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Soldiers Want a Bigger Bang
Defensetech.org ^ | 5/30/2007 | Edited by Christian Lowe

Posted on 05/30/2007 7:12:47 AM PDT by Sergio

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To: r9etb
Just a question ... since stopping power is in part a function of energy delivered to the target, is it possible to get better results by just creating a heavier 5.56 round?

Snipers who use an M16/AR15 platform use 77gr Sierra HPBT's (this is 15gr heavier than M855 (62gr), a 24% increase in weight and a thinner jacketted "match" bullet).

61 posted on 05/30/2007 9:52:09 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: JamesP81
I thought the grease gun was .45 ACP?

Yes it is. You can build a sub-gun like I have described in .40 or .45

The .45 version would be a real handfull, the design of a `76 runs much faster than a M-3

62 posted on 05/30/2007 9:52:24 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: JamesP81
I thought the grease gun was .45 ACP? Posting HTML

You thought correctly.

Personally, I never cared much for it, what with that gawdawful big bolt slamming around, you could not aim for crap. The Thompson was heavier, but oh so easy to shoot accurately.

63 posted on 05/30/2007 11:07:51 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: wastedyears

HKs are a little pricey, but money well spent. imho


64 posted on 05/30/2007 11:19:09 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Cogadh na Sith; All
I will be happy when Jim introduces a function that presents what you mean, rather than what you write. LOL!!!

What I meant to say in referring to the 30.30 was it’s terminal ballistics, not the cartridge itself. If I were in the sandbox, I would want a cartridge that will put at least 1000 ft/lbs on target at 300 to 400 yards.

The 6.8x43 SPC and the 6.5 Grendel seem to be heading in the right direction.

65 posted on 05/30/2007 11:30:52 AM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: Sergio
The 6.8x43 SPC and the 6.5 Grendel seem to be heading in the right direction.

I agree with you there.

66 posted on 05/30/2007 1:07:37 PM PDT by Cogadh na Sith (Banning Bread and Circuses is the New Bread and Circuses....)
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