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New 7.62mm Sharpshooter rifle for troops in Afghanistan
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Mick F
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mick F wrote:
Last I heard the Rangers had theirs withdrawn. Can't be 'leading the way' with this particular firearm.

My understanding is that the SCAR-L is pretty much a dead letter, they only really see a use for the 7.62 version.

Who knows, the DoD is notrious for pissing away money on things they don't need and then 40 years later (like the M14 for example) someone resurrects it from the dead.

I have actually had a go with a SCAR-S and well, it was a 5.56mm semi-automatic rifle. Wow.

Goes back to my 6.5mm post. Why reinvent the wheel? Get something that does the job rather than adapt something to have bells and whistles on but still does as poor (or good) a job.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick F wrote:
I always pictured you as the Doc, and now you've confirmed it Smile.

How strange. I always had you down as a Dalek.


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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."

Cheers,
Mick F[/quote]

Does it for me.

And the rest, right from Westmoreland's opening comment, "Oh that we had but one ten thousand of those men in England that do no work today."

God, the temptation to add a quick snarkozy to that italicised quote is almost unbearable . . . . hold me back . . . .
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carrot Cruncher wrote:
Mick F wrote:
I always pictured you as the Doc, and now you've confirmed it Smile.

How strange. I always had you down as a Dalek.

Thanks Davros
Carrot Cruncher wrote:
Mick F wrote:
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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."

Cheers,
Mick F

Does it for me..

And me, albeit Jerusalem is better and 'I vow to thee my country'
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had you down for the "Horst Wessel Lied" actually.

Die fahne hoch, die reihe fest geschlossen, dumty dumty dum
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick F wrote:
Why reinvent the wheel?


I've got it at the bottom of one of the editorials, I remember talking to someone who used to work at Royal Ordnance who thought the SA80 was marvellous: "There's one good thing about it - it paid off my mortgage."
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Mick F
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carrot Cruncher wrote:
Had you down for the "Horst Wessel Lied" actually.

Die fahne hoch, die reihe fest geschlossen, dumty dumty dum

Flag high? Ranks tightly closed? Hmmm, there's nothing socialist about me. Maybe national .......

I prefer the fallschirmjager lied personally
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cybershooters wrote:
Mick F wrote:
Why reinvent the wheel?


I've got it at the bottom of one of the editorials, I remember talking to someone who used to work at Royal Ordnance who thought the SA80 was marvellous: "There's one good thing about it - it paid off my mortgage."

I know someone who worked at Stirling, thought the Patchett was excellent and the AR180 superb. At the time we had s/auto rifles and I showed him an AR15 and he realised why I called the AR180 the 'poor man's M16', albeit the the quote didn't orginate from me. Someone else I know who worked at Enfield thought it was just soldiers whinging after the robustness of the SLR. I asked him how many bits fell off the AUG or the M16 on a regular basis or dumped their mags whilst patrolling .......

If you don't know any different ........
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