The BWI (Boston Weapon Industries) Hessian is a 7.62x51mm NATO Battle Rifle that has been submitted to a competition to replace the SG 550 in the Swiss military. It utilizes a piston driven system with a reciprocating charging handle. It has a polymer upper and lower receiver, which greatly reduces the Hessian's weight. It is extremely reliable and very effective at longer ranges.
- Cartridge: 7.62x51 or .300 Blackout
- Barrel length: 20 inches
- Magazine size: 30 (.300 BLK), 20 (7.62 NATO)
- Weight: 8 pounds
- 1913 Picatinny rail
The Hessian-C is a shorter version of the Hessian. It's the same rifle as the regular Hessian, albeit with a shorter barrel.
- Barrel length: 13 inch barrel