SA80

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by wells598, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. hi all i got a quick question,, I'm listening to an audiobook by Chris Ryan called stand by, stand by. At the begining there is a short section giving details of weapons that feature in the book, in this section it says the SA80 is chambered 7.62mm. I know the sa80 was 5.56mm. Is this just a mistake or was there a variant that was 7.62mm
     
  2. Well if Chris Ryan said so... Do I look like your google?
     
  3. that was the second model out in 7.62mm mate......

    .... the first was in .303
     
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  4. no its 5.56, Chris Ryans ghost writer clearly phoned that one in and couldn't bother his arse . If i may make a suggestion , press eject and spare yourself.
     
  5. The original design was between 5.56 and 7.62 I think.
     
  6. Are you sure it wasn't the AS80 he was referring to as it was 7.62mm?
     

  7. mmmmmm.... .303
     

  8. there could have been a tad of sarcasm in there.......
     
  9. oh for cryin out loud, if it isn't one, it's the other...

    Good point on AS80, sangreal, that might explain it!
     
  10. Thornycroft.JPG

    heres the original bullpup idea, now watch a load of sprogs come along and say 'its not as shit as an SMLE but pity its not in .22 hornet.....'
     
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  11. I know.^^
     
  12. There is also a plasma version in the 40 watt range
     
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  13. liar, liar, pants on fire



    7.62 = 60 watts
     
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  14. HHH

    HHH LE

    Does that really mean someone is reading you a bedtime story?
     
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  15. Yes, there is a secret 7.62 twin-barrelled belt-fed SA80. It is only issued to THEM. Don't ask me how I know that.
    You didn't hear that from me, OK?