Heckler & Koch has announced that it intends to manufacture MR762A1 rifles at its new factory in Columbus, Ga.
The company confirmed the news in an Instagram post with a picture of the rifle. The caption reads, “If you didn’t know, we have some MR762a1 rifles queued up for production in Georgia.”
HK opened up its new 50,000 square-foot facility last summer. The move was a multimillion dollar investment and is expected to create 84 new jobs in the Columbus area over the next two years.
Chambered in 7.62x51mm, the MR762A1 features a 16.50-inch cold hammer forged barrel. It tips the scales at 9.84 pounds with an empty 20-round magazine. The overall length with the stock extended is 39.10 inches. With the stock retracted, the length is reduced to 35.94 inches.
The MR762A1 is a direct descendent of the HK416/417. As such, it features an adjustable buttstock; ergonomic pistol grip; mechanical sights; and either the HK modular rail system or the HK free-floating four-quadrant rail system/handguard.
Additionally, the MR762A1 uses a short-stroke gas piston system.
Initially introduced back in January 2012, the MSRP on the MR762A1 is $3,995. For more, check out the specs and video below, and go to hk-usa.com.
HK MR762A1 Specs
- Caliber: 7.62x51mm
- Stock Extended Length: 39.10 in.
- Stock Retracted Length: 35.94 in.
- Width: 3.23 in.
- Height: 8.39 in.
- Barrel Length: 16.50 in.
- Rifle Weight (with empty 20-round magazine): 9.84 lb.
- Magazine (empty 20 round magazine): .34 lb
- Magazine Capacity: 10 or 20 rounds
- Trigger Pull: 4.5–5.6 lbf /20–25 N (two stage trigger)
- Barrel Profile: 4 lands & grooves, right-hand twist, 1 in 12 in.
- Sight Radius: 16.14 in.
- Sights: variety of optional sights available
- Stock: adjustable 5 positions