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Forum: Trigger Puller 06-21-2011
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Posted By JMA
As time passes I really do believe that armies...

As time passes I really do believe that armies need to be flexible with regard to organisational structure and weapons and equipment. More applicable (I appreciate) for armies that pick fights...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-04-2011
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Posted By JMA
Yes there is certainly a need to differentiate...

Yes there is certainly a need to differentiate between the golf-bag type selection ability of weapons for different special forces operations and the more standard requirements of the line infantry.
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-04-2011
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Posted By JMA
Well I hope you realised that back when you were...

Well I hope you realised that back when you were serving ;)

My experience is that the average 18 year old infantry trainee is generally not rocket scientist material and if he has the smarts at 18...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-02-2011
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Posted By JMA
I suggest we are talking at crossed purposes. I...

I suggest we are talking at crossed purposes. I was merely reacting to the comment that because there are many 303 Enfields in Afghanistan there is necessarily a risk from long range sniping. The...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-02-2011
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Posted By JMA
Welcome Demon Fox, So I wonder who can...

Welcome Demon Fox,



So I wonder who can explain why the 62 grain is standard issue?



May I suggest that you consider adding the "Dead and Alive Shoot" to the Drake Shoot training.
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-01-2011
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Posted By JMA
Yes, we have spoken about those "imported"...

Yes, we have spoken about those "imported" snipers before somewhere here.

I understand they were foreign and were finally taken out.

The context of my post related to the availability of "a lot...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-01-2011
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Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
and the 5.56 could adequately penetrate the brick...

and the 5.56 could adequately penetrate the brick and concrete cover found in such urban environments?



But luckily, not too many shooters who can achieve that are to be found there.

Have...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-01-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Good point. Are you asking about the 5.56 or the...

Good point. Are you asking about the 5.56 or the 7.62 or both?

But then the aim of section fire out to 600m is what?
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-26-2011
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Posted By JMA
I thought the Dragunov was a sniper rifle? But...

I thought the Dragunov was a sniper rifle? But certainly the FN/SLR was fit for purpose. As most of our action was at very close ranges the range of the weapon did not come into play but it was the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-24-2011
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Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Not sure... I suggest its a job for the unit...

Not sure... I suggest its a job for the unit armourer. It took minutes.
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-23-2011
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Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
OK, it was no catch question but what I was...

OK, it was no catch question but what I was trying to establish was if soldier produced a fancy optic scope he had bought somewhere would he be allowed to use it in your army? Would he need to...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-23-2011
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Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Is there a need for short range stuff for troops...

Is there a need for short range stuff for troops in Afghanistan (other than special forces)?

And what impact has the general issue of optics to Brit soldiers on the kill rate per contact and the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-23-2011
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Posted By JMA
I think it is a very good article. I had it...

I think it is a very good article. I had it emailed to me so can't provide a link here but if you can I'm sure it would be of interest around here.
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-23-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
The photo comes from here...

The photo comes from here (http://motherjones.com/mojo/2009/09/were-still-war-photo-day-september-8-2009), they are Marines, so you must help me understand the Marine rank structure.
...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-23-2011
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Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
... and your army lets you modify your weapon...

... and your army lets you modify your weapon (and presumably your kit) as you like?
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-23-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Do modern sergeants make "mistakes" like that?...

Do modern sergeants make "mistakes" like that? Things are slipping.



Perhaps I should say that I note that the line infantry units are tends to mimic and adopt the "special forces" way of doing...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-22-2011
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Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Really? That probably accounts for the general...

Really? That probably accounts for the general drop in standards then.

The simple method is take hold of the pistol grip turn the knuckles downwards with the butt (stock) flat on your forearm then...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-22-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Oh? Then what's his finger doing on the trigger? ...

Oh? Then what's his finger doing on the trigger?

Then of course there was Blah who asked earlier about locating the enemy by obvious signs such as dust and muzzle flash. Here we see dust. But...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-21-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Lets just make sure we are on the same page with...

Lets just make sure we are on the same page with regard to "length of pull" (see photo below):

http://www.accurateinnovations.com/images/DSC07061.jpg

That said and done it still leaves the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-21-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
I can understand the length of pull requirement...

I can understand the length of pull requirement changing if the shoulder padding thickness changes significantly. I would have thought that the use of body armour is by now not negotiable so that...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-21-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
It is (or should be) standard to purchase rifles...

It is (or should be) standard to purchase rifles with a combination of long, standard and short butt-stock lengths. The user information should be easily available through historical record of the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-19-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
The SCAR (as good as it no doubt is) is a...

The SCAR (as good as it no doubt is) is a designer rifle. As has been written (http://www.americanrifleman.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=1552&cid=0):


OK, so the SCAR was designed for special forces...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-19-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
Why?

Why?
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-12-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
No surprise there that the contract would go to a...

No surprise there that the contract would go to a Czech company.

On the calibre issue nothing worth taking to PM. The fact that it was deemed necessary to have the ability to switch calibres...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-11-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,852
Posted By JMA
You have an opinion on the calibre issue?

You have an opinion on the calibre issue?
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