AR15 Minigun Concept

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Cutaway, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Cutaway

    Cutaway New Member

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    Here is a concept i came up with earlier today, A "Minigun" upper reciever that can be attached to any existing AR15/M16 lower recievers. I thought it would be ideal for heavy firefight situations or just a fun range weapon for those who want the feel of somthing more exotic. As real gatling guns will never be man-portable, This concept can as its rate of fire will not be so high but may acelerate the longer it is fired. The "M16 Minigun" may operate on a form of delayed blowback combined with a "Webley-Fosbery" grooved drum underneath the bolt to rotate the barrels. It may be fed from a magazine/drum and chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO.

    Although it looks, It is not or no way a gatling gun but a machine gun that changes its barrels for each shot reducing overheating/erosion.

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  2. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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    i kinda can't imagine the kind of recoil/pounding my shoulder would be taking...
    perhaps some sort of system that would spread out recoil maybe to your waist or chest
    but overall i think its kinda impractical?
    good effort though
    better than what i could think up
    :D
     
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  3. AR Hammer

    AR Hammer New Member

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    Since Gattling Guns are externally powered,
    Where do you prepose to mount the electric motors, gear reduction, batteries or generator, and ammunition drums?

    Mini-guns fire 3,000 to 6,000 rounds a minute, that means a 30 round AR magizine would last?
    At just 3,000 rounds a minute, that is 50 rounds a second, so a magizine would last slightly over 1/2 second,
    And a 100 round drum would last 2 seconds...

    Who are you going to get to pack your ammo?
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    What in the world do you think the make privates for? PACKIN AMMO.

    But yes AR does have a valid point or points.

    Look rather top heavy to me.
     
  5. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Stop bashing his concept guys. You would just have to build a mech-suit to carry the load. It worked in Resident Evil 2, not the mech-suit, but a guy/mutant carrying a mini-gun.
     
  6. sgtdeath66

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    dont forget about predator.and a man can carry a minigun. the one in resident evil is real all they did was cut down the barrels, so it is possible. i favor the mec suit idea
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Yeah- and have watched Rambo fire an M-72 LAW thru the windscreen of a Huey (while sitting in the pilot's seat) and did not kill everyone in the back seat. (That nasty backblast issue) DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME- and don't confuse HollyWeird with reality!
     
  8. sadsack

    sadsack New Member

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    Rambo

    C3: Not to mention him shooting up the communication room and blank cases falling all over the floor. :rolleyes:(My wife couldn't understand why I turned the tv off.)
     
  9. Daedalus

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    I honestly don't really care if this is a bump, or I get banned, I just feel the need to correct mis-information:

    Yes, a human can carry a m134, but no, they cannot fire one like they did in Predator, as the recoil is too great. It would only be possible in a tripod setup.

    Secondly, the one in resident evil is not real, it is a prop made specifically for the movie. Just because it's used in a movie doesn't make it possible, again recoil is still the key point here. If you do some research, you might find some 'behind the scenes' info for the Predator movie; specifically, what is relevant is that the actor that was using the m134 in the movie notes that even firing blanks, he found it difficult to stand, and if it had been firing live rounds, he would be flat on his back. That isn't the exact quote, but it's close. As said above, if you do the research you'll figure it out yourself as well.

    Speaking in movie terms, coupled with real-life points, the reason it even 'worked' in the movie Resident Evil 2 was because the user had super-human strength.
     
  10. guiri

    guiri New Member

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    I agree, stop the bashing. This is how stuff gets invented AND, we should be glad that people are doing this.

    So, does it actually work? Can we see a video of it or something?

    I'm saying it would be fun as hell. Gatling guns ARE my favorite guns and nothing cooler than seeing them fire from a big battle ship or something.

    George
     
  11. NavArch

    NavArch New Member

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    Well, that solves the whole problem, doesn't it? :) Either limit sales to super-humans, or provide a smallish helium balloon to support the weight of the power supply and ammunition. Details are left for the student, as they used to say in my college days.
     
  12. guiri

    guiri New Member

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    Alrighty then. Problem solved. What's next? :D
     
  13. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    worked in Predator as well, Jesse the Body Ventura carried that big ass weed eating mini gun
     
  14. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Who is the anthropologist who dug up this dinosaur from 2008? The OP isn't even on forum any longer and only had 6 posts!

    Interesting idea though.
     
  15. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    guess its time to axe it
     
  16. ike54ato

    ike54ato New Member

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    I honestly think that this was just a joke to get people's reaction. And if not, then my bad.