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  1. Also looking up the specs of Russian 43mm grenades they contain 3.5x more boom than your typical 40mm http://armamentresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/The-Russian-GM-94-Grenade-Launcher.pdf "VGM93.100 – Thermobaric (FAE) round, containing some 160 g of explosive filling. The impact fuze arms approximately 3 metres from the muzzle. The lethal blast radius is 3 metres, and the minimum safe distance from the impact point is approximately 10 metres.8 Upon impact, this round can penetrate up to 8 mm of mild steel or interior wall with its blast, while producing almost no primary fragments. " VS 45 g Composition A in 40mm HEDP, because we expect grenadiers to be antiarmor guys by shooting their individual GL into the back of a BMP as it drives by right? http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/infantry/grenade/40mm_ammo.html
  2. What kind of problems? Im generally against adding anymore complexity and weight to GL since the best use of a GL is as a secondary or specialty weapon. A completely stripped down M320 in a thigh holster is currently the best option for an individual GL in western forces. I see the GM-94 strapped to back of squad designated grenadier as a much better option than strapping the GL to his rifle or giving the poor guy a Milkor much like a breaching shotgun.
  3. Dont think theres much to improve upon. Maybe use lighter weight materials and ditch the buttstock. Also russian grenades probably dont use the stupid spin activated fuse like in the 40mm HEDP that eats up half the warhead volume. Actually we should probably fix the 40mm lethality problem before adopting a new grenade launcher. On the other hand we got stuck with this monstrosity
  4. Not as high as I thought but still pretty good. Are you using the all "green" construction for the EPR bullet 57gr bullet? I wonder how much extra case capacity you can get by going with a regular lead filled base instead of copper. Or just do it like the russians with a full length penetrator..
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    Gun Science Library

    Comparing Advertised Ballistic Coefficients with Independent Measurements http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554683.pdf If anyone needs a reference for "real" BCs.
  6. I like it! Thats quite a long 57gr bullet, it should have some nice flight characteristics and good terminal ballistic potential. Some guys did a doppler radar regression of the 7n6 bullet and the results were quite surprising, it had a BC similar to a 77gr SMK, I need to check my notes to see exactly what is was but it was ahead of its time, basically 5.56 NATO 2.0 but made with shittier materials.
  7. My search yields information on Two Tone Gold 5.7mm 14k Diamond Cut Comfort Fit Wedding Bands instead of ammunition
  8. Are they still going on about the 6.5G being the universal cartridge and all that? Ive always thought 6.5G had it ass backwards. I want flat trajectory at the distances I would typically be shooting at(300m and in) and don't mind more drop further out since past a certain point the difference between a 5 and 6 mil drop at 800m is moot point using the hashmarks on your reticle. IMO the design philosophy behind the 5.45 cartridge is just right.
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    Jell-O Shots

    M855A1 in ballistics gel with velocity and pressure
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    Jell-O Shots

    Hornady Critical Failure™ Defense Rifle Ammunition. Im surprised they would even put this video on the internet.
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    Jell-O Shots

    I think congress might have been right in this case. M855A1 seems to outperform Mk318 in every literally category.
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    Jell-O Shots

    For all the ammo nerds out there: Mk318 Mod 1
  13. SOCOM buying a shit ton of Mk46's and Mk48's in preparation for their "super 6.5mm SAW" concept? https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/09/04/socom-orders-more-mk46-and-mk48-light-machine-guns/ Honestly, I could care less about the 6.5 mafia and care more about them making cobalt or tantalum lined uber barrels a reality: https://ndiastorage.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/ndia/2016/armament/18355_Armstrong.pdf
  14. Wow that pretty terrible dispersion. I bet if you told the engineers that the next dispersion test will have you holding the targets that spread would tighten up.
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    Combat Footage

    A thread to post and discuss/critique enemy and friendly TTPs ISIS in urban fighting in Mosul. Infiltration through urban structures via breaching interior walls. Seems like they're copying western urban fighting TTPs or playing alot rainbow 6 siege. Either way these guys are far more sophisticated than AQ fighters the USMC faced in 2004 in same city.
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    Jell-O Shots

    Nevermind, the $0.76 was from 2013. the 2018 cost for EPR is $0.36.
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    Combat Footage

    *warning graphic with shitty haji music Rebel's attack on SAA outpost using suppressed weapons Wont embed https://videopress.com/v/3oSXqr7B
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    Documents Repository: Small Arms

    IWBA Wound Ballistics Review Publications from 1991-2001 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_PmkwLd1hmbd3pWYVVJeGlGaFE
  19. You can tell from the placement of the charging handle that ze Germans have little experience in night fighting. No room for lasers and white lights.
  20. While the rest of eurosphere gets the 416, the Bundies just had to be different.
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    Combat Footage

    "There was a complex attack against the FOB in early June 2012. Insurgents utilized a local truck packed with 1,500–2,000 pounds of explosives; a suicide bomber detonated his truck bomb on the southern edge of the base, breaching the perimeter and causing significant damage to the base's buildings. The dining hall annex was leveled and the main DFAC (Dining Facility) sustained severe roof damage in the blast. Moments later, ten insurgents entered the breach armed with rifles, machine guns, grenades, and rockets; each bomber wore ACU digital military camouflage uniforms while one wore an ANA military uniform and most wore explosive suicide vests. The attackers were first engaged by two Navy SEALs driving by the DFAC in a Toyota truck, and then by a five-man team consisting of three helicopter mechanics and two vehicle mechanics; who blocked the attackers advance from two directions. After a 7-minute firefight, US service members repelled the attack, killing all ten insurgents. With the last insurgent dressed in an ANA uniform being killed in a ditch. The first insurgent to fire shot a RPG rocket into the front of a Toyota truck hitting the front right bumper but did not explode. Then a Navy SEAL riding in the truck rolled down his window and shot the insurgent. Next two insurgents came around the second wall and were shot by two helicopter mechanics. Two base contractors were killed in the attack when the DFAC annex collapsed, and a US Soldier died of a fragmentation wound to his face from a hand grenade a few days later. Although initially downplayed in the media, in July 2012 both Long War Journal and al Jazeera published an unedited attack video released by the Taliban.[8] Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that an airplane on an airstrip at the base was destroyed and that 'tens' of foreign forces were killed and wounded in the attack. The Taliban later released the video of the attack, showing the attackers practicing in Southeast Afghanistan, taking their photos, the group leader showing his shooting skills by shooting 2 machine guns and the suicide bomber in the truck."
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    Combat Footage

    Not combat, but what it feels like to be in the middle of an artillery strike.
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