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    Worst vehicles in gaming

    I know this proves I'm old... but anyone remember that damn jet ski from battletoads?
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    That could be very possible, since the M2 has been produced since the 1920's.
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    Thats exactly the thing I was mentioning. Magazines were the root of all of my problems when it came to the M16/M4. In the Corps us grunts usually had to dip into our own money to fix these sort of "small" issues that in reality are potentially life-saving. Easy fix is the self-leveling...
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    You are absolutely correct, and had this article been focused more toward accuracy in general I would have certainly brought up that point. The most lethal part of any warfighter's arsenal is knowledge and proper training. Yes, yes... the HK416. Its a lovely weapon, a variant of the M4...
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    The accuracy part of a .22LR SMG is what I think would make it unreliable beyond 20 meters. I'm sure that a well-placed round from a .22 rifle could injure or otherwise incapacitate an unarmored target at those ranges, but when you add fully-automatic and shorter barrel length to the equation...
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    Officers are typically found issuing orders, talking on the radio, consulting maps, or conversing with locals or squad leaders. So it makes sense that they carry a more maneuverable weapon, so they typically carry an M4 carbine and an M9 Beretta.
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    There is a short-barreled version of the M203 that is designed specifically for the M4, but the standard M4 is compatible with both the M16 and M4 variants. Like I said before, both the M16 and M4 models I am familiar with are semi-auto and 3-round burst capable only, neither is fully automatic...
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    There is absolutely nothing mandatory about the M16's burst selection. Also, the M4 that I was issued had only semi-automatic and burst selection as well. There are fully automatic variants of the M4, primarily in use by special forces. Also, only the US Army decided (leave it to the Army for...
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    A .22LR weapon would become ineffective beyond about 15-20 meters, and also lacks the ability to defeat armor of any variety. While the rate of fire and ammo capacity would lend itself well to urban warfare, you have to consider the range of... ranges... that urban combat involves. You need a...
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    Marine Mike Reviews: Bullet Penetration

    The round itself loses a lot of its energy by penetrating the armor, and is not necessarily a major threat on its own. The energy transferred from the bullet to the metal armor will actually make the armor itself into a weapon in the form of spall. Spall is pieces of the inside surface of...
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    The M4 is a decently accurate weapon for its size, and you could put a scope to effective use on it. But if you are looking to engage targets beyond 400 meters you would be better off with the full sized M16, I personally have hit targets at 500 meters with iron sights and at least 600 meters...
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    Marine Mike Reviews: Magazines and Reloading

    Realistic games seem to be trying too hard and still failing, so I think a badass reload sequence done right could actually be very refreshing. As for stylistic games, of course I like them there, they're supposed to be there.
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    Games and Ammo: Combat Optics Part 2

    Nah, chances are he is going to procreate somehow... and that is how the movie Idiocracy starts.
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    Marine Mike Reviews: Bullet Penetration

    When you factor in the amount of time that the energy is delivered, then you are absolutely correct. However, I still giggle at the thought of the Big Mac having more potential energy than a bullet. Thank you for the enlightening perspective.
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    Marine Mike Presents Games and Ammo: M4 Carbine

    The M2 was a select-fire version of the M1, and the M3 was an M2 with a night scope attached... I'm not sure what comparison you are trying to make. Plus, you are correct that there are any number of things that determine accuracy in a rifle. But, I'm going to stand firm in my belief that...