Is the L85A2 any good?

The L85A2 achieved a 95% success rate, above the declared operational requirement of 90%, and its nearest rival of popular choice achieved only 47%. But, the determination of some to insist “the L85 is rubbish” is not to be contradicted by actual facts or experience.

Why the SA80 is bad?

The designers built it for right-handed shooters — a major oversight that left-handed troops with an awkward and clumsy gun to fire. More ominously, the SA80 frequently jammed in the dust and grit of the Middle East, a malfunction that could render a soldier’s weapon useless at the worst possible moment.

Is the SA80 a good gun?

“The SA-80 is a highly capable weapon which remains the individual infantry weapon of choice across the armed forces.”

Who makes the sa80a3?

The SA80A3s equipped with the new forend, made by H&K, were first seen in the hands of 1 battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, 1YORKS, back in late March 2021. Since then UK Ministry of Defence accounts have shared numerous other photos of the rifles with the new forends.

Is the L85A2 good phantom forces?

The L85A2 is an all-rounder weapon, despite its average CQC performance and moderate overall recoil without attachments. Furthermore, it can take on some DMRs in mid-range combat, and outranges many of its class.

How accurate is the SA80?

The L85A2 has achieved an average reliability rate of 25,200 mean rounds between failure, and the L86A2 achieved 12,897 mean rounds between failures. Both weapons have higher reliability rates in cold/dry, temperate, and hot/wet conditions (over 31,500 MRBF for L85A2), but lower rates in hot/dry environments.

Why does the UK use the SA80?

SA80 is the designation for a revolutionary family of assault weapons. On its introduction, it proved so accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned. SA80 A2 comprises the Individual Weapon (IW) and the Light Support Weapon (LSW). These are the British Army’s standard combat weapons.

How much does a L85A2 cost?

Manufacturer RSAF Enfield, Royal Ordnance
Unit cost £1,300 (2015)
Produced 1985–1994
No. built Approx. 350,000 (L85, L86) Approx. 21,700 (L98)

Who made the L85A2?

Royal Ordnance