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5 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

I have to wonder what the issue was to which this is the solution.

Room clearing I guess.

 

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M203 actually.

 

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1 minute ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Room clearing I guess.

 

 

Thanks.  Makes sense, I guess.  They would tumble and spread quickly.  
But seems like a flechette for the M203 would work better.

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That’s so weird that I would like to fire one just to see how it works. I would guess it would be like firing 18 NAA .22 revolvers all at the same time. Probably get 800-900 FPS out of them. 

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Stick it through the door, pull the trigger, kick door open and hose everything down with the whole mag. Repeat as necessary.

 

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1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

I have to wonder what the issue was to which this is the solution.

ANTIFA??

 

Just thinking, 

BS

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1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

Thanks.  Makes sense, I guess.  They would tumble and spread quickly.  
But seems like a flechette for the M203 would work better.

I’m thinking that’s no longer in the US inventory. I could be wrong
 

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2 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

M203 actually.

 

 

Correct, all I ever had was the M-79 and what a hoot it was.

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3 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

I have to wonder what the issue was to which this is the solution.

 

I found a grenade launcher for my evil black rifle but 40mm ammo costs more per round than my house. Now I can afford to shoot "something" out of it.

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1 hour ago, Smoken D said:

 

Correct, all I ever had was the M-79 and what a hoot it was.

Yeah man. B)

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Here is where one can buy these. They are 40mm. If they were 37mm it would be easier to get the launcher. 
 

https://otbfirearms.com/xm-18-22-round-for-40mm-18-rounds-of-22lr-hornets-nest/

 

Apparently they are out of stock. These units are unavailable. 

 

Their website is goofy and info is lacking. 

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3 hours ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

Blooper.  I liked the Mk.something or other 40mm full auto. Saw one in use at Aberdeen when I was there and it was very impressive.

 

Mk 19 

 

We called the M79 the Wombat Gun

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As far as I know, the military still maintains a 40mm buckshot round for use in the M203. It's intent was for close quarters combat with the M79, but became less necessary with the M203. Still, it remains in military inventory.

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7 hours ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

Blooper.  I liked the Mk.something or other 40mm full auto. Saw one in use at Aberdeen when I was there and it was very impressive.

 

4 hours ago, Major Crimes said:

 

Mk 19 

 

We called the M79 the Wombat Gun

 

Yep, for me, the Mk 19 is even more fun to fire than an M2. Whenever I would get the opportunity, I would jump on it and go. Pretty sure I giggled every time. Not the same as firing a howitzer, but I got to see where the rounds impacted! No, I never got to fire direct fire with a howitzer. Saw it done though!

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6 hours ago, DocWard said:

Yep, for me, the Mk 19 is even more fun to fire than an M2. Whenever I would get the opportunity, I would jump on it and go. Pretty sure I giggled every time. Not the same as firing a howitzer, but I got to see where the rounds impacted! No, I never got to fire direct fire with a howitzer. Saw it done though!

I'm glad to see this whiz-bang gadget is remembered by people other than me.  I saw several of them in 'Nam mounted on the cupola pintle of XM-706-E2 LAAVs.  Never saw one fired over there, though.

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7 hours ago, DocWard said:

 

 

Yep, for me, the Mk 19 is even more fun to fire than an M2. Whenever I would get the opportunity, I would jump on it and go. Pretty sure I giggled every time. Not the same as firing a howitzer, but I got to see where the rounds impacted! No, I never got to fire direct fire with a howitzer. Saw it done though!

Direct fire for when you absolutely positively have to make something go away 

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22 minutes ago, Henry T Harrison said:

Direct fire for when you absolutely positively have to make something go away 

 

I will say without hesitation it was awe inspiring to see.

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Or.....

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1 minute ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

 ..... is that a BOBzooka ?

We just called it a Three Five. :D

 

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1 hour ago, Henry T Harrison said:

Direct fire for when you absolutely positively have to make something go away 

:lol:Too big to conceal. Too loud to supress.

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11 hours ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

 

 

 

 

w...w..... WHAT ? ..... oh ..... wombat .......... you got me started for a minute there ....:unsure:

 

The M79 (Wombat gun) wouldn't be big enough to take you out Wallaby. 

 

I got something special for you.  

 

 

 

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