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16 million years ago a large 40 g bat stalked the undergrowth of New Zeland. Mystacina miocenalis is the name of this apparently terrestrial bat. It could still fly but it couldn't be agile enough to rely on flying to catch insects. Id link to articles on it but mobile.

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I learned today that the CSA constitution says this:

 

"No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed." 

 

Muh (lack of) States rights

 

Also bring up the fact that Jefferson Davis suspended the writ of habeus corpus just as much if not more then Lincoln.

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Today I learned that current composite metallic-polymer case configurations only reduce cartridge weight by 15%.

You know if it weighed 15% more then the poor soldiers will break their backs slugging around those things! 

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You know if it weighed 15% more then the poor soldiers will break their backs slugging around those things! 

 

I would imagine that without the weight savings there would a significant increase in veterans disability rate.

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Schatz has been quoting a weight reduction for these rounds of "31%" for a while now - surprise, that's using the .260 Remington* with light bullets, which has a much higher ratio of case to bullet than a military round (meaning with a polymer composite case, it will end up being lighter because more of it is case in the first place).

When you apply this to the .264 USA, which has a smaller case, you get a weight reduction of 15%. This is important, because advocates of the General Purpose Cartridge idea have for a while now been harping that with lightweight cases the rounds will become just as light as 5.56mm (with a brass case), and this is clearly not true.

Now, do something crazy like LSAT and the weight does come down by like 30%, but not with current "conventional" composite case configurations.

 

*And the actual figure is 24%, not 31%. I have no idea where he gets the 31% figure.

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The only thing that'll replace 5.56 is 5.45, thats the only way our rounds will achieve full flesh ruining power

 

The only thing that'll replace 5.56 is 7.62, thats the only way we will defeat the invading armies of cinder blocks

 

FTFY

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I would imagine that without the weight savings there would a significant increase in veterans disability rate.

You might be (or may not) be amazed to learn of how many proposals there are to cut veteran's benefits, or levy taxes on them. 

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If you want weight savings in a soldier's combat load, focus all the attention on making lighter and more protective body armor.

 

As for the armor, it's not like all of our infantry these days gets their bullets from these things called helicopters, trucks and APCs/IFVs. These cartridgeless guys act like troops are still marching across France on foot.

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5.56x45mm will be replaced by telescoped 5.56mm projectiles, then the Army will offset the gain in weight savings by having every soldier have to carry around 20 replacement barrels on every combat patrol instead.

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5.56x45mm will be replaced by telescoped 5.56mm projectiles, then the Army will offset the gain in weight savings by having every soldier have to carry around 20 replacement barrels on every combat patrol instead.

More like "carry pamphlets, prophylactics and pudding" for the proper pacification of whatever populace is being dealt with.

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More like "carry pamphlets, prophylactics and pudding" for the proper pacification of whatever populace is being dealt with.

 

Will they be served in telescoping cases?

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Will they be served in telescoping cases?

Of course, biodegradable even.  The pudding will also be Kosher, Halal, vegan friendly and packaged in a manner that is as inoffensive as possible while maximizing profits/kickback potential for the company supplying it.

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Today i learned the Sea Cats were so crappy (failed to fire) it would of gotten the ship TheMightyJingles was posted on ded if it wasnt for Suadi air support

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