Heckler & Koch G28
German soldier in Afghanistan with G28 marksman rifle.
Source: Thomas Wiegold -
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Early to mid 2000's
Heckler & Koch
Mid 2000's - present
Heckler & Koch
US military service
CSASS / Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System
US trials program
Variants of the G28
The baseline variant of the G28 is fitted with a long handguard and large variable power optical sight. The Schmidt & Bender 3-20x50 optical sight is standard. This is often used with an Aimpoint Micro T-1 reddot sight on top of the scope mount. The full size G28 is also known as the G28 E2.
The Patrol variant is a configuration of the regular G28 which is lighter and less bulky. It is the very same rifle, but fitted with a shorter quad rail handguard and smaller optical sight. The Schmidt & Bender 1-8x24 is used on the Patrol variant. The G28 Patrol is also known as the G28 E3.
10 or 20 round detachable box
4 grooves, right hand twist
Gas operated, short stroke gas piston, rotating bolt
Rate of fire
Retractable, adjustable with cheekpiece
1.082 m stock extended
5.8 kg empty without scope
7.1 kg empty with S&B 3-20x50 scope
Picatinny rail for various optical sights
Schmidt & Bender 3-20x50 scope is standard
Back-up iron sights, flip up hooded post front sight in handguard, rear sight on accessory rail
Picatinny quad rail on handguard
Optional, Harris type bipod often used
Optional, flash hider allows for G28 QD suppressor
FN SCAR-H PR
The Belgian SCAR-H Precision Rifle is a direct competitor to the H&K G28.
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