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#74087 - 10/03/06 06:45 PM Re: My Wish Kit
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OK on the 0311 being rifleman - can't remember the MOS of a 'gunner. 301? Whatever - like I said - dumb civvie, at least I recognized it as an MOS, eh?
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#74088 - 10/04/06 01:50 AM Re: My Wish Kit
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
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No kidding. :P Why do you think I like .308 for anything at a longer range than my living room?

I was mentioning the FAL alongside the M-16/AR-15 family is becuase once they are dirty, they both have an equal suck value.
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#74089 - 10/04/06 01:55 AM Re: My Wish Kit
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Special situation, special application.

And the SD subseries was developed becuase various special customers were finding that the best muzzle cans in the world still opened the groups up too much. H&K has excellent engineers, and an excellent marketing department. They gave the customers what they wanted. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Personally, I'm not so much the sneaky. That word can't be used to describe anyone who says "car bombs are subtle".
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#74090 - 10/04/06 02:00 AM Re: My Wish Kit
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As I recall, an unloaded Thompson has an loaded (30 round mag) weight similiar to a Garand. Add in the 100 round "C" drum, and the weight should be around 20 pounds or so, so a little lighter than a loaded Minimi. :P But the drums aren't worth it- too noisy, too bulky, too crud sensative, all the problems with the Beta drums. I think I'll stick to straight magazines and belts if needed.
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#74091 - 10/05/06 07:09 AM Re: My Wish Kit
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Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 285
Loc: NY USA
Yikes!, I will never mention any type of machinegun, submachinegun, machine pistol, rifle, pistol, or any other firearm again! The posted pic was not intended to become a long post on only one item. I am actually surprised that our illustrious admin people didn't lock it, after I saw what it had become. And no, I don't know the mos number for machinegunner since I never was one. <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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#74092 - 10/05/06 01:16 PM Re: My Wish Kit
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
Speaking as one who knows a lot about guns in general but relatively little about current military-issue firearms, I found the discussion pretty interesting. Since it remained polite and did not veer into the political, I really see no reason why it would have been locked. <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

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#74093 - 10/05/06 01:28 PM Re: My Wish Kit
Malpaso Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
On the contrary, you should be proud of yourself for starting a topic with over 2000 views and close to 50 responses. Any discussion is educational, whether it stems from the original topic or not.

That said, to get back to the original picture, I have the Maxpedition Proteus, which I bought on a whim to backstop my Jumbo, and find it to be an exceptional bag, better for me in fact than the Jumbo.
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