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Posted: 10/14/2004 7:24:36 PM EST
I've got a few questions pertaining to the XM8 rifle:

1. Is it on sale at dealerships yet?
2. If so, how much can one expect to pay for one?
3. Does anyone here own one? I would love to hear any feedback.
4. How would it stack up against the AR15?

Thanks -
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:39:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:42:23 PM EST
You dont need one, get a 22 and a 38 thats all
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:44:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By BORG:
I've got a few questions pertaining to the XM8 rifle:

1. Is it on sale at dealerships yet?
2. If so, how much can one expect to pay for one?
3. Does anyone here own one? I would love to hear any feedback.
4. How would it stack up against the AR15?

Thanks -



1. No
2. 3x what it's worth
3. XM8 testing program at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.
4. If adopted it will undoubtedly receive a glowing review .

I think I'll get some popcorn

Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:45:21 PM EST
"Dealerships"?? is the XM8 the new 4x4 by Porche... ?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:45:31 PM EST
You're soooooo new....
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:45:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By BORG:
I've got a few questions pertaining to the XM8 rifle:

1. Is it on sale at dealerships yet?
2. If so, how much can one expect to pay for one?
3. Does anyone here own one? I would love to hear any feedback.
4. How would it stack up against the AR15?

Thanks -


1. no and don't expect it anytime soon if ever
2. way too much
3. no
4. solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:57:17 PM EST
HK has already said that they have no plans to make any civilian sales.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:58:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 7:59:39 PM EST by Dave_A]
1) No, and never will be. HK DOES NOT SELL RIFLES TO CIVILLIANS ANYMORE.

2) See #1. IF they are adopted (and fortunately, that's a BIG IF) the only way for you to get your hands on one will involve a visit with your local recruiter, at least one 5AM visit to MEPS, and 9 weeks of being chased around by a bunch of loud folks in smokey-bear hats...

3) See #s 1 & 2.

However, some here have fired them. Reviews range from neutral to negative.

One of the guys from CavArms has handled the G36, XM8, and obviously M4s & ARs (as he makes them for a living)... He's also talked to Army Marksmanship Unit folks, and others who have also handled the 'new' rifle, and has NOTHING good to say about it...

Neither do I... It doesn't do ONE thing better than the AR of any significant value, the only real 'advantage' is that it takes less time for a civillian to clean (I say civillian, as the military cleaning standards have very little to do with actual rifle function)...

Further, in an actual comparison, the XM8 'marksman' version failed to produce a smaller group at 100 yards than the AR-derived SPR was able to achieve at 300yds. It is, as expected for a gas-piston driven weapon, an innacurate POS...
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 8:04:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By BORG:
I've got a few questions pertaining to the XM8 rifle:

1. Is it on sale at dealerships yet?
2. If so, how much can one expect to pay for one?
3. Does anyone here own one? I would love to hear any feedback.
4. How would it stack up against the AR15?

Thanks -



1. Funding cut from budget.
2. Funding cut from budget.
3. Funding cut from budget.
4. Funding cut from budget.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 8:07:36 PM EST
First off being a Auto weapon you would need to be a class 3 dealer or maker.

So every other question is pointless.
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