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  •  It really doesn't (muzzle wise). (6+ / 0-)

    Remember, we're talking semi-auto, not full.

    I have 3x30 round sticks for my Tommy and a 50 round drum.

    The drum is awkward. I'd just use sticks. But I'm not sure how the weight of a loaded 30 rounder of each weighs. I know the Tommy is more compact (mag wise) so you could carry more of 'em. But the gun is ridiculously heavy.

    I'd also take 230 grain +P+ over 5.56. But that's just me.

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    by KVoimakas on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 07:04:26 PM PST

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    •  I've fired the auto version (5+ / 0-)

      it was heavy, and damn did it want to climb.  Not to mention how fast you can fire $30 worth of ammo down range... like $15 a second. It takes a few cans to learn how to control it. Expensive hobby them subgunners have.

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      by meagert on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 07:43:03 PM PST

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      •  The M-60 the USAF lent me (5+ / 0-)

        probably cost a lot, comparatively speaking, per grin.
        The fun stopped real fast when I ran out of ammo though.

         As a 130-pounder, the thing's nose-over suddenly-unsupported mass nearly yanked me off the parapet when it stopped holding itself up via recoil....and as a 5'6'' in my sox Airman, I ran out somewhere between 50 and 80 rounds faster than any of the over-six-foot males in the shop, so falling forward into the field of fire was highly undesirable.
        That second or three before the next shooter ran out, especially. On the plus side, I never had to be "tapped out" to change barrels...

        Not exactly a hobby, but not cheap either.

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        by BlackSheep1 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 08:23:27 PM PST

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