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a reply to: ADVISOR
But I'm still waiting for a viable replacement, as we all have been for decades now.
Which weapon system/s is/are less obsolete that can replace the tens of thousands of rifles already in armories and service?
originally posted by: ADVISOR
Carrying 700 5.56 versus 700 7.62 is why we use the smaller caliber's. Also wounding an opponent versus killing them, is a more effective way of removing more bodies from the Battle.
1 Kia or 1 wounded and two others to secure and treat...
a reply to: PaddyInf
If I fight through a position (5th section battle drill) the enemies wounded left in that position are now my responsibility. They are clogging up my CASEVAC chain, not the enemies. An opponent with any sort of organisation will have a reserve and CASEVAC plan that does not draw from the fighting force.
since the AR itself is piston operated even if your average rabid "pistons are superior" fanboy is unaware of it
but also the "piston systems" of the "dozens of successful other guns around the world" are wildly disparate in how they work and every other possible variation to include being long and short stroke which are completely different.
No the internal piston statement I made is in not a lie in any way, it's God's honest truth! The ass end of the bolt actually functions as a very clever inline piston which actuates the firing cycle... Hence the gas sealing rings and the gas vent holes in the side of the carrier!
This is actually one of the primary secrets of what not only allows you to make them so damn light AND well behaved when it comes to recoil characteristics. The "piston" being directly inline and concentric to the bore means you only have to engineer the gun to deal with forces in more or less a straight line on a single axis allowing for much lighter construction.
originally posted by: asabuvsobelow
Also the 5.56x45 round used in the AR-15 variety rifles is a joke in and of its self, requiring that our soldiers be trained to fire in controlled pairs so as to ensure enough damage is done the target because one round falls short a high percentage of the time. Now 5.56x45 has its positives it’s a low recoil round coupled with high velocity making it very controllable and easy to shoot, also it’s a small light weight round allowing for a high ammo capacity with the average combat arms load out. The kinetic energy of the round is pathetic carrying almost no punch behind it while at the same time its high velocity gives the round a tendency to pass through the target causing minimal damage hence the controlled pairs. Compared to the 7.62x39 the 5.56 is a varmint round, the 7.62 is designed to cause maximum damage to soft tissue, it’s a heavy slow moving round making it very very effective at stopping human targets.
But some things never change because why fix what's not broken.