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Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Ole Cowboy, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Ole Cowboy

    Ole Cowboy TGT Addict

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    Todd, just not seeing that. Infantry is going in another direction. I served in both straight leg and mech infantry, the days of driving up to the base of Hamburger hill with every vehicle online are not to be.

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  2. toddnjoyce

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    That exoskeleton sales pitch was around for my entire military career. If it makes it to fruition, countering it with any of today’s ammunition is going to be a bitch.

    And that’s important because we have to assume if we have the tech, the enemy does to.
     
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  3. zackmars

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    Energy is measurable, but its not the only factor in what makes a round good for fighting


    Once again, there is no such thing as knockdown power
     
  4. zackmars

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    That reads like one of those old popular science articles talking about how tanks of the future will be rolling balls bristling with MG's

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    A new rifle in a caliber like .243wsm, you're going to need a big improvement to material science so you don't need to haul a few extra spare barrels.


    You seem to have this idea that the rifle is super important, more important that what it really is. Obviously a good rifle is important, but your thought process is the exact same that got us the trash pile M14 instead of the FAL or AR10
     
  5. Ole Cowboy

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    Yes it's been around but only recently have we had the added requirement of DIVISERITY (aka women). That is what is driving this train and you can expect it to happen.

    Yes, we can expect them to have it not because they developed it, but because they prob stole it...
     
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  6. vmax

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    Me thinks that OP doesnt want to hear any other opinions,..what he wants to hear is his opinion coming out of our mouth.
    Everyone knows someone like this
     
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  7. Younggun

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    On a battle field if I were handed a rifle chambered in .243 WSM I would be pissed and want to know what gov lacky decided it was better than a .308 or 6.5CM.

    I love the .243 Win round, but it isn’t a battlefield round and neither is the WSM version.

    As for the rifle to fire it, “ounces are pounds and pounds are painful” comes to mind.

    I’ve never driven down Combat Rifle Rd. But I did serve in Iraq.


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  8. zackmars

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  9. Ole Cowboy

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    Now that is comical, certainly not how I led and to regurgitate my thoughts would get you dropped from the inner circle of those I depended upon to offer up a contrary voice. It is because I believe no one is 100% wrong in their outlook, but if we can gather all the views and then forge them into a coherent solution we can move forward. Worked very well for me in my careers...
     
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  10. Younggun

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    Another point I forgot to make earlier.


    .243 WSM is gonna lose most of its advantages when fired from a 14-16” barrel. Who wants to lug around a combat rifle with a 26-28” barrel?


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