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Posted: 4/12/2006 7:46:38 PM EDT

You have $15,000 to spend. Which do you buy?

Full auto M16 or other FA

or

Barrett M82A1 with a lot of accessories and ammo?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:47:36 PM EDT
M-16

You need a poll.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:47:53 PM EDT
I'd buy FA.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:48:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:
You have $15,000 to spend. Which do you buy?

Full auto M16 or other FA

or

Barrett M82A1 with a lot of accessories and ammo?



Where can you get an M16 for a measly $15,000?

Of course, in the ideal situation, it'd be "$15,000 for an M16? What are you, nuts? I could buy five for that much, with ammo and mags!"
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:48:21 PM EDT
IBTP.

My guess is neither: A basement full of ammo stash to last a couple generations and 20 hurricanes or more and a Iran or another
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:48:36 PM EDT
FA all the way.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:48:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 7:52:58 PM EDT by EDMHUNTER]
I'd take the Barrett. Only $15,000?

ETA: The XM109 to be exact. What can you do with FA that you cant do with one well placed 25mm round?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:49:55 PM EDT
AC556 and a Barrett
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:50:12 PM EDT
I could have a lot of fun with a registered M16 lower. If I ever enter the world of full-auto, that's what I'd get.

Scott

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:51:12 PM EDT
IBTP

full auto
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:52:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:59:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pieeater:
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Too bad that bitch is an airsoft
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:00:51 PM EDT
15k would be able to buy me 2 moderate 50BMG rifles, great scopes like Nightforce 5.5-22x, PLUS a shitload of ammo for them which is only going to become more difficult to come by in coming years.


I'd go the 50s route for sure. Already have a 50BMG and which I could have gotten another one before Ca. banned the sales, now I'm considering a 510DTC build.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:00:55 PM EDT
MP5A4
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:04:15 PM EDT
Barret M82A1 and AC556.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:07:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:
You have $15,000 to spend. Which do you buy?

Full auto M16 or other FA

or

Barrett M82A1 with a lot of accessories and ammo?



Do what I did. Get both. I havent pulled the trigger on the M16 yet but I am really close.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:08:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:

Originally Posted By lippo:
You have $15,000 to spend. Which do you buy?

Full auto M16 or other FA

or

Barrett M82A1 with a lot of accessories and ammo?



Where can you get an M16 for a measly $15,000?



Look around, MKX.



$13,200

Me? I'd take the M16 over a .50.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:12:03 PM EDT
Full auto. I'd get more use out of it.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:14:39 PM EDT
15000 grand for a .50 ?Your nuts?
They have one on another thread for 28 dollars
Some outfit called birdman sells em
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:17:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 8:26:16 PM EDT by AROptics]
If you were on the ground in Iraq, what would worry you more: Iran providing every insurgent a Barrett or an M-16?

When an insurgent steps into the open with his AK in Iraq he is blown in half by a Barrett he can't even see.

The Barrett is a truly awesome piece of weaponry for an individual.

I can't vouch for the following but it was very interesting to me [posted here a while back, something like "Lessons from Iraq"]:


1) The M-16 rifle : Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum
powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel
filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is
more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems
also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gunsights and
weapons lights on the picattiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in
a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor
penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso
hits cant be reliably counted on to put the enemy down. Fun fact: Random
autopsies on dead insurgents shows a high level of opiate use.

9) The Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle: Thumbs way up. Spectacular range and
accuracy and hits like a freight train. Used frequently to take out vehicle
suicide bombers ( we actually stop a lot of them) and barricaded enemy.
Definitely here to stay.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:20:20 PM EDT
ummm... hard one.. I ould go either way.. depended on the mood.. prob go 50 though.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:25:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROptics:
I can't vouch for the following but it was very interesting to me [posted here a while back, something like "Lessons from Iraq"]:


1) The M-16 rifle : Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum
powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel
filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is
more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems
also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gunsights and
weapons lights on the picattiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in
a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor
penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso
hits cant be reliably counted on to put the enemy down. Fun fact: Random
autopsies on dead insurgents shows a high level of opiate use.



Who the fuck wrote that? A counter-strike player?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:25:11 PM EDT
I'd get a transferable HK auto sear.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:30:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By AROptics:
I can't vouch for the following but it was very interesting to me [posted here a while back, something like "Lessons from Iraq"]:


1) The M-16 rifle : Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum
powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel
filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is
more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems
also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gunsights and
weapons lights on the picattiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in
a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor
penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso
hits cant be reliably counted on to put the enemy down. Fun fact: Random
autopsies on dead insurgents shows a high level of opiate use.



Who the fuck wrote that? A counter-strike player?





Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:31:17 PM EDT
I'm not going to pay fucking 15,000 dollars for something that should cost, AT MOST, 1,500 dollars.
I'm also not going to buy a rifle whose potential I could never truely make use of.
I'd get neither.

I'd buy myself some nice pre-1964 weapons, maybe a Winchetser Model 70, a S&W Model 29, and a nice custom 1911 built off a Colt 70 Series Gold Cup.
The rest I would spend on ammo and a reloading set up.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:32:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 8:41:06 PM EDT by azhammer]
The better of both worlds!


Birdman special!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:46:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By AROptics:
I can't vouch for the following but it was very interesting to me [posted here a while back, something like "Lessons from Iraq"]:


1) The M-16 rifle : Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum
powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel
filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is
more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems
also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gunsights and
weapons lights on the picattiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in
a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor
penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso
hits cant be reliably counted on to put the enemy down. Fun fact: Random
autopsies on dead insurgents shows a high level of opiate use.



Who the fuck wrote that? A counter-strike player?








Appeared:

Washington Times
November 22, 2005
Pg. 21

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:53:25 PM EDT
And the correct answer is...





BOTH.

And one of these just to be sure...

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:03:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROptics:

Originally Posted By lippo:

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By AROptics:
I can't vouch for the following but it was very interesting to me [posted here a while back, something like "Lessons from Iraq"]:


1) The M-16 rifle : Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum
powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel
filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is
more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems
also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gunsights and
weapons lights on the picattiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in
a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor
penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso
hits cant be reliably counted on to put the enemy down. Fun fact: Random
autopsies on dead insurgents shows a high level of opiate use.



Who the fuck wrote that? A counter-strike player?








Appeared:

Washington Times
November 22, 2005
Pg. 21





Make it stop.

Ask some of the Iraq Vets around here and ask them how thier rifles preformed.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:04:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
And the correct answer is...

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BOTH.

And one of these just to be sure...

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.............YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH
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