Gun Report

Heckler & Koch SL8-1 .223 Rem.

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Even with a trigger that was a step behind the others, this gun shot well and handled well. Its buttstock adjustability gave it a big edge, in our view.

Heckler & Koch SL8-1 .223 Rem.

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Law Enforcement
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
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Barrel Finish
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The oddly-shaped front end includes a trapezoidal shape that sits well on a bench and a molded-in sling attachment point.
The release tab (bottom right arrow) allows for easy one-hand magazine changes. The ambi safety is easy to reach with the trigger hand (top arrow). The thumbhole stock was cut too far forward for most shooters, we think. The trigger finger tended to overrun the trigger.
The black cheekpiece raises up to adjust to the shooters face, and the buttplate slides in and out to change LOP.

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