Heckler & Koch SL7

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Heckler & Koch SL7
Type Semi-automatic rifle
Place of origin Germany
Production history
Manufacturer Heckler & Koch
Produced 1980s - 1991
Variants H&K SL6, H&K 770
Weight 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
Action Roller-delayed blowback
Rate of fire Semi-automatic
Feed system 3 or 10-round stacked column, detachable internal magazine
Sights Rotary rear aperture drum, hooded foresight

The Heckler & Koch SL7 is a roller-delayed blowback operated sporting carbine made by Heckler & Koch. It is manufactured in 7.62×51mm caliber. It was designed and marketed throughout the world as a hunting/utility rifle.[1]

The SL7 is no longer manufactured, having been replaced by the H&K SLB 2000.


The H&K SL6 is similar in appearance to the H&K SL7, but is chambered for the 5.56×45mm caliber.[2]

The H&K 770, a sporting rifle variant of the H&K SL7, lacked the wooden handguard of the SL7 and was equipped with a longer barrel, open rear leaf sights, and sporting-style buttstock.


  1. ^ Kokalis, Peter G. (June 1985). "SL6/7: Expanded Roles for HK's Compact Carbines". Soldier of Fortune magazine. 
  2. ^ http://www.world.guns.ru/civil/civ022-e.htm

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