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Ok everyone, time to throw some more fuel into the rumor mill. While browsing HKPRO.com, I came across a thread where someone claimed that his dealer told him that Steyr and HK will be sharing production facilities in Georgia starting soon. He also claimed that his dealer had recieved pricing information from Steyr on... wait for it... wait for it... a domestically produced Steyr AUG! I know HK has a plant in Georgia that was supposed to produce the XM-8 weapons sytem for the military. However, AFAIK, the XM-8 project has been pushed back indefinatley while the military decides if it wants to adopt a new platform and abandon the M16/M4 platform. Also, HK has just released the HK416, it's version of the M4 platform with reliability and gas system upgrades, further pointing to the fact that the XM-8 may not go prime time any time soon (Also, it appears that HK has the HK418 in the works, a short carbine in 7.62x51...civilian version please!). So, HK has a huge new factory in Georgia with (almost) nothing to produce in it. Steyr is trying to break into the US market but is in need of a plant. This could be the news we've been waiting for!