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Soldier's Humor (I really love these guys)
me ^ | 8/18/06

Posted on 08/18/2006 1:27:57 PM PDT by LouAvul

Self explanatory:

Muzzle brake on 50 cal:

And my favorite:



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: banglist; gallowshumor; ourheroes; soldiers

1 posted on 08/18/2006 1:27:57 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul
don't care for people complaining about their commitment.

On the other hand, pic number two is hilarious. "Have a nice day!"

2 posted on 08/18/2006 1:29:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("These formidable people....will die for Liberty")
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To: LouAvul

I'm partial to the third one.


3 posted on 08/18/2006 1:31:49 PM PDT by JamesP81 ("Never let your schooling interfere with your education" --Mark Twain)
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To: LouAvul

Does that Muzzle brake come from the factory like that???..Please forgive me if this is a silly question I wasn't in the Military just the Air Force!


4 posted on 08/18/2006 1:36:33 PM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: LouAvul
Another sniperism...."If you run, you will only die tired"

That was on a sign above the board when I went to Sniper School at FT Benning back in 1996. Those guys had a really warped and twisted sense of humor, I guess that's why I enjoyed that school so much.
5 posted on 08/18/2006 1:40:51 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Soldiers always complain.


6 posted on 08/18/2006 1:43:42 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: patton
When you start to worry is when they stop bitching. That's when something is up.
7 posted on 08/18/2006 1:46:15 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: conservativehusker

Ma Deuce does not have a muzzle brake. That saying is machined into the crown of the barrel.


8 posted on 08/18/2006 1:47:11 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: stm

You know, I don't even know what a Muzzle brake is...I did qualify on the M16..but if I remember right the requirement was 50 rounds safely down range!!! I didn't kill anyone so I passed!!..LOL ..


9 posted on 08/18/2006 1:51:08 PM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: stm

You know, I don't even know what a Muzzle brake is...I did qualify on the M16..but if I remember right the requirement was 50 rounds safely down range!!! I didn't kill anyone so I passed!!..LOL ..


10 posted on 08/18/2006 1:51:10 PM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: stm
I don't know if this has been posted before, so here it is.

Book 19 chapter 11 verse 45

In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was the pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, thou shalt not muck with my disciple John’s design for it is good and it worketh. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain.

And shouldst thou muck with it and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm.

And as the ages passed, men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911 and their metal smiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clarity of mind being clouded by lust.

The artisans did hang all manner of foul implements upon the 1911 and did so alter it that it became impractical to purchase. For lo the artisans did charge a great tax upon the purchasers of the 1911 so that the lowly field worker could not afford one. And the profaning of the internal parts didst render it unworkable when the dust of the land fell upon it. And lo, they did install adjustable sights, which are an abomination unto the Lord, for they doth break and lose their zero when thou dost need true aim. And those who have done so will be slain in great numbers by their enemies in the great battle.

And it came to pass that the Lord didst see the abomination wrought by man and didst cause, as he had warned, fearful malfunction to come upon the abominations and upon the artisans who thought they could do no wrong.

Seeing the malfunctions and the confusion of men the Lord of the underworld did see an opportunity to further ensnare man and didst bring forth pistols made of plastic, whose form was such that they looked and felt like a brick, yet the eyes of man being clouded, they were consumed by the plastic pistol and did buy vast quantities of them.

And being a deceitful spirit the Devil did make these plastic pistols unamenable to the artisans of earth and they were unable to muck much with the design, and lo these pistols did function.

And the evil one also brought forth pistols in which the trigger didst both cock and fire them and which require a “Dingus” to make them appear safe.

But man being stupid did not understand these new pistols and did proceed to shoot themselves with the plastic pistol, and with the trigger cocking pistols for lo their manual of arms required great intelligence which man had long since forsaken.

Yet man did not repent of his evil ways, but continued to gloat over these new pistols blaming Satan for the negligent discharges which they themselves had committed.

And when man had been totally ensnared with the plastic pistol the Devil didst cause a plague of the terrible Ka-BOOM to descend upon man and the plastic pistols delivered their retribution upon men. And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land.

Then seeing that the eyes of man were slowly being opened and that man was truly sorrowful for his sinful misdeeds, the Lord did send his messengers in the form of artisans who did hear and obey the teachings of the prophet and who didst restore the profaned 1911’s to their proper configuration, and lo, to the amazement of men they didst begin to work as the prophet had intended.

