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Posted: 11/28/2001 12:36:23 PM EST
What weapons are being used by other countries that chamber the 5.56 NATO?

Just curious,

Karl
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 3:52:28 PM EST
Good question, but I couldn't tell ya'. I know there's the bullpup rifle it's 5.56 and H&K make funny looking .223. Other than that I have no idea?
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 3:55:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jander100:
H&K make funny looking .223. Other than that I have no idea?



Are you talking about the HK 36 used by Germany?
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 3:58:38 PM EST
I think most European countries use the 308.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 5:15:40 PM EST

I think most European countries use the 308.
Nope. The majority of them have swiched over to 5.56 NATO as their main chambering (M16, Steyr AUG, FAMAS, SA 80, HKG36, etc). The ones that haven't tend to carry weapons of the Kalashnikov variety.

7.62 NATO still gets a lot of use, but mostly for sniping or other specialized uses... not as a general issue round for most European coutries, particularly NATO countries.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 5:34:30 PM EST
don't forget the SIG 550 series.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 6:47:45 PM EST
Anyone know what South Africa uses?
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 6:49:56 PM EST
R4,5,& 6 rifles are based on the Galil rifle system. The new rifle is the CR21.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 2:33:12 AM EST
France: FAMAS in 5.56 NATO
Austria: Steyr AUG in 5.56 NATO
Italy: Beretta SC70/90 in 5.56 NATO
Belgium: FNC in 5.56 NATO
UK: SA80 in 5.56 NATO
Germany: H&K G36 in 5.56 NATO
Olanda:FNC?
Svizzera: SIG 550 in 5.56 NATO
Portougal:??
Greece:??
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