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  1. #1 What Happened to the the XM8? 
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    I had high hopes for the XM8, It really looked and had the features of a Next-Gen small arm. So why was it cancelled?


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    I'm not sure, seems like it happened rather suddenly following hassling about bids. :? Things could always change ... I hope so anyway, it is one cool lightweight assault rifle.


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    Looks alittle old but might as well ansewer, the XM8 was a prototype assualt rifle looking at replacing the M-16/A4 and M-4 weapon platforms.

    During the time of testing the weapon was taken upon multiple operations with SOF and conventional forces where it was found to have problems proforming in adverse conditions. In a general study done by the US Army it was found that for the money the weapon was far from worth it. I can say that some Special Operations Soldiers have detested the weapon as a useless weapon left over from the OICW program.

    Besides that the U.S. is trying to escape the 5.56x45mm weapon platform due to many soldiers complaing of the small stopping power on orgainic targets.

    It looks like the 6.8 Remington SPC round is a great contender I have heard nothing but good reports on the system.
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    the EU army still actively uses it right behind the M4 and the G36 in popularity
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    Quote Originally Posted by the man of science
    the EU army still actively uses it right behind the M4 and the G36 in popularity
    Firstly, what EU army? Perhaps you meant an EU nation, in which case, could you point me towards the European country which uses the XM8?
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    EU= european union

    it's not one counrty, it's a group of nations.
    correct me if im wrong but dosnt every one in the EU use the Euro for money?
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    Yes you are wrong, Britain still has the sterling, and your post said EU army, there is no EU army. Not at the moment anyway.


    Ive just done some more research about it and apperently there are 12 other currencys used in the EU, including Sterling, although i cant name them.
    I'm new and although thats a bad excuse i'm here to learn, like ever one else has had to do so give me a chance to do so.
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    lol EU Army.

    man of science do you ever say anything correct?

    As far as I know the XM8 has never been used save for US Army tests.

    But heck, maybe you're right this time!
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    ah ok, lol

    that makes more sense.
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