The Garand requires a certain level of familiarization and practice to get comfortable with where the carbines loading process and function is very intuitive even without practice. This no doubt contributed to its popularity as a capture weapon.
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Post by volkssturm on Apr 14, 2019 16:21:03 GMT -5
A shortened M14, "Scout Rifle" style, would certainly have been more handy in the jungle, but you still have the problem of full auto firing. Shaving a little weight off it might have made it even more uncontrollable. I had an opportunity to fire the M14 on full auto from the hip back in ROTC, and I scared the &&&&& out of the five guys on the line to my right. My last shot landed at the right hand end of the berm. I weighed all of 125 lbs at the time, and that didn't help. 7.62 Nato has a lot of power. Putting it in an M14E2 stock might help. (I had one of those that I found at Property Disposal at Fort Richardson arou8nd 1973. Paid like $5 for it. Later gave it away to a guy in my National Guard unit who was a competition shooter. They're worth $$400-500 now. Ack!!!)
An M14 in 7mm-08 or .260 Rem (6.5mm) would be interesting. They produce less recoil. But then we're in the range of the .280 Enfield (7x43mm) the British wanted Nato to adopt and which the US opposed.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5