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Posted: 11/22/2001 10:25:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2001 10:46:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2001 10:47:13 PM EDT
SAW and the 1st CAV. Great combination :) echo6 "E" co 2/5 cav 1CD
Link Posted: 11/22/2001 11:04:34 PM EDT
E co 227th Aviation. 1st Cav. 86-89 Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 5:37:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 1:32:15 AM EDT
I'm not sure how many people are aware of this but the US Special Operations Command has recently ( earlier this year ) adopted the short-barrelled version of the M-249 ( already in use by British SAS) except the newly adopted Minimi has a Knights RAS/RIS on it while keeping the fixed stock. All standard M-249's in the Army should, by now, also have a weaver rail installed on them for mounting the M-68 Reflex Sight or other optics. Jon
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 7:10:56 AM EDT
Israeli's using this gun too.
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 8:25:16 AM EDT
The fixed stock version mentioned by J Smith is the Mk46 Mod 0, adopted for use at least by NAVSPECWAR guys. [img]http://www.isayeret.com/weapons/mk46.jpg[/img] Picture from [url]www.isayeret.com[/url] The Army Rangers have equipped many of their M249s with the telestock from the Para model: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011121/mdf89273.jpg[/img] Here are the Para and SPW variants for comparison: [img]http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/fnherstal/machine_gun2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 10:30:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WhomItMayConcern: Muzzle Velocity: 915mps (3000fps) Effective Range: 2000m (6600ft) plus From Twentieth Century Small Arms, by Chris McNab
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Could someone please explain to me how you get 2 kilometers out of this .22? I don't have ballistic software but I remember reading somewhere that at 500 yds the round is down to about the muzzle energy of a .22 long rifle. What would it be at 2 clicks?
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 11:03:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 12:38:04 PM EDT
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