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Old 04-03-2020, 18:14   #51
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That's funny. How would you know, at the battalion level? The fragmentation stuff and napalm normally account for about 70% of casultities, the belt feds about 10%, friendly fire, accidents and illnesses anywhere from 10-40%.
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this is for WW2, when we had tremendous advantage of having autorifles vs bolt actions, so the numbers today are lower, also, today we have more in the way of grenad launchers, etc. Also, the 'small arms' included the belt feds.


https://www.quora.com/What-caused-mo...-or-small-arms
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Because I worked for regiment HQ, intel.
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and they went around examining wounded and dead people to see what they'd been hit with? I call bs.
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When examining for intel items, yes.
Call ghostbusters for all I care.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:47   #56
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In Afghanistan, my son the data Marine, carried the M240. Two in his squad carried the AR10. None carried the M14.

I went over the armory at my unit (Air Force) for some M16 training before I got out in 2008. They had M14's in the armory. I saw them through the window out on a table, when I checked out my weapon. Not that they trusted us with weapons of any type. I deployed to Iraqi Freedom with no weapons at all. But they made us shoot them every so many years.
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toyhw you seem to be here just to argue with others. I bet you have lots of value to add, but arguments make forums boring. With that you join free and others on the list.

This message is hidden because toyhw is on your ignore list.
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:33   #58
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When examining for intel items, yes.
Call ghostbusters for all I care.
just another bs claim. We aint changing rifles or calibers, cause the AR and 223 do fine. and the rifle only accounts for 10% of casulties. It's just not worth changing for the minute improvements that you MIGHT get, at a cost of billions of $. So it's never going to happen. The civilian is nuts to be without the practice and foraging potential of the .22lr conversion unit in the 223 AR and to not be able to utilize GI mags, parts and ammo, night sights, trigger jobs, etc, and to not have the concealability of the 10.5" barrel and to be able to have a really effective suppressor and still have a handy rifle. Your 20" 308, etc, and 10" of suppressor needed to make it waf convert the rifle into a bipod-only clunk. Making noise, when you dont have to do so, is just stupid. While you're scoring a meal or eliminating one problem, you're calling in a dozen more. and you're doing it for no reason at all, at the cost of accurate shots, due to flinching without ear protection. NOBODY shoots as well at a timed match, on movers, etc, without ear protection as they do with the ear pro in place.
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"We aint changing rifles or calibers,..."

Well toyhw, that will be a huge surprise to the Army, since they have spent several years, and many millions of dollars developing a 6.8 cartridge. Initially it was the 6.8spc, but now, one possibility is a polymer cased 6.8. The Army is hellbent to have a 6.8 cartridge, and they will probably get it, unless something else come along.
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Also, 6.5 creedmor was just adopted.
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