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HK XM8

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ragnar Danneskjold, Feb 26, 2007.

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  1. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Ragnar Danneskjold Member

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    Does anyone else think the now defunct HK XM8 is a really awesome looking rifle?

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    I wish HK would continue this project and release a civilian model, though I know that's a fantasy. The G36 just isn't as groovy lookin IMO
     
  2. hankdatank1362

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    And why won't that happen?

    Because Heckler & Koch hates you.

    With my apologies to Corriea.
     
  3. Kaylee

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    Looking? Sure.

    Working/feeling? If the parent G36 is any guide, not so much.

    -K
     
  4. trueblue1776

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    looking? no, always thought it was too goofy to get mil contacts.
     
  5. HorseSoldier

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    I would have preferred a stock G-36 to the space gun stylings, though after putting some rounds through a G-36, I'd prefer my issue M4 to either.
     
  6. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    Hank, you've got to get it right.

    :)
     
  7. armoredman

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    A civilian version would be nice, but with the threat of AWBII looming, with a Demonrat controlled Congress, I'd doubt HK would be at all interested in investing the effort.
     
  8. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

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    HK has never invested any effort into the civillian market at all, ever. AWB II and the democrats don't have any bearing on it. We went through the greatest period of EBR sales in history, with other companies gearing up and bringing new rifles to market (FN, Sig, KelTec, Robarm) and HK still did squat. AR15s have become the best selling rifle there is, with about a dozen companies cranking them out as fast as they can make them.

    Nope, HK just hates you.
     
  9. Feanaro

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    The workover the ATF required for the HK-9X series wasn't exactly minimal. Of course, that was 25, 30 years ago.
     
  10. pdowg881

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    It looks like a laser tag gun you would buy at kb toys for your kid. I always thought it was too weird looking to ever become the new isued rifle.
     
  11. Spiggy

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    looks like fish

    the XM8 makes me hungry, I just want to dip it in wasabi and take a bite
     
  12. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    I hear the same thing was said about the M16 :)
     
  13. Coronach

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    Good looking? No.

    Actually, it looks like they did everything possible to make it hard to add tactical doodads to it, which is the exact opposite of the general trend in military weapons design. Maybe only the T&E rifles and prototypes were designed that way, but I always found that to be curious.

    "Let's make it look ugly AND non-functional. Because you suck. And we hate you."

    Mike
     
  14. The Grand Inquisitor

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    As Correira mentioned, HK could give two sh|ts about the civilian market.
     
  15. Correia

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    Cor, it was designed to take accesories. See those little round holes in the front end? Those took special HK only accesories. That went over really well. "Sure, so we have to throw away every mounting system and light and laser and accesory we have in our inventory and use your stuff instead... hookay then..."

    Edited because I found my original letter.

     
  16. Coronach

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    But where do you mount an optic, if...you know...you decided to use something other than the [strike]craptastical[/strike] err, ubercool optic that came with it from our betters at HK? That swoopy arch thingy seems to be in the way of almost everything, and the "rear sight tower", for want of a better term, is sticking up in your face. Did both of those come off, too? Or are you just forced to live with it, because you suck?

    HK: Our rifle will melt in your unworthy hands. We built it that way, because we hate you.

    Mike
     
  17. RockyMtnTactical

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    It's FUGLY IMO.
     
  18. GunNut

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    That gun is seriously butt ugly, but i'm sure that it would be an awesome gun to have and shoot.
     
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    Overall, I think it's a great looking rifle. I have seen the demo video and it looks cool to me! The buttstock might need a bit of reshaping,it looks like a human foot to me!
     
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