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6.5 MK48 prototype

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  1. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    FN To Unveil Prototype 6.5 Caliber MK48 MOD 2 Machine Gun At 2019 SOFIC
    May 20th, 2019

    (McLean, VA – May 20, 2019) FN America, LLC, maker of a majority of small arms for the U.S. military, is excited to announce that the company will unveil the prototype for the newest variant of the MK 48 machine gun chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). The development of this machine gun, which joins FN’s other 6.5 offerings, was undertaken as part of FN’s response to USSOCOM’s qualification of the caliber last year.

    The prototype FN MK 48 Mod 2 6.5CM features the latest upgrades for FN’s series of light and medium machine guns, including an adjustable stock for length of pull and cheek height; improved, locking charging handle; improved, double-notched sear; improved handguard with 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock positions with improved bipod; and, more robust feed tray latch, ensuring the feed tray cover locks into place during reloads. Once development is complete, existing MK 48 Mod 1 models can be configured at the armorer level to the Mod 2 variant or newest caliber with the addition of the upgrade kit and barrel conversion.

    The FN MK 48 Mod 0, adopted as a USSOCOM program of record in 2003, was developed from FN Herstal’s 7.62x51mm FN MINIMI® at the request for a compact and easily-maneuverable machine gun in a heavier caliber. The improvements to the MK 48 were also incorporated into the M249 series and is in service with USSOCOM as the MK 46 5.56x45mm machine gun. In addition, FN also holds current USSOCOM contracts for the MK 17 7.62-caliber carbine and MK 20 SSR precision rifle.

    To see the newest MK 48 Mod 2 6.5CM and FN’s other legendary military firearms, please visit booth 804 at the 2019 SOFIC Conference in Tampa, Florida, or visit

  2. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

  3. AustinN4

    AustinN4 TGT Addict

    Nov 27, 2013
  4. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

    Feb 1, 2010
    That would be a blast to shoot. Somebody here needs to let me shoot a full auto. Never done it. Need to do it.
  5. EZ-E

    EZ-E Infidel Patriot III%er

    May 4, 2017
    Come out to a GET TOGETHER, the dentist TX OMFS brought 2 out last time
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  6. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 2, 2017
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  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    LOL WUT?
    This is the kind of equipment operator you are.
  8. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

  9. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

    Nov 22, 2011
    Dupe threads merged.

    ETA: Please note that it's OK for baboon to post the entire article despite the board copyright policy because it's a press release. Just thought I'd point that out in case anybody got confused.
  10. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

    Apr 4, 2011
    Out West
    Seems like a major waste of an inherently accurate round.

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