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Comment: Re: a quick search (Score 1) 334

by Molochi (#48201453) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

I wouldn't even put 308Win in the same class as 30-06. It certainly wouldn't be my default choice to equip someone else to take down a grizzly or a moose. 30-06 or 762Russian loads support heavier bullets, I'd sign off on that.

I think there's a reason that the Canadian Rangers don't bitch about 303. If there's a rogue grizzly to take down they probably already own something more mass appropriate. The Enfield is a nice scout rifle to take down rabid critters up to mansized and 308Win fits very well as something that is better at doing just that.

Comment: Don't be ridiculous (Score 1) 334

by Molochi (#48184005) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Well the real issue would be how powerful a handgun would be if it had scaled from about the turn of the 20th century. The c96 Mauser fired a 86grain bullet at +1400FPS. If that had scaled like silicon, we'd have bullet powered interplanetary travel. As for current significance, that 118 year old c96 handgun still does it's job. 100 years from now it would still be just as effective. Just keep it oiled.

Comment: Enfield .303? Wow!! I know these rifles. (Score 1) 334

by Molochi (#48183919) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

They are not replicating rounds like 303 in a new weapon because they are "medium" pressure longarms circa 1930. Modern metalurgy allows for a lot more power in the same package. 308Win (7.62NATO) is cheaper and better. I would imagine that all of the MMGs and sniper rifles that India has pointed at Pakistan are 7.62 NATO or something China has produced with similar balastics and energy.

Comment: Re: a quick search (Score 1) 334

by Molochi (#48183759) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

308/762nato can be downloaded to 303 parameters. Heavier bullet and slower velocity. It's not a big deal, you can buy them in the store or if you're fanatical about it you could handload it to match your prefered balistic arc, but with a slightly heavier bullet for a little more life expectancy.

Comment: Re: a quick search (Score 1) 334

by Molochi (#48183731) Attached to: No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

I'd rather be using something like a 300 win mag (or more) if I was a ranger putting down a grizzly. That said 7.62NATO / 308Win can provide a similar mass bullet with similar balistics if that's what they want. It doesn't take 458 win mag if you can put a bullet through a rogue bear's eye socket.

Comment: Re:Movement precsion VS Look precision (Score 1) 139

by Molochi (#45111185) Attached to: Valve Shows How Steam Controller Works In Real Life

Ten years ago and further back I used to play most PC games with a KB, Mouse, plus Joystick setup. That was for UT99, QuakeIII, Tibes2, and Mechwarrior2 and 3. also Sturmovik

In particular the joystick, having a twist grip, allowed (in MW3) relative movement mapping while allowing the mouse pointer to be free to point at things anywhere on the screen. So say in in a mech I could be moving "forward", rotate my torso 70-80degrees right, use the hat to shift my field of view 90degrees further to the right of my torso facing, and use the mouse to target things behind me with right arm weapons or anything that could lockon. My favorite setup of any game for controls.

Sadly much this functionality and immersivness was removed from MW4 because it was designed for the Xbox controller and thus had no provision for targeting things with a free mouse cursor.

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