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Welcome to /k/, 4chan's weapons board. Our board centers around weapons, armor, and other myriad military technology. While guns are the primary topic, threads involving any other sort of weapons, from swords and knives to tanks and jet fighters, come up frequently as well. If you're new, we suggest reading the sticky at http://amagicalplace.wikia.com/wiki/Sticky to get acquainted with the board's subject matter.

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/k/ is a board devoted to weapons and military equipment.

Discussions about politics or current events belong on /pol/.

Do not post threads about gun control. They belong on /pol/.

Troll threads will be deleted, and those posting troll posts will be banned.

Why do Glocks jam every other shot?
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>some faggot has a gun
>simply saying "stop"
>dont stop
Yes, you deserve every bullet. Could be some random nog, could be trump himself. Self preservation is key here.
Maybe we should stop giving faggots guns.
I’d be more OK with it if every time it was a self-defense shooting the pigs didn’t try to give you life in prison for something they would’ve gotten a metal for
The cop merely did exactly what was asked of him by the customer. I fail to see a problem here.

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Previous thread: >>44057701
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Now I'm hungry asshole
It's always worth having backup rifles, especially if you're already stocking a decent amount of x39. Even if you personally don't end up using the SKS in favor of your vz, you can always have a trusted friend/brother/father/wife use it alongside you. For the cost, you can't do much better than the SKS in Canada. As for lever arms, I've never ordered with them. I know they have a shitton of SKSs though.
you mean HST?
Canadians horde weapons.
Yeah i regularly get my ammo and surp from them and they'll actually take the effort to handpick a nice one irl if you buy a crate of ammo or another gun at the same time

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Assuming that if you could get your hands on MILES gear, it probably be super fucking expensive to buy. Is there anything on the civilian market that could duplicate MILES?
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Airshit would be a better option desu
blows and ruins weapons.
Wrong. Modern military grade airsoft guns will fuck you up at 100m. Go out there with no eyepro if you doubt me.
Paintball is the true patrcian choice, airsoft is full of kids and manchildren and they don't like the bruises that paintball leaves
Try sim rounds, pussy

I read the Wehmarcht would have faired a lot better if they had only built Panzer IVs instead of Panthers and Tigers. That late model Panzers IVs were more than enough to handle what the allies had. That the reliability, cost, and versatility and large numbers that could would offset any perceived advantage of the Panthers and Tigers over the Panzer IVs
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There's also the issue that adding anymore weight to the design would lead to the suspension system breaking.
supposedly, the panzer IV k was able to not only slope the front armor, but saved enough weight that they could also increase the turret armor without stressing the suspension

never produced, but it was an actual krupp proposal
it seems to have the same turret as before, so it didn't lose its turret ring diameter
Lengthen the hull and add another suspension unit and the same turret can be kept.

They may have considered it but then it starts sounding like the original proposals for what became the Pz V. Which potentially subjects it to the same issues of adding more things to it. Germany had the chance to settle on a relatively simple, reliable, effective, tank and they didn't. Anything they make seems doomed to increasing demands.
Which is why I can defend stuff like the Tiger to an extent because it was ahead of the competition to the point the design was satisfactory from blueprint to production.
>Lengthen the hull and add another suspension unit and the same turret can be kept.
At that point you've created an unacceptable production stoppage.
Not him but you're clearly being nonsensical.

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How expensive would it be to stand up, train, equip, and field a company to a battalion size mercenary outfit in the present day?
>inb4 that's illegal

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Sorry, my autism flared up for a second. Ideally, one full year would be ideal. But if that is not doable, then 10 weeks where the BCT and AIT training times stay the same, but the pre-deployment training gets cut down by a lot.
yeah but why tho. Wouldn't they just use their own SOF, or a legit PMC with a track record?
Well, "good" training isn't something you can reall crash through in 10 weeks, my basic training courses were 6 coupled with two months of trades training and that was just getting the relative basics of the trade. And that's a condensed program, compared to other training methods.
Like >>44066219 is saying though, anyone who's competent with experience will just go somewhere else with a better resume. You could always train a shitter militia composed of dogshit MENA troops and have them ready in a short period of time, but they'll be pretty bad and little more than cannon fodder. See Yemen.
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Will there ever be another Executive Outcomes?
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Man, It'd be fucking nice wouldn't it, Anons?

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Greetings, /k/.

