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Old 04-05-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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interesting to find out, 10ga grenade/burst radius

you obviously don't want or need the 1400 fps, 1. 75 oz load of the 10 ga for rifle-grenade performance. Due to the likelihood of having to overcome cover/obstacles, what you want is 3-4 ozs, at 400-600 fps. and a "looping" trajectory.

The US 40 mm grenade launcher velocity is about 400 fps. Which is why the rear sight has to be on about 2" of sliding "ladder". :-) Given an oz or so of RDX and 2 ozs of aluminum wire/shrapnel, I'd say that the likely (50% lethal) burst radius will be a minimum of 3 ft and might well be 5 ft. Given that and the 3-4 shots per second, 10 rd box mag potential, using a shortened .50 BMG case, and the Argentine detonation on impact design (for their 12 ga grenade) you can easily have something truly fearsome, out to 200m or so. It can have a shaped charge AP rd, too, for blowing holes in APC's. Within a couple of seconds, can swap the mags/ammo types.
 
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:30 PM   #2
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when all you have to do is get the impact within 3 ft of a man to blow off his legs, no amount of body armor will mean anything. YOu'll be able to (somewhat) reach around corners with this load. Especially if you are say, on top of a building or hill, up in a tree or tower, etc. Just impact beyond the corner of his cover, but close, on the ground back there, and he's had it.

same way, for dealing real blows to a column/convoy. get them on a narrow street, bust up the front and back vehicle and then work your way thru all of them, in just a few seconds. Then vanish. What are they gonna DO about it, hmm? Such a gun makes one man worth more than a dozen men with AK's. Carry half a dozen such 10 rd box mags, and a silenced, takedown auto rifle, with subsonic option. Get 1/2 mile away, cache the 20mm and blend in, man. get several miles away, cache the rifle. and you're just another woman wearing a veil. :-)
 
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