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Army testing new weapons again...maybe...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Outlaws, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. Outlaws

    Outlaws Member

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    Congress has to approve, and I guess its this week they decide. Anyone know if they already decided?
    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/07/army_rifle_070715/

    In related news.....

    http://thehill.com/business--lobby/...se-accountability-on-earmarks-2007-07-18.html
     
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    Wow- they're letting the XM8 in on this? I'm a little surprised those guys haven't been taken out to the woodshed yet...
     
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    As long as we're talking sensitivity to fine sand, is there any reason to think that any of the weapons mentioned will perform significantly differently?

    Maybe the SCAR or XM8 will have different areas where the sand likes to sneak into the action, but I can't imagine that the 416 will behave any differently in grit than a direct impingement M-16. It's not like the gas tube gets filled with sand.

    I have it on good authority, however, that electronically ignited muzzle loaders are almost immune to sand, as long as you keep a piece of scotch tape over the muzzle. Perhaps those should be the issue rifle instead?
     
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    That's interesting, because it goes against the common wisdom that says don't overlubricate a gun that's going to be used in dusty conditions, because oil will attract dust. I guess oily mud must lubricate better than dust alone...
     
  5. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    The oil allows the grit to migrate out of critical areas. At least that was the finding of the Crane dust test comparing dry lubes with wet lubes. CLP was the winner there.
     
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