Heckler and Koch has recently announced the reintroduction of the SL8 rifle to the U.S. Market.

The SL8 rifle is an import-legal version of the infamous G36 pattern and designed for precision shooting.

Heckler and Koch states “Back by popular demand, the SL8 is an import-legal version of the G36 designed for precision shooting. It features a cold-hammer forged barrel with a recessed crown.

The free-floating bull barrel is manufactured with the famous HK cannon grade steel.

The G36/SL8 short-stroke gas piston, later featured in the HK416, ensures smooth, clean, reliable operation.

The SL8 also features a short MIL-SPEC optics mount, match trigger, and an adjustable stock.”


  • Caliber:.223 Remington
  • Length:38.6 in
  • Height:9.84 in
  • Barrel Length:20.8 in
  • Weight (without magazine):8.6 lb
  • Magazine Weight Empty: 12.47 oz
  • Magazine Capacity:10
  • Trigger Pull:4.5 pound
  • Return Travel:.23 in
  • Barrel Profile/Twist:6 grooves, right-hand twist, 1:7 twist

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