11 posted on 08/18/2006 1:56:40 PM PDT by 300magnum (We know that if evil is not confronted, it gains in strength and audacity, and returns to strike us)
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To: stm
"If you run, you will only die tired" That was on a sign above the board when I went to Sniper School at FT Benning back in 1996

Was this it?


12 posted on 08/18/2006 1:58:01 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

No, someone used a computer and typed it on a placard and laminated it.


13 posted on 08/18/2006 2:03:31 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: conservativehusker
The muzzle brake is a device attached (usually permanently but not always) to the end of a barrel that re-directs expelled gases from the barrel rearwards to counter act recoil. It is found on most large caliber weapons, including tanks and artillery. On the Barrett M82 .50 cal SWS (Sniper Weapon System) it is rather large. The concussion of the redirected gases is enough to knock the fillings right out of your teeth, as I found out the hard way the first time I ever fired one. I like the M-24 better, it is a converted Remington 700 in .308 (Nato 7.62 x 51) but is a long action version instead of a short one like the normal .308


14 posted on 08/18/2006 2:14:54 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: conservativehusker

WTH?!?!?! I attended a Military School and did a summer camp for JROTC cadets in Fort Leonard Wood, MO...we had to actually knock down targets to get qualified on the M-16's.


15 posted on 08/18/2006 2:16:28 PM PDT by Dr Stormfist
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To: conservativehusker; stm

That muzzle brake is standard now on the Sebu (IIRC) 50 cal bolt action. They also sell them as replacements for muzzle brakes on other brands of the 50 sniper rifles.

Dunno what it's doing in the sand box... Standard issue is the Barrett M82A2 a ten round semi auto 50 cal... That might belong to one of the "securty personel".


16 posted on 08/18/2006 2:25:42 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
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To: LouAvul

For more soldier humor, check out the Dumb-Vee in Iraq (click on the pictures).

http://www.doclee.typepad.com/


17 posted on 08/18/2006 2:32:02 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: El Laton Caliente
I never fired the M82 or M24 in theatre, only the M21. The National Guard (even a Separate Infanty unit like mine) is always the last to get the latest stuff, even the M-24's. It's still a great weapon though and dead bang on out to around 600m or so. It more accurate (though kicks like a mule) with the spindle valve closed. Not as good as the M24 but it can still hold it's own. I had a photo snapped of my by an AP photog using one. We were on our way to BIAP when we got ambushed from an apartment building. It was a pretty tense and wild time, to be sure.

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18 posted on 08/18/2006 2:45:31 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: Cecily
OMG that is tooooo funny. The US Army's version of NASCAR. It is, after all from NC. Maybe a good candidate for a Rockingham pace car? 0-50 in three laps.
19 posted on 08/18/2006 2:52:05 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: patton; stm
Soldiers always complain.

It is not to my credit that I didn't consider that. It only proves how far away my little ideals are from battleground realities where these men and women are in harm's way -- real, life-or-death situations -- making it possible for people like me to sit around and spin idealistic dictums about how and what they should or shouldn't complain about.

20 posted on 08/18/2006 3:20:23 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("These formidable people....will die for Liberty")
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To: the invisib1e hand
That's what NCO's are for - to recognize when the complaining is normal, and where it is a symptom of a real problem.

Our platoon Sergeant in the 82nd used to scream out, "Attitude Check!"

To which, the platoon would respond, "F%CK IT!"

21 posted on 08/18/2006 3:32:00 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: patton
"F%CK IT!"

LOL. I gather that meant "all is well."

22 posted on 08/18/2006 3:33:12 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("These formidable people....will die for Liberty")
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To: stm
I've got one on my M700 30-06 Remington BDL. I don't get that "scope cut" on my head, anymore. However, I also changed scopes.

I had a Redfield Widefield (rectangular eyepiece) that kept cutting me. I went to a Leupold 3x9x40 and haven't had any problems since.

23 posted on 08/18/2006 3:34:48 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yep. The one-weekend-a-month sign is on par.


24 posted on 08/18/2006 3:35:11 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Ever see the Bill Mauldin "Willie and Joe" cartoons that came out during WWII and Korea? Absolutely priceless. They were full of cartoons of bitchin' Joes. But the bitches were always legitimate and every one of us "Joe's" could identify with every single one. Bill died back in January 2003 at 81. God love him, may he forever rest in peace. Two of my favorites:




25 posted on 08/18/2006 3:43:59 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: stm

Love those pictures. My Dad, a WWII Vet, had a book with these cartoons in it. I remember that was one of my very favorite books from one of "his" shelves in the bookcase. Boy do those cartoons bring back a lot of memories.


