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Type of action used in a chain gun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mondocomputerman, Mar 20, 2008.

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  1. mondocomputerman

    mondocomputerman Member

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    I was wondering what type of action is used in a chain gun. My guess is that it is rotating bolt but have nothing to base that on.
     
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  3. mondocomputerman

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    Thanks for the link, very interesting.
     
  4. everallm

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    In summary,

    A "chain gun" is a a weapon (typically a machine gun or cannon) using an external power system for the cycling action.

    It does not use the chemical energy and recoil of the round.

    Typically called a chain gun as the feed mechanism is usually a sprocket ans chain assembly.

    Not to be confused with mini-gun or other Gatling types
     
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