Here We Talk About Military Light Weapons From Every Country, From Every Era, From Every Ammunition Type, From Bullets To Rockets.

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James100 Creator
James100

Well Weighting 6.5 Kg Empty Doesn't Make It So Perfect

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aidas2 Author
aidas2

6,5 wtf? I hear it was 2.5 - 3 kg

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James100 Creator
James100

DUDE IF IT WAS 2.5 KG THE US WOULD HAVE ADOPTED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE

The XM-29 OICW Rifle Was Too Heavy And Bulky... Never Suceeded

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Kjrov
Kjrov

Some Special Ops still use it though.

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Snake_RR Creator
Snake_RR

6,5 wtf? I hear it was 2.5 - 3 kg


An M16A2 (main M16 variant) weights approximately 3.5 kg unloaded (with a thirty round 5.56 mag it weights approximately 3.9 kg).

We have to take in consideration that the OICW's 5.56 "Kinetic" module itself is considered the "lighter" part of the weapon, the heaviest being the 25mm airburst launcher (initially 20mm).

The final resulting XM29 prototype weighted 8.2 kg (loaded w/ 5.56 & airburst ammunition), the initial weight limit was less than 6 kg (empty) and 7 kg (loaded).

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aidas2 Author
aidas2

omg

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Woozle
Woozle

Its easier to carry an M1 garand then this.

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RedMcCloud
RedMcCloud

What? No army in the world uses it. This was to replace the m16, but it failed horribly cause it was heavy and bulky.

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