It was later altered and entered as a candidate for the SCAR competition but was unsuccessful. One of the XM8’s unique features was its modularity. I would like to see more of this rifle in movies and games, possibly even with more use of its “transformational capabilities” as well. It can be mounted on the current M16 and M4 weapons. I still think that the XM8 will still apear in film, and game based couple years in to the future. The advantage to that is optics don’t need to be zeroed quite as much, but in the real world that’s useless because you can’t put any existing optics on. I am a bit of a fan of the XM8 but the biggest design flaw I see is that it lacks Picatinny rails.

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A high capacity double-drum magazine is available for the squad automatic weapon. Even I made the naive mistake once and thought this rifle was cool, I hope that new comers into the world of firearms will wise up quick and see just because it looks kinda cool and spacy It is fed from rounds double drum magazine. The XM8 was developed as a replacement for the M16 family and was intended to become a standard issue weapon.

XM8 Carbine |

Does anyone have pics of these? They might as well have the G11 star in games and future war movies again because it was so future like when that thing came out Excalibur01 Another benefit would be to monitor unauthorized weapon use or corroborate field reports.


The XM8 inherited its proprietary magazines and ambidextrous cocking handle from it, and who knows what else. Xxm8 such as optical sightsa grenade launcherand a bipod were integrated using a new system which allows for zm8 attachment so that, for example, scopes do not have to be readjusted each time they are attached.

Heckler & Koch XM8 – Wikipedia

Although a shorter barrel generally results in lower muzzle velocity, Polygonal rifling partially compensates for the loss of velocity from a shorter barrel. In the Autumn test, the XM8 recorded only stoppages in 60, total rounds while the M4 carbine had xmm8 In comparison, the M16A2 was Top 10 Assault Rifles. Images marked with “www. A cocking handle is located on top of the receiver, so the weapon can be cocked using either hand.

Barrels and other modules can be swapped quickly, depending on operational requirements. Yeah I guess you’re right.

The XM8 has a telescopic buttstock, which is adjustable for length. If the big green Army wanted a gas piston so bad, M4s and M16s are easily converted with new upper receivers without the need for retraining.

Realistically only a small country can change their standard infantry rifle on a nation wide scale.

Where applicable, the appearance of U. Until some country decides to adopt it, it’s going to remain dead.

Heckler & Koch XM8

I’ve never seen the cost per unit for the XM8, but I can imagine that it can be pretty expensive. Much of xj8 expected cost and weight savings are from the weapon’s electronic sight. It may look all space-age like a laser gun, but the DoD simply does not want or need it when the M4 does the job just as efficiently. It can also be used as a stand-alone weapon. Sorry, that xxm8 just personal opinion.


Any answers from those in the know would be appreciated. I think there were heating issues with the XM8 during testings and they never resolved the problem.

XM8 K/E Conversion Kit

This carbine has ambidextrous controls, mounted above the pistol grip. The XM8 was not just one weapon but a system which could be reconfigured with appropriate parts to be any one of several variants from a short-barreled personal defense weapon to a bipod -equipped support weapon.

While its reloading method is possibly the most ergonomic I’ve seen, it feeds from G36 mags, and the U. Apparently he was so impressed with the XM8 after shooting it in an Army sponsored demo he actually requested and carried it while on duty there. In the new OICW Increment One competition, the army has left the choice of attachment technology up to the manufacturer, with requirements built into the RFP as to the ability of sights to maintain their zero.

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