New Rhodesia when?
So I'm kind of confused when people say that the era of true warfare has ended, aka the 'infantry has become obsolete' meme..
But what about the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the countless skirmishes around the globe? How is all that not true warfare?
Nukes didn't prevent the invasion of Iraq, so I'm not sure how anyone can claim that the modern infantry has become obsolete.
it's the way the modern, advanced western nations do war, that has significantly changed. It's all about avoiding man-losses to the very end these days, by utilizing as much information gathering on the enemy in advance, messing up with the enemy's information and even media, and finally doing tons of pre-emptive indirect strikes on tactical spots.
Infantry's rolled in only when the scene's considered as safe as possible, only to "hold the fort" and to flush out the few remaining, holed in enemy troops. This is a farcry of the older days, when the main tactic was to roll in as much manpower to the scene as possible, duking it out with rifles and such. Up until ~80s, it was considered pretty common to suffer losses that count up to tens of thousands, but nowadays just a couple thousand fallen, in the period of a decade, is considered unacceptable.
With the advent of UAVs and such, we are literally approaching the time when the flesh and blood soldiers are starting to become "obsolete". Why spend thousands on a weak meatsack and worry about the emotional issues, when you can do the same from the safety of your bunker using robots?
Underrated hack or over rated genius
Despite being extremely ugly, I've heard they are pretty reliable. Also they were designed with the purpose of providing even the poor with the ability to defend themselves, which I would say is pretty respectable.
Just curious as to people's fave shotguns. I like Saiga 12s personally
this is a semi common ersatz side arm in northern thailand (at least it's where I saw them)
they are produced locally or in philipines and are used by poorest police/game warden type armed personnal;
they mostly use flares, birdshot and lightened buckshot loads.
they don't share anythingwith a regular 1911 aside from the look.
The kind of guy who goes to the range in full gear.
Gear thread? Rate my belt m8s, would like to get a pistol mag pouch and eventually replace the AR mag holders with HSGI tacos.
>canteen in perfect position to rape lower spine if knocked to the ground
>not just getting a camelbak
>carrying a dump pouch when you only have three magazines
Dip. Would put a pistol pouch on the far left next to AR mags
I have a plate carrier with 4 more mags, a camelback pouch on the back, and an IFAK on it. Goal is to have the belt set up as a complimentary but separate entity. Would like to have 4 AR mags on the belt when done
How come the commies never had any battle rifles? Is it because x54r is rimmed?
I don't know much about guns. Is Frank's advice here sound?
Hey /k/ I'm interested in learning about precision bolt action rifles for long distance target practice and hunting. What is the general price for one? Do you have one? Could you recommend anything for me?
You know before I make a major purchase I do hours of research on the Internet. Reading stuff, seeing if there is a consensus, deciding what's best for myself and my particular set of habits.
You on the other hand seek someone to inform you, and just hope it works out for the best and that you followed the correct advice. You're stupid, and no better than someone who plays the lottery hoping for the best.
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Kiss the next week goodbye while you're learning all about precision marksmanship and precision rifles.
Gonna hijack your thread 'cause you can't be bothered to even begin looking for yourself:
Is the Remington 700 ADL a bad choice for a first precision rifle? I've never owned one before, and was told a .308 Remington 700 is a good start. The 700 ADL at my local Academy is like $400, should this work fine? If it does, that means I can put a little bit more in the glass.
Is there a switchblade that isn't cheap made in china shit but also isn't hundreds of dollars?
They had American made kits they were like 35-50$s but obviously they were bought up quickly, I see them in Craigslist every once in a while and some websites have them. Look on keywest knives they had some good ones for cheap
I'm keen to see a few Remington 700's
What parts do I need to make a factory 700 usable? I've been told 700s made after the Cerberus buyout in '91 are utter garbage.
Also, what's the most prevalent .223 bolt-action in the US?
Would they have survived if they'd use MultiCam?
>Are HK45 pistols shit?
My dad has one and it literally cannot shoot steel cased ammo. Every time he tries it fails to go into battery. This seems like a glaring flaw for a $1000 handgun
If the US had a civil war today, with the same divisions as before - who would win ?
Assume each side already has an effective government and command structure.
Assume military forces are allied to their base location rather than where troops call home.
Overseas forces and nuclear forces are neutral.
International support remains as it was in the civil war.
(assume the leaders are trump and bernie for the lels)
Are you stupid? Look at the states you drew. The South would be basically depending on Texas to supply and would you look at that there's a good chunk of mil bases and population centers in the North.
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>According to Savage “what they found out was so explosive” that they actually destroyed the footage of what they made and everyone...
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Probably anfo. But the recipe isn't exactly a secret- 2 quarts fuel oil per 50 lbs of ammonium nitrate. Or tannerite. Hell, RDX isn't that hard to make if you know some basic chemistry. I always laugh when people worry about the public safety implications of guns for this reason. I can walk into a hardware store, buy all the shit I need for a pile of huge fuck off bombs, pay in cash, and never appear on any database anywhere.
>DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) recently asked the public to help their research by designing homemade bombs
you're telling me that I can make bombs and blow shit up and when the cops come, I can tell them I'm working for DARPA and doing research?
what a time to be alive