What is your favorite firearm? #2 - Page 10




 
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April 22nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
See, the standard barrel length on the XM8 is 12.5 inches/380 mm, as opposed to the 20 inch barrel on the M16A2, cutting around 100m off the effective range of our main infantry armament, which I do not believe is a good idea at all, given our deployment in Afghanistan and the greater distances that area brings.
April 22nd, 2004  
soilder79936
 
 
M9 Berreta
April 22nd, 2004  
Pollux
 
But as far i know, are for the XM8 the same barrel lenngths planned as the G36 has

http://www.thermaldynamics.com/pictures/xm8-2.jpg
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April 22nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Well I was comparing it to our existing rifles (the M4 and M16 families), which have longer barrels and enjoy a resulting greater range, a weight trade-off I am not happy about (of course, heavy armor units don't really have to worry too much about rifles ).
April 22nd, 2004  
Pollux
 
heavy armor? me?
nope, im very intersted in rifles....
mechanised inf.
April 22nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
No Sir, I was talking about myself, I'm trying to get myself branched Armor. Actually we got another Mech guy here, JaegerWolf was in a mech unit.
April 24th, 2004  
No MERCY
 
 

Topic: hot dang


My fav is the AR-15 equipped with night vision scope. It kicks ass when it needs to get the job done in a hurry.
April 24th, 2004  
USMC Johnny
 

Topic: My Fav


1935
Colt .38 Revolver
Police Issue
6inch Barrel

April 27th, 2004  
JaegerWolf08
 
 
I have to say the most fun guns to shoot are the 25mm on the Bradley(MECH INF baby!!!) and the M240B. I also liked shooting the Glock 22, 1911, and the M16A4 is fun to shoot WHEN IT DOESN"T JAM. Mine never jammed to much I always kept the bastard as clean as I could. Even so it still jammed more than I thought it should.

I want to hear about the G36. I have heard nothing but good things about the stuff that HK has come out with.
April 27th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
The G36, is not a roller-locked blowback like the MP5, G3, etc. It has confusing red dot and tele sight system, profussion of cheap plastic moldings, the iron sights are flimsy, and it's not very good for longer range shooting. On the positive, you can put rounds through it like no one's business and it won't jam (works just as well under normal range conditions as it did in the mtns of A-stan.) It's reliable and doesn't hurt your hand in sub-zero temps. All in all, I'd say it's a good rifle for conventional troops, but not so great for more specialised units.