Expensive new H&K M27's to be issued to some soldiers

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by NTA, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. HCountyGuy

    HCountyGuy Well-Known Member

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    That’s been under discussion for quite some time, boy are they late to the “getting the news out” party.

    I chuckled at this bit:

    That’s exactly how direct impingement works, they failed to convey what the short-stroke gas piston system is.
     

  2. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Unit cost of M27 is ~$3,000 full kit. Unit cost of M4 is ~$1,100 full kit.

    M27 is closed bolt fully automatic light machine gun to replace role of M249 open bolt fully automatic light machine gun. A closed bolt full auto light machine gun?

    Effective and maximum ranges are about equal between the M4 and M27. The M249 effective and maximum ranges are greater.

    I don't know. I don't do military procurement nor military doctrine. But I do know enough to ask who's palms got greased by H&K.