The HK MR556A1, with comparison to the DI AR carbine. [Archive] - Glock Talk


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05-18-2011, 00:45
Hi guys, picked up this new HK MR556A1 at the fun show over the weekend for a very good price. Have not shot it yet, but I went over it and compared and contrasted it with the DI AR (Noveske N4 Light Carbine is used here).
As you probably already know, the HK MR556A1 is the civilian modified version of the HK 416 used by our Special Forces.
The instructional pics are pretty self-explanatory. Typical HK, the rifle just feels like a quality piece. It is a little on the heavy side, at 8.9 lbs with empty mag. Those who want a lightweight carbine can just forget about it. Those who still want one can breath a sigh of relief in knowing that the HK upper will fit onto a regular AR lower, so it can use any polymer mags that have the top rib that interfere with proper sitting inside the HK lower. So, whenever HK starts selling the upper, you can get it and slap it on your favorite AR lower (see the bottom 5 pics).
Enough with words, here are pics. Enjoy.

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05-18-2011, 11:20
As I stated just previously in the HK forums. This is calling my name. I was gonna get a SCAR or ACR but I have an obsession with German made firearms. you know germans make good stuff.

Mayhem like Me
05-18-2011, 13:50
That gas piston looks very similar to the one from my G36 K... if it ain't broke....

05-18-2011, 14:38
SEXY! I just wish they made a mid length option or at least an extended rail that goes beyond the gas block? I am sure HK or some other smart company will offer an after market rail that actually cover that hot exposed gas block.

Kinda like the extended rail they make for the SCAR.

05-18-2011, 15:32
Thanks for the pics. I'm sure it's a good rifle, and I'd much prefer it to a standard DI gun, but I still can't see what would make it better than my SCAR. Please keep us updated though. I look forward to seeing what shooters have to say after some range and field time.

05-19-2011, 14:38
so it shoots just the same as every other 556 semi auto AR type rifle right?

05-19-2011, 15:12
not even remotely interested,they really screwed the pooch....but i knew they would since this is for mere civilians.