Army Needs New Bullets?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Dookiebutt, May 29, 2008.

  1. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter G&G Newbie

    Thats been going on for a long time. Over penetration, clean small holes.... end result, multiple rounds needed for a quick take down.. .. I would not want to be on the other end of any of them.. Alot of vets still like the old reliable .308 ;)
     

  2. Looks like the same argument that's been going for a while. Myself, I'd come down on the side of knock-down power every time...
     
  3. rondog

    rondog G&G Evangelist

    How many threads are there running about this now?
     
  4. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

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    This is something everyone above the rank of captain/leiutenant commander knows.Every hunter knows that a good penetrating round is often not a good game stopper.But hunters too,often try to use a long range bullet that penetrates but doesnt open a good wound channel. sam.
     
  5. You would have thought they learned their lesson in the Philippines.
     
  6. FS00008

    FS00008 Сергей Иванович Мосин. Forum Contributor

    Meh... Personally I say issue every grunt an M14 and a street sweeper and be done with it. No problems with take down power there.
     
  7. SKS NOOB

    SKS NOOB G&G Evangelist

    There has been an X-rifle, there is also one available to the public, that shoots .45ACP bullets. The military/police version can be fully automatic where the "retail" one is semi-auto. It's called the Kris. I saw it at a gun show about a few months ago and though I didnt get to shoot it the comments were that it was ugly but had almost NO recoil because of the auto loading system it had.
     
  8. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    I think the Russians have a good idea with their tumbling,weight shifting bullet,how ever,it's hard to argue with a .308!. :thinking: