MIL MK19

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  1. shiba

    shiba Active Member

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    Are they still firing this weapon system out there? I heard that they stopped due to collateral damage.
     
  2