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Old November 28th, 2016 #1
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Default The Marine Corps is experimenting with a new service rifle

The Marine Corps is experimenting with a new service rifle

On the heels of a widely praised 2015 decision to issue the more maneuverable M4 carbine in lieu of the M16A4 to Marines in infantry battalions, the Marine Corps may be on the cusp of another major weapons decision.

The Marine Corps' experimental battalion, the California-based 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, has been conducting pre-deployment exercises with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle to evaluate it as the new service rifle for infantry battalions, the commander of 1st Marine Division, Maj. Gen. Daniel O'Donohue told Military.com Thursday.

http://www.businessinsider.com/marin...e-2016-11?IR=T
 
Old January 9th, 2017 #2
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I personally feel the M16A2 service rifle should still be king, it's what I trained with when I was in the USMC.

However going to 762x51 vs 556 should make some major holes and Headway.

I'm just glad they dropped those Beretta 9 millimeters.
 
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How do they function when they're wet, muddy, and sandy? In high heat and sub zero temps? Because that's the only real test/s that matters for reliability. If it fails miserably under any of those conditions, then it's junk. Regardless of how "tacti-cool" it looks. I think most jarheads are gun nerds who'd prefer tacti-cool over something that's tried, tested, and proven. Oh, look at our guns! They're way more badass than the old as shit the enemy is using! Yeah, we can totally kick their ass, go merica'! Future occupied body bags.

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When the M-16 was first introduced for use in Vietnam, it was touted as not requiring cleaning. The result was a lot of dead GIs and Marines. The USMC hung on to their old M-14s longer than the Army did, probably in part because of this and they were a smaller service with a smaller budget. (In early stages of WW2, many Marines still used the '03 Springfield even after the M-1 Garand was adopted). The problems with M-16 were fixed eventually, and the teenage troops were issued with a comic book-type manual telling them to keep their rifles clean. Still, a lot of troops like SEALs and Special Forces often used AK-47s, since it had and still does have the reputation of being almost indestructible and soldier-proof. And the AK was handy to use behind enemy lines since it would cause confusion among the NVA/VC.

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If they're that stupid, that's what they'll get. Funny how they can't defeat the Taliban after 15 years of non-stop war. Now they want to take on Russia? Morons.
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