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Is the SA 80 good?

Is the SA 80 good?

Like so much from the era, the SA80 represented sleek modernity. But problems plagued the SA80, which is still in service in a variety of configurations. To be fair, some British soldiers say the L85A2 — the most recent incarnation of the SA80 assault rifle — is reliable most of the time.

How heavy is the L85?

4.98kg
The weight of the rifle with loaded magazine and optical sight is 4.98kg. The muzzle velocity of the rifle is 940m/s. It has a cyclic rate of fire of 610 to 775 rounds per minute.

Is the l85a3 a good rifle?

It is hyper accurate and has been very good in places like Afghanistan. So good in fact the UK army wants to keep it. Because it is simply a very good long range shooter, compact for vehicle use and there is nothing that is really any better out there.

What is the L98A2?

The L98A2 Cadet GP Rifle (GP – General Purpose) is the advanced rifle used by the Army, Sea and Air Cadet shooting. This weapon was introduced alongside the SA80 series from 1989 onwards for cadet use, as at the time cadets were not permitted to fire semi- or fully-automatic weapons.

Why is bullpup bad?

Bullpup rifles are generally difficult to make ambidextrous (with a few exceptions, like the Steyr AUG) Bullpup rifles have some reliability foibles, either not being protected enough from dirt ingress to being too well protected that it becomes difficult to field strip or even clear a jam (F2000 comes to mind)

Why don t the SAS use the SA80?

The SA80 as used by the majority of the British Army isn’t suited well to the SAS, they prefer lighter weapons and the fact that it is a bullpup rifle that you have to load from behind the trigger handle is very awkward, especially in a CQB situation (Close quarter battle) The second generation.

Why is the SA80 so bad?

Specific complaints included: the poor quality plastic furniture fell apart and the gun was damaged easily; the magazine release catch was easily knocked accidentally and dropped the magazine; the catch on the top cover over the gas mechanism was too weak and constantly popped open, so it had to be taped down; only 26– …

What guns do the SAS use?

Special Air Service (SAS) Weapons

  • C8 carbine. The Regiment’s primary assault rifle / carbine.
  • UCIW. Ultra Compact Individual Weapon – a very short version of the M4.
  • M16 & variants. 5.56mm rifle / carbine.
  • HK G3. 7.62mm battle rifle used by UKSF.
  • HK33 / 53. 5.56mm version of the G3.
  • HK G36.
  • HK MP5.
  • MAC-10 SMG.

What gun do SAS use?

The Glock 17 is now the British military’s standard sidearm, replacing the venerable Browning High Power. The SAS, and other British Special Forces, use the Glock 17 and the compact Glock 19.

Are bullpups worse?

Bullpups are notorious for not being accurate, but just like any other rifle, if you put a good barrel on it, it’ll shoot better. From personal experience, many bullpups shoot around 1.5 MOA, which is well under minute-of-man. So if used for the intended design as a battle rifle, bullpup accuracy is acceptable.

What do you need to know about the L98 rifle?

A standardised Weapon Handling Test (WHT)/skill at arms test covering the above points must be passed before a cadet may shoot. On exercise cadets will use the GP rifle to fire blanks in fieldcraft scenarios. Because the L98 does not have a flash suppressor a Blank Firing Attachment (BFA) must be fitted to the Weapon.

When was the L98A2 cadet rifle first used?

What’s the difference between a SA80 and L98A2?

New issue to cadets it is a semi automatic rifle the only difference between the L98A2 and the L85A2 is barrel length and a missing change lever. There have been three attempts at a carbine. The first was in 1989 (length overall 556mm, barrel length 289mm).

What kind of sight does the L98A2 have?

Because the L98 does not have a flash suppressor a Blank Firing Attachment (BFA) must be fitted to the Weapon. The L98A2 is fitted with adjustable iron sights. It consists of a rear emergency battle and leaf sight and a front blade sight.