Interesting WWII video on the effectiveness of US small arms

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    Interesting WWII video on the effectiveness of US small arms



    Note the difference between cover and concealment as the caliber changes
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    Excellent overview of the effectiveness of various ammo. Nice.
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    What's on the schedule for next week?
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    What I find strange is that in the Hollywood movies Sheetrock walls stop bullets at 3 feet, but here they punch through a steel helmet at 100 yards.
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    A million years ago, I entered the workforce as a Brunswick Mechanic. I used to travel all over the Midwest for them, working on Brunswick pinsetters. While I found the entire video interesting, the first minute was especially interesting to me. A time capsule of an earlier day in history.

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    SEE! The .45 DOES have knockdown power!!!

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    Very cool video. Thanks for sharing.
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    I love watching that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post


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    Yeah....I need to decide on either nachos or the ole' trusty popcorn. Just love these love stories of a "soldier and his rifle"....kind of makes me choke up a little.
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    I'm pumped, watching that!

    Never have encountered this film before.
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    Thanks for posting that, much enjoyed!

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    Thanks for posting, fun and interesting to watch. I think "motivational" was a key intent for the viewer.

    I was a bit disappointed it didn't cover the effectiveness of the "sticky bomb" against a tank.
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    "This is what a .30 Carbine will do to a Nazi, He'll need more than aspirin for that head"

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