Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, attack an objective during a live-fire range movement at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia Aug. 10, 2016. The Marines are part of Marine Rotational Force Darwin and are taking part in Exercise Koolendong 16. The range also included close air support, mortars, sniper over watch and the Combined Anti-Armored Team. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Anderson)
This is just a great live-fire range shot. And yes, that is a M27 IAR with ACOG, bayonet and extended bipod. Dig that bag of 30 round mags. #GetSome.
The Heckler Koch (HK) M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle is a hopped up 416 piston gun that has been supplementing the M249 SAW (FN Mini-Mag) since 2010 in the hands of automatic riflemen within Infantry and Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions at a rate of one per fire team. While select-fire (full auto, 850 rpm) it also makes a great DMR rifle as it is extremely accurate out to 800m with the new barrier blind 5.56mm round (M318 Mod 0 SOST cartridge).
Its a crowdpleaser as when full-up equipped it is just 9 pounds while a M249 goes 20+ and the FN gun doesn’t offer the same marksmanship ability.
You have to admit the PEQ-15, bayonet and mono-pod forward grip combo on an old-school M16 with a steel mag warms your heart
SOUTHWEST ASIA (Sept. 17, 2015) U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan Ripoyla moves to his next firing position during a bi-lateral training exercise. Ripoyla is a rifleman with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 15th MEU, embarked aboard the ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine air-ground task force capable of engaging with regional partners and maintaining regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jamean Berry/Released)