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Old December 1st, 2005, 20:42   #1
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BE XM8 Review and Upgrade Guide

Heres my review of the Both Elephant XM8 @ ASR:

http://www.airsoftretreat.com/forums...TOPIC_ID=87937

Lost of pics in all the pages so 56k beware.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 21:22   #2
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I wonder if people designing these XM8s realize that it is not longer going to be used by the US Army.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 21:40   #3
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they probably know but dont care, its chinese manufacturers were talking about here.

same goes for the people who buy the xm8, they know its not going to be in service but it doesnt matter to them. i just like the looks of the gun and since its based on a g36 its not a full on prototype weapon system. the basic design has been proven.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 22:00   #4
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Its not for sure it won't be the new rifle.

The program is just suspended to learn from lessons in Iraq and Afghanistan and to open the process up to more manufactures.

Far as we know they could still end up going with the XM8. Though probably the odds are not as much in its favor anymore.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:40   #5
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well after u painted it it looked shit loads better. but i like H&K but i'll stay away from the XM8.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:58   #6
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according to our team member hawk, who was down in arizona training military support members the art of marksmanship back in september, the word he got from the army was that all prototypes of the xm8 were destroyed by the army and the program was cancelled. as far as i know only the army had the xm-8 and h&k did not build any for anyone else. apparently they are really interested in the S.C.A.R. program offered by FN and that they have taken over h&k's spot in the "let's find a new gun" program. this is just what i heard.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 09:44   #7
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at the moment, i have opened up the internals
after ripping my TM aug apart, the m-box is very similar
the thing i dont like is that there is no motor-cage, so you cannot separate the motor from the mechbox...makes shimming a bit of a pain; but you only need one screwdriver since they cheaped out on the screws they used
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btw..stock TM gears need shimming if you want to replace the BE ones..heh
the plastic gears are quieter, but the piston/cylinder are horrible..FAR less compression than stock TM parts; very easily swappable though
however, the gear that draws the piston back has a different number of teeth;
so in my box now i have the TM piston, head, nozzle, spring, guide, piston gear
and it works like a charm
gonna run it to the ground before switching to TM box
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Old December 12th, 2005, 15:22   #8
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For some reason i really dislike the look of an xm8 its so "plasticy". Anyone have similar thoughts with me?

*are there metal bodies for this gun?
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Old December 13th, 2005, 15:58   #9
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Old December 29th, 2005, 20:49   #10
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i got the XM8 CONVERSION KIT for x-mas and the only problem i had so far is that sometimes the bb will hit part of the muzzle so i just took it off
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Old December 29th, 2005, 21:09   #11
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if it's the gws kit they give you the outer barrel extension which is about 6" longer than the stock g36 inner barrel. you probably just had an alignment issue with your inner barrel and it manifests itself with bb's striking the flashider.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 14:24   #12
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I read on an army review site that they have decided to stick with the XM8 as the stansard infantry (army/ marines) rifle and the new SCAR will be the special forces rifle, im not sure if the paratroopers were included as special forces
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 17:47   #13
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Since the XM-8 is no longer in testing (or whichever stage it was in), do Airsoft replicas of it no longer count as replicas of a "real firearm"? I have a factsheet from the Canada Firearms Centre open in another tab, and it says that such models would fall under the category "imitation firearm" as opposed to a "replica firearm", but I can't find any rules regarding those. Could somebody enlighten me?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 19:35   #14
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I got to handle a BE XM8 about a month ago. It's shit, pure and simple. Seam lines, wobbly front end right out of the box, scope that doesn't even have a recticle. Shot pretty good (340 w .2's) but accuracy was horrible. Waste of money.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 20:32   #15
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I'm not sure who made the one I got to look at, but I do know it was an American manufacturer. Thanks for the heads-up though.
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