New military rifle concept? - Page 6




 
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April 12th, 2006  
sven hassell
 
 
I know its off topic but seeing as we are onto the usual bullpup v standard debate how come no-one has used helical magazines in an assault rifle?
April 13th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
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Originally Posted by sven hassell
I know its off topic but seeing as we are onto the usual bullpup v standard debate how come no-one has used helical magazines in an assault rifle?
They provide a good amount of ammo on tap, but it also makes reloads slow and clumsy. They also have a lot of problems when they're exposed to mud, dirt and sand. I don't think they would work very well on an assault rifle, with the size and length they would have to be, it would seem to me they would wear very quickly, especially the spring. Then there's the added weight and reload time. Just not very ergonomic, I would think.

We have C-mags, but they're pretty much worthless with all of the problems they have. They look cool for pictures though, so sometimes we'll bring them out when doing dog and pony shows.


April 14th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Helical? this is the first time I heard of it! Any one care to explain?
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April 14th, 2006  
major liability
 
 
http://world.guns.ru/smg/smg57-e.htm

This page should have all the info you need on helical magazines.
April 14th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Thanks!