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Forum: Trigger Puller 05-21-2014
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
It is interesting to see that HK's brand new 7.62...

It is interesting to see that HK's brand new 7.62 MG5 Universal (GPMG/MMG) weighs a whopping 11.6 kg. The LMG Infantry version (with pencil barrel and lacking a bipod) still weighs about 10.5 kg. I'm...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-18-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
This...

This (http://world.guns.ru/grenade/ch/qlz-7-w7-e.html) seems to fit your description fairly well except it is not over-shoulder.
Forum: Trigger Puller 03-01-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
You may be thinking of the link that Wilf...

You may be thinking of the link that Wilf supplied in post 845.
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-24-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Is that an easy fit, given it is from imperial to...

Is that an easy fit, given it is from imperial to metric? If it is, I'll have to get hold of one for my G1. I tend to find the L1 (imperial) magazine release preferable to the FAL type as well; not...
Forum: Trigger Puller 02-21-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Just an observation. Neither the dude on jcustis’...

Just an observation. Neither the dude on jcustis’ photo nor the dude on BushrangerCZ’s photo (the one on the left) are looking through their scopes.


SethB, thanks for that rundown, that explains...
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-22-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
I agree with you that the strength of the GPMG is...

I agree with you that the strength of the GPMG is more important that the strength (or weakness for that matter) of the IW. However, the problematic balancing act that we have been performing now for...
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-21-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Yup. I’d say it is likely that the durability of...

Yup. I’d say it is likely that the durability of the Mk48 will be similar to that of the 5.56 variants we know.

What gets me about this move is the fact that (with the light 240) the army platoon...
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-21-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
That looks interesting and promising. But we are...

That looks interesting and promising. But we are not there yet. So that will not help today's grunts.

Also, I should think that this totally new ammo should be (yet another) opportunity to come up...
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-21-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
The article also states this: So now...

The article also states this:



So now the fireteam gunners (automatic riflemen?:eek:) will get to carry the same weight in ammo (in terms of calibre, not necessarily quantity) as the platoon...
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-20-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
And here...

And here (http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/resources/csi/content.asp#hist) are all the other chapters.
Forum: Trigger Puller 01-17-2011
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Here...

Here (http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/wwIIspec/number09.pdf), from here (http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/wwIIspec/index.asp).

(Pretty sure there are no copy right issues here. I rightfully received a polite yet...
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-18-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
It could...

It could (http://kitup.military.com/2010/11/infantry-automatic-rifle-could-replace-all-saws.html) happen.
Forum: Trigger Puller 07-13-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Here...

Here (http://www.military.com/news/article/corps-set-to-field-saw-replacement.HTML?col=1186032325324) is the latest (that I know of) on the IAR. Link retrieved from The Firearm Blog.
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-08-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
And here it is, Magpul's new quad mag....

And here it is, Magpul's new quad mag. (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/06/08/magpuls-quad-stack-magazine/)

The lack of design flexibility imposed by the M16 mag-well is apparent in this...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-03-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
You are contradicting yourself here;) I agree...

You are contradicting yourself here;) I agree that it's useless in low light.



correct (http://www.armament.com/SpecterDR_Dual_Role_Optical_Sight.PDF). Reading up on it in some other forums...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-03-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
So here’s a thought. Maybe ‘ease of aiming’ is a...

So here’s a thought. Maybe ‘ease of aiming’ is a more sensible focus than ‘accuracy’. We tend to fixate on accuracy in the sense of reducing a 116 mm group down to 67 mm at exactly 100 or 200 in the...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-02-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Maybe the last few posts should pop over to this...

Maybe the last few posts should pop over to this (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=9069&highlight=presence+patrol) thread. A lot has been discussed there.
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-02-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Agree with all you say, except that you are...

Agree with all you say, except that you are comparing a scope against a scope, rather than open sights. The std 1.5 scope on the Steyr is fairly basic compared to other scopes available today, yet I...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-01-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
That’s pretty clear Ken, that makes a lot of...

That’s pretty clear Ken, that makes a lot of sense IMO.

So in simplistic terms, for a true MG the team (pertaining to the gun at least) exists for the benefit of the gun, and for lighter weapons...
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-30-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Just be naughty, they may bump you down and put...

Just be naughty, they may bump you down and put you into that slot as a punitive measure. That would be a bummer.;)
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-30-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
And so did the G1, STG58...

And so did the G1, STG58 (http://www.frontlinearmory.com/FAL/stg58/stg1.htm) and the Dutch version of the FAL. I have never understood why the other 90 or so nations using this rifle have never used...
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-28-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
The new AK-200...

The new AK-200 (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/05/27/ak-200-rifle-the-21st-century-ak/) with a 60 round mag. Could be just what the doctor ordered for the IAR. Reading the comments it...
Forum: Trigger Puller 04-30-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
Hmmmm, that doesn’t look very impressive. Two...

Hmmmm, that doesn’t look very impressive. Two WMIKs with at least one HMG and presumably 2 GPMGs, at least all of their IWs, and they need a mortar to deal to 4 TB hopping about in the open at 400 m....
Forum: Trigger Puller 04-29-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
We hit the submit button at the same time. ...

We hit the submit button at the same time.




The ANZACs in NAM rarely used to wear even helmets, like the Rhodesians. I suppose you get used to it eventually (wearing a helmet that is). I'm...
Forum: Trigger Puller 04-29-2010
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Posted By Kiwigrunt
I’d say the weight issue today is compounded by...

I’d say the weight issue today is compounded by all the other stuff carried in addition to primary weapons. Any photos I’ve seen from Rhodesia, the troopies seem to carry little more than their...
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