Bullets




View Poll Results :Which is better
MP5 3 50.00%
M16 3 50.00%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

 
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August 13th, 2004  
doomshot
 
 

Topic: Bullets


Does any one know what is the biggest bullet ever made and its dimensions and/or caliber And also does anybody know how they make non-lethal bullets Thanks
August 13th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: Bullet Wise....


The 5.56mm and the 9mm cannot be compared, one is a rifle round the a pistol. The 9mm has about 1/3 less muzzle energy than a 5.56mm, there is no comparison and depends on the situation and mission. I like the MP5 for urban situations involved clearing buildings, while I prefer the M16 for standard infantry operations. The best compromise is the M4, but in a urban situation, the penetration of the 5.56 may be a problem in a building.
August 13th, 2004  
doomshot
 
 
sorry I meant rifle bullets
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August 13th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: MP5 is not a rifle.


Quote:
Originally Posted by doomshot
sorry I meant rifle bullets
MP5 is a submachine gun in a pistol bullet caliber, can't compare. The largest that I know of is the new 20mm sniper rifle, but I think there was a 37mm Anti-tank rifle in the early 30's.
August 13th, 2004  
5CAV
 
If we define a "Rifle" as something that kicks a bullet out faster than 500 meters per second, and constrain the exercise to something that is "man portable", then the largest "rifle bullet" is a 20mm.

In WWII the Finns fielded the 20mm Lahti and the Germans had the Solothurm S.18/1000. Both make the current M107 .50 BMG rifle look small and stretch the "man portable" criterion.

I think there is a 20mm rifle made in South Africa that is a lighter version of the old Solothurn S.18/1000. I don't know if it's been fielded by any army yet.

Lil Hulk is correct. Comparing M16 and MP5 is meaningless. About the only comparison you can make is the 5.56 is a mediocre rifle round (and NATO standard), and the 9mm is a mediocre pistol round (and NATO standard).
August 13th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
I really couln't make a vote on this one because of that quandry Lil Hulk spoke about. It really does depend on the type of operation. And I say if you want a compromise, fit the M4 with fragmenting rounds.
August 13th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
NTW-20 Anti-Material Rifle...
http://conspiracyx0.tripod.com/weapons2/NTW.htm

Funny, it looks a bit like the rifle from HALO.
August 13th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
And lets not forget the RT-20 from Croatia...
http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn56-e.htm
August 13th, 2004  
5CAV
 
Check out Barrett's website.

I correct my earlier post -- the new "biggest bullet" is 25mm.

http://www.barrettrifles.com/military.htm

The Barrett XM109 is not much heavier than the .50 BMG M107, so it's much lighter than the Lahti or the Solothurn.
August 17th, 2004  
Keist IV
 
Still a sidearm caliber but, our sheriff's department has the MP5s but they are chambered in a .45 caliber. Much nicer than the 9mm but still not a rifle.