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Forum: Trigger Puller 05-25-2014
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Yes I would but have to agree that's a big...

Yes I would but have to agree that's a big stretch of the dictionary definition.
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-24-2014
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For small firearms at least durability and...

For small firearms at least durability and ruggedness seem to have finally won out and are now generally regarded as more important and vital than weight. Hence the return of the gas piston...
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-21-2014
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US Army may be playing games but USAF sparked...

US Army may be playing games but USAF sparked interest in 5.56x45 and M16 to succeed 7.62x33 and M1 carbine back in the 1960s. This time the USMC might force the issue or otherwise contrive...
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-20-2014
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CLAWS and LDAM

Some considering has apparently been already done and has lead to the US Army’s CLAWS (Combat Lightweight Automatic Weapon System) and LDAM (Lightweight Dismounted Automatic Machinegun) project(s). ...
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-23-2012
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However 6.6mm is spot-on for what is needed at...

However 6.6mm is spot-on for what is needed at squad/platoon level, with 7.62mm magnum at platoon/company. The bookend at 20mm is a realistic limit for a man-packable rifle type weapon to equip some...
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-23-2012
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That’s certainly a way to stress the front end....

That’s certainly a way to stress the front end. But why would any force rely mainly on a weeny 5.56mm that lacks power and range ?
To accentuate the attributes of a bullpup.

Related topic....
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-23-2012
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Amusing response but do Americans insist on...

Amusing response but do Americans insist on swimming everywhere in boardshorts ? Some obviously do and will continue to. However, Speedo was bought out by an American conglomerate in the 1990s.
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Forum: Trigger Puller 07-22-2012
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the bullpup 7.62 and Thales instead of FN and HK

Time flies and back in March 2011 I speculated that FN and/or HK might have enough corporate energy to develop bullpup variants of their 7.62mm Mk17 and HK417 rifles. Since then they have shown only...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-19-2011
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Views: 302,126
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Re-reading the somewhat pompous sentence above it...

Re-reading the somewhat pompous sentence above it is likely that Kiwigrunt will note a need to recruit proven contortionists to train as grenadiers.
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-18-2011
Replies: 977
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shoulder fired HV grenade launchers

The residual difficulty with over the shoulder recoil for a 40x53mm HV barrel is the need for a correspondingly taller bipod. But that would be preferable to having the barrel recoil in a tube that...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-17-2011
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The XM25 is a dubious project

Was the US Army expected to report that initial use of the pre-production XM25 was disappointing, inconclusive or going well ? Did anyone expect something more than a folksy anecdotal press release...
Forum: Trigger Puller 04-21-2011
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Roles and Weapons with the Squad

Understand 'functioning' if that refers to extraction/ejection. Do not understand 'range, reliability'.


Yes indeed and that makes me a gun-nut. It is easier to start with infantry specialists,...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-07-2011
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Sa-80

About ten years ago the Brits wanted to improve the reliability of the SA-80 5.56mm standard issue shoulder arm. The German arms design and manufacturing company Heckler and Koch was employed and...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-07-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,126
Posted By Compost
correction to previous post

Change
2. Change length of folded buttstock fwd-mag. can be close to and in some instances
to become
2. length of folded buttstock fwd-mag. For a given barrel length, the length of a folded...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-07-2011
Replies: 977
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alternative bullpups and fwd-mags

1. disadvantage of a bullpup (ambidextrous operation . Often exaggerated and less important than average speed of changing magazine. Reversed hand firing of a shouldered side-ejecting bullpup is...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-06-2011
Replies: 977
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Posted By Compost
What about more bullpups ?

The British and French armies each have a 5.56mm bullpup as their standard carbine and rifle. Each also has a 7.62mm fwd-mag rifle on issue to marksmen. But neither army provides a complete variety...
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-04-2011
Replies: 977
Views: 302,126
Posted By Compost
separate procurement of shoulder arms (& other equip) for infantry & special forces

Currently shoulder arms for Australian forces are procured on two distinct paths: one primarily for infantry that flows on to most of the armed forces, and a second for special forces.

Most...
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-13-2009
Replies: 977
Views: 302,126
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7.62mm Belted Weapon Weights

Definition of 7.62x51mm ammunition in STANAG 2310 has resulted in the national manufacture of rounds to various specifications. Most of those are for rounds which have a total weight in the range 370...
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