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To: 45Auto
In several past wars, diabolical soldiers would take captured ammo, sabotage it and take it back to the battlefield to be picked up by an unsuspecting enemy soldier. Too much powder, or a ball bearing squeezed into a cartridge would ruin somebody's day. Actually, it would blow their head off.

So now we advocate scavenging ammo?

The rifle does look fine though!

7 posted on 07/28/2003 1:09:40 PM PDT by FreeInWV
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To: FreeInWV
In several past wars, diabolical soldiers would take captured ammo, sabotage it and take it back to the battlefield to be picked up by an unsuspecting enemy soldier.

Yep! Eventually the enemy catches on & turns the tables on you.

9 posted on 07/28/2003 1:15:47 PM PDT by Tallguy (Trying desperately to ignore Hillary.... and not succeeding.)
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To: FreeInWV
I'm not sure I actually believe the bit about "field scavenging" for magazines/ammo; this might work if one was under fire and desparately needed more ammo, but these special ops teams usually carry what they need for operations having a highly specified and rather short time frame for their mission. The big improvement in setting up an AR-type rifle for 30 Russian is the modified magazine well. Unfortunately, it looks like the rifle receiver dimensions had to be changed in order to make it work well.
10 posted on 07/28/2003 1:18:54 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: FreeInWV
"So now we advocate scavenging ammo?"
You bet your assets you scavenger ammo when you are running low. Ammo that has been pole beaned can be picked up by either sidse. I would rather take my chances with ammo picked up off the field than an empty magazine.
15 posted on 07/28/2003 1:44:26 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: FreeInWV
"Scavenging ammo" is a great thing, if you are in an environment where enemy ammo is available everywhere by the truckload, and your own resupplies are few and far between.
21 posted on 07/28/2003 4:03:28 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: FreeInWV
So now we advocate scavenging ammo?

Saw a "History of the Gun" epi. The WW2 "Grease Gun" could be field changed to fire German ammo.

I think they said most of them were shipped to Russia. $7/unit, iirc. Mostly stamped steel by the company that made car headlight reflectors.

Maybe the bolt and barrel were the only things machined.

41 posted on 07/28/2003 7:10:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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