Thinking about a class 3 weapon?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by stg58, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

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  2. William Warren

    William Warren Monkey+

    Drat! I owned a Thompson Model 3 in Vietnam. If only ...

    William Warren
  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Have to put away a lot more ammo to feed those.. Then again, work at those machining skills..
  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Yes and no. A person doesn't always have to set the selector to "rock n roll" Most of the time it's just another Semi auto. Not really any different than that new 750 hp vette. After awhile the new wears off and you just drive it within the speed limits. Even belt feds are best fired in bursts. Extended full auto fire is hard on barrels, ect. Everything in moderation ;)
  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yep, if I remember correctly, some machine guns had three barrels (or more)in the field, to be swapped out as they tended to melt. (From what I've read)
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  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    IIRC the MG34 gunners were told no more than 250 rounds sustained fire at a time. barrel changes on the 34 and the 42 can be done in seconds.:sneaky:
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    How many Barrels does a M60E1 Gunner need to carry for a firefight? Ask any Ground Humper, they will know right off.....
  8. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    as many as you can carry ;)
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  9. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    Yeah full auto is fun (always wear the baggy pants when shooting them!) they are just a fun way to turn money into noise. Hard to handle with out a HUGE amount of training/ammo (as in Uncle Sugar paying for both) they are not that useful really. Try any full auto standing on your hind legs at say 50 yards on a human sized target. First shot dead center, second high left, third shot miss. .30 M1 Carbine, M-16, Thompson, etc. Sure you get better with practice, but it still takes a LOT of money to learn to shoot well!
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