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DHiggmo
11-25-2007, 2:49 AM
It's in limited use by special operations units.

http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/newcarbine/

mr2.0
11-25-2007, 3:03 AM
Overprice!!!

robitrocks
11-25-2007, 7:11 AM
Overprice!!!

+1 No kidding

Saleen_Cobra
11-25-2007, 7:41 AM
According to the video, the price of the HK416 is comparable to the Colt M4. I wonder how that price compares to what us civilians would pay.

XDshooter
11-25-2007, 8:08 AM
My GF's brother used the HK 416 over in Afghanistan. Appreciates the gas-piston design very much.

Specialize Marine unit, so they got whatever they wanted. Mostly used the 10.5" barrel with and w/o suppressor.

The price on a complete 416 is $1800.

Quiet
11-25-2007, 11:02 AM
It's comparably priced for .gov/.mil end users.

But currently for civilians, an actually H&K HK-416 complete upper reciever will cost anywhere from $3500-5000 depending on it's condition. Currently, H&K HK-416 lower recievers are forbidden for civilian end-users due to it's classification as a post-'86 machinegun.

That said, rumor has it H&K may produce a civilian legal semi-auto only HK-416 & HK-417 in the next 2-3 years.

hybridatsun350
11-25-2007, 11:07 AM
It's comparably priced for .gov/.mil end users.

But currently for civilians, an actually H&K HK-416 complete upper reciever will cost anywhere from $3500-5000 depending on it's condition. Currently, H&K HK-416 lower recievers are forbidden for civilian end-users due to it's classification as a post-'86 machinegun.

That said, rumor has it H&K may produce a civilian legal semi-auto only HK-416 & HK-417 in the next 2-3 years.

The price on the civilian market is just a supply and demand issue.

4 Brigada
11-25-2007, 11:09 AM
Lets see overpriced, not legal, a piston operated 5.56. My FALs look better every day. Course they arent Tacticool, and not approved by :ninja: guild

bwiese
11-25-2007, 12:12 PM
Knowing HK marketing/PR tactics, I wouldn't be surprised if they almost 'gave' these limited number of guns to special units (i.e, below-cost).

Is it cool? Yeah.

Is it better than AR15/M16? Jury's out, it'd need decades of operational history to get proper data.

Is it more reliable? Perhaps in one aspect or two - but it may well just trade problems to other failure points.