Royal Marines complaining about the SA80

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

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Is SA80 rifle right for Royal Marines? | British Forces News

Not the first time there's a complaint about this assault rifle
More the calibre of the ammunition, rather than the weapon itself:

Defence IQ says 'insiders' "have quietly criticised the rifle's 5.56mm calibre ammunition as being too small to effectively defeat a target with a single round and occasionally find themselves vulnerable to a counter attack from wounded insurgents."
So it's back to the perennial debate about optimum calibres.
 
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So why do we have a picture of a Rock Ape?
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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However, when anything else is concerned the crabs fall a long way behind.
What, like dropping bombs, not sleeping in muddy fox holes and copping off with all the best fanny?
 

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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:

There's nowt wrong with that gat. It's just a hangover from when it was new and shit and not an SLR.
 
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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.
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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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).
What do you recommend for the other then?
 
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"In addition, it says, the rifle "rattles", causing a problem for covert operations, requires duct tape to prevent it from clogging with dust, and lacks the manoeuvrability of other modern assault rifles such as the Diemaco C8."

Huh ? Never had a problem with the rifle rattling so loudly that I can't move quietly. Then again I don't hang more bells and whistles than a whore's bike off it ;-)

As for the C8, that's nearly 5" longer than a L85A2 so WTF are they dribbling about ?
 
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"In addition, it says, the rifle "rattles", causing a problem for covert operations, requires duct tape to prevent it from clogging with dust, and lacks the manoeuvrability of other modern assault rifles such as the Diemaco C8."

Huh ? Never had a problem with the rifle rattling so loudly that I can't move quietly. Then again I don't hang more bells and whistles than a whore's bike off it ;-)

As for the C8, that's nearly 5" longer than a L85A2 so WTF are they dribbling about ?
But it's a good whack lighter, and the balance is in the middle rather than near the arrse end...
 
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7.62 for close quarter engagements? I don't think I would be able to tell the difference between a 5.56mm or a 7.62mm round thudding into my face from 50m away...?
 
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