It turns out that designing a rifle from scratch is hard. Very hard. Which is why most manufacturers don’t bother and just make variations on well-established designs like the AR-15, AK, FN FAL or similar.
Ensio Firearms of Finland decided to break the mold and design their own .308 Win / .223 Rem multi-caliber rifle from scratch. In 2021 we looked at the pre-production version, but it had issues. How were they fixed? What modifications did they have to make? Does this give insight into actually how hard it is to design rifles from scratch?
Switzerland’s most popular native-English-language guns & shooting channel! Probably. Maybe. I guess. A somewhat off-the-wall and tongue-in-cheek look at firearms, military history and shooting, and a jolly good tilt at the windmills of fuddlore to go with it. And the odd off-topic vid about Switzerland, or whatever happens to take our fancy. We normally launch “in-series” vids on a Friday (early launch on a Wednesday via Patreon and the FB page https://www.facebook.com/Blokeontherange/ ), out-of-series vids launch precisely… whenever.