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Arx160
ARX-160
Country of origin

Italy

Manufacturer(s)

Beretta

Year(s) designed

2008

Production began

2008

Weapon type

Assault rifle

Caliber
Action

Gas operated Rotating bolt

Overall length
  • 755 mm (29.72 in) (stock extended w. 302 mm barrel)
  • 680 mm (26.77 in) (stock collapsed w. 302 mm barrel)
  • 580 mm (22.83 in) (stock folded w. 302 mm barrel)
  • 920 mm (36.22 in) (stock extended w. 406 mm barrel)
  • 820 mm (32.28 in) (stock collapsed w. 406 mm barrel)
  • 755 mm (29.72 in) (stock folded w. 406 mm barrel)
Barrel length
  • 302 mm (11.89 in)
  • 406 mm (15.98 in)
Weight
  • 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) (empty with 406 mm barrel)
  • 3.0 kg (6.6 lb) (empty with 302 mm barrel)
Magazine/Cylinder capacity
  • 30 round STANAG Magazine,
  • 100-round C-Mag drum magazine
Cyclic rate

700 RPM

Maximum effective range

5 position rear sight up to 600 m (656 yd)

The ARX-160 is an assault rifle of Italian origin. It is manufactured by Beretta, and it can accept the commonly-used 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge.

The ARX-160 departs from the previously issued Beretta 70/90 weapon system under several points of view. The weapon is composed of two receivers, both manufactured mostly in polymer, and operates through a short-stroke piston system. The ARX-160 uses NATO STANAG magazines.

The weapon has many unique features like ambidextrous safeties, magazine catches and charging handle, and the ability to change which side spent casings are ejected. a quick-change barrel can be removed and replaced in seconds without tools, and there are two picatinny rails for sights and accessories.

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