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Hammer816 last won the day on October 14 2016

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  1. How about the VSS? It is used as a DMR and counter-sniper rifle by the FSB and other Russian forces, and fires a fat 9x39 purpose built rifle cartridge, and literally has "sniper" ( СнайперÑÐºÐ°Ñ ) in the name. Does the fact that it is so small and has a folding stock preclude it from use as a DMR at AMS events?
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    Gorka 4

    Does anyone have any experience with the Russian Gorka 3 or 4 suits? I have read that they do well in moderate to cold weather and are fairly durable as they appear have some reinforcement in the knees and elbows but haven't found anyone who has used one to get direct feedback. They seem to be pretty widespread in the Russian airsoft community but that may be for availability more than practicality.
  3. Fair enough, thank you. I assume that's for safety reasons?
  4. Sorry, not shotgun primers but muzzleloader primers. They are bright, loud, smokey, and VERY cheap. You can buy a hundred of them at Walmart for $10 in the right season so it is very appealing compared to $600-800 for one hundred thermobaric grenades with the same effect.
  5. I noticed in many of Matt the Musketeer's videos that he uses grenades which use .209 shotgun primers to produce a flash and report similar to a thermobaric but are more cost efficient. Would such devices be prohibited under the "No blank-firing devices" rule or would they be considered lethal inside buildings like the thermobaric grenades? I suspect they would be allowed because that rule is to clarify that blank firing rifles are not allowed like they are at MSW. I'm sorry if this has been addressed already but I wanted to know before I considered throwing down more than a hundred bucks to pick something like that up. It seems like at an event like Copperhead where grenades carry the day, a reloadable grenade would be worth the investment.
  6. I remember a few years back that "unarmored vehicles" could be killed by 40mm-style grenades but that true (light) armored vehicles, like the three or four M114 APCs at the D-Day Park could only be taken out by shoulder-fired rocket-style weapons like the M72, AT4, etc. I don't see provisions for such a distinction in the ruleset, but then again those multi-ton tracked vehicles are not player-operated and probably don't appear on the field except at Broken Home. I also know that a couple of years ago Dewayne (who owns the D-Day adventure park) bought a self-propelled howitzer that is very tank-like. Thoughts?
  7. Something akin to the L2A1? Australia and Canada used a heavier, reinforced version of the L1A1 (their variant of the FN FAL) in the late 50's theough the mid 70's in a role similar to that of the Bren or BAR. It used the same mags as the regular infantry battle rifles but was issued with a 30rd mag rather than the standard 20rd. In this regard it is very similar to the RPK. It was prone to malfunction with sustained fire and was phased out in favor of the FN Minimi (basically the M249). Sounds like an LMG to me...
  8. Thank you, I was almost certain this would be a fairly regular practice but I never saw it happen myself at the two events I have been to.
  9. If this has already been addressed I failed to find it in the forums and I apologize. I understand that the basic tactical unit of an AMS event is the squad, ten guys with a medic, a marksman, a support gunner, and a HWS. Generally this is the formula that is followed by all but a few special purpose units. What I wanted to ask about is whether a COST or UFS platoon leader is capable of shifting willing players within his platoon to accomplish specific objects. That is, if we have four squads in a platoon, is the rule still that a squad must contain ten players with only 1 SAW, heavy weapon, etc., or that each platoon can have only 4 of each specialist? Hypothetical: A platoon of COST os tasked with holding Caen. The platoon leader has 4 rule compliant squads at his disposal. He tasks two squads, squads 1 and 2, with holding the two entrances to the town, respectively, and squads 3 and 4 with the rest of the perimeter in between those two points of likely attack. Platoon leader received word that a sizeable force of UFS are approaching from down the road with at least 2 POVs. He sends one of his perimeter squads, squad 4, to set up an ambush the enemy column a couple hundred meters before they reach the town. Knowing that the ambush team will be engaging a numerically superior force supplemented with armor, can the platoon leader attach the medic, machine gunner, and heavy weapon specialist of squad 3 to the ambush team? This would be sending a 13 man squad with 2 medics, 2 machine guns, and 2 anti-armor weapons into the field while an 7 man squad with no medic, MG or AT defending the objective. A strict reading of the rules prohibits this action but sound tactical doctrine and fairness would not. Any boon to the ambush squad seems to be counteracted by the corresponding weakening of the defensive force. Thoughts and a ruling by admin would be much appreciated.
  10. If you have a smartgun you must post pics in the gunporn thread.
  11. If you are under 400 and have a semi-automatic weapon you would be better off calling yourself a rifleman and letting someone with a beefier, higher velocity gun use up your squad's DMR slot. Play like a marksman if you like, but don't waste the force multiplier of a weapon with superior range by calling yourself the squad dm if you are under 400fps.
  12. Awesome, thank you JP. I have an odd one that has an integrated mock suppressor that would accomodate a barrel up to 15 inches and I didn't want to get one that was long enough but would be compatible.
  13. Does anyone happen to know if the JG/ Echo-1/ TM clone G36 models use a specific inner barrel or are they compatible with barrels for other models like the M4/M16?
  14. Many of those listed velocitys are not accurate either. In my experience, they are often 10-30fps lower on the chronograph with a .2g than what is listed.
  15. I've been humping my JG M99 at a steady pace on an inclined treadmill a few times a week for a few weeks now and slowly increasing my distance. For a few minutes of that time I try to keep it shouldered in a standing firing position because I'm sick of my arms shaking like a leaf at the end of the day each time I use my AKM. I'm hoping to pick up a SAW soon and thought the M99 would be a decent analogue for weight and length. I would like to get back into regular lifting, particularly for my arms and back, but working 61hrs/week makes it difficult.
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