The lore surrounding the G36 rifle is that its polymer receiver will shift under moments of heat stress, including assertions that 10MOA of deviation will occur after only 60 rounds fired. This claim was refuted and won by H&K in the German courts but, as always, the lore continues.
In this video we test two TommyBuilt T36 clones, one of them being built from an actual German parts kit, the other being all American parts, in an attempt to get to the bottom of this issue.
Special thanks to InRange supporter Steven for loaning his German parts kit build T36 to us for this project.
InRange is an online video program dedicated to the study of guns, shooting, gun culture, and history. We dispel the myths, promote the good stuff that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.