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New battle rifle.

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

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  1. mephisto

    mephisto Member

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    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

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    I thought they did and we got this:

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  3. Kestryll

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

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    Correia would win it.
     
  5. Andrew Wyatt

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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.

    Mike
     
  15. Steve Smith

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    You mean something similar to the cartridge for which the M1 Garand was originally developed for? :D
     
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    landwarrior is still movin along.


    the latest versions are almost reliable, and have long enough battery lives to be almost useable in combat.
     
  22. JShirley

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    Bah. OICW is a pie in the sky dollar gobbler. Mebbe good research, but don't expect it to replace the M16 family.

    We do need a new cartridge, though...my vote is (also) about 6mm, 100 grain @ 3000 fps. Rifleman, sniper/SDM and SAW versions all very workable.

    John
     
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    Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy the AN-94 from the Russians? Perhaps just buy a liscense from them and build it here.
     
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    How about a Phased-Plasma rifle in the 40Kilowatt range?
     
  25. mephisto

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    I was shooting with my buddys this morning and one of them had a 454. We were shooting a sks too. He was kidding around and said "why not make a 454 carbine?" we all busted up. Than we started thinking that would be cool. There is no way the gov would even think about that, would they?
     
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