Sep 21, 2011
German Army's new H&K G28 rifle
The Bundeswehr's new rifle is the Heckler & Koch G28 which ordered several hundred rifles this past August. Originally designated as the DMR762 (Designated Marksman Rifle, 7.62mm NATO), it is the product of the civilian version of the MR308 (Match Rifle .308 win). It will be used in the DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle) role and capable of 1.5 MOA accuracy with match-grade ammo and accurately engage targets at 600 meters.
The G28 is packaged with the new Schmidt & Bender 3-20x 56mm Scope and the Aimpoint Micro T1 as a back-up sight and will come with a free-float full size rails to mount a night vision scope, laser/illuminator/lights and other mission specific accessories. It will come standard with a 420mm chrome lined barrel (about 16.5"), with an overall length of 980mm (about 38.6"), and weight about 7.9 kg (17.4 lbs) empty.
The G28 for the Bundeswehr comes standard with a telescopic buttstock and has a GREEN BROWN (RAL8000) finish. Lighter and shorter conversion kits will also be available to suit different missions and scenarios.