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Heckler & Koch M27 IAR

After 27 years, the Marine Corps is ready for a change. The M249 SAW's replaced, the M27 IAR has arrived with less weight and improved accuracy.

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  1. Joshua Downs says:

    Someone who actually carries one will have to chime in but I think that the standard issue of mags for this is 12 or something like that. That comes out to be around 360 rounds of ammo at just over 1 lb per magazine. so figure 13 to 14 lbs just in magazines and ammo. Anyone know how much a 200 round belt of SAW ammo weighs in at? I’m not real sure.

    I think they would have been better just bringing in a revamped version of the Stoner 63.

    I dunno I don’t have to carry one what say the guys who are actually lugging these things around?

  2. CodyS says:

    I think it will be a better gun for the Marines reconisions unit but not for the standerd Rifle Man, if we take away the SAW from Force Recon and move that to the rifle man’s prespective then it would be a plus plus situatuion. It will be a good raid gun for ForCon but it would not help the Rifle man.

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