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I don't have anything else to compare it with since I've never fired other assault (battle?) rifles, but I don't remember anyone having much trouble with it. The AG3 was obviously overpowerd for most needs and could actually fire through young trees. it was uncomfortable and impractical wearing it in a sling in front of you when skiing, something we often did.

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I don't have anything else to compare it with since I've never fired other assault (battle?) rifles, but I don't remember anyone having much trouble with it. The AG3 was obviously overpowerd for most needs and could actually fire through young trees. it was uncomfortable and impractical wearing it in a sling in front of you when skiing, something we often did.

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And I am only repeating what I heard. I don't know if I would have had a different opinion. I can not really remember what was said. I heard no stories about how the rifle shot, or its power (those in service with my army will have been 7.62mm calibre) but that it was not made well. I only presume the rifles were not made in Germany, but I think this will be the case. They were old as well, which will not help, and perhaps this was the reason.

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The G3 was produced outside of Germany after being given a license to do so. According to Wikipedia, the fountain of all knowledge ( ajb007/shifty  ), the G3 was produced in Brazil, France, Mexico, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Pakistan, Myanmar and Iran. It makes sense not all were of the same quality as the ones produced by the Germans. I remember my rifle was more than twenty years old and older than me. What type of rifle did you use?

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Number24 wrote:

The AG3 (License made HK G3) is about a meter long and weighs nearly 5 kg, so yes  ajb007/crap

And when you attach that "Noob Tube" underbarrel, it adds another 1,5kg.   ajb007/crap

And I thought we had it rough with the 4,2kg (loaded) Valmet M62  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

"I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
-Mr Arlington Beech

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Number24 wrote:

The G3 was produced outside of Germany after being given a license to do so. According to Wikipedia, the fountain of all knowledge ( ajb007/shifty  ), the G3 was produced in Brazil, France, Mexico, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Pakistan, Myanmar and Iran. It makes sense not all were of the same quality as the ones produced by the Germans. I remember my rifle was more than twenty years old and older than me. What type of rifle did you use?

My apologies for the late reply. I have been very busy at work.
Our issue rifle was the AK47. Although we had other rifles in the armoury, the AK47 was the one we almost always used. It was ideal for the very harsh conditions. It too was old but still good.
Even on exercise we were issued with live ammunition because our main training areas were very dangerous (there were even no tribes people living there). I am not sure if you too would have live ammunition on exercise? The reason why we carried it in our rifles at all times was because of the danger of attack by wild animals. I never had to fire at any predators and neither did anyone I was with, but other soldiers did. You had to sign for the ammunition and hand it back. If you used any you would have to hand the empty cases in and report why they had been fired. The officers were very strict about this.