Well, with AKM and AR clone HK MR223 figured out in previous essays, and now it’s all …
The coalition army, stuck in quasi-police operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, unexpectedly faced a situation where the standard 5.56 caliber was very insufficient either in range or power. The distance of clashes shifted to marks 400 – 600 meters. It was then, at the beginning of the new century, the US Army and its allies began massively purchasing optical and collimator sights, such as ACOG and Aimpoint CompM2, which significantly increased the accuracy and range of fire from standard weapons. Nevertheless, even the presence of snipers often did not solve the problem of influencing the enemy, especially given the significant difference in tactical methods of using them in comparison with the actions of motorized rifle divisions.
The war, or rather, the enemy, are the best teachers, and the lessons suggested the need for a new type of fighter – marksman, a high-precision shooter at medium distances (or an infantry sniper according to the concept of the USSR Armed Forces of the late 50s!). Their task was to increase the firing range of the detachment, at distances exceeding the distance of the standard weapons of the unit’s shooters. Those. in contrast to the sniper, Marxman operates as part of a unit, moreover, there may be several such ones as a platoon. The saturation of the optics of all tasks did not solve, and in the absence of options, the military got old, but powerful M14s from the warehouses and, having upgraded them to the level of M39 EMR, threw them into battle. Americans would not be Americans if they could not in the shortest possible time arrange mass production of dozens of Marksman weapons, DMR – a semi-automatic, magazine rifle with an extended match barrel and variable optics. And now, let’s look at the SVD – a rifle, put into service in the early 60s, according to the strategy of the USSR Army was intended to increase the range of effective fire of the rifle squad beyond the capabilities of full-time AKs, up to distances of 700 meters …
Grandmother of all DMRok in the world of SVD. The talented gunsmith Dragunov, in the late 50s, taking the AK as the basis, created a rifle ahead of time for decades. Dragunov, being a designer of high-precision sporting rifles, managed to make the system based on AK automatic equipment work as a high-precision tool. The TK and the concept of an infantry sniper, developed by the USSR Academy of State Defense, also confirms that the Soviet Army in the middle of the twentieth century knew no equal to either skill or armaments. Including small.
Why not DMR? And this is in the middle of the 20th century … The US Army, apparently completely stunned by the terrible insurgents with AK and SVD, ordered a large number of assault rifles in 308 caliber and DMR based on them, and here the gloomy Teutonic genius woke up – Heckler und Koch …, successfully fired SOCOM (command of special operations of the USA), first NK416, then NK417, and of course DMR – HK G28. In 2012, the high-precision G28 rifle became the official weapon of the Bundeswehr infantry sniper. It is also worth noting that weapons have been adopted by many other countries, and this is due to the fact that according to the decision of the Federal Criminal Investigation Department, the rifle is not a “military model”, which allowed HyC to be fully sold in the decentralized supply chain.
So, in the wake of the success of NK416, as well as taking advantage of the demands of the military in increasing the caliber and using 7.62×51 on assault rifles, the Germans, without hesitation, suggested NK417. The military liked it … I must say that, nevertheless, the first enthusiasm for owning assault rifles in such a powerful caliber subsided and units increasingly began to use the 417 as a DMR rifle, while it naturally did not reach this rank, since it was created as an assault weapon. In spite of the fact that “theoretically”, cleaning the premises of the shortened NK417 perfume-smoking and stupefied perfume in automatic mode is safer than the same 416, the same Bundes gradually saw the picture that the need for a high-precision rifle for a rifle cartridge equipped with an optical sight and allowing to conduct aimed fire at a considerable distance (from 300 to 800 m) is of prime importance.
