On 1 August 2003, "Rayburn, Russell E." <RERayburn@...
>More on the new XM-8 service rifle:
>In short, this rifle embraces the modular weapon concept I first saw with
>the Styer AUG.
Too bad it doesn't also embrace the bullpup design used in the AUG --
they could have a shorter weapon with the same barrel length! Still, it
seems to be a good rifle, and I suppose it's about time an M-16 replacement
It does look a bit like some of the rifles from "Aliens", which should
be very useful, if it is used against extraterrestrials!:) And it apparently
comes in several decorator colors! (DG should be able to get some in green
for the Green Boxes...)
By the way, I'll be off the List for the next couple of weeks --
tomorrow, I leave for the 32nd Pennsic War, at Cooper's Lake Campground, in
Butler County, PA. Yes, for the twentieth time, I'm going on active duty at
Pennsic! If anybody on this List is looking for me up there, the best place
to check would probably be Heralds' Point! (Just ask for THL Michael Langley
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