USMC Experimenting with a new service rifle

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by USMCGrunt, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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  2. sheriff3

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    Agreed, I recall the reason the M-16 A2 was invented was that Marines and Soldiers had issues with fire discipline so the A2 was made with a 3 round burst option. A squad of all fully automatic weapons equals a lot of ammo to haul around.
     
  3. AJC

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    Maybe they will use that ATV after all.
     
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    I seem to recall arguments against semi-auto rifles that centered on the same issue...turns out giving our troops more firepower helps in combat...
     
  5. sheriff3

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    Well hopefully they get the whole melting barrel thing figured out.....