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14 minutes ago, Sturgeon said:

 

It turned into a huge dumpster fire. Nobody really said anything productive.

 

You can literally say that about the comments section of any article you've written ever and it would still be true!

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16 minutes ago, Sturgeon said:

 

It turned into a huge dumpster fire. Nobody really said anything productive.

 

Comments like the guy wanting an M27 with QD barrel make me wonder how many actually read the article.

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3 minutes ago, Ramlaen said:

 

Comments like the guy wanting an M27 with QD barrel make me wonder how many actually read the article.

 

Well don't worry, successful military reformist and AH/Fiction author Tony Williams apparently didn't read it either so it's ok.

 

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autogun said...

stancrist said...

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/12/04/first-last-saw-squad-belt-fed-dead-end-brief-thoughts-005/?

That's pretty much the same conclusion I came to in my recent article on future small arms, only from a different angle: that armies are increasingly finding that belt-fed 5.56mm LMGs are not worth the bother, so they're switching to 7.62mm LMGs like the Minimi instead.

 

Oh wait, he read all of one line and decided to take the rest of the article completely out of context including the demonstration of point video using a 7.62x51mm Mk.48! My mistake.

 

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Not quite:

To close with and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver is the mission of the Infantry in both services – yet the SAW concept is detrimental to that mission. Although it is capable of prodigious firepower, it sacrifices key characteristics of individual weapons to achieve it, and in doing so becomes something that is neither fish nor fowl. It is too heavy, cumbersome, and finicky to be a good individual weapon, and its caliber is too small to serve as a very good crew-served machine gun. Therefore it exists in a space where it is neither one nor the other.

That is clearly a condemnation of 5.56mm belt-feds, which sit in between individual weapons and crew-served 7.62mm belt-feds.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Sturgeon said:

 

Tank-net as well.

 

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Squad belt fed only sucks cause Minimi is pretty inaccurate and heavy for 5.56. It is just a bad compromise between real firepower and effective range that comes from 7.62 belt feds and light weight that was supposed to be 5.56 weapon.

As for text it has so many myths inside that Mythbusters would not dare tackle it. Favorite one - "semi is better for suppressing" - yes, if you go by rounds fired for it, but not if you go by the number of engagements and time shooter has to be exposed to do so...  :glare:

 

Irony being that it is US clinging bitterly to a French WW1 infantry squad model when majority of the world went German WW2 model.

 

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That post has like 15,000 views, but it really has me wondering if anyone actually read it. 

This isn't even really an exaggeration, I had one guy bitch me out over it all day long over social media ("I was grunt", "I carried a SAW", "you contradict yourself!", etc), and then he finally admitted he hadn't even read the fucking thing.

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26 minutes ago, Sturgeon said:

That post has like 15,000 views, but it really has me wondering if anyone actually read it. 

This isn't even really an exaggeration, I had one guy bitch me out over it all day long over social media ("I was grunt", "I carried a SAW", "you contradict yourself!", etc), and then he finally admitted he hadn't even read the fucking thing.

Valorius or whatever his name is?

 

Also, linking Tanknet here to this page has set off my safe site warning whatever on my browser. 

 

Thanks Obama!

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9 hours ago, Sturgeon said:

 

Had a few guys in the comments say shit like "oh yeah, but L86" and even one guy who said I wanted to bring back the Chauchat. I particularly liked the one guy who insisted that it was impossible to get so low to the ground that the bullpup's magazine clonked into the floor.

 

Has he ever even once seen a bullpup fired prone aka the yoga pose known as downward facing MONKEY FUCKING A FOOTBALL!

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1 hour ago, Sturgeon said:

That post has like 15,000 views, but it really has me wondering if anyone actually read it. 

This isn't even really an exaggeration, I had one guy bitch me out over it all day long over social media ("I was grunt", "I carried a SAW", "you contradict yourself!", etc), and then he finally admitted he hadn't even read the fucking thing.

 

 

I actually read it and advanced some suggestions/opinions of what I'd like to see in an IAR, including a qcb but for at least a reason with SOME logic behind it.

 

Are my ideas stupid, idk maybe... But at least I put thought behind them.

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Tanknet was hacked before and that got it flagged by google.

 

Once your site is on Google's watchlist it's damn near impossible to get off it no matter what the circumstances were or how legitimate your site normally is.

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3 hours ago, Sturgeon said:

I do love when folks completely misread what I wrote.

 

I also love the meme that the WW2 German infantry model is dominate - is why they won the war, right???

 

Well that's also why all modern tanks are based on the Tiger and Panther with doctrines based on those used by CRACK TIGER ACES!

 

 

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Tanknet gave us the VD.

 

112-P-48.jpg

 

I guess the only question is which sucks it harder, Tanknet, the blonde, the brunette, the redhead, or the .45 ACP?

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Donward said:

Tanknet gave us the VD.

 

112-P-48.jpg

 

I guess the only question is which sucks it harder, Tanknet, the blonde, the brunette, the redhead, or the .45 ACP?

 

 

.45 ACP... Duh.

 

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