Caracal CAR 816 (Caracal Assault Rifle)

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Caracal has unveiled their first service rifle, the CAR 816. The CAR 816, as its name suggests, is based on the M4 / AR-15 and is chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. It is gas piston operated.

The rifle will be available in either a black or Flat Dark Earth finish and with barrel lengths of 10”, 14.5” and 16”. The video below demonstrates the CAR 816 being used in sand, mud and water.

This rifle rounds out Caracal’s product line up. They now have a pistol, a pistol-caliber carbine, an assault rifle and a bolt-action sniper rifle.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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