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M249 SAW - Squad Automatic Weapon

H&K-IAR

H&K IAR - Infantry Automatic Rifle

Pretty huge news… I’m not sure I really grasp the reason for the changeover though.  There is definitely a huge savings in weight… but that is definitely at the expense of magazine capacity.  I wonder how soldiers will feel about this?  I understand that not ALL of the SAWs are being replaced, but for the ones that are, it seems like 30 rounds in a mag would not go over well for a SAW gunner used to having a 200 round drum.

A lot more info on the specifics of the IAR and the other rifles it was up against over at MarineCorpsTimes – HERE

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1022Saw1

Yes, thats a Ruger 10/22 inside there!  If nothing else, this would definitely turn some heads at the range.

There are two different stock options.. one with the fixed stock (shown above) and the para collapsible stock (shown below)

1022Saw2

  • Main Body Construction: Metal.

  • Carrying handle: Polymer.

  • Heat Shield: top barrel heat shield/ vent.

  • Front carry handle: 3 position selection lock.

  • Bi Pod: Made of steel & 3 position height adj.

  • Front sight post: Adjustable up & down.

  • Back sights: fully adjustable.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op2kEYMsfCg[/youtube]

Price – $420 with free shipping (Ruger 10/22 not included)

Available at Tactical Image Guys – HERE

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