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NGSW Phase 2 Consolidation and info   Small Arms <20mm

Started 30/8/19 by gatnerd; 599661 views.
EmericD

From: EmericD

25-Oct

VPMudde said:

I think it's a traditional christmas tree reticle, rather than a bullet drop compensator. After all, the MSPaint measured distance in pixels from the center to the 2 mark is the same as from the 14 to 16 marks (37-38 pixels).

Right, it's not a "500 yards" position, it's a "5 mrad" drop correction.

stancrist

From: stancrist

25-Oct

VPMudde said:

I think it's a traditional christmas tree reticle, rather than a bullet drop compensator.

Thank you.  I didn't know there was a difference. 

Old dinosaur.  Nearly all my guns had iron sights.

Except my AUG, which had a sight reticle like this:

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

25-Oct

Still a fantastically practical reticle in my book. 

stancrist

From: stancrist

25-Oct

gatnerd said:

Still a fantastically practical reticle in my book.

Totally agree.  I had no trouble hitting a torso-size steel plate @ 400 yards.

VPMudde

From: VPMudde

7-Nov

From page 14 of this:

https://ndiastorage.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/ndia/2022/future/Tues_Grassano.pdf

Edit: doesnt wanna include the snip. But have a look at p14. Nothing unexpected, but nice to see i suppose.

  • Edited 07 November 2022 13:47  by  VPMudde
stancrist

From: stancrist

7-Nov

I see the Marines are still interested in NGSW.  Infantry Modernization

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

7-Nov

VPMudde said:

From page 14 of this:

Great find. Alas the 'SP' Special Purpose projectile is blacked out. GP EPR looks to have a pretty long steel penetrator though. 

However the 7.62 ADVAP concept is shown, which looks like an exposed tip AP or EPR, presumably tunsgten.

stancrist

From: stancrist

7-Nov

gatnerd said:

Alas the 'SP' Special Purpose projectile is blacked out. GP EPR looks to have a pretty long steel penetrator though.

Thanks for that image.  Looks like 6.8x51 has conventional pyrotechnic tracers.  No OWL Tracers.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

7-Nov

stancrist said:

No OWL Tracers

Yeah thats a bummer; my dream of 100% tracers for improved hit probability is dashed. 

stancrist

From: stancrist

8-Nov

Don't give up hope yet.  They can change in the future, if/when OWL gets ready for adoption.

Interestingly there appear to be two RRA types:  Solid copper; and copper w/steel penetrator.

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