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To: LSUfan

rechamber the weapon to fire 6.5mm grendal.


2 posted on 09/17/2008 9:03:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

“rechamber the weapon to fire 6.5mm grendal.”

Agree. The M4 itself seems to be a mighty fine weapon. The cartridge just doesn’t seem to have the punch. The 6.5 would be a good compromise, IMO.


47 posted on 09/17/2008 9:56:12 AM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: Perdogg
rechamber the weapon to fire 6.5mm grendal.

This is moving in the right direction. I've read a few articles on the 6.5 MPC. Much of the existing weapon system can be reused: Magazines, belts (for full-auto), bolt, cases. It will require rechambering and increasing bore size, but the logistic, long range and terminal ballistic advantages make this a very attractive alternative to the current 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendl which require new cases, new bolt, special mags and followers.

71 posted on 09/17/2008 1:20:09 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Perdogg

“rechamber the weapon to fire 6.5mm grendal.”

I’d say that this is a good solution. Honestly, I don’t care much about the cost of producing a bunch of new mags or uppers - we spend more money in Iraq in one month than it would cost to buy 1 million brand new ARs chambered in 6.5, plus mags, plus spare parts plus ammo for years of use. If this puts down Mohammed or Ivan faster, it’ll save lives. If this puts down Mohammed or Ivan at longer ranges, and behind heavier barriers, it’ll save lives.

I’d agree that we need to have longer barrels to take advantage of the Grendel’s ballistics, but even in a 14.5” barrel you are shooting a heavier, larger diameter bullet into Mohammed or Ivan, thereby increasing the chance that he’ll be incapacitated or dead vs. the existing M4 and its 5.56 mm bullet of whatever weight. The advantage to the Grendel round is that it can be used by the infantrymen, by the DM and in the SAW. It can also be used by snipers at 800-1,200 yards, though other rounds are undoubtedly better, esp. at longer ranges. IOW, simplified logistics.


79 posted on 09/18/2008 2:04:10 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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