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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    As much as I disapprove of illegal immigration much of the sentiment here rings pretty extreme to me, 300 mortar rounds, a plot to destroy America? Jesus its nothing more than people trying to escape a very desperate situation, its hardly a free ride for them.

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    perhaps another good point - if you expended 300 rounds, how many did you hit?
    I landed about 90% of my 400 rounds on-target with my saw at the last free-fire event. It's doable.

    Of course if we're talking 9mm, that's a different story.
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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I landed about 90% of my 400 rounds on-target with my saw at the last free-fire event. It's doable.

    Of course if we're talking 9mm, that's a different story.
    with a SAW? what range? mounted? I'm impressed - generally my opinion of the SAW is higher only than my opinion of those who want to trade it out for a non-belt-fed weapon.

    but yeah. 15 well aimed shots > 150 spray and pray rounds.

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    As much as I disapprove of illegal immigration much of the sentiment here rings pretty extreme to me, 300 mortar rounds, a plot to destroy America? Jesus its nothing more than people trying to escape a very desperate situation, its hardly a free ride for them.
    If anyone wanted to deliberately destroy a country, possible ways would be to not defend the borders, ruin the economy by creating unmanageable debt and unsustainable social programs, encourage racial and social unrest, vilify any political opposition and print money in order to create inflation and debase the currency.

    There could be some I missed but these might be enough..

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    "it is not the noise of our burst, but the hits that count."


    could have sworn i remember screaming that ad nauseum somewhere.



    irrespective, if we are going to start exchanging gunfire with these folks; i expect us to be better armed and to start exacting a toll in currency of blood.
    something like this...

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    with a SAW? what range? mounted? I'm impressed - generally my opinion of the SAW is higher only than my opinion of those who want to trade it out for a non-belt-fed weapon.

    but yeah. 15 well aimed shots > 150 spray and pray rounds.
    Camp Guernsey, WY.

    Qualification was don in the prone, with pop-up targets between 150-800 meters, and an NBC event in the middle of it. A lot of soldiers on all weapons actually shot better with the gas mask on. IMO it's because the mask forces one to calm down.

    I shot expert, of course

    The free-fire event followed qualification. Though scores weren't for the record, they were used for feedback and bragging rights. I shot my event from the mounted position. Quite a different feel compared to all the prone shooting I had been doing until then. I had a former infantry buddy as my coach, he taught me everything I know about the saw.

    I must be the only saw-gunner in our company who likes the added pistol grip that came in the barrel-bag. The only thing I use it for is complying with our unit's absolute zero-tolerance 'you will carry your weapon in the lower-ready at all times' policy. For a while I just kicked my bipod forward and stood the saw whenever I was in a line or something, but I was put in the front leaning and informed that that was not acceptable

    A collapsing but-stock would be nice, though.

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    something like this..
    effing air force, man.... you know they schwacked the highest-ranking US Servicemember to be killed in combat?

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Camp Guernsey, WY.

    Qualification was don in the prone, with pop-up targets between 150-800 meters, and an NBC event in the middle of it. A lot of soldiers on all weapons actually shot better with the gas mask on. IMO it's because the mask forces one to calm down.

    I shot expert, of course

    The free-fire event followed qualification. Though scores weren't for the record, they were used for feedback and bragging rights. I shot my event from the mounted position. Quite a different feel compared to all the prone shooting I had been doing until then. I had a former infantry buddy as my coach, he taught me everything I know about the saw.

    I must be the only saw-gunner in our company who likes the added pistol grip that came in the barrel-bag. The only thing I use it for is complying with our unit's absolute zero-tolerance 'you will carry your weapon in the lower-ready at all times' policy. For a while I just kicked my bipod forward and stood the saw whenever I was in a line or something, but I was put in the front leaning and informed that that was not acceptable

    A collapsing but-stock would be nice, though.
    we use shortened barrels and collapsable butt-stocks in-country. they're much better for going through buildings and on long patrols, but i wonder sometimes if guys forget that they are machine-gunners and start to think they are sub machine gunners

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    effing air force, man.... you know they schwacked the highest-ranking US Servicemember to be killed in combat?
    That I do, especially in those B-24's and 17's.

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    Re: 300 rounds exchanged during Texas border shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    we use shortened barrels and collapsable butt-stocks in-country. they're much better for going through buildings and on long patrols, but i wonder sometimes if guys forget that they are machine-gunners and start to think they are sub machine gunners
    My choice of weapon is the M-14 or modified Navy's M-21. It also comes in a mini version through Rugger.

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