By that time, a civilian version of the NK417 – MR308 was being sold in the civilian market, which pleased its owners with exceptional accuracy due to the heavy forged match barrel that was not burdened with chrome. Naturally, having listened to the demands of the military in accuracy and firing range, as well as reliability and indestructibility, even after a direct hit by “Yadrenbaton”, the designers, having hacked “Yavol,” got down to business, namely, finished the civil MR308, first of all in terms of survivability and reliability of work in adverse conditions. In particular, there was a replacement of an aluminum steel receiver. Due to these measures, it was possible to meet the specific requirements of the military, such as ensuring the strength of weapons in abnormal conditions: for example, the destruction of a weapon was not allowed when an ejector failed, when the next cartridge bullet that was not removed from the cartridge chamber was spouted. Being satisfied with the results, the rifle was presented to the military, where they looked at everything and, being pleased with the accuracy, demanded that the black trunk be loosened before leaving, because deichesoldaten, like any other soldat, rukopopen, respectively, the barrel would ruin … After crying a little, the designers decided that whoever pays, he dances, zahromirovanny match trunk and, after the sale of the G28 to the Bundeswehr, surely got drunk with schnapps from premium …
So what is the G28?
“The length of the rifle with fully extended butt is 1074 mm, the weight without cartridges is 7.9 kg. A free-floating barrel with a length of 421 mm, manufactured by cold forging, is chrome-plated to increase survivability. The telescopic butt can be extended to 110 mm and has five fixing points. For mounting sights and tactical accessories is the mounting tire STANAG 4694 NATO, compatible with the tire standard MIL-STD-1913. A new riflescope Schmidt is used as the main sight for ranges up to 800 m.&Bender PMII 3-20? 50 / DMR with Mildot sighting reticle. It is equipped with a backlight and a DIN-EN-207-L4 laser filter. For ranges up to 600 m, the Schmidt sight serves&Bender PMII 1-8? 24 / DMR with a similar device, but having an additional red dot collimator. Together with a special cartridge 7,62? 51 DMR sights provide dispersion of 1.5 angular minutes (MOA), which corresponds to 45 mm per 100 m. This accuracy is guaranteed for any G28 rifle. Night optics such as the QIOPTIQ Merlin-LR or L3-Insight CNVD-T3 are also provided. These samples are made in the form of nozzles mounted in front of the day optics. Due to this, to install night devices, you do not need to remove the main sight and the shooter can use the usual grid of the day sight at night. As a backup sights on top of the optics there is a collimator sight Aimpoint Micro T1, used if necessary at close range. Additionally, the rifle is equipped with the so-called laser-light module Rheinmetall Soldier Electronics LLM-225, which combines the functions of a flashlight, LCC and a device for infrared illumination of the target for night goggles.
Since the rifle is heavy, H&K also offers a kit that allows the G28 to be converted into a 1.6 kg shortened and lightweight version for use by patrols. ”…
In general, the boy, being an adept of the AK, I always respectfully looked at the SVD. Then, for me there was no difference between a sniper and a Marxman, there was only the understanding that AKM punches a rail, and the SVD does this also at a great distance)))
The acquisition of the HK MR308 was more spontaneous, I thoroughly enjoyed the possession of the HK MR223, and then one day after leaving the field, I first shot 500 meters from it. I must say that I liked it very much, and since I had the idea of coming to a high point for a long time, I naturally decided to consider the options: a semi-automatic or a bolt. Having rightly decided that it was necessary to come to the bolt gradually, I decided to take the PA. There were not so many options, and in the next trip to friends in the store I asked them if they could bring the MR308 from 20? the trunk? They brought … For three years already, as I am the happy owner of a carbine, and the idea of acquiring emerged exactly at the moment when I read an article about the G28. I will say right away, in addition to the fact that absolutely everything, starting from the carbine itself, optics and other improvements are expensive, cartridges, cartridges are also very expensive, especially since I love Norma Diamondline. One pleases that their consumption compared with 223 is several times less, but still expensive. The maximum distances that were fired from the HK MR308 – 1000 meters on a metal gong of 30 cm. Carabine is extremely pleased, moreover, despite the generally accepted moveton in the use of tactical rifles in the hunt, the emerca traveled to the woodchuck, where the furthest effective shot was at 470 meters, and three, and all in the goal …. the results of the six-hour hunt were recognized as “surchin genocide”, which was actually pleased by the owner of the farm, which resulted in the subsequent six-hour vodka genocide …
My charm HK MR308 =)))) Here, in fact, without comment)))
The carbine is installed:
1. DTK PWS
2. Handguard Sureshot Armament Group
3. Optional Magpul Sights
4. DCU two-channel SOT
5. Sight SB PMII 5-25? 56
6. Magpul Pistol
7. Butt adjustable HK G28
8. ATLAS Bipods
9. USM Geiselle
In addition, there will be items in the photo report, without which the use of a carbine is also problematic, well, or uncomfortable)))
What would you like:
- Butt Magpul PRS – unfortunately there are no options for HiCa ((((
- Quick reset button ZZ right hand. B.A.D. Lever® – also does not fit ((
- Level and goniometer from ERA-TAC, the order goes a long time (((
The rest of the carbine is beautiful and pleases its owner. Yes, and be prepared to be in shape – the weight in the presented configuration with an empty magazine is more than 7 kg))))
Well, I will not blurt you more, let’s proceed as usual to the photo review. Comments as usual under the photos.
