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.
posted on 08/18/2006 2:45:31 PM PDT
(Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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)...
posted on 08/18/2006 4:03:23 PM PDT
by El Laton Caliente
(NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
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