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...that it would have been more accurate to have entitled the announcement "New and Improved SLR from Ohio Ordnance."

The SLR (Self-Loading Rifle) was a semi-auto-only version of the BAR, based on a newly designed receiver and trigger group, using (mostly) surplus BAR parts as the additional components. I suspect that the "new and improved" version may reflect the fact that the surplus BAR parts have been used up.
 

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Mmmmmmm. Receiver looks redesigned, as does the fore end furniture and the barrel is shorter. The original copy looked virtually identical to an early BAR.

Version in 7.62 x 51mm would give some of the big bore ARs a run for their money.... or not considering the price. If the receiver is steel, it should outlast the AR family versions.
 

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I'm just wondering what it's for, whether semi-auto for full auto. If full auto, I'd rather have something belt fed. The new and improved M60's(I think they're up to E6 version) from US Ordnance are finally what the M60 should have been from the start, and probably better than the M240B now that they're fully perfected. I believe the Seals have now gone back to the US Ord M60.

If it's a semi-auto, I think I'd rather just have a FAL. Lighter, better ergonomics, just as reliable, cheaper parts that are more abundant, etc.

I will say that the BAR is an accurate weapon, I've shot many that could hold their own on a NM course.
 

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I'm just wondering what it's for, whether semi-auto for full auto. If full auto, I'd rather have something belt fed. The new and improved M60's(I think they're up to E6 version) from US Ordnance are finally what the M60 should have been from the start, and probably better than the M240B now that they're fully perfected. I believe the Seals have now gone back to the US Ord M60.
...that it's semi-auto because, thanks to the Hughes Amendment to FOPA 86, if it were selective-fire, it could only be sold to government agencies (or exported, with Department of State approval.)

Did anyone see any suggestion that it's being pitched to SOCOM as a machine gun?
 

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...that it's semi-auto because, thanks to the Hughes Amendment to FOPA 86, if it were selective-fire, it could only be sold to government agencies (or exported, with Department of State approval.)

Did anyone see any suggestion that it's being pitched to SOCOM as a machine gun?
I believe they make machineguns as well as semi-auto; so I just didn't know one way or the other.

So if it's a semi-auto, then like I said, I'd rather have a FAL.

If I'm going to have a BAR for anything, it's going to look like a BAR.
 

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I'd rather have a modernized BREN gun, back in WWII the Bren was the better weapon.
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