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Comment Re:Hope It Helps End the Fighting (Score 1) 782

The only way an M16 can cost 28K is with the best optics available, I am guessing that's a typo. The weapon cost the same for gun shops as it does for the government +- small %. The select fire options adds very little to the price and are available to civillians at Brownells for $144 (don't put it in your gun though). We're talking in the $1000 range for a issued M4, maybe a bit more for 11bravo's and 3x as much for DM's with a M110. The M82 is in the same the same price range as the XM25 and this could replace it in many combat brigades (but not the art form or skill required to qualify for the the M107 or M82).

Ultimately I think much of your summation is right on the money, there are a lot of what-ifs in this Fox news article. The round from the XM25 bases it's distance to traget on ballistic spins, I guess that's the simplest way to calculate it. I think this will lead to more squad level kills (though they might not be all enemy combatants).

Time will tell if this is a good weapon or an expensive blip of the mil/indrst complex.

Comment great (Score 1) 102

Now I am going to sell my Rubicon and not look back at Jeep. They just totally jumped the shark.

Anyone want a 03 TJ Rubicon? 67K miles, auto tran, 1" lift, 32" BF Mud's, Hella spots & fogs, KN air system, racing seats and 4 point harnesses, White with black center hood, black soft top, black interior, Stinger front bumper, lots of other goodies? 16K you pay for shipping of 17K and I'll deliver in the US personally. Cash in advance.

Comment well (Score 1) 205

I buy stuff from China & HK that went out the back door or fell off a truck all the time. It's just a question of the search. I bought a TLR2s for $150, a EOTech 512 for $70, 2 SAPI plates for $90. a VHF/UHF hand held w/ no lis for $50, Timny 3lbs trigger group for $150. and a 13 ft RHI for $600 (plus about $100 in customs/shipping) All new. A $35 TS tablet is not so surprising.

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