Friday, September 16, 2011 10:17:22 AM
@Batmanners The C6 is an "upgrade" to a M60, just as a C7 is to an H-bar M-16. The chrome lined barrel, in addition to the adjustable gas valve can allow for up to 1000rpm, but that is a cyclic rate of fire, and taxing to the gun
The purpose of machine gun fire from a fixed defensive position is area of effect. The bullets form a beaten zone, or kill zone. Accuracy is not really a factor as you are not aiming at individual targets. This is defensive fire in the "SF" role (anchored tripod with a triangulating sight apparatus.)
The rule in my day was change barrel after 440 rounds. This is not practical for actual combat, and I have personally put 660 rounds of cyclic fire down a barrel and only had it glow dull red, not hot enough to damage the barrel. Because the gun uses a fixed firing pin, and almost solid bolt, they don't gum up that badly.
5 round bursts are best. I used the rate of fire as an example for why .50mg are not norm
Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:39:48 PM
Kalimata: You said C6. Americans, and the rest of the world aren't familiar with that term. I think the equivalent is the M60 (FN MAG).
And my memory recalls 700+ rounds per minute from that weapon, not 1000+. Which I think is the same firing rate as an M16/C7.
To boot, it doesn`t matter how fast your weapon can shoot, no smart person ever just holds down the trigger and empties mag after mag. It`s short bursts, otherwise your barrel could warp and your firing mechanism could jam and your bullets would go off flying all over the place as you don`t aim as well when firing full-auto.
Anyways, I hate guns, so I`mma shut up about this now.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:37:52 AM
Oh come on, it was funny, blowing up the porta-crapper. Of course it was rigged, but still funny.
@Sunday Other than sniper work, a .50 round is ant-material. In warfare, the optimum effect of a bullet is to wound the enemy, not kill them. For every wounded man, it takes two to carry him from the battlefield, and many M.D.s and material resources to care for him, thus depleting the enemy's capacity to make war. That is why many of the modern assault weapons use a 5.56 FMJ round, a low caliber-high velocity round. It will enter the body and either exit intact, or ricochet off of bones, causing internal damage, but not necessarily killing. Anti-material, anti-vehicle, yes, but really vs personnel, you are much better off with a 7.62 GPMG. People don`t really realize how bloody slow a Browning .50 HMG really is, about 400rpm as opposed to the upwards of 1000rpm of a C6 GPMG.