French Army to replace marksman rifle

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Didn't know that. I don't know much about rifles anyway.

Interesting fact.
 
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We should get the lady on the right to test fire these weapons. I don't know if any of you are familiar apart sexpert, Chas, Scouse, Mark and a few others, but the old SLR his a pretty good kick to it. And it's one of those old fashion rifles where you still have to look through the sights. :ROFLMAO:

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Yeah.. The good old SLR.. You had to use your marksmanship principles with this baby. I did fire the SA 80, the first Model. Very accurate but a lot of problems in the begining. My personal weapon was an SMG. Pea Shooter ...haha
 

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Yeah.. The good old SLR.. You had to use your marksmanship principles with this baby. I did fire the SA 80, the first Model. Very accurate but a lot of problems in the begining. My personal weapon was an SMG. Pea Shooter ...haha
The sterling?
 
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As an army chef, it was our standard issue,
Remember when the infantry first got the sa80... I was attached to the Green howards (87) in Londonderry. Me with an SLR, they all had SA 80... LOL. Yeah people like Reme had SMG too. Was easier Jumping in & out a wagon with it. Swung round & smacked my face a few times...ouch

Still remember the LMG...LOL but the jimpy was fun to fire.
 
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(...) It's worth noting the US is changing calibre soon to 6.8mm , I wonder what the Ministère des Armées think of that. (...)
Has this been confirmed? I heard that, although the 6.8×43 mm cartridge, designed by Remington, has better performance that the NATO standard 5.56×45 mm, the conversion to the new caliber had been put on hold, due to the large installed base of 5.56 caliber weapons.
 

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Has this been confirmed? I heard that, although the 6.8×43 mm cartridge, designed by Remington, has better performance that the NATO standard 5.56×45 mm, the conversion to the new caliber had been put on hold, due to the large installed base of 5.56 caliber weapons.
There is talks about the caliber change, however its not the 6.8SPC made by Remington but another catridge that the researchers have developed. 6.8SPC is brilliant under 300m but past that 5.56 is ballistically better. Also 6.8SPC is designed for short barrels 12inch and under. This new round is supposed to be quite a cracker, better ballistics than a 5.56 but greater kinetic energy than 7.62 at 600m. Unfortunately not much has been released so most facts are hearsay and speculation.
 

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Has this been confirmed? I heard that, although the 6.8×43 mm cartridge, designed by Remington, has better performance that the NATO standard 5.56×45 mm, the conversion to the new caliber had been put on hold, due to the large installed base of 5.56 caliber weapons.
6.8 GP

More 6.8 GP

The 6.8 GP will work on the AR15 platform so all that would have to be changed is barrels and maybe magazines to convert them.
 

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Yeah.. The good old SLR.. You had to use your marksmanship principles with this baby. I did fire the SA 80, the first Model. Very accurate but a lot of problems in the begining. My personal weapon was an SMG. Pea Shooter ...haha
I remember in 1987 we took the SA80 out to Norway for trials. I think we were the first ones to put it to test in proper cold conditions. I may be wrong here but I don't think it lasted 30 on the range before the mags started cracking or falling out. But the worst one was on 1 lad the stock and furniture fell off 🤣🤣. That's when the Brig called the guys over told them very politely to collect their plastic pea shooters and go away lol and told the armoury to get the real weapons out and we all got our SLR's back very happy bunnies.
 

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It's incredible that whoever designed the SA80 let it out of the factory before it was anywhere near developed. It has taken years to get it close to acceptable.
 

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We should get the lady on the right to test fire these weapons. I don't know if any of you are familiar apart sexpert, Chas, Scouse, Mark and a few others, but the old SLR his a pretty good kick to it. And it's one of those old fashion rifles where you still have to look through the sights. :ROFLMAO:


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As long as you know what you are doing, most modern rifles are are good for your basic infantryman.

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Heard via the grapevine that 417s are busy being tested by the tireurs de précision (marksmen) of 13e DBLE at Camp du Larzac. Looks like it's a firm favourite with the soldiers already.
 

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As it’s a 7.62x51 mm I'd guess it would only be used as a DMR, 1 per section.
 

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Oh well, MAS 36 and MAS 49 both served me well in Algeria, as well as the MAT 49, of course. So what’s the point of all this fancy weaponry, is what I would like to know. Same with cars actually, why would anybody ever want a better car than a Willys jeep is what I can’t understand.

More sporty those days anyway.

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Oh well, MAS 36 and MAS 49 both served me well in Algeria, as well as the MAT 49, of course. So what’s the point of all this fancy weaponry, is what I would like to know. Same with cars actually, why would anybody ever want a better car than a Willys jeep is what I can’t understand.

More sporty those days anyway.

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Oh well, MAS 36 and MAS 49 both served me well in Algeria, as well as the MAT 49, of course. So what’s the point of all this fancy weaponry, is what I would like to know. Same with cars actually, why would anybody ever want a better car than a Willys jeep is what I can’t understand.

More sporty those days anyway.

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I've got a MAS 36 , good fun , the modern stuff is far more accurate and many times better at putting down suppressing fire .
 

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Remember when the infantry first got the sa80... I was attached to the Green howards (87) in Londonderry. Me with an SLR, they all had SA 80... LOL. Yeah people like Reme had SMG too. Was easier Jumping in & out a wagon with it. Swung round & smacked my face a few times...ouch

Still remember the LMG...LOL but the jimpy was fun to fire.
I think anybody who served in the British army loved the jimpy. Our favorite! 😆
 
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