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Old 06-02-2011, 02:08 AM   #11
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Well, the HK416 is an M4 with a gas piston system (more reliable?). Its been popular amongst special forces, as it was developed by special forces. Makes sense. There was some helmet-cam footage out there, but I doubt it still is, or if it was the same operation.
I would say, not so much. Im a factory piston gun owner (not some aftermarket add-on) and havent had any problems to date. Being as I own one I pay attention to reviews covering them. There has been a fair amount of bad press, mostly from guys just getting done w/ carbine courses.
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hk 416 is a good bet for the weapon, and it is likely that is was suppressed. Excessive damage, suppressed or not could be (and I think was) from a point blank shot. Heat of the moment+baddie flinching= dead bad guy ...." holy **** I think you just shot bin laden!" no source, just me own speculation.

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I have no idea what the SEALS used on that particular mission, but I do have a friend that served with a SEAL team for 5 years and he told me that one of his, and many of his peers', favorite weapon was a silenced MP5. Shooting someone in the head with anything larger than a bb gun with a hollow point round can lead the head pretty nasty looking. I hate to speculate what these men were using, but whatever it was it must have worked because the POS is dead and in the end that is all that matters

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It was SEAL Team Six that killed him. They are a tier one special operations group which means they have special privileges that other special forces don't. Such as they are allowed to wear beards and longer hair. They are also allowed to carry whichever weapon they chose to carry. So any weapon could have been used.

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I'd think that if I were a navy seal carrying out one of the most important missions of the war, I'd want to choose my weaponry. A loadout that is not only mission specific, but one I would be the most comfortable using sounds right to me. That type of practice isn't too uncommon among certain special forces groups. Question is, did they get the option for individual loadout carries.

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They probably got the guy from sons of guns to build some crazy suppressed **** for them..

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I am going with the HK416~
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Where can I get one of those masks?

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