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#1 Dawes

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 1306 PM

This is now (IIRC) the standard rifle of the Italian military and has been sold to a few other countries in relatively small quantities. There's also now the ARX-200 7.62mm variant which has been adopted and (supposedly) license manufactured by Argentina.

 

Looking back on it's 8 year or so history, can this rifle be considered a success so far?


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 1511 PM

It's lightweight despite the bulky looks and I liked some of the ergonomics.

I haven't read or heard anything about performance in the field, its reliability or even only dispersion.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 0623 AM

Used three iterations of the 5.56mm NATO ARX-160 over the years: its as meh as the G36. Apparently the Kiwis found it less reliable than the competing rifles for their MARS program.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 0936 AM

Used three iterations of the 5.56mm NATO ARX-160 over the years: its as meh as the G36. Apparently the Kiwis found it less reliable than the competing rifles for their MARS program.

In what regard so?

Does the zero shift when rifle heats up, or is it anything else?


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 2258 PM

Just uninspiring. Had an AR, G36C, and an AUG (actual Austrian made one) at the range the first time I shot it (Federal Police were looking to replace their G36C). The ergonomics werent particularly intuitive...would get more familiar with practice. Its a bit bulky for a 5.56mm NATO calibre rifle. To me, it didnt offer enough advantages over a more widely-available, and cheaper, rifle.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 0824 AM

What problem could POLICE have with G36c that isn't about the calibre? Does that batch lack rails?


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 1238 PM

This was a tactical police unit. They had a couple of issues, apparently - poor product support (very common complaint about HK in Australia, mainly to do with spare parts availability), lack of modularity, lack of customisation, lack of rail space, difficulty in fitting suppressors, excessively bulky magazines (necessitating custom magazine pouches)...the list goes on.
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