G28 is today the apotheosis of the development of DMR in the world. All of course IMHO. One thing is for sure – it is not better than SVD for 40 years))))
The base MP308 has undergone significant modernization, which brought its image closer, at least to the G28 … Paint NFM.
It is no secret that it is the availability of the possibility of installing additional equipment on modern rifles that determine such a parameter as ergonomics. Which in turn leads to the possibility of using weapons in all climatic, weather conditions, day and night. Unfortunately, that AKM, that SVD do not yet meet these conditions and objectives. But nothing is impossible …
Handguard, naturally freefall – hung out and never touches the trunk. The product is just nice to hold in your hands ….
So, what is important, in my opinion, is an integral part of the rifle complex represented? Personally, I start with mounting an optical sight. So I present to you ERA-TAC Tactical, being a division of the German Recnagel, the company is widely known in certain circles. Moreover, the standard mount optics on the G28 is precisely ERATAK. I chose a quick-detachable system with a 20 MOA base and a carryout. The mount is fine, does not require zeroing after removal. And I take the carbine often. Moreover, I chose this and put it on 338 …
The sight is very bright and strong. Grid P4L with backlight, in the first focal plane. It is surprising that in Kazakhstan they can be purchased officially and at a very good price, lower than in Moscow informally)))
What else can be attributed to sights? Naturally nightly pre-objective attachment. I will say straight out – the military without night vision devices in modern realities are not even blind kittens, so is an eyeless mouse … This device is a COT generation 3+ with a black and white matrix. At the multiplicity of the sight x8, the nozzle allows you to confidently fire on the popper at a distance of 500 meters. The device is reliable and most importantly, like all the nozzle itself does not require the adjustment of weapons.
Bacup Magpul sights, metal, actually so – masthev … migrated from the MP223, there were others who are at an angle. I will not say anything about their need …))))
The block of night and visible laser target designation COT. Now I have changed it for the one that stood on the Hockey MP223, there is a flashlight, this one went to 223. On the contrary, I can only say one thing – it serves faithfully, the shot holds and does not get wet. Actually all …
Actually, the sight itself is a combination of the SB PM2 5-25Х56 with the Docter collimator. The standard for the G28 are 2 sights 1-8 and 3-20, equipped additionally with an Aimpoint collimator.
ATLAS bipods … You know, I came to them completely by accident. As a machine builder in the past, I liked them precisely technological. It is difficult to say which is better – Harris or Atlases, I will say one thing, they look harmoniously on the forearm from the SAG))) … In truth, the quality of shooting after Harris did not change)))) BUT! the installation of a long forearm under the cut DTK allowed the bipod to be installed as far as possible, and only ATLAS, having the ability to flip back, allow it.
The native handle did not like the shape and inclination, established MIAD from naturally Magpul, most likely, as for everything else, I will transfer to the rubberized MY ….
The carabiner is regularly completed with shops for 10 rounds, and took an additional 20 …. I don’t use them at all)))) Buildings aren’t storming as a part of a group … and when storming, I do it with 223)))))
Incomplete disassembly of the ChiK308, everything is like in the archs … simple, convenient, easy and fast. Moreover, like HyK223, in contrast to the same ARok, it is absolutely not dirty. Below is a photo of the disassembled slide group, which I specially disassembled for the first time after purchase, 3 years later …
Upper … I suspect that, like the lover, it is not interchangeable with the AP10 … well, and figs with it)))) in the lower photo you can see the short stroke piston rod of a gas engine, similar to HK MR223 und HK G36 ….
