Bullet Preference Poll

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Bullet Preference

5.56mm
4
40%
7.62mm
6
60%
6.8mm
0
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Bullet Preference Poll

#1 Post by Ares-God of War » Sat 14 May, 2011 3:24 pm

Which bullet would you choose to use in a assult Rifle?


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#2 Post by Sisyphus » Sat 14 May, 2011 8:08 pm

I'd choose the one which fitted the rifle I was using! :roll:

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#3 Post by owdun » Sun 15 May, 2011 1:31 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D

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#4 Post by ofens » Mon 16 May, 2011 11:28 pm

I'd choose a non-fouling one that defies the probing Corporals' finger! :lol:
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#5 Post by Tdivers » Sun 22 May, 2011 7:21 am

For me 7.62 as if it hits target you know its going down.

Never was a good shot with my weapon...... :snipersmile:

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#6 Post by fredleander » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 10:25 pm

I'd pick the 5.56 NATO. More ammo per weight unit... :2gunfire: ...
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Re: Bullet Preference Poll

#7 Post by Ares-God of War » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 10:56 pm

fredleander wrote:I'd pick the 5.56 NATO. More ammo per weight unit... :2gunfire: ...

Hello Fredleander true but i heard it causes half amount of damage as the 7.62mm.

It seems to me that the choice of bullet comes from their generation. From books ive read The SAS prefered the 7.62mm in Oman, Aden but now the few pictures of SAS and Books use 5.56mm in the '91 Gulf war and Afghanistan.


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#8 Post by fredleander » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 11:07 pm

Ares-God of War wrote:
fredleander wrote:I'd pick the 5.56 NATO. More ammo per weight unit... :2gunfire: ...

Hello Fredleander true but i heard it causes half amount of damage as the 7.62mm.


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Re: Bullet Preference Poll

#9 Post by Ares-God of War » Tue 14 Jun, 2011 11:21 pm

well it does cause more damage but a half might be an exageration :wink:


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Re: Bullet Preference Poll

#10 Post by Tab » Wed 15 Jun, 2011 5:51 pm

When you get hit with any round you more than often lose interest in the battle

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#11 Post by Wholley » Wed 15 Jun, 2011 7:21 pm

Not going to comment,
apart from agreeing with Tab.

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#12 Post by fredleander » Wed 27 Jul, 2011 3:06 pm

Tab wrote:When you get hit with any round you more than often lose interest in the battle
So true. I have used both rounds quite a lot, I prefer the 5.56 NATO simply because you can carry more than the double number on the same weight. It is much easier to fire because of less recoil. This is particularly important in a conscription army and for people with little training. When the 5.56 was introduced in the BA the percentage making the sharpshooter badge increased dramatically. The lighter cartridge also allow for lighter weapons.

As for hit damage a doctor working on the victims in the recent Oslo incidence has declared that their wounds are the worst he has seen. I suspect the ammo used was 5.56 NATO. Problem with the 5.56 NATO is its high velocity, pressure waves on soft body parts and splintering effect when hitting hard body parts.
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