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Posted: 7/25/2013 9:12:15 AM EST
Im lucky enough to live a few miles from a Marine base. We always hear various MG fire, and it's not too loud at all so it's really pretty cool. After 10 years of it I dont even think much about it.

Yesterday though, they were shooting miniguns, and it was totally awesome! Judging by how loud it was, it was definately 50 cal. The rate of fire was very high, at least 2k RPM. I didnt even know there was any current 50 cal mini gun shooting above 1.3k RPM.

It was totally music to the ears.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:13:34 AM EST
probably a M134

they are impressive sounding....
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:13:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 9:14:55 AM EST by Aeain]
Originally Posted By JeffinVAB:
Im lucky enough to live a few miles from a Marine base. We always hear various MG fire, and it's not too loud at all so it's really pretty cool. After 10 years of it I dont even think much about it.

Yesterday though, they were shooting miniguns, and it was totally awesome! Judging by how loud it was, it was definately 50 cal. The rate of fire was very high, at least 2k RPM. I didnt even know there was any current 50 cal mini gun shooting above 1.3k RPM.

It was totally music to the ears.
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Do they have an aerial gunnery range?

ETA: Reason I say is cause it was either an M134 or it was off of an aircraft.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 9:56:34 AM EST
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Do they have an aerial gunnery range?

ETA: Reason I say is cause it was either an M134 or it was off of an aircraft.
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Originally Posted By JeffinVAB:
Im lucky enough to live a few miles from a Marine base. We always hear various MG fire, and it's not too loud at all so it's really pretty cool. After 10 years of it I dont even think much about it.

Yesterday though, they were shooting miniguns, and it was totally awesome! Judging by how loud it was, it was definately 50 cal. The rate of fire was very high, at least 2k RPM. I didnt even know there was any current 50 cal mini gun shooting above 1.3k RPM.

It was totally music to the ears.


Do they have an aerial gunnery range?

ETA: Reason I say is cause it was either an M134 or it was off of an aircraft.

They only have a land based shooting range. This is a residential area.

I assumed it was a GAU-19 mounted on a Humvee. Im not sure what a M134 is. Are they currently in use?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:01:21 AM EST
M-134 is a .308 Gatling gun. The mini gun.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:19:50 AM EST
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It's been 25 years since I was in but I don't remember a .50 cal mini-gun. It was either .308 for the mini-gun or 20mm for the M61 Vulcan/GAU.

ETA - The .308 sounds cool but the Vulcan sounds like God ripping a huge fart. Truly awe inspiring.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:41:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By JeffinVAB:
Judging by how loud it was, it was definately 50 cal. The rate of fire was very high, at least 2k RPM. I didnt even know there was any current 50 cal mini gun shooting above 1.3k RPM.

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i doubt it was a 50
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:46:09 AM EST
Used to have a friend that lived out by Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base in California. It was impressive to be out there when the boys were playin' with their toys.
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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:49:29 AM EST
I've never heard of a .50 cal mini-gun....only .308 and 20 mike mike.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:07:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
I've never heard of a .50 cal mini-gun....only .308 and 20 mike mike.
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I don't think they're very common.

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 11:17:57 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:41:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GI-45:

http://world.guns.ru/machine/usa/gau-19-a-heavy-machine-gun-e.html

I don't think they're very common.

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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
I've never heard of a .50 cal mini-gun....only .308 and 20 mike mike.

http://world.guns.ru/machine/usa/gau-19-a-heavy-machine-gun-e.html

I don't think they're very common.




they are not
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