Over the course of a couple of weeks, I have experimenting with making my own tungsten carbide rifle ammo. While the first batch had a few issues with keyholing, I believe that my second batch is much improved. Ignoring my shitty fucking aim, only one out of about 14 bullets that hit has failed to penetrate one of these 3/8" thick steel rifle targets.

While I still feel that these bullets can be improved, I figured I'd share some pictures and videos of these bullets and the process of making them. Keep in mind that I am just a slightly smarter than your average poorfag, so my tools and knowledge of materials science is fairly limited.

This is a 3/8" thick steel rifle target made out of AR500 steel. While it doesn't have a NIJ rating, the specs said that it could survive up to a .338 LM. If anyone knows of a fairly cheap (~$50) level IV plate that I can shoot to test these, let me know. For now, this is the best I could find.
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the insert doesn't seem to make any contact with the rifling, only the copper jacket does.
What's the weight of the finished bullet once the insert is seated inside?
You read any of the articles in the IAA journal on penetrator design?
They're still in the copper jacket

Yeah, that's the plan. I just don't have the money to buy level IV plates just to shoot.

I custom ordered them from chinkland. I know the quality's probably not great but they're harder than anything else I have to test them with.

They go from about 150 grains to about 168-170

Not really, I assume it's not an optimal angle from all of the penetrator pics I've seen, though.

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Post cool planes
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>invades your airspace
Staging for the fly-by tour of Argentina right?
Second most charming plane in jet engine history
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Will the Hind ever become relevant again?

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You need to disable 6+ satellites to cause any disruption, these launches require large liquid-fueled rockets that take months to set up and launch, and they still would only disrupt one area of the globe for 95 minutes a day. The fear of ASATs against anything but LEO is overblown.

>You need to disable 6+ satellites to cause any disruption
It wouldn't though. The US has had the ability to create local GPS networks for fucking years.
money is only an issue if you're from poorfag countries
>964 out of the 1,422 OH-6As built for the US Army were destroyed in Vietnam, mostly from hostile ground fire
The US literally lost +5,000 helicopters in Vietnam against underequipped riceniggers.
Rotorcraft will be completely raped in an all-out modern war.
Source: “trust me”-some dude

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Why is the UK so good with aesthetics?

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Well they have to be good at something, considering they're laughable at everything else.
in fairness the alternative is having expensive and functional vehicles just be scrapped so from a economic standpoint it makes sense as horrible as it looks. Though I do agree it is extremely excessive compared to Euro police
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Looks pretty much unchanged from the 70's
>when the cops have better guns than the soldier
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I know, right.

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Just picked up this MKIV at a gun show this weekend. What's your newest gun purchase? Or what are you going to buy in the future, or on the fence about buying?
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Picked this up on Saturday at a show.
lucky jew bastard. I hate that they wont put this on the California roster
I'm saving up for this, I should be able to get it after my next big paycheck.
Cowboy Bepop teim.
That grip has some interesting colouration, nice find.
Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan in .454 Casull

It's fucking awesome.
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Got this one 3 days ago, gonna take it out this weekend with my boys for our mini /k/ fest

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Post your most aesthetic piece
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keep it NIB and it will appreciate at a rate of 0.0004%/yr
niether of these are aethetic in anyway, they are ugly as sin. good knives, but for fucks sake its sharpened bar stock with badly fit rubberized scales bolted on
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Everyone is giving you shit, but at least you didn't pay $500 for archaic technology launching mediocre steel into a dead stop as it malfunctions into a non responsive support service that shrugs 'OTF? DGAF'

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>MFW my dad just tried to tell me that the US could've/would've/should've just stuck with the M1 Garand all the way through to today
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You're right, I meant to say liquid.
Except it isn't, because while the bullet does fly in a parabola, that has nothing whatsoever to do with grouping.
High at 200 yards can still give you a very nice grouping as you miss the bullseye.
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hate to break it to you (not him btw)
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depends on the rifle and ammo really
i heard this several times before the reformation existed

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Ain't seen one for a while, boot up the old site and get postin'
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Shit you actually own edition.
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Improved version
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City bugout, Corona edition.
I should rephrase. I meant I wish people would share their actual loadouts , as in what they have in real life and share photos of that. This was sort of fun but once I sort of had everything I needed it makes more sense to show that you actually have it I guess. Just my thoughts.

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