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Posted: 9/10/2005 2:12:07 PM EDT
#1) 20" barrel

#2) "Government" profile barrel

#3) "Target Match" rear sight

#4) A2 length buttstock

#5) The little finger ridge on the pistol grip
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:13:22 PM EDT
OK...
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:14:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
#1) 20" barrel

#2) "Government" profile barrel

#3) "Target Match" rear sight

#4) A2 length buttstock

#5) The little finger ridge on the pistol grip



I like the 20" barrel
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:16:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By guardian855:

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
#1) 20" barrel

#2) "Government" profile barrel

#3) "Target Match" rear sight

#4) A2 length buttstock

#5) The little finger ridge on the pistol grip



I like the 20" barrel



Well, it is less loud than a 16"...
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:18:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
#1) 20" barrel
Better velocity, better ballistics.
#2) "Government" profile barrel
Lighter weight.
#3) "Target Match" rear sight
Better accuracy.
#4) A2 length buttstock
I find the A2 quite comfortable myself.
#5) The little finger ridge on the pistol grip
While not absolutely necessary, I don't mind it one bit.



I don't know, that may just be my outlook.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:20:09 PM EDT
Forward assist. (Jumps for cover)
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:20:34 PM EDT
None of the features you list are useless.
Everything you list as useless falls to your personal opinion.

I like the M151 Mutt better than the HMMV , but I wouldn't call the other useless.

I don't see any purpose of this thread other than to start a war.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:20:49 PM EDT
ah hell,
just send all those useless parts my way, I "get rid" of 'em!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:21:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By olds442tyguy:

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
#1) 20" barrel
Better velocity, better ballistics.
#2) "Government" profile barrel
Lighter weight.
#3) "Target Match" rear sight
Better accuracy.
#4) A2 length buttstock
I find the A2 quite comfortable myself.
#5) The little finger ridge on the pistol grip
While not absolutely necessary, I don't mind it one bit.



I don't know, that may just be my outlook.


I also like my 20"
I have never used a Gov't barrel
Never used a arget Match rear sight
I love my A2 Buttstock
I also agree that that ridge is odd, but I do not mind.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:21:36 PM EDT
Ah so, you must be number one lucky joe weapons designer, yes?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:22:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By olds442tyguy:

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
#1) 20" barrel
Better velocity, better ballistics.
#2) "Government" profile barrel
Lighter weight.
#3) "Target Match" rear sight
Better accuracy.
#4) A2 length buttstock
I find the A2 quite comfortable myself.
#5) The little finger ridge on the pistol grip
While not absolutely necessary, I don't mind it one bit.



I don't know, that may just be my outlook.



I agree. Plus the ridges on the grip aid a consistent grip and consistency in fundamentals = accuracy.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:23:41 PM EDT
1) Three round burst.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:24:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
1) Three round burst.



+1. and that is the only thing.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:24:57 PM EDT
Carry handle, especially the new flathop carry handle that anything other than an Asian hooker with really small and well lubed hands could use
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:25:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 2:29:11 PM EDT by Darkest2000]

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
#1) 20" barrel

#2) "Government" profile barrel

#3) "Target Match" rear sight

#4) A2 length buttstock

#5) The little finger ridge on the pistol grip



Why would you care. You can't have them even if you wanted to...want a cookie?

By the way you listed just about every feature that I LIKE about the A2...(except #3, since when did A2s come with target match sights...unless you mean the addition of the elevation adjustment knob)

To each his own...I guess.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:27:50 PM EDT
I'm not sure what you meant when you said "target match sights", but I personally prefer the hooded aperture. I live in a very flat and sunny land, and the hood sometimes comes in very handy.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:29:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0:
Carry handle, especially the new flathop carry handle that anything other than an Asian hooker with really small and well lubed hands could use


I agree on that part, but I just use three fingers in the very rare occurence of actually using the carry handle.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:31:09 PM EDT
Why yes I've been designing weapons since I was a kid.

The features I listed were mostly foisted off on the Infantry by a clique of Target Shooters.

The 20" has proven to be overly long for actual need.

The Government profile barrel was a mutant compromise...the Target Shooters wanted an HBAR (ugh!), but the M-203 woudn't fit, so they left the outer part heavier and justified it by saying it was for the bayonet, last used in 1865.

The Target rear sight...has anyone fiddled with that in combat? Easy to accidently change your zero. Optics are the way to go, although the A1 sight worked very well.

The A2 buttstock is too long. Again another Target Shooter driven "improvement".

The pistol grip notch is just useless...I think it was added on to up the "new parts count" and justify the A2 to people who know nothing about guns.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:32:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
1) Three round burst.



D'oh! That makes 6!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:33:43 PM EDT


I find the pistol grip annoying, the bump is just wrong for me.
I have a middy carbine, so I think that answers what works for me, as opposed
to the average infantry soldier's needs.

DaddyDett
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:35:19 PM EDT
actually there is only one:

5.56/.223 caliber
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:38:40 PM EDT
Ayeguy
You have stated your opinions (twice).
Remember, they are only that. Opinions.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:41:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
The 20" has proven to be overly long for actual need.


Proven by whom?



The Target rear sight...has anyone fiddled with that in combat? Easy to accidently change your zero. Optics are the way to go, although the A1 sight worked very well.

An addition of the elevation adjustment knob makes it a target sight? And when was the last time you accidently changed the zero during combat?



The A2 buttstock is too long. Again another Target Shooter driven "improvement".


That varies by person.


The pistol grip notch is just useless...I think it was added on to up the "new parts count" and justify the A2 to people who know nothing about guns.

A2 grip works fine for me.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:42:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 2:42:44 PM EDT by new-arguy]
This coulda been something, but isnt.
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