Monday, November 20, 2006

Assault Rifles and Their Ammunition

Airborne Combat Engineer posted a comments on this article last week. Since then I have read it a couple of times and will probably read it again. If you are interested in the history and development of the modern assault rifle cartridge, then this is for you.

I should probably define assault rifle, as what is portrayed as an assault rifle by politicians and the media does not quite fit the bill. From the article:

"A military rifle, capable of controlled, fully-automatic fire from the shoulder, with an effective range of at least 300 metres".
This is well worth the read, if only for the pictures of historical and experimental ammunition.


lilfeathers2000 said...

Sorry skipped the article.
My weapon of choice is still 12 ga loaded with OO buck.
I had a family doc that was a vet from the Nam era and he also told me was a great combat weapon. He was point man on a 3 man recon team. The 12ga was bought after he went in country the first time.

John R said...

The shotgun is an excellent choice. The new ammo that is available makes a shotgun a very versatile firearm, the controls are intuitive and muscle memory is easily acquired. The 12 ga. makes a very formidable weapon.

sweettness said...