Royal Marines complaining about the SA80

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Jeneral28, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. Royal Marines are specialised forces, great article on what must be a slow news day :)
     
  2. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    More the calibre of the ammunition, rather than the weapon itself:

    So it's back to the perennial debate about optimum calibres.
     
  3. So why do we have a picture of a Rock Ape?
     
  4. Bootnecks, like their septic counterparts, are so expert in camouflage it is very difficult to get pictures of them.

    As for the rifle needed, sorted:
     

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  5. Because Crab PR is better Matelot PR, which is, in turn, normally better than Pongo PR.

    In fact, your average crab is normally of the art of blowing smoke from one's own arse, regardless of how bone and and utterly unimportant his or her job is. the average sailor normally fucks up the PR bit by taking his clothes off and engaging in homoerotic acts and the average pongo normally just fucks it up.

    However, when anything else is concerned the crabs fall a long way behind.
     
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  6. What, like dropping bombs, not sleeping in muddy fox holes and copping off with all the best fanny?
     
  7. There's nowt wrong with that gat. It's just a hangover from when it was new and shit and not an SLR.
     
  8. Alright, I'll grant you the first two.
     
  9. Too bloody heavy, overly fiddly to strip and clean in the field, cant make it left handed, cocking handle on wrong side for right handed....rant over.
     
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    Back to the future…
     
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  11. It's just the Booties wanting to be 'special' - a bit like the USMC really...
     
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  12. Minor points--I am left handed and have no issues unlike the SA80. When hit with a round from it, one tends to go down and stay down. It is also excellent with the bayonet and for butt-stroking (not the man love kind).
     
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  13. It's pretty shit in sandy places but quite good otherwise. Too heavy though for a 5.56mm assault rifle.
     
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  14. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    What do you recommend for the other then?
     
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