rifle, still far more accurate than the SVD in compatable 7.62x54R. Too many have become spoiled, expecting 1/2 inch groupings that are not necessary in the real world.

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