Weapon resilance questions

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by MakarovJAC, May 14, 2014.

  1. MakarovJAC

    MakarovJAC New Member

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    I would like to know, if possible, how resilant is the case or frame of a firearm. I'm specifically speaking of heavy caliber weapons such as machine guns, anti-materiel rifles, automatic grenade launchers, you name it.

    First, can a portable firearm, like a pistol, or an assault rifle (shotgun buckshot included. Breacher rounds excluded) severely damage one of the guns mentioned above?

    Second, if they can, can they do the same regardless of range, within the weapon's effective range?

    Then, in the hypothetic case you must shot from a distance, what are your chances to achieve a sure shot against the targeted weapon's vital pieces? This within the capabilities given by infantry training, and combat experience.

    Thanks in advice.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Too many variables to give you a pat answer. Will depend on WHICH weapon is the target, which weapon is the shooter, range to target, skill of shooter, etc etc etc.

    You are much more likely to damage the larger and softer thing that is the USER of the machinegun, grenade launcher, etc. While it is possible to damage the thinner, lighter components of a crew served weapon, it is an easier shot to hit the machine gunner, the grenadier, etc.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to agree with C3. the operator is a much easier to damage than the weapon he's operating, plus he's much easier to hit.

    depending on the weapon used, the ammo used and where on the weapon you hit, might mean the difference in superficial damage, or putting it out of commission.
     
  4. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Most military weapons heavier than a RPG are armored. Unless you have a 50 cal machine gun or a 20 mm cannon you are not going to more than superficial damage. With light weapons that can easily be carried it is much easier to damage the operator.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm pretty sure a Barrett with some armor piercing shells could do more than superficial damage.

    but the operator is still the better target.
     
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I imagine AP rounds at closer range might do some damage.

    If you could get in that close, why not disable the unit by

    hand?

    I would be worried about deflected fragments hitting me, at

    close range.

    Of course, all this is moot, if you are not shooting sub-MOA

    accurate, for any distance shots.
     
  7. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    n November 2009, Harrison consecutively struck two Taliban machine gunners south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan at a range of 2,475 m (2,707 yd) using a L115A3 Long Range Rifle.[3][4][5][6][7] In a BBC interview, Harrison reported it took about nine shots for him and his spotter to initially range the target successfully. Then, he reported, his first shot "on target" was a killing shot followed consecutively by a kill shot on a second machine gunner then a third which disabled the machine gun.[8] Yes it can disable a weapon, but what everyone is saying is that is a secondary objective when its easier to shoot the BG holding the weapon.