The New Heckler & Koch HK416A5

    Heckler & Koch has unveiled its latest version of the HK416, the HK416A5. This model builds on the version they submitted to the US Army Individual Carbine competition.

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    The rifle borrows from the HK417-based Bundeswehr G28 Designated Marksman Rifle. The new slimmer stock is a non-adjustable version of the G28 stock and it features the same Flat Dark Earth color-scheme as the G28.

    Internally the rifle features a new improved adjustable gas regulator. report that the improved gas regulator allows the rifle to accommodate a 10.5″ barrel. The rifle also features ambidextrous fire controls and a repair kit housed inside the pistol grip.

    [ Many thanks to BS for the tip. ]

    Steve Johnson

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