Automatic weapons are over rated unless you are talking about machine guns like the M-240. Rifles like the M-16 on full auto simply waste good ammunition if you are over 20 meters away. Full automatic has such few practical purposes with shoulder fired rifles.
7.62 x 51 M-240
Now sound suppressed rifles are something very practical. Too bad they are heavily regulated.
posted on 10/01/2005 6:46:45 PM PDT
("It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -- Patrick Henry)
Yeah, automatic weapons do consume a lot of ammo, but they sure are fun. I still remember sitting in the gunner's seat of a tank and watching through the periscope as the tracers from my coax went downrange. Then it was up to the commander's hatch to press the butterfly on old Ma Deuce. Later on came other weapons -- the M60 machine gun, the AK-47, and the M3 "grease gun, among others.
Yep, hosing lead is wasteful, but it is the most fun a guy can have wearing clothes.
posted on 10/01/2005 8:23:07 PM PDT
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