26 posted on 08/18/2006 3:55:58 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: patton
I love the latest Army Reserve commercial. The kid says, while shooting pool with his father....."It's the Reserves, and I can still go to college. And they will train me until they need me."

Ask my wife, every time that commercial comes on I tell the TV, "listen to your father kid. It IS THE ARMY. And it will take you 10 years to get your 4 year degree between all the deployments overseas"

But I still have no regrets after almost 20 years and I wouldn't trade the experiences for anything.
27 posted on 08/18/2006 3:56:38 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: stm

LOL, well, there is that.


28 posted on 08/18/2006 4:02:58 PM PDT by patton (LGOPs = head toward the noise, kill anyone not dressed like you.)
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To: stm

Thanks for the Service!!!

It's nice to see the old M14s upgraded & brought back to service. May download your pic & post it over at gunsnet, we like that sort of stuff! and vets posting ;)

I haven't fired the M82 but I've sure wanted to buy one, just not part with the $8k... My buddy purchased one of the Barrett Model 96(?), the five round bolt version the Canadians use. He says it isn't any worse than a 12ga with 3" magnum loads with the huge muzzle brake they have and the semi M82 is supposed to be even easier on the shoulder.

I've been playing with the other side's toys... bought a Chinese NDM86 (Chi-Com Drag) and just tried to pick up a Romanian PSL last weekend but the shop had already sold it... Now I have to find another one! Also have a Russian SVT40, Egypian Hakim, Spanish CETMEs, PTR91 and LOTS of AK47/AK74 semis (around 30 I've lost count)...


29 posted on 08/18/2006 4:03:23 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
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To: stm

thanks for those. I appreciate them. And the service of all soldiers.


30 posted on 08/18/2006 4:09:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("These formidable people....will die for Liberty")
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To: LouAvul


A friend sent me this pic of an "Easter Egg".
31 posted on 08/18/2006 4:09:59 PM PDT by DocRock
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To: LouAvul
One of my guys sent me this one:


32 posted on 08/18/2006 4:12:31 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (The most important thing is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy.)
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To: patton
I get it now. It's that strange sort of sarcastic/satire/irony that somehow endears us to the task at hand. Thanks.
33 posted on 08/18/2006 4:13:54 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("These formidable people....will die for Liberty")
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To: LouAvul

How can I get a high resolution(pic count) of "smile"
thanks.


34 posted on 08/18/2006 4:17:59 PM PDT by OregonRancher (illigitimus non carborundun)
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To: El Laton Caliente
I liken the Barrett to a .300 Win Mag. The M-21 has been around for a long time and it is still used by the USMC. The M-14 is a beautiful weapon, I have a Armscorp National Match one and love to shoot it, though it is a bear to shoulder that recoil and steel baseplate for someone like me with boney shoulders. Close the spindle valve and it is for sure a tack driver. Mine only has the medium weight NM barrel too, the M-21 has the heavy weight NM barrel.

I also have a Remington 700 BDL that I have had quite a bit of work done on to make it emulate a M-24; B&C composite stock, glassed bed, trigger dropped to 2 lbs, tactical black coating on all the metal, etc. No length of pull adjustment though, not really needed. I have a Pentax Lightseeker II 6-24x44 scope on it with a mildot reticle, it's a beauty. It has the original stock barrel on it and I would not swap it out for a heavy barrel for anything. My best 3 round group at 100 yds is 0.26" ctc. Was having a great day that day though, have not been able to duplicate it.
35 posted on 08/18/2006 4:38:33 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: Richard Kimball

Priceless. Gotta love the Joes' sense of humor.


36 posted on 08/18/2006 4:44:33 PM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: stm

"he M-14 is a beautiful weapon, I have a Armscorp National Match one and love to shoot it, though it is a bear to shoulder that recoil and steel baseplate for someone like me with boney shoulders."

Sounds like you need one of these:

http://www.creedmoorsports.com/store/home.php?cat=248

...and yes, they are as uncomfortable as they look. ;) Helps when using the sling too.


37 posted on 08/18/2006 7:56:28 PM PDT by Peisistratus (Islam delende est)
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