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Feb 12, 2019 14:30:15   #
denebuff
 
M249 for a April issue of Tactical Life Magazine,









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Feb 12, 2019 14:37:21   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Great shots, Denny!

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Feb 12, 2019 14:51:18   #
denebuff
 
Thanks Mike!!! I also have a 2 page spread in the March issue of Tactical Life hitting the news stands as we speak.



UTMike wrote:
Great shots, Denny!

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Feb 12, 2019 15:06:25   #
Architect1776 (a regular here)
 
denebuff wrote:
M249 for a April issue of Tactical Life Magazine,



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Feb 12, 2019 16:01:59   #
robertjerl (a regular here)
 

For when the SAW isn't enough and the Ma Deuce is too much. Though there is a lot to be said for the M134, as long as you have transport for lots of ammo.

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Feb 12, 2019 16:13:43   #
denebuff
 
robertjerl
I have absolutly no clue what Your talking about!! Lol
I know nothing about guns I just know how to make them look pretty!! Lol!!!

robertjerl wrote:

For when the SAW isn't enough and the Ma Deuce is too much. Though there is a lot to be said for the M134, as long as you have transport for lots of ammo.



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Feb 12, 2019 17:10:30   #
robertjerl (a regular here)
 
denebuff wrote:
robertjerl
I have absolutly no clue what Your talking about!! Lol
I know nothing about guns I just know how to make them look pretty!! Lol!!!





OK

I am a bit of a gun person and Vietnam vet. The M2 and M134 were in use during Vietnam, and ever since.

SAW - a smaller machine gun that is in 5.56 NATO caliber (basically a .22 on steroids)

M249 (and M240) a machine gun in 7.62 NATO caliber (.30 caliber in US terms-a good size for deer and other medium size animals in a hunting rifle)

Ma Deuce - Browning M2 machine gun in .50 caliber - a much bigger cartridge and a bullet that is 1/2 inch across and over 1 inch long

M134 Mini Gun, a six barreled electric powered Gatling gun (the barrels rotate with each one firing one shot per rotation) with a control for rate of fire from 2000 shots per minute up to 6000 shots per minute, it fires the 7.62 NATO like the M249, but much faster, the M249 is "only" 650-850 rounds per minute depending on the ammunition used and how it is adjusted.

Basically they are all for when you have a lot of things that you think need to be shot in a short period of time.
And except in a few places they are illegal as they can get for private ownership. And in those places you have to get licenses and pay special taxes along with a background check so detailed they probably read your great grandparent's kindergarten report cards.

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Feb 12, 2019 18:44:39   #
Hal81 (a regular here)
 
Nice gun. If I lived in the city I would want one of those in my living room.

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Feb 12, 2019 23:14:02   #
denebuff
 
Robert Thank you for the education it was greatly appreciated.
I hope you become a fan of Tactile Life Magazine!!


Denny G


robertjerl wrote:
OK

I am a bit of a gun person and Vietnam vet. The M2 and M134 were in use during Vietnam, and ever since.

SAW - a smaller machine gun that is in 5.56 NATO caliber (basically a .22 on steroids)

M249 (and M240) a machine gun in 7.62 NATO caliber (.30 caliber in US terms-a good size for deer and other medium size animals in a hunting rifle)

Ma Deuce - Browning M2 machine gun in .50 caliber - a much bigger cartridge and a bullet that is 1/2 inch across and over 1 inch long

M134 Mini Gun, a six barreled electric powered Gatling gun (the barrels rotate with each one firing one shot per rotation) with a control for rate of fire from 2000 shots per minute up to 6000 shots per minute, it fires the 7.62 NATO like the M249, but much faster, the M249 is "only" 650-850 rounds per minute depending on the ammunition used and how it is adjusted.

