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New battle rifle.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mephisto, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

    Why doesn’t the government put out a competition for a new battle rifle? Something for the private sector to get in on. I think that this would be a great thing. :D
  2. garrettwc

    garrettwc Well-Known Member

    I thought they did and we got this:

  3. Kestryll

    Kestryll member

    "What just happened Davey?"
    "We got hosed tommy, we got hosed.."
  4. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    Correia would win it.
  5. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    naah. I would, with my m16 based modular battle rifle.

    imagine an m-16 with a two piece lower.

    you can swap calibers by replacing the magazine well and upper. everything from 12 gauge to .22LR.
  6. TheMariner

    TheMariner Well-Known Member

    That's what the new battle rifle has become?

    I think I'd take one of teh M41A pulse rifle movie props from aliens! Atleast its a .45cal thompson with a 12gau shotgun underslung... much smaller and lighter than that..
  7. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad member

    Now suppose you were the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. Now suppose you were an idiot. But I repeat myself.:D
  8. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    Battle rifles aren't too well suited to our style of warfare. Blow the enemy up with bombs, move in, shoot at 300 yards or less. And the Army would never spend the money to replace the M16A2. Cost is the determining factor.
  9. fallingblock

    fallingblock Well-Known Member

    Sir Galahad....

    You are gonna have a lot of explaining to do to idiots, putting them at the level of Ordnance!:)
  10. zpo

    zpo Well-Known Member

    Just to be correct: Lt., what do those pulse rifles fire? Standard 10mm caseless(case-less?) light armor peircing, why? Look where your team is....

    The Army is going the Landwarrior way..M14 with camaras and stuff bolted on. The Marines have the OICW.. thats that gun up there..
  11. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    the OICW is an army program, not a marine one.
  12. Correia

    Correia Moderator Emeritus

    Thanks George, just need to get some more machine time in. At least it looks like a gun now. Bwa HA HA HA!
  13. meathammer

    meathammer Well-Known Member

    I can't cite the exact source (sorry). I read in a LE/Gun rag my buddy had laying around about development of an intermediate cartridge, like 6mm for military use. Not much else said about it. Rumor? Maybe. Anyone else here anything similar?
  14. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    BTW, not to burst any bubbles or interrupt any rants, but I don't think even the Army is touting the OICW as a replacement for the M-16. Its going to be some sort of squad support weapon. If it works.

  15. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    I can't wait for the OICW to become an NRA Approved Service Rifle....the grenade portion of the event will be great!!!

    You pull pits first!:p
  16. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    i'm waiting for the M4 version of that thing to come out.

    I've always wanted to do house entries with a 25mm.
  17. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

    or walk down the streets of olidale.
  18. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    you don't need an OICW to walk down the streets of oildale. it's only a four magazine neighborhood.
  19. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    You mean something similar to the cartridge for which the M1 Garand was originally developed for? :D
  20. zpo

    zpo Well-Known Member

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