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most modern service rifle?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by natedog, Dec 27, 2002.

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  1. natedog

    natedog Member

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    what country has the most modern service rifle (ie most technologically advanced) in the world? what rifle is this?
     
  2. Nightcrawler

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    That's kind of difficult. The German G36 is NEWEST, I think.

    The Russians have a few rifles (like the AN-94) with a recoil impulse absorption system that allows for automatic firing with negligible muzzle rise. It's not in standard service yet.
     
  3. TheLastBoyScout

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    The AN-94 doesn't absorb recoil. It has a special system where when it fires a double tap, the second round is clear of the barrel before the recoil from the first has hit you to throw off your aim. After those two rounds, it fires a straight cyclic rate in the 600 rpm range (the first 2 leave at 1800 rpm)
     
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    I'd say both the German and Spanish Armed Forces, as they both deploy the HK G36 and its variants.

    OBTW, the new Nato Rapid Reaction Force deploys the HK G36 weapon system also.
     
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    Is the G36 really that technologically advanced from say an Ar18? Same gas system, the G36 does have a lot more plastic though.
     
  6. Jeff OTMG

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    Just an FYI, the AN-94 was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov's son. I wonder if dad helped any?
     
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    I don't think the AN94 was designed by MK's son... he had an entry that didn't make it.
     
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    I'd say the G36 is the most "modern". It comes from the factory with low-power optics and a red dot collimator sight already installed, and it was designed with the benefits and drawbacks of other weapons like the M16 firmly in mind.
     
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    To Quote John H. and his "Unofficial Homepage of the the H&K G36".
    ;)
     
  10. blades67

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    I guess the G36 wins.;)
     
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    I'd still rather have a decent flattop AR with my choice of scope than a G36
     
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    The G36 is pretty modern. I'd stick with what is tried and true for my collection though and use the polymer for now. Polymer doesn't last forever contrary to popular beleif. Steel lasts forever,just about. I wouldn't want a G36 to keep as an heirloom. How many generations would it last?
     
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    The newest M-16. Everyone in the world that doesn't have them wishes they did!
     
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    I kinda doubt that the " M-14 " would qualify as the most modern service rifle. ;) ;)
     
  16. stray1

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    FN p90 paired with a five seven
     
  17. TheLastBoyScout

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    The P90 is a submachinegun, not a rifle by any stretch of the imagination
     
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    carried in the same manner as my M-4.
     
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    The FN F2000 is fairly new. It may be a bullpup, but at least it's a new one.
     
  20. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    Bet what they really wish they had is the American holding it and the the U.S. capacity to back it all up.
     
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