Basically they are all for when you have a lot of things that you think need to be shot in a short period of time.
And except in a few places they are illegal as they can get for private ownership. And in those places you have to get licenses and pay special taxes along with a background check so detailed they probably read your great grandparent's kindergarten report cards.
OK br br I am a bit of a gun person and Vietnam v... (show quote)

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Feb 13, 2019 02:10:13   #
robertjerl (a regular here)
 
denebuff wrote:
Robert Thank you for the education it was greatly appreciated.
I hope you become a fan of Tactile Life Magazine!!


Denny G


I am a READER.
At one time I subscribed to 14 magazines. Now it is 6= 3 photo magazines, Arizona Highways (got it for one edition and they offered a big discount for 1 year so I am trying it-it is almost a photo magazine), Discover, and Nat Geo. All as electronic. I checked out Tactile Life's site and of all the magazines they publish they are all in the "If I see an interesting copy on the rack I will buy it." category along with a bunch of others. I have 3 Nook e-readers (new, old and older models), 3 desktop e-reader apps on my computer plus the local daily paper on computer.

Your gunner, right camo on the head for fall but wrong camo on the jacket (summer woodland, too much green) he would stand out like a sore thumb unless he keeps to shade and shadow areas. I know, it looks good in the picture.

Keep up the good work on the photos.

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Feb 13, 2019 08:47:01   #
kerry12
 
Hal81 wrote:
Nice gun. If I lived in the city I would want one of those in my living room.



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Feb 13, 2019 11:44:37   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Very good shots Denny.

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Feb 13, 2019 11:47:20   #
Wingpilot (a regular here)
 
robertjerl wrote:
OK

I am a bit of a gun person and Vietnam vet. The M2 and M134 were in use during Vietnam, and ever since.

SAW - a smaller machine gun that is in 5.56 NATO caliber (basically a .22 on steroids)

M249 (and M240) a machine gun in 7.62 NATO caliber (.30 caliber in US terms-a good size for deer and other medium size animals in a hunting rifle)

Ma Deuce - Browning M2 machine gun in .50 caliber - a much bigger cartridge and a bullet that is 1/2 inch across and over 1 inch long

M134 Mini Gun, a six barreled electric powered Gatling gun (the barrels rotate with each one firing one shot per rotation) with a control for rate of fire from 2000 shots per minute up to 6000 shots per minute, it fires the 7.62 NATO like the M249, but much faster, the M249 is "only" 650-850 rounds per minute depending on the ammunition used and how it is adjusted.

Basically they are all for when you have a lot of things that you think need to be shot in a short period of time.
And except in a few places they are illegal as they can get for private ownership. And in those places you have to get licenses and pay special taxes along with a background check so detailed they probably read your great grandparent's kindergarten report cards.
OK br br I am a bit of a gun person and Vietnam v... (show quote)



I loved watching Puff the Magic Dragon unload its mini-guns during an airstrike. Very impressive. The rate of fire was so fast that instead of hearing the usual rat-tat-tat of a machine gun, it sounded like one long, loud burp!

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Feb 13, 2019 11:55:22   #
dennis2146 (a regular here)
 
Great photo of a great firearm. I wish I had one.

Dennis

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Feb 13, 2019 13:43:41   #
robertjerl (a regular here)
 
Wingpilot wrote:
I loved watching Puff the Magic Dragon unload its mini-guns during an airstrike. Very impressive. The rate of fire was so fast that instead of hearing the usual rat-tat-tat of a machine gun, it sounded like one long, loud burp!


One guy described it as a the worlds biggest dinosaur far**** or a power saw going through hard knotty wood. At night it looked like a curveing shaft of pure fire from the plane to the ground. If I remember right the ammo was only one tracer every 10 or 20 rounds. And it still looked like a solid neon shaft at night.

"Puff The Magic Dragon" was the name of the first plane converted to a gunship. In our Tac Op center the radio call sign for them was "Spooky" followed the number of the individual plane. The Huey gunship battalion that worked with them used "Crocodile", the lead aircraft of the group that usually worked our area at night was "Crocodile 19". Crococile usually support the Spooky with a full load of rockets.

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