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    Alex C. got a reaction from roguetechie in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Just some FAMAS photos for... reasons.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Sturgeon in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Oh I havent owned that gun in many years but I wouldnt say that is was one of my favorites. Good GPMG? Yes, they are but it was not that fun to shoot. IMO the M60 is a lot more fun but I have seen them choke more than I have 240s. These were all m60e1s though.
     
     
    You are not wrong. I know belt feds are kind of the logical choice for a modern military/GPMG design but there really is something to be said for guns like the Bren L4. A good AG and you have an unstoppable beast with an RoF close to a belt gun. Not that I would rather have an L4 in the military but there is something to be said about a box magazine fed MG.
     
    This is also just me lusting after a Bren L4.
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    Alex C. reacted to Sturgeon in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Almost like they know the Carmel and Tavor are stinkers.
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    Alex C. got a reaction from That_Baka in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Absolutely. I cant contribute much in the way of SVD testing (that guy pretty much nailed it) but you do see a lot of photos of guys holding them by the magwell. The bipod mine came with (apparently made by a gunsmith in Russia who is well known for them) clamps onto the receiver recesses near the trunnion. Looks silly but there isnt really a good way to attach a bipod otherwise.
     
    The SVD is an amazing rifle and does *exactly* what is was designed to do, people in the west (and apparently Russia according to that guy) just hold them to mythical status. I mean the gun has a detachable scope *and* cheekpiece so you can see the irons and engage in an assault. It also had a damn bayonet lug if you expend your fiddy rounds of ammo while your squad is advancing. 
     
    Most accurate rifle? No but it could well suppress an enemy position by pinning them, detect fucking night vision with the flip-down screen, had a distance calculator, and even without optics is a capable self-loading rifle. And yes I realize I’m preaching to the choir!
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Stimpy75 in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Absolutely. I cant contribute much in the way of SVD testing (that guy pretty much nailed it) but you do see a lot of photos of guys holding them by the magwell. The bipod mine came with (apparently made by a gunsmith in Russia who is well known for them) clamps onto the receiver recesses near the trunnion. Looks silly but there isnt really a good way to attach a bipod otherwise.
     
    The SVD is an amazing rifle and does *exactly* what is was designed to do, people in the west (and apparently Russia according to that guy) just hold them to mythical status. I mean the gun has a detachable scope *and* cheekpiece so you can see the irons and engage in an assault. It also had a damn bayonet lug if you expend your fiddy rounds of ammo while your squad is advancing. 
     
    Most accurate rifle? No but it could well suppress an enemy position by pinning them, detect fucking night vision with the flip-down screen, had a distance calculator, and even without optics is a capable self-loading rifle. And yes I realize I’m preaching to the choir!
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    Alex C. reacted to LoooSeR in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    This is pretty well-written aticle about Tigr/SVD type rifles.
    https://huntportal.ru/hunting/oruzhie-i-boepripasy/nareznoe-ognestrelnoe-oruzhie/rossiya/tigr-i-realnost

     
     
     

     
     

     
     
     
     
     


     

     
     

     

     
     
     
     

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Hisname in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Some more G3 photos:

     

     
     

     

     
     

     

     

     

     

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    Alex C. got a reaction from Hisname in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    I found the gentleman who has the other two 5.56x45mm Type 81 rifles:
     

     
     

     
     
    Mine is the sidefolder, so one was imported in each config.
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Stimpy75 in Your Gun Porn Thread   
    So I failed to meet my weight goal on a lightweight AR build:
     
     

     
     
    So I said fuck it and turned it into a thermal equipped death machine. No hogs, armadillos, coyotes, foxes, etc. are safe.
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from LoooSeR in Your Gun Porn Thread   
    So I failed to meet my weight goal on a lightweight AR build:
     
     

     
     
    So I said fuck it and turned it into a thermal equipped death machine. No hogs, armadillos, coyotes, foxes, etc. are safe.
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Sturgeon in Debunking the AK-47 Myth: Everyone had an AK   
    The CIA knew about it in 1953 according their archives:
     
    https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP80-00810A001000900006-5.pdf
     
     
    The new Soviet gun was described as fitted with a 30-round magazine, a “wooden” or “wire” folding stock, and a “handle grip.” The agent also describes the AK-47’s gas piston operating system, describing a “gas returning metal tube” that caused the bolt to recoil and eject a spent cartridge. Overall, the new weapon was described as “very similar to the German World War II submachine gun,” probably meaning the German StG-44 assault rifle. The new submachine gun round is described as “somewhat longer than for the PPSh (submachine gun) and the top of the projectile is more pointed.”
     
    Obviously this is limited information but between then and ‘56 they almost certainly found out more about the gun.
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    Alex C. reacted to LoooSeR in General cars and vehicles thread.   
    Photos from Moscow muesum of classic/legendary cars (museum is called M.O.S.T. aka "B.R.I.D.G.E." as it is located in base of Krimskiy bridge)

     

     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Belesarius in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Get out of here with that bullshit
     
     

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    Alex C. got a reaction from Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect in Your Gun Porn Thread   
    Hey those new import PSLs are 2k plus now!
     
    Also I was on the phone with Henry Chan of 9 Hole Reviews the other day and he said the PSL outshot the dragunov on their 1000 meter range!
     
    Say what you will, but the PSL is a badass gun.
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect in Your Gun Porn Thread   
    I spent too much on a comically inaccurate rifle.
     
    It came with the modern polymer furniture on it but retro is always cooler.
     
     

     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Hisname in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    This thread needs more Daewoo.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Alex C. reacted to LoooSeR in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    First photo:
    "Extra"
    7.62
     
    Target cartridges
    [for rifles]
     
     
    2nd photo:
    High accuracy
     for 300 meters shooting
     
    Bullet speed 750 m/s
    Bullet weight 13 grams
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Belesarius in Your Gun Porn Thread   
    I spent too much on a comically inaccurate rifle.
     
    It came with the modern polymer furniture on it but retro is always cooler.
     
     

     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Sturgeon in Your Gun Porn Thread   
    I spent too much on a comically inaccurate rifle.
     
    It came with the modern polymer furniture on it but retro is always cooler.
     
     

     
     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Collimatrix in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    Showing the Galil some love (and Estonian/South African copies):
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Rare "Galatz" marksman's variant:
     

     
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    Alex C. got a reaction from Belesarius in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    The FNC and its variants need more love
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Alex C. got a reaction from Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect in The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.   
    So I completed my ultralight AR15 build. I could shave off a half pound but it would cost me quite a bit (titanium BCG, buffer, receiver extension, misc other small things).
     
    Parts:
    Rock River lower with their two-stage trigger
    A2 grip (was the lightest option I had, it formerly had a magpul)
    MFT minimalist stock
    Random endplate with sling loop
    Standard Colt M16 BCG
    AERO precision upper without forward assist
    14.7" pencil barrel with pinned gemtech suppressor adapter
    Aero precision lightweight mlok handguard
    Holosun optic
     
    Shot it this weekend with no problems at all. Gun works and shoots great, and my goal was to have a rifle under 6 pounds I could actually use for stuff.
     

     

     
     
    Bone stock 6920 for comparison (with issue nylon silent sling)
     

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