Lover … well, what to say, everything is simple, conceptually as on the AP10, but unfortunately the pipe, apparently because the shutter itself is thicker … It is for this reason that it is impossible to install the PRS … but my favorite so much
The use of a pre-objective attachment required the installation of a long shank. For hekler, I knew only one manufacturer of custom tails – Geiselle. The problem is that after announcing the release of the series for the MP308, the company after years did not set up their production … But it was even for the better))) the search led me to the Sureshot Armament Group, moreover I asked for a non-standard long shank 19? and got it !!! Excellent quality, while it is lighter and thinner in profile.
Well, that disassembled bolt group. The spring loaded drummer and the larva are clearly visible.
The frame itself is lightened to the maximum … only I don’t understand one thing …. Well, why, why it was impossible to make the diameter as on the AP10?
Larva … you can see the lugs, extractor … in general, I am pleased with the quality of processing … The Germans ….
Drummer … clean … yes …
Well, of course, unlike small-caliber carbines, DMRs imply quite a lot of mathematics … It is difficult to imagine the number of factors affecting the flight of a bullet at a distance of 800 meters … Everybody there, Coriolis and other winds will help calculate ballistic calculators and tables. Naturally, the distance itself must be taken not by eye, but with the help of a rangefinder. You can of course use the formula based on the size of the target on the net of the sight, but … well, you know what I mean)))) I have a Borisov calculator, a Newcon rangefinder, a Canadian with a range of up to 2,600 meters … in my time, the mildotmaster bought I was once again just an inaccessible dream))) at a cost of a couple of tens of dollars he was right after the desire of Ganz people))))
Watch the target, hits, well, and sometimes the tube helps to shoot the whole thing. Without it in any way, especially when shooting at paper (omit tactical things)))) Officially, in Kazakhstan, by request, it’s a long time, I was brought a tactical tube MARK4 20-60X from Lyupold … Its value is in the MILDOT grid in 1F plane. It is simply extremely convenient, provided that the rifle has a grid in MILs …
Tripod … The latest trend in tactical sniping … Expensive pleasure for the tripod itself, that the head with the key, that the mount for the carabiner itself is apparently made of gold …. Cheap is not worth taking, either does not hold, or will not last long. For practical use, it is more suitable for the police and other SPNs working in urban environments … Let’s just say, lying down I get a much more stable result … but I need to train.
Case … for long-distance trips, on an airplane, I take a PELICAN, with styling specially prepared for my carbine. Nothing to say, everything is convenient and reliable.
Well, the final element in the trio of arrows-guns-cartridge … I don’t know, many people say that it’s easy, others that it’s slow, some even offer reload))) I will say this, having tried several options in the end according to the price-quality-task ratio stopped at NORM DL. Milikotovy coating slightly slows down the cleaning of the barrel, but theoretically accelerates the cartridge)))) I do not consider myself to be a benchrest maniacs, I have enough …
I often wrote that I was not an apologist for shooting at the heap, partly because of laziness))) partly because of the lack of drive – for me there is no better interactive gong when after almost a couple of seconds (this is very long) after a shot at the sight you see a hit in the form of a rocking gong, you have time to shout out “is” and only then, after a few seconds, a sound comes in clearly, which is also heard at one and a half kilometers … Today, the main task is to hit a 30 cm gong at ranges up to 800 meters from the first shot, in windy weather second … so far it turned out only 500 ….However, with all the dislike, I occasionally shoot at piles, usually shooting a sight. Chik MP 308 accurately fits in a pile of less than 1 MOA per 100m, and often – much less, about 0.4-0.5 MOA. For PA it’s very, very good … I’ll honestly say that I’m like a shooter, I haven’t yet grown to such accuracy, stable accuracy, the photo shows the best results of different times, usually they are worse))))) ….
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