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Posted: 2/20/2006 11:05:22 AM EDT
...of the MP5 series of firearms in 9mm ?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:27:46 AM EDT
Further than one can hit a target accurately.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:32:24 AM EDT
87 yards
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:38:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 11:39:30 AM EDT by LARRYG]

Originally Posted By billclo:
Further than one can hit a target accurately.



I hope you are kidding because the definition is just the opposite.

He did ask about the maximum effective range, not the maximum range.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:40:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
87 yards



Actually it's 87 meters!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:41:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JHaines:
...of the MP5 series of firearms in 9mm ?



Well now.... since I have seen people hit steel silhouettes at ~100 yards with a 9mm pistol (Glock 17), and have done the same myself, I’d say a bit past 100 yards.

I would think the MP5 would be more consistently accurate with a shoulder stock.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:44:53 AM EDT
~100 yards or so.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:45:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HBruns:

Well now.... since I have seen people hit steel silhouettes at ~100 yards with a 9mm pistol (Glock 17), and have done the same myself, I’d say a bit past 100 yards.

I would think the MP5 would be more consistently accurate with a shoulder stock.



I can often ring the 200 yard gong with a .22lr too! would you make the arguement that the 22lr is a 200 yard effective ranged weapon?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:46:14 AM EDT
I have watched MisterPX use a sig 226 and hit steel(approx 12inX18in) at 250-275 yards. The way I figure it if you knew what you were doing you could probably hit out to 250+ with an MP5 if you know yer hold over. Now I'm not obviously saying that the round would do anything at that distance, but I think hits wouldn't be an issue.

Hmmm now yall got me wondering, I got access to a 600 yard range, and an MP5......


Nah I'm not that curious about it.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:48:28 AM EDT
Probably somewhat less than 100 yards/meters. If one looks at the Army manual for the M9 and M11 pistols in 9mm, they post the effective range at 50 meters, and the maximum range at something like 1,600 meters (IIRC). WHile a projectile can travel a distance, it does not mean it is aimable, nor will it do much. Not wanting to get into ballistic gelatin comparisons and the whole stopping power issue, the Army apparently feels that at 50 meters one can hit what one is aiming at, and there is enough kinetic energy left to do some harm. Along those lines, look at ballistics tables by Winchester and Remington, and they show the remianing energy at various ranges, which should be an indicator.

Relating to your question on the MP5, which has a longer barrel - 8.5inches (IIRC) vs. the 4.5 inches of the M11, one can expect more muzzle velocity, yielding a slightly flatter trajectory, and more kinetic energy which translates to a greater distance until the KE reaches a comp[arable "hurt" point. That is, if one can find the muzzle velocity (though we know it will be a reasoanble amoutn faster), we can say that the 50 yard figures the Army has determined as effective, will occur at a somewhat greater distance. None of this is truly linear, so we can't just go multipy by two. Hence my estimate of the 100 yards or less.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:51:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JHaines:
...of the MP5 series of firearms in 9mm ?



100 meter with the regular fullsize MP5.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:56:22 AM EDT
Thanks folks. Good answers for strictly curiosity question.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:07:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By billclo:
Further than one can hit a target accurately.



I hope you are kidding because the definition is just the opposite.

He did ask about the maximum effective range, not the maximum range.



Yes, was being a smartass.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:11:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By billclo:

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By billclo:
Further than one can hit a target accurately.



I hope you are kidding because the definition is just the opposite.

He did ask about the maximum effective range, not the maximum range.



Yes, was being a smartass.



Well, nevermind then.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:25:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By billclo:

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By billclo:
Further than one can hit a target accurately.



I hope you are kidding because the definition is just the opposite.

He did ask about the maximum effective range, not the maximum range.



Yes, was being a smartass.



I suppose that's better than being a dumb ass
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