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To: Ex-Dem
Well, if the M16A2 is considered too big, what about the OICW? That thing's a bohemoth with the ergonomics of a 4x4 fencepost.

Maybe it's time for a complete redesign using established technology and not a lot of Buck Rogers stuff like on the OICW. The new rifle should be modular and ergonomic like the M16, reliable like the AK, and fire a cartridge larger than the 5.56x45 but smaller than the 7.62x51. The Korean K1/K2, Swiss STGW90, German G36 and Swedish AK5 are all excellent designs to build on.

13 posted on 11/22/2003 2:07:18 PM PST by elmer fudd
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To: elmer fudd
There's a 6.5mm cartridge in the works (overall length not more than the 5.56mm cartridge, but made from a shortened 7.62 case, fires a 100-grain bullet with a long ogive)that, if reports can be believed, is the answer to these problems. Watch for it in the future (might not be adopted by the U.S. military, but civilians are taking to it....)
26 posted on 11/22/2003 2:31:27 PM PST by Renfield
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To: elmer fudd; Ex-Dem
Well, if the M16A2 is considered too big, what about the OICW? That thing's a bohemoth with the ergonomics of a 4x4 fencepost.

Maybe it's time for a complete redesign using established technology and not a lot of Buck Rogers stuff like on the OICW. The new rifle should be modular and ergonomic like the M16, reliable like the AK, and fire a cartridge larger than the 5.56x45 but smaller than the 7.62x51. The Korean K1/K2, Swiss STGW90, German G36 and Swedish AK5 are all excellent designs to build on.

See #85. See gentlemen; Ordnance HAS been listening....

107 posted on 11/22/2003 8:59:54 PM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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