In a report released Friday by the German Army’s technical team, the ongoing accuracy issues with the H&K G36 rifle (the main battle rifle of the German armed forces) have been officially confirmed. The report states that not only do the accuracy issues crop up after sustained periods of rapid fire, but even the ambient temperature and humidity can negatively impact the rifle’s accuracy such that it no longer functions within the required parameters . . .
Rather than blaming a single component such as the ammunition or the barrel, the team concluded that the problem is inherent in the system and the entire weapon is flawed from the ground up. The German army stopped purchasing new rifles only a few months ago, and has subsequently accepted the HK416 as a suitable firearm. No word yet on if they will make a wholesale swap, but it seems likely.