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Awesome rifles: The best and the baddest [Gun Porn]
Washington Times ^ | April 01, 2014 | WashTimes

Posted on 04/01/2014 6:04:43 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom

For your enjoyment

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; secondamendment
The subheader of this photo essay was Some of the most notorious weapons ever produced. so I was afraid that they were going to throw some antigun crap in my direction. That's not the case, though. It's just a collection of weapons with some examples of those weapons being featured in movies. Feel free to add your own.
1 posted on 04/01/2014 6:04:43 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I always wondered, where did the Governor get that AUG.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 6:25:42 AM PDT by real saxophonist (More Cowbell.)
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To: real saxophonist

In real life, I know a couple people who own AUG’s. They also have the nickname “the deadly doughnut” because of the scope “cross hair” being a white circle. Pretty accurate weapon with minimal recoil.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:50 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I guess those are the best and baddest according to Harvey Weinstein.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 6:35:39 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Okay, since we’re on the subject, a couple of ‘uninformed’ (as opposed to stupid..) questions:

1). Besides dimensionality changes, are there any real differences between the M4 and the venerable M16?

2). For a time it seemed like many had a front handle/grip on their rifles – but that ‘fashion’ seems to have gone away, why is that?

(Those folks not using a front grip are simply grasping the rifle around the front rails)

Is there a compelling reason for this? or is it just personal preference?


5 posted on 04/01/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: real saxophonist
I always wondered, where did the Governor get that AUG.

Now that you mention The Walking Dead,

You can see that Herschel is a real expert when it comes to weapons :)

6 posted on 04/01/2014 6:37:04 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Voice of Reason88
Avoids the heat build up from the barrel.
"Stock" ARs have heat shields built into the hand guards - the minimalist rail forends can get hot when shot a lot or, I would imagine, on full auto.
7 posted on 04/01/2014 6:49:13 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: grobdriver

Hmmm I’m thinking that would point to wanting a forward grip to keep your hand away from the barrel.

Maybe it’s is that doctrine has gone from running at full auto to burst fire given that they are dealing with small bands of insurgents vs. a mass infantry attack, and that a forward grip interferes with firing from cover.

I’m asking from a ‘maybe they know something I don’t’ point of view and it’s darn well worth knowing….


8 posted on 04/01/2014 7:01:55 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Voice of Reason88

I shoot better without the forward grip. I haven’t quite figured out what to do with my elbow when using one.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 7:07:52 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Voice of Reason88
Okay, since we’re on the subject, a couple of ‘uninformed’ (as opposed to stupid..) questions:

1). Besides dimensionality changes, are there any real differences between the M4 and the venerable M16?

M4 has a shorter barrel, and a shorter, adjustable stock. The M16 has a longer barrel and a fixed stock.

2). For a time it seemed like many had a front handle/grip on their rifles – but that ‘fashion’ seems to have gone away, why is that?

(Those folks not using a front grip are simply grasping the rifle around the front rails)

Is there a compelling reason for this? or is it just personal preference?

The vertical foregrip is perhaps most useful on a full automatic weapon. Some even have bipods hidden inside of them. But they are heavy and can snag on gear when carrying. ARs are Men's Barbies, and are easy to accessorize with foregrips, flashlights, lasers, optics, buttstocks, railed forearms, etc. So you'll see a lot of stuff on an AR that isn't necessarily as useful as it is fun.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 7:36:03 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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Reminds me of the Mattel Johnny Seven.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 7:40:10 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Yo-Yo
But they are heavy and can snag on gear when carrying.

Yes, that is one thought I had, the other issue would be as I said the issue of firing from cover.

Part of the reason I’m asking this is that I had a forward grip combined with a light and a laser in one ( before the boating accident)

[I had to really laugh at that picture]

12 posted on 04/01/2014 7:55:16 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Voice of Reason88

The M16 has full-auto capabilities, the M4 can only fire 3 round burst on auto. The fore grip is mostly personal preference, useful on shotguns or some rifles with heavier recoil. The light recoil of the AR15 design, in 5.56, makes them just a pretty decoration, tho this is just my opinion.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 7:56:15 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Watched while in the stand turkey hunting in san Saba. Thanks


14 posted on 04/01/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Bump


15 posted on 04/01/2014 8:44:55 AM PDT by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: Yo-Yo
That is the most ridiculous weapon I have ever seen.

Of course, that is just my personal Greek-God-like opinion.

16 posted on 04/01/2014 8:45:07 AM PDT by laotzu
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Bah. Doesn’t even have a bayonet.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 8:55:27 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: jstaff

That’s what I’ve kind of thought – but I hoping if there is some ‘Hey you….. , this is why should do it this way! Sort of thing out there that someone would let me know….

Trying to make sure I don’t some really bad mistakes if you know what I mean.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 9:15:54 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Voice of Reason88

The M4 is a short barrel carbine.

The main difference is the length of the barrel and the gas tube. The Marines still use the M16A4, which has the longer, heavier barrel, and fires 3-round burst instead of full auto. The longer barrel also has the advantage of giving you a better sight radius. Rifles with the longer gas system are considered to be more reliable as well.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 4:23:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

the longer barrel keps the 5.56 mm lethal at longer ranges as well.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 8:56:28 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: smokingfrog

That was my main assumption – although there might be some internal differences I might not have heard about.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 10:53:07 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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