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#2
andy_smith said:
What is the range of the gpmg 7.62mm ?
No it's much more than 7.62mm.

Why do you want to know?
 
#3
Maximum effective range?
Against a point target?
Against an area target?
Grazing fire or plunging fires?

Be specific in your request... ;)
 
#5
StabTiffy2B said:
andy_smith said:
What is the range of the gpmg 7.62mm ?
No it's much more than 7.62mm.

Why do you want to know?
Judging from previous posts, perhaps he's writing an action novel about troops in Afg (who get to choose their IPW, so SAS?) and in one no-doubt-thrilling scene naughty types are just outside/on the cusp of GPMG range (whatever that is)...?

Or he's in the Taleban. 'Andy Smith' indeed...
 
#7
Depends light role or tripod mounted ,direct fire or map predicted .
Rounds will easily reach 1000m but hitting an Indviduial would be a matter of luck with the first burst .With iron sights difficult to see some targets that far but wouldn't want to hang around to allow gunner to adjust .
 
#8
Rumpelstiltskin said:
StabTiffy2B said:
andy_smith said:
What is the range of the gpmg 7.62mm ?
No it's much more than 7.62mm.

Why do you want to know?
Judging from previous posts, perhaps he's writing an action novel about troops in Afg (who get to choose their IPW, so SAS?) and in one no-doubt-thrilling scene naughty types are just outside/on the cusp of GPMG range (whatever that is)...?

Or he's in the Taleban. 'Andy Smith' indeed...

If he is writing a novel, then the Man needs to address his grammer, sharpish. Check the other posts. "Author", indeed. Pah!

Asking too many weapon questions to be over 15 years old, i reckon.
 
#9
woody said:
Depends light role or tripod mounted ,direct fire or map predicted .
Rounds will easily reach 1000m but hitting an Indviduial would be a matter of luck with the first burst .With iron sights difficult to see some targets that far but wouldn't want to hang around to allow gunner to adjust .
Speak for yerself, had no probs getting 1st Burst hits at tracer burn out, 3 out of 5 times. Main Thing it should be a GPMG SF section firing at that sort of range. :wink: and that can spoil terry terrorists entire afternoon. :twisted:
 
#11
Depends on the target white shed on salisbury plain no problem .Black pile of tyres on a rain swept otterburn moor though think that was 1100m that was eye strain time .Still think couldn't aim at a solitary bloke unless he was skylined or wearing an orange cagoule as you just wouldn't see him without an optic sight .
 
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woody said:
Depends light role or tripod mounted ,direct fire or map predicted .
Rounds will easily reach 1000m but hitting an Indviduial would be a matter of luck with the first burst .With iron sights difficult to see some targets that far but wouldn't want to hang around to allow gunner to adjust .

speak for yourself knobber, never had any problems!

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If the target is about 100 m away and 15 m behind them is a feck off big mountain, then the range is about 115 m. However, if the target is in more open country, please see the sensible answers above. :wink:
 
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Auld-Yin said:
If the target is about 100 m away and 15 m behind them is a feck off big mountain, then the range is about 115 m. However, if the target is in more open country, please see the sensible answers above. :wink:
Aye, it's no been the same since they done awa' wi' the crossbow is it Jock?
 

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#18
Biscuits_AB said:
Auld-Yin said:
If the target is about 100 m away and 15 m behind them is a feck off big mountain, then the range is about 115 m. However, if the target is in more open country, please see the sensible answers above. :wink:
Aye, it's no been the same since they done awa' wi' the crossbow is it Jock?
It really is nice having your own personal stalker 8)

Biscuits, I thought your idea of a 'weapon' was a truncheon (if you could prize them back from the females that is).
 
#19
Sect Comd(During a GPMG lesson) "When does tracer 'burn-out'?"

Me (Recruit at Queen's Div Depot Bassingbourn) "When it hits someone...?"

Oh! How I laughed as I did a circuit around the perimeter track..... 8O
 
#20
I wanna know how the stuff (strontium magnesium compound) stays in the back of the round while it's flying at xyz fps.

I can't remember that much about tracer, only that 1 in 2 (is it?) is more fun than 1 in 5 (i think that's what they call it :) (could be ine in four, one in six, can't remember 8o ) ).

Oh, and the red paint on the front makes them go faster :D .
 
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