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Written on: 15/03/2011
The SA80 is over all not practical. It is indeed accurate and can achieve 600m with the susat sight or maybe more. But, you waste precious seconds using it. To cock it you need to turn the rifle on its side, its the only assult rifle where you need to take your finger of the trigger to change from semi-auto to auto, and the gas sometimes escapes meaning the cartridge may not extract and get stuck wich could cost your life. The fire selector is also stiff and it can only be used right handed… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/01/2011
Superb weapon, truly superb. It was a pleasure to handle, fire and clean. After having my sights zeroed the accuracy was spot on, It was light and well balanced enough to allow me to get a 32mm shoot grouping on the 50m range while stood up with my first 5 rounds. A joy to strip and clean, easy to breakdown and takes only minuets. I'll never want to fire anything else… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/08/2010
the sa80's accuracy is remarkable for an infantry assault rifle the 4x optical scope is standard and really useful. Providing you don't screw around with it, the rifle is adequately simple to maintain. I found it nicely weighted and balanced and i am a fan of the bullpup design as it makes the weapon compact. I would definatly reccomend it and am delighted the British armed forces use it as their standard assault rifle… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/07/2010
i serve as a sniper in the royal marines. the SA80A2 is terrible. yes its accurate however to keep the weapon maintained far outrides its accuracy.
handling is terrible as the catches and levers are not where they should be! the wpn's balance depends on what added extra you have on it and it's weight is one of the heaviest assault wpn's out there.
i think it were designed for a one armed, cross eyed chimp!
for what the government have spent on the thing we could all have m4's.
then the only… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/01/2010
Contrary to many of the cadets posting here, I'm a serving member of the forces in an infantry unit and have had plenty of experience with the weapon system. It's accuracy is outstanding, and the latest batch of upgrades (ACOG, piccatiny mounts, etc..) only add to this. It is also very reliable, providing you look after it properly. Tactically speaking, the bullpup coniguration makes it handy for OBUA and suits the current operational environment. As mentioned, the short length of the… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2010
You all seem to be talking about the actual rifle as opposed to an airsoft replica. So ill base my review on the actual L85 Mk.2 rifle. For those of you 'cadets' you will have used the L84 rifle (a bolt action variant of the L85 Mk.1), this jammed a lot, had a flimsy plastic magazine along with other problems. The overall design however was sound, its small size and good rate of fire made it excellent for Close Quarters Combat (forget about 'not being able to fire' from the left shoulder, this… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/11/2009
im another cadet with lots of experience with l98's and l85's(sa80's) and i also agree with the other cadet that the sa80 is very prone to jamming. it also feels horrible to hold due to how short it is and can only be operated from the right shoulder which means u have to expose urself more we looking around cover to your right (i found this out on a field craft course were my blank firing l98 ejected into my eye) it is an awful weapon and we should stuff Nato and go back to the L1a1 SLR. it is… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2009
i love the gun. i think people are basing it too much on the first rifle, the original sa80 a1. you are saying its a bad rifle because the first ones had problems.do you know how many problems the m16 had when it was first developed, people still praise it. the modern sa80 a2 is one of the best rifles today.every gun has jamms or stoppages, its enevitable once in a while but the new sa80 has almost none. still not convinced? if the sa80 is so bad, then, WHY IS IT STILL THE STANDARD BRITISH… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/09/2009
I have used the heckler and kock SA80 A2 rifle and would say that the only thing that lets it down is that it still jams but not as much as the old model… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2009
The Lee enfield- heckler and kock uk L85 A2/ SA80 A2 is a good weapon........easy to use and taking apart for cleaning. Had seen some people having trouble with the gas parts but it was due to poor maintenance. Very accurate on the distances it was meant to be used. Although quiet heavy it still a very good alrounder.
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Written on: 16/08/2009
Great rifle i think the only problem i have found is that after lots of firing the gas parts get clogged with gsr and dust and can lead to jams. However apart from that it is good. L85 A2/ SA80 A2 is easy to nsp and and clean, good rifle… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/07/2009
I have used this heckler and kock weapon and in my personal opinion i think it is great and all the british soldier i have asked like using it and see nothing wrong with it, i look foward to using it when i join the infantry… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/06/2009
i am a frequent user of this Lee enfield- heckler and kock uk L85 A2/ SA80 A2 weapon, as i have only fired blanks it is a very high rated weapon. best for britan. in a leugue of its own… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/12/2008
An excellent weapon, with a great sight. now with a raft of add ons and modifications available. Accurate fire
Good rate of fire
Compact The only problems I found with this air rifle were that its qwuite heavy and high maintenance… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/09/2008
Great accuracy, reliability, and a good rate of fire, lightweight, bullpub design. The only bad point for me is the low magazine capacity. Great gun, I've used it several times (with iron sights)… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2008 by opium3 (1 review written)
This Rifle has a really bad stigma, as I'm sure everyone has heard the horror storys of this Rifle jamming/breaking easily on operations in Iraq and Afganistan; but my friends in the Army using this reckon there's nothing wrong with it, particularly as a Target Rifle. The only universal down-side to this weapon is that if you happen to be left handed you will break your Jaw as the bullet casing will fly into your face, but regardless of that, it is a very, very pretty rifle. I personally think… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2008 by DANNY H (1 review written)
I used this rifle and it is ok but it isnt great i think our army deserves better weapons 2 b honest it is poor in urban warfare because 2 shoot out from cover on the left u expose alot of your body as it can only be shot from right shoulder. i wuldnt take it for f.i.b.u.a (urban warfare) if i had a choice it would be something else all depends on the task at hand 2 what the sumthing else is… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2008
I'm a Royal Marine Commando and I love this gun. It has a reputation it does not deserve… Read Full Review
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