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Heckler & Koch G28



Overview


H&K G28

German soldier in Afghanistan with G28 marksman rifle.

Source: Thomas Wiegold - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Germany
Type
Marksman rifle
Entered service
2006
Status
In service
Development
Early to mid 2000's
Developer
Germany - Heckler & Koch
Production
Mid 2000's - present
Producer
Germany - Heckler & Koch
Designations
HK241
M110A1
US military service
CSASS / Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System
US trials program

Details


Variants of the G28

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.

G28 Patrol

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.

Facts G28 G28 Patrol
General
Origin
Germany
Type
Marksman rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine
10 or 20 round detachable box
Barrel length
421 mm
Rifling
4 grooves, right hand twist
Operation
Action
Gas operated, short stroke gas piston, rotating bolt
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Semi-automatic
Trigger pull
25 - 32 N
Dimensions
Stock type
Retractable, adjustable with cheekpiece
Length
1.082 m stock extended
965 mm stock retracted
Width
78 mm
Height
340 mm
Weight
5.8 kg empty without scope
7.1 kg empty with S&B 3-20x50 scope
Sights
Optics
Picatinny rail for various optical sights
Schmidt & Bender 3-20x50 scope is standard
Iron sights
Back-up iron sights, flip up hooded post front sight in handguard, rear sight on accessory rail
Accessories
Rail
Picatinny quad rail on handguard
Bipod
Optional, Harris type bipod often used
Suppressor
Optional, flash hider allows for G28 QD suppressor

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