The G65 Battle RifleThe G65 Battle Rifle, circa 1972
The G65 battle rifle was designed in 1967 as a replacement for the G4 rifle. Although the G65 never ended up replacing the G4, it served alongside it in both the Cazatanian Army and Marine Corps, proving to be both reliable and hard hitting. The G65 was originally chambered in 7.62mm NATO when it was first designed, however, when the G65A1 was released, 70% of all G65s were converted to 7.94mm ARAM-H and sent to reserve and National Guard units.
The G65 was the staple of the Cazatanian Marine unit during the New Berlin communist rebellion in 1978, where high powered weapons proved to be superior to the communist AK-74 assault rifles as the 7.62mm NATO round was better at penetrating walls and had a significantly higher striking power than the small 5.45mm Russian ammunition used by the rebels.
A civilian variant of the G65 known as the SL65 was released in 1980 in semi-automatic. The weapon sold very well on the market, and over 2.1 million have been sold to civilians alone, making Drey Arms Company a huge profit and setting it up for the world civilian arms trade. Both the SL65 and the G65 are popular with citizens in the colder eastern regions of Cazatania, where there is a very small military or police presence. Militiamen in the east prefer the G65 to the G65A1 or the FN G61 because of its long range and wooden parts.Production HistoryType:
Battle RiflePlace of origin:
Drey Arms CompanyDesigned:
Drey Arms CompanySpecificationsWeight:
- 7.94mm ARAM-H
- 7.62mm NATOAction:
Gas Operated, Tilting boltRate of fire:
550 - 600 Rounds Per MinuteMuzzle velocity:
880 Meters Per SecondEffective range:
- 20 Round BoxSights:
Rotary Diopter, Hooded Front PostCost: