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Gun Data for the Day – Day 17 and 18

Oops, I missed a day, so today’s a two-fer.

First, we look at the newish G36 from Heckler and Koch:

G36 – CAL. 5.56 MM X 45 NATO

General
Calibre 5.56 mm x 45
Operating principle Gas-operated
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Modes of fire SEF
Rate of fire approx. 750/min
Sights O, R
Buttstock FO
Dimensions
Length min./max. approx. 755/1002 mm
Width approx. 65.0 mm
Height approx. 323.0 mm
Barrel length approx. 480 mm
Weight
Weapon approx. 3,630 g
Magazine approx. 140 g

G36V – CAL. 5.56 MM X 45 NATO

General
Calibre 5.56 mm x 45
Operating principle Gas-operated
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Modes of fire 0-1-D
Rate of fire approx. 750/min
Sights O
Buttstock FO
Dimensions
Length min./max. approx. 755/1002 mm
Width approx. 65.0 mm
Height approx. 277.0 mm
Barrel length approx. 480 mm
Weight
Weapon approx. 3,630 g
Magazine approx. 140 g

Next, we have the XM-8 prototype rifle, also from HundK:

Caliber:
5.56 x 45mm NATO

Builder:

Heckler & Koch

Weight:

6.4 lbs (prototype),
5.7 lbs objective

Overall Length:

33.3 inches (carbine stock extended)

Barrel Length:

Assault: 12.5″
Sharpshooter: 20.0″
Compact: 9.0″
Automatic Rifle: 20.0″

Rate of Fire:

Cyclic – 750 rpm
Sustained – 85 rpm up to 210 rounds

Rate of Twist:

1 in 7 inches

Barrel Life:

20,000 rounds mininum

Muzzle Velocity:

3005 feet/second (M855 Ball) with 20″ barrel
2675 feet/second with 12.5″ barrel
2365 feet/second with 9.0″ barrel

Magazine Capacity:

10 or 30 rounds (magazines can be nested together); 100 round drum available

Stock:

5 position adjustable for length

Bayonet Lug:

Yes (12.5 & 20″ barrels)

Bipod Interface:

Yes (20″ only)

Sighting System:

Fully integrated red dot with laser illuminator and pointer
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