Heckler & Koch SL7
The Heckler & Koch SL7 is a roller-delayed blowback operated sporting carbine made by Heckler & Koch. It was chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO caliber and designed and marketed throughout the world as a hunting/utility rifle.
|Heckler & Koch SL7|
Heckler-Koch SL7 rifle with 10-round magazine
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Manufacturer||Heckler & Koch|
|Produced||1980s - 1991|
|Variants||H&K SL6, H&K 770|
|Mass||8.36 pounds (3.6 kg) unloaded|
|Length||39.76 in (1010 mm)|
|Barrel length||17.71 in (450 mm)|
|Cartridge||.308 Winchester, 7.62×51mm NATO|
|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic|
|Feed system||3 or 10-round single column, detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Rotary rear aperture drum, hooded foresight|
The SL7 is no longer manufactured, having been replaced by the Heckler & Koch SLB 2000.
The HK 770, a sporting rifle 7.62×51mm NATO/.308 Winchester variant of the Heckler & Koch SL7, lacked the wooden handguard of the SL7 and was equipped with a longer barrel with integral flash hider/compensator slots at the end of the barrel, open rear leaf sights, and sporting-style buttstock.
The HK 940, a sporting rifle long action variant of the Heckler & Koch SL7, designed for using cartridges exceeding the 7.62×51mm NATO/.308 Winchester 2.8 in (71.12 mm) overall length like the .30-06 Springfield or 7×64mm and lacked the wooden handguard of the SL7 and was equipped with a longer barrel with integral flash hider/compensator slots at the end of the barrel, open rear leaf sights, and sporting-style buttstock.
The Heckler & Koch SL6 is similar in appearance to the Heckler & Koch SL7, but is chambered for the 5.56×45mm NATO.
- Kokalis, Peter G. (June 1985). "SL6/7: Expanded Roles for HK's Compact Carbines". Soldier of Fortune magazine.
- The HK770 Cal. 7.62mm × 51 (.308 Winchester)
- The HK940 Cal. .30-06 Springfield
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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