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what's the gun that got you grinning before or after you shot it? I'd have to say mine was the 106 recoiless rifle with the .50 cal spotter,followed closely by the Full auto M-14.

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Damn, that's a tough one. The MK19 has to be close to the top. That's the closest someone can come to being God without having to call for fire over the radio. The Barrett M82 is also up there. My favorite gun, although not necessarily the most fun to fire, is the M240. That's got to be one of the toughest gun questions I've ever read. Good job, LBC.

Okay, final choice, my G34. It's not really the funnest gun, but I've had more fun firing it in competition than any other weapon. There ya go, the combat tupperware

No, I had a lot of fun blowing up a Kia minivan in Iraq with my 203. Damn, I still don't have a definitive answer.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 12:49 PM

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Yep, tough call. I don't have the military background so I'm limited somewhat.
It's a toss up between the full auto bb gun at the county fair that had the hose attached to it and you tried to shoot all the red star off the target and the orange plastic pistol used for Atari "Duck hunt". : ) No really, those were fun, especially when the balloon dart booth was stupid enough to set up right next to the bb gun booth. The hose was just long enough. BWAAAHHHAAAHHAAA!!!!!

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Glock 17 with a Hera Arms Stock and EOTECH! I still want to shoot a full auto.......there is a place I can rent a full auto for $65/Hr. Maybe I should treat myself for getting my CDL!

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Well, that's a toss up, I get immense satisfaction from shooting any of my weapons, and my military experience being limited to wrenching on choppers (avmech's don't get to shoot the .50 BMG etc. LOL!) I guess that I would choose my ROMAK3, eastern bloc sniper rifle that shoots the 7.62X54mm round and is very accurate for an AK47 based architecture,

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 3:45 PM

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Most likely my new AR...one its new, 2 no recoil, and three its new...my g23 is always fun and that full auto m16 from vietnam I shot in the academy is also a blast....cant beat shootin skeet with my 12g either....I rekon anything that goes BOOM is my favorite :)

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 4:05 PM

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I have one of those Winchester wally world special throwers, but since the wife is pregnant, she can't pull the cord for me. I need to learn to do that because some of the stages I've seen in three gun matches have poppers that activate clay pigeons when they fall. I suck at shotgunning right now. I traded my Saiga for a Remmy 1100 tactical just for three-gun, so now I have to get good with scatterguns.

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no shit?

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but since the wife is pregnant, she can't pull

I thought nitris got snipped... oh yea, she can still pull

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this really is a great thread, and i'm guessing were all going thru our list, i've got it narrowed down to a couple..

my first actual rifle was a Stevens single shoot 22.. think i was 10.. anyway we lived out side Peoria Ill and about a 1/4 mi walk took us to a trail that lead down to a stream.. I had the usual bb and pellet gun's before that, but that Stevens chocked me up when i got it..

so your 11 years old.. you and your buds all have 22's, and about a thousand LGAM (little green army men).. the stream would float a boat (usually home made folded paper)..

I wasn't allowed to buy anything but shorts till the following May when i turned 11..

Sgt Rock was my favorite (all of us) comic book .. (old Sgt made sure them Nazis had a kill'n comi'n)

all of our LGAM had holes in them.. life was good.. Still is.. but now Sgt. Rock has to do diversity training and wears pink camo!!

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 8:05 PM

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Minimum army standard for weapons qualification: Once a year.

Minimum army standard for physical fitness test: Twice a year.

Minimum army standard for equal opportunity training: Four times a year.

Gotta love it.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 11:14 PM

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Ma Deuce, without a doubt.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 6:08 AM

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The Thompson in full auto was a blast and had me remembering the TV show "Combat". We would all make sure to get home in time to watch each day no matter where we happened to be. It was the the one weapon all of us kids wanted to have.

Colt SAA Army with Ivory grips that One eye Bob owned for years. He pulled it out of the back of his safe and brought it in after hearing me talk about running around with a brace of cap guns as a kid. I wore those cap guns everywhere and would sit for hours watching Cowboy Theater with my Granddad every Sunday. Shooting that pistol brought back memories of stuff I had not thought of in a very long time.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 10:04 AM

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DTA SRS in .308.

Not only did the rifle give me permagrin, DTA was a great company to work with.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 10:36 AM

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guessing most of us..at least the baby boom generation grew up on Combat..

Ive always enjoyed talking to WW II vets, sometimes it takes "you" to start a conversation about their experiances, but once they start.. good stuff...

based on thier mood, experiences, or maybe the amount of alcohol consumed you get to hear how the "real" vets felt about the show..

seems most like it.. I was really disappointed the first time one of my Dads friends who had been in a lot of action made fun of old Vince..

been so long i can't remember how much liberty they took with action scenes..

vince is gone.. even old sarge couldn't stop a UH-1 roter blade with out damage..

as runs said.. we lose a thousand a day of this generation.. (i've already lost my two) were they the greatest generation.. I'm not sure, but know they were better than mine..

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We found one in a cache site that also included a Swiss anti-tank rifle. This gun had US Government stamps on it and everything. The cache also had about 2k rounds of .30-06 AP rounds. Interesting thing, the pintle mounts used to mount the gun on a tripod are no different than they are today and we mounted the gun on one of our HMMWV turrets and fired it off. We didn't have any lube, and that gun got sluggish as shit toward the end, but it ate up every round we fed it. Say what you will about the 1911, High Power, or Browning autoloading shotgun, but after that, I'm convinced the 1919 is JM Browning's greatest design. One of my team leaders took pictures of us shooting it with a disposable camera, but I never did get a copy. Maybe I'll see if he can scan a picture and email it to me. That gun was awesone

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Like there's anyway in the world my ADD addled mind is going to get all 5 of those in any coherent manner..

I always thought the M1919 was the coolest SAW, course being in the Navy (patrol sqd's) ruled out the chance i would ever see, much less actually hump (lose the woodie runs) one..

no question the 30.06 round is going to out "umph" (i know im getting all technical on ya all) the 308 nato.. course the M60 has a bit more than 20 rounds available at a lot less weight than the M1919.. Wonder how that worked, if the guy with the browning also carried all the magazines.. or like a mortar, one guy had the tube, and another carried the base plate..

Let me talk about something i know about (cheap guns).. I love to buy old iron..and it doesn't bother me a bit if its NRA poor condition with like 5% of the blue left just ahead of the trigger guard.. there's something about shooting that old iron thats really special, plus you don't have to worry about fanatically cleaning them..

One of the reasons i had Pard make up those "padre plinkers" last year was to have a round that had a safe C.U.P. for the old stuff.. Course Vaq got all perfectionist on me and their also the best target round i have in 38 spl.. He used a semi wad cutter light weight 3.55 (9mm) bullet and black powder.. Kidding Vaq.. he says they shoot dirty, i say his standards are to high..

I just bought the cheapest gun i've ever purchased.. antique store in Prescott had an EIG black powder 1851 Navy.. the action sucked as bad as runs truck runs.. Marked as a paper weight for 30 bucks, i paid 20... striped it, took forever to get the wedge out, spent a couple of hours with a wire brush, and Braso.. I now have a working and good looking little black powder pistol... nope haven't fired it yet.. just furnished the project last week..

SJB.. it wasn't your post that was odd sir.. yours are great (least compared to my rambling) it was the thread.. the shrinking thing freaked me out..

hmmm... ok, guess thats everything.. morning all.. know you can't tell, but padre's on his 5th cupa joe..

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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Damn, you guys serving/have served (thank you, BTW), definitely can name more fun guns than I. And if I had served, my list likely would resemble yours. But I have to say, and it sounds silly, but the gun I had most fun shooting was my grandpa's Winchester 69 .22 with CB Shorts with a can. It would never stop being fun for me.

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is the belt-fed .30 cal machine gun, the one that looks sorta like a scaled down M2.

Damned old men and their poor memories. Wait. Where am I? Aw, crap. I think I just peed myself.

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woops..

thought it was the BAR.. ok im a lop

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iGuess it was the S&W 1917 Knowing how old it is was a hoot i received the grips that you directed me to man they look good thanks again Jim

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 12:55 PM

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the Quad 50 cal., electrically driven turret, and the 90mm M1A1 AAA gun, directed by my radar/analog computer firecontrol system.

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I would almost literally give my left nut to empty a quad-50

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I ever experienced, sitting in that bucket, shooting at the big railroad driven target. Speaking of setting the range on fire, Greg---we had strict orders not to load tracers [commonly used by AAA outfits], but there is always someone who never gets the word. You can guess the rest of the story.

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LLE .. that's to much of a tease my friend.. pretty sure we would all appreciate that story.. know i would..

and a question for any of you guys with tracer experience.. I was never exposed to them during my tour of duty, and have read so many different experiences with them..

was (is) there a common every "X" number between tracers.. Seems every article i read gives a different number, and conflicting info about tracers not impacting the same point as other rounds.. etc, etc..

Guessing you guys can straighten out an old navy guy ..

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get the word, brought their preloaded ammo to the range, but the Range Safety Officer apparently did not check the boxes. The firing line had four very widely separated Quad 50 mounts, and as I remember it the distance to the rr track target line was between 500 and 1000 yards. Behind the rr line was desolate boonies, with dry, scraggly-treed terrain.
Our WWII gunnery guys told me the protocol for loading tracers was every 5 rounds, but they also said in combat, that was out the window, depending upon your ammo supplies.
Any way, by the time the fast moving target made one pass, there was a forest fire behind the rr line, and the base firefighters had a lot more practce than the gunners.

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Agreed, the quad .50 has to be the most wood inducing experience.

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did you guys get the kick out of that i did.. i saw one documentary about the conversion process.. course this was our bucks that paid for it.. if you passed a min vet process, and were part of mohamars opposition.. (like how would we know huh) anyway we mounted a quad in the bed of the truck.. some more than that, but NOT much more than drilling and bolting

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this is the LE tear gas and non lethal (for the most part) single shot top break that resembles the LBC 79.. know it was called the "blooper".. anyway we did yearly Q's with it..

set the range on fire one time.. some how we had hay bales in storage (they were to make our shoot no shoot hogans alley) at the worst location.. and i had a range of 40 troops.. the supervisors (sgt & above) had to Q on the 40 with knee knockers (7 wood disks you skip shot) and tear gas..

we were using a tear gas unit that bounced around (can't remember the nomenclature) but the deal was that by bouncing an inmate couldn't pick it up and throw it back.. yep that happened.. anyway one of these "bouncers" wound up bouncing right into the hay.. one hell of a fire..

we also had the revolver unit of the same 40.. think it was a five shoot.. looked impressive, allowed for mixed load, but most of us liked the top break single round best..

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the "Blooper" was my first issued weapon,now that was a fun gun also.I could have added the M60 MG but i think my first choices were tops.Hell i like 'em all.

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the ones you've names are all on my list of "shit i want to do". Don't think there's ever a chance for the recoiless or grenade launcher, but maybe I can get on a new reality show, "Rednecks blowing shit up" :D

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Denny's MOS was Truck Driver. When he got to Vietnam he got put into a line where they issued him his weapon for the extent of his stay.

He was looking for a .45 acp and a Shotgun and got an M60 instead. Told the Sargent in charge he was a Truck Driver. Sargent looked at his tags, his name on this list and said "Well I'll be damned, you are" then shoved the Pig back in front of him and told him "Here's your truck!"

He spent his tour riding in the hole cut in the roof of a Duce on Highway 1. The he got to spend time on a Gun truck pulling security on Highway 1 for another tour when he re-upped.

Denny and Billy spent 67-68-69 in a Duce and a Trac respectively doing the same duty pretty much. Though Billy spent allot of time off the Highway pulling in locals so the SOG or whomever could pull some nails and find out what was in the works.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
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He did time over there booby trapping NVA caches in both the South, just north of the DMZ and also in places we never were if you listen to the DOD.

He now spends his time picking out the parts used in CMMG dedicated AR 22's and Spikes Tactical 22's. Also does some consulting for a few other shops.

After he got home from Nam he spent time in Stone Mountain pulling security and doing odd jobs.

If any of you all go on AR15.Com you should check out the 22 forum. He knows his stuff with the AR platform and if it is 22 and ahs anthing to do with the AR platform he will have the answer. Also good info on who is producing the best barrels and such for builds.

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yep, its the M79..

check my edit of the original.. chuckle chuckle

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Greg, tracers

I don't know how it used to be, but belted ammo in 5.56, 7.62, and .50 is linked one tracer for every four ball. Now, that's how it's linked at the plant, but you'll get belts that are partials snapped together, so the tracer count may be off, but 1:4 mix is the standard for .50 and below.

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thanks for the update... surprised that both the 50 and faster rate of fire 5.56 have the same 1:4 mix .

How about that issue of shooting to a different P.O.A. . I remember an episode of great planes and one of the WWII era pilots saying that was a problem, guessing that was resolved pretty quick, and not an issue now..

Hey, is the little guy still doing well.. no news is good news i hope..

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dual mount with a 240 on one side and a SAW on the other. it'll get your attention

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yeah, I'd say so.

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Greg, tracers and POA

First, let me preface this with I have no experience with tracer rounds. Having said that, I would venture to guess that the tracers almost certainly have different ballistic than non-tracers.

Case in point, the 5.56 NATO, US designations:

M193 : 5.56×45mm 55-grain ball cartridge
M196 : 5.56×45mm 54-grain tracer cartridge

M855 : 5.56×45mm 62-grain ball cartridge
M855A1 : 5.56×45mm 62-grain 19-grain steel penetrator tip and a solid copper core
M856 : 5.56×45mm 64-grain tracer cartridge
M995 : 5.56×45mm 52-grain AP cartridge

Just based on bullet weights alone, it should have slightly different ballistics. Paired with the fact that the round has a bit of burning material that reduces the weight as it goes.

That alone tells me they've got to be different. The question is how much this affects it. Is it MOA off? Or is it so small as to be insignificant?

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I have read that during WWII, fighter squadrons kill ratios went up significantly after eliminating tracer rounds from their ammo belts, due to the difference in ballistics, where your tracers are hitting isn't necessarily where your live rounds are hitting.

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I imagine that the differences in ballistics are much more noticeable than ground fire as the wind resistance is so much greater.

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Yes, there will be a different POI when using tracers, but for machine guns, that's the point. When engaging a target with a machine gun, the path that all the bullets take on the way to the target is called the cone of fire, and the area struck by the bullets is called the beaten zone. Thje idea behind machine gun fire is to have a dispersal of rounds to affect a greater area. If every round hit the same spot, engaging an area target like a group of enemy soldiers would take longer and require more rounds

As far as shooting aircraft or other moving targets, you definitely want a dispersion to increase the chance of some of your rounds hitting it so you don't have to have a spot-on lead.

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real good point. Thanks for pulling my head out of my ass. Sometimes I get buried in the details and lose sight of the big picture.

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I always love it when I am watching a Docu on Vietnam and they have Spooky raining lead down at night. Something about the mini gun, night time and tracers.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
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I always love it when I am watching a Docu on Vietnam and they have Spooky raining lead down at night. Something about the mini gun, night time and tracers.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
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6th grade Home room teach up in Maine. He was a P-51 Squadron commander in North Africa (Lybia I think).

He explained how the gun would be zeroed in a staggered pattern so that there was more coverage at closer ranges and out at a further distance all would end up crossing and the pattern would spread again. Pilots had a choice on how they wanted them setup to match their flying styles and abilities.

Also the Staggered Box Pattern that the Bombers flew in stacked up where setup that way so each was covering the other on either side or top/bottom.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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