very short time just fooling with it, the trigger is very very good and does not need aftermarket work very little takeup and almost no creep. for a .mil its pretty damn good. if this trigger was on my scar17 i would not have bought a giesselle. i think someone at fn was listening.
drawback very slight, is the barrel cannot be removed without the bolt held rearward. with some practice i should be able to two hand it but for now it requires a third hand or the bolt hold open block it ships with. there is no built in bolt hold open which i assume is a feature whose absence makes it easier to get batfe approval. with an ag the gunner can hold the charging handle while the ag swaps.
the buttstock retaining pins are very very stiff be prepaired to smack the hell out of em till they break in.
recoil spring is reminiscent of the scar17 and is 2 springs. a very very long one and a shorter one. charging handle is non reciprocating.
over all build quality is extremely good welds are solid well done. finish is superb and flaw free for a military finish. i cannot see any flaws on this sample.
feed tray locks tight and should be more than adequate for an optic.
the gun comes with a very nice manual with actual photographs on basic operation care and maintenance.
its going to take some real work to clean the shipping preservative. manual states clearly that it needs a full cleaning and relube before first firing.
rear sight uses a 300m zero with a 25m battle sight zero. manual states to zero at 25m then confirm at 300m.
i cannot think of anything else on initial quick review.
my first impression is fnh hit a homerun.