H&K417 (HK762A1) Impressions

I shot the new consumer 7.62mm HK762A1 (H&K417) for the first time at Media Day. There were so many people queuing to shoot it I only got to shoot about 7 rounds. I fired those 7 rounds off as fast as possible (as I usually do) and it felt good. It is heavy, like all AR-10 rifles, but the weight helps soak up the recoil. The handguard is shorter than I would like it. A lighter but longer handguard would be preferable in my opinion. H&K is considering offering a full length rail as an aftermarket accessory. Below are photos of the guy who was ahead of me in the queue to shoot the gun …
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