Heckler & Koch SL6
The Heckler & Koch SL6 is a roller-delayed blowback operated sporting carbine made by Heckler & Koch. It was chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO. The design was originally based on the Heckler & Koch 630 sporting rifle and is essentially a shorter-barreled version of that rifle. It was marketed throughout the world as a hunting/utility rifle.
|Heckler & Koch SL6|
Heckler & Koch SL6 with 10-round magazine
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Manufacturer||Heckler & Koch|
|Mass||7.92 pounds (3.6 kg) unloaded|
|Length||39.76 in. (1010mm)|
|Barrel length||17.71 in. (450mm)|
|Cartridge||.223 Remington, 5.56×45mm NATO|
|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic or Select-fire (Semi, 2-round Burst) (SL6A2)|
|Feed system||3, 4, or 10-round single column, detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Rotary rear aperture drum, hooded foresight|
The Heckler & Koch SL6 is no longer manufactured, having been replaced by the Heckler & Koch SLB 2000.
The Heckler & Koch SL6A2 variant is essentially the same rifle; however, the SL6A2 includes a flash hider and offers a two-round burst selector.
The HK 630, a 5.56×45mm NATO/.223 Remington sporting rifle variant of the Heckler & Koch SL6, lacked the wooden handguard of the SL6 and was equipped with a longer barrel with integral flash hider/compensator slots at the end of the barrel, open rear leaf sights, and sporting-style buttstock.
The Heckler & Koch SL7 is variant chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO.
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