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mountain camando rifle?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by PDM, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. PDM

    PDM G&G Newbie

    Anyone been watching the world news on the British mountain camandos in Afgan. What type of bullpup stocked rifle do they carry? Some type of HK?
     
  2. SteveG

    SteveG G&G Newbie

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    At one time it was called the SA80. I think it is now called the L85.

    It's a 5.56mm rifle that uses M16 mags. I know it's not much info, but I hope it helps.

    Steve G in NE
     

  3. i have a book from the early 90's that calls it the SA80 and was chambered in an experimental 4.85mm round. but that's before we know what we do now
    -Jesse
     
  4. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    I think it's based on the AR-180 action. If you heard HK mentioned, it's probably because Britain hired them to make a bunch of improvements to their rifles.