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From the look of the latest JSSAP dtic presentation it appears that we may be about to see some interesting new ground broken in very non traditional optics shortly....
They're looking at 3d printed "optoelectronic devices"
Which should be incredibly interesting
Yeah Japan is big pimpin these days, this whole setup looks dope af. As a lover of Japanese manufactured pocket knives and lighters, I'd really like to get my hands on one of these and see how it stacks up to the SCAR 16 in terms of quality and shootability.
More broadly, we're seeing the broader ramifications of the Xi-ification of China and the SCS region. Namely, Japan has woken from its peaceful slumber and is now remilitarizing across the board.
Mr. T (MrT4) said:
Indeed they are excellent , i would take that 1-8x March for a DMR , but for a general purpose rifle elcan offers much wider view and better reticle for the intended use and lack of in field adjustable turrets is a plus for a combat rifle . Jap army i hope ordered a custom reticle with BDC , closest commercial offering that would be usable is ,they realy need some better reticle for their 1-8x and 1-10x optics.
Per the above slide, the twitter infographic rumor is they will use the FMC-3 reticle:
But I agree, this isn't a great general purpose reticle. Personally I don't think First Focal Plane optics in general are great for general purpose, as they make the reticles really tiny and reliant on illumination when on 1x. I think the US was wise to go Second Focal Plane (where reticle remains a constant size from 1-6x) with the Tango optic for that reason.
I'm not an optic expert by any means, but at least for my own use, I'd love to see the March or similar optic as a SFP, using a simple ACOG style reticle.
1-6x ,1-8x ,1-10x and similar optics are mostly SFP , some are the dual plane, FFP are quite rare.
The March optic 1-8 is a FFP:
Sadly I cant find an SFP option for that scope.
Not the same scope but they have a whole lineup of SFP low magnification optics.But all with useless reticles
Oh man how the hell is the gun 7.7 pounds with a 13" bbl and such a short handguard?!
That's actually pretty freakishly heavy for something that size
That's a Howa I'd buy from Weatherby!
The chart shows "Ammunition = 4 g (62 gr) M855A1 FMJBT"
Which do the Japanese use - 62 gr M855A1 or 62 gr FMJBT?