The Mythic German AR: The H&K 416

Mike over running GarandThumb takes on a topic that many many folks have some questions on.

What makes the H&K 416 the H&K416? What makes this classically German over engineered variant of the AR-15 the legend it is?

Data set after data set see two weapons consistently out perform the modern layout. Both are US Service rifles within USSOCOM. The SCAR and the 416 compete incredibly favorably in accuracy, reliability, and high praise end user feedback. What sets the rifle apart?

The SCAR and the 416 have top marks on their failure rates and accuracy. The meet standards that no other firearms have been held to in official trials. What details make the guns run?

GT highlights the highs and lows of running the H&K 416. He compares this against the other popular SBR platfrom, the Mk 18 (and clones). This is the German gun in the raw.