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    Hell-- Frank they need that to start the fire it...

    Hell-- Frank they need that to start the fire it was so cold!! I agree not a good idea especially in the front lines.
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    Been there, Done that!

    Been there, Done that!
  3. RCS-- I like the note that only 10 percent of...

    RCS-- I like the note that only 10 percent of the rifles are targeted.
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    I believe it had something to do with the mechanical zero of the front sight and base and the gas cylinder especially if it was swapped out to another M1 rifle. They did not want to have to send the...
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    I remember being taught this method of...

    I remember being taught this method of ambush/hasty defense. Normally a "volunteer" would be in hiding along side the roadway in a very confined area where vehicles can not go. The tanks would be...
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    Probably setting up the mines to be pulled across...

    Probably setting up the mines to be pulled across the road when the tanks come by.
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    Interesting camo

    Interesting camo
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    Cinders-- Agree small enough to minimize damage.

    Cinders-- Agree small enough to minimize damage.
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    RCS-- I remember that quite well as the Navy had...

    RCS-- I remember that quite well as the Navy had to bring long retired gunnery chiefs back into service to teach the younger "kids" how to load and shoot the 16" guns.
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    Happy Birthday!! Bob and many more to come!

    Happy Birthday!! Bob and many more to come!
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    I don't think very many of the current military...

    I don't think very many of the current military rifles can be converted to the 6.8x51mm cartridge. First the cartridge is the about the size of the 7.62mm NATO round, which makes any 5.56mm NATO size...
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    Interesting. Company A of the 298th Engineer...

    Interesting. Company A of the 298th Engineer Battalion, First US Army, VII Corp. Looks like they are cleaning up the roadways to make the roads passable to traffic.
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    Cinders-- I unfortunately do not know what...

    Cinders--

    I unfortunately do not know what material SIG Sauer is planning to use for the barrels but it must be pretty tough to standard up to the projected pressures and speed. I am thinking...
  14. Cinders-- Duly noted. I just wanted to keep it...

    Cinders-- Duly noted. I just wanted to keep it a bit cleaner. I did see documentary on the battle which surfaced several years ago especially the tests that were done to indicate that possible...
  15. I feel sorry for the families on either side of...

    I feel sorry for the families on either side of this conflict seeing loved ones die from stupid, arrogant leadership. The Moskva commander did the worst things in battle, first is repeatly doing the...
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    I imagine the XM5 and XM250 SAW will go to the...

    I imagine the XM5 and XM250 SAW will go to the special operations folks first then the rapid deployment forces. Then other forces like regular Army, Army Reserve and National Guard folks later. The...
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    Nice Early rifle. The stock is off of a...

    Nice Early rifle. The stock is off of a Remington built gun. The marking of the buttstock should be IW.
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    Jim-- Thanks for the reference. I don't know...

    Jim-- Thanks for the reference. I don't know how many times, folks have given me bubba No 1 MKIII and No4 MI that needs new furniture. Most of the surplus wood looks like it has been one major war...
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    I remember my first ride in a CH-47D model. The...

    I remember my first ride in a CH-47D model. The thing was leaking hydraulic fluid from the roof of the cabin. Of course it was a little disconcerting, so I mentioned it to the crew chief. He...
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    You can tell the LT is a West Point (ring knocker) graduate by the large class ring on his finger. LOL !! Probably thinks he is General Patton.
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    Jim-- Same to you. No matter what army we serve...

    Jim-- Same to you. No matter what army we serve in the experiences are generally the same. I can say the best training I had was at the NTC in Ft. Irwin, CA. I was there right before the second...
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    BS2214 BS2303 Both have solid barrels.

    BS2214
    BS2303
    Both have solid barrels.
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    Bob-- That's another great dinner meal!! Breaded...

    Bob-- That's another great dinner meal!! Breaded liver, with onions and gravy with Mashed potatoes. Loved it. When they served it in the mess hall at basic training, I would get tons of friends...
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    Bear-- Great Story!! I love it. Field...

    Bear-- Great Story!! I love it. Field experience hardens people of any bad things to come in real life.
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    USS Cheboygan County (LST-533) was an...

    USS Cheboygan County (LST-533) was an LST-491-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for Cheboygan County, Michigan, she has so far been the only U.S....
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