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 Jul 1 2009, 2:51pm says:

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

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aidas2 Author
aidas2 Jul 23 2009, 12:58pm replied:

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

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James100 Creator
James100 Jul 24 2009, 7:24pm replied:

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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MandaloreTheGuardian
MandaloreTheGuardian Nov 21 2009, 8:02am replied:

Some Special Ops still use it though.

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Snake_RR Creator
Snake_RR Aug 7 2009, 11:24pm says:
Quote: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 Sep 5 2009, 2:28am replied:

omg

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Woozle
Woozle Feb 22 2010, 7:00pm says:

Its easier to carry an M1 garand then this.

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RedMcCloud
RedMcCloud Jul 26 2012, 7:01pm replied:

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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