Heckler & Koch brought some new toys to Media Day 2012. The rifle that caught my attention the most was the new H&K MR762A1. This rifle is the 7.62 mm version modeled after the companyâ€™s MR556A1, which is chambered in 5.56 mm. This is the civilian model of the H&K 416 that was developed for military and law enforcement use.
The rifle sports the H&K gas piston system, ambidextrous features, and 10-round standard polymer magazines with the ability to accept the 20-round versions designed for the 416. The MR762A1 also offers a whole lot more.
Shooting the MR762A1 was very enjoyable, like shooting anything H&K wouldnâ€™t be, right?Â The features that H&K put into this 7.62 mm firing rifle make for a big rifle that feels like it is shooting smaller caliber ammunition. Recoil and trigger reset were very manageable and accuracy was dead on.
I fired 10 rounds at a swinging steel face popper placed at 100 yards, and hit every time. Well, actually I was able to shoot fast enough follow-up shots that by shot number 8 the target stand became unstable and fell over into another target – killed it dead! I then transitioned and finished with two hits on another steel target.
Iâ€™ll have a follow-up article to detail more of the features of the MR762A1, but I wanted to get this out to wet your appetite. If you enjoy the unique design features of H&K rifles then you will like what theyâ€™ve done here.
Look for the MR762A1 to ship to dealers at the end of March, but make sure your wallet is full, as the MR762A1 looks to have an MSRP of $3995.
Original Article on the H&K MR762A1
Heckler & Koch will be introducing the MR762A1 rifle at the 2012 SHOT Show. Â The MR762A1 follows the MR556A1 that was introduced last year at the 2011 SHOT Show. Â We tested the MR556A1 then and were impressed by its fit, finish and function.
TheÂ MR762A1 is a semi-automatic, piston driven rifle chambered for the 7.62×51 (aka .308) cartridge. Â Standard features on theÂ MR762A1 include a free floating quad rail, full lenth Picatinny-style rail for mounting optics and an adjustable buttstock.
According to H&K, the barrels are cold hammer forged in Germany. Â The rifles are then assembled in the United States. Â MSRP is $3995.