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Well sorta...not liking some of the details...

http://hk-usa.com/rifles.html



MR556 RIFLE

A direct descendent of the HK416, the MR556 is a semi-automatic rifle developed by Heckler & Koch as a premium level commercial/civilian firearm. Like the HK416, the MR556 is a major product improvement of conventional AR-type carbines and rifles.

Using the HK-proprietary gas piston system found on the HK416 and G36, the MR556 does not introduce propellant gases and carbon fouling back into the rifle's interior, making it the most reliable of any AR-type firearm.

The MR556 will be produced at Heckler & Koch's new manufacturing facility at Newington, New Hampshire from American and German made components. To conform to German export regulations, certain design changes made in the MR556 prevents the rifle's upper receiver from being used on other AR-style firearms.

The MR556 uses many of the assemblies and accessories originally developed for the HK416 series arms including the HK free-floating fourquadrant rail system/handguard. This system allows all current accessories, sights, lights, and aimers used on M4/M16-type weapons to be fitted to the MR556. The HK rail system can be installed and removed without tools and returns to zero when reinstalled.

Like the famous HK416, the MR556 uses a barrel produced by Heckler & Koch's famous cold hammer forging process. The highest quality steel is used in this unique manufacturing process producing a barrel that provides superior accuracy for more than 20,000 rounds with minimal degradation of accuracy and muzzle velocity.

Projected availability of the MR556 in the USA is late 2009.




MR762 RIFLE

Like its 5.56 mm counterpart, the MR762 is a direct descendent of the HK416/417 series, only in a semi-automatic rifle configuration developed for civilian users.

Using the HK-proprietary operating system, the MR762 is gas operated and uses a piston and a solid operating “pusher” rod in place of the common gas tube normally employed in AR15/M16/M4-style weapons. Pioneered by Heckler & Koch in the G36, HK416, and HK417; this method virtually eliminates malfunctions common to direct impingement gas systems since hot carbon fouling and waste gases do not enter the receiver area. The MR762 stays cleaner and heat transfer to the bolt and bolt carrier, and wear and tear on critical components is drastically reduced. The service life of all parts is increased substantially.

The MR762 uses a barrel produced by Heckler & Koch's famous cold hammer forging process. This manufacturing process uses the highest quality steel, producing a barrel that ensures superior accuracy, even after firing 20,000 rounds.

The MR762 will be produced at Heckler & Koch's new manufacturing facility at Newington, New Hampshire from both American and German made components.

The MR762 uses many of the assemblies and accessories originally developed for the HK416/417 series including adjustable buttstocks, ergonomic pistol grips, mechanical sights, and the HK free-floating four quadrant rail system/handguard. This MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” type rail system allows all current accessories, sights, lights, and aimers used on M4/M16-type weapons to be fitted to the MR series. The HK rail system can be removed without special tools by the user and ensures 100% return to zero when reinstalled.

Ambidextrous operating controls are standard on the MR762, including the charging handle and an ambidextrous selector lever. The MR762 also uses the same 10- and 20-round translucent polymer box magazines made for the for the HK417.

Projected availability of the MR762 in the USA is late 2009.
 

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What's not to like?
 

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  • [li]To conform to German export regulations, certain design changes made in the MR556 prevents the rifle's upper receiver from being used on other AR-style firearms.[/li]
    [li]Projected availability in the USA is late 2009.[/li]
    [li]Shipped with 10 round magazine.[/li]
 

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And, I'm sure they will want to price it somewhere over 2700... got to one-up FN, no doubt.

So, is this thing any more than a piston AR with a rail system? Does it have a QD barrel setup? I see that it does not appear to have a monolithic upper, and iirc, the buffer/tube is in use and functioning just like in a regular AR, so, no folding stock.

And if it is made in NH, why does it have to conform to German export regulations?
 

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  • [li]To conform to German export regulations, certain design changes made in the MR556 prevents the rifle's upper receiver from being used on other AR-style firearms.[/li]
    [li]Projected availability in the USA is late 2009.[/li]
    [li]Shipped with 10 round magazine.[/li]
I guess the compatibility issue doesn't really bother me. I don't have lowers lying around, and I like complete rifles.

Late 2009 is a long time to wait.

The 10 round mag thing is annoying, but not a big deal. I have an old MAK90 that come with 3 five round mags. I guess that's just a cost of doing business. It would be nice if it came with an HK mag.
 

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And, I'm sure they will want to price it somewhere over 2700... got to one-up FN, no doubt.

So, is this thing any more than a piston AR with a rail system? Does it have a QD barrel setup? I see that it does not appear to have a monolithic upper, and iirc, the buffer/tube is in use and functioning just like in a regular AR, so, no folding stock.

And if it is made in NH, why does it have to conform to German export regulations?
It says it's made with both US and German parts.
 

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I have never been a real big fan of H&K they have always been out of my price range. With that said I will have to look real hard at the 762. What kind of mags will the 762 use?
 

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I have never been a real big fan of H&K they have always been out of my price range. With that said I will have to look real hard at the 762. What kind of mags will the 762 use?
"The MR762 also uses the same 10- and 20-round translucent polymer box magazines made for the for the HK417."

HK mags expensive.
 

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And, I'm sure they will want to price it somewhere over 2700... got to one-up FN, no doubt.

So, is this thing any more than a piston AR with a rail system? Does it have a QD barrel setup? I see that it does not appear to have a monolithic upper, and iirc, the buffer/tube is in use and functioning just like in a regular AR, so, no folding stock.

And if it is made in NH, why does it have to conform to German export regulations?
There isnt anything too interesting about the 416. It has a piston and rail, cool HK logos. As a product it's a step backwards from an XCR and SCAR. It's really just an AR15 at the end of the day.
 

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There isnt anything too interesting about the 416. It has a piston and rail, cool HK logos. As a product it's a step backwards from an XCR and SCAR. It's really just an AR15 at the end of the day.
I agree. I'm more interested in the SCAR. Also, I'd be interested in an AUG if Steyr starts making them in the US. I've liked those ever since I saw Die Hard. "Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister." Good stuff!
 

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Nick,

Thank you, after I went back and took a closer look at the pic I could see what you were talking about. I think I will wait for the XCR-M.

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Yeah, that is going to blow. A huge step backwards from every other piston AR because you can't slap the upper/lower on a different gun. It isn't an AR, it isn't the 416.
 

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On a side note, it's funny as hell the 416 and SCAR are both going to beat the ACR/Masada to the market. I thought it was "the people's rifle"
 

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Ahhh, the peoples rifle. I don't know the the "peoples" rifle will ever see the light of day.
 

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I wish more people were looking at the XCR. I have been telling every I know who are in rifles about the XCR and even those who don't shoot but want too. The XCR fits the bill as the people rifle.... I mean the 416 is sexy and H&K make great products but I think they cater to the GOV contracts more to the average consumer. I plan on getting the 416 style BUIS for my XCR and my AR45, plus I have a few of their famous steel mags. Anyway if their 556 and 762 are in descent price ranges I will take a hard look them both... I am not happy about the mags on the 762... :2cents:
 

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I noticed one good thing about the new MR556: it's giving me a new sight to use on my XCR >:D

 

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We already have the MR223 in Canada.

www.crafm.com

The first small shipment of 5 sold out in a few hours with a hefty price tag of 4199 bucks. Supposed to be a large shipment of them coming in shortly.
 

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Thanks VB, but I am all set on my XCR and LWRC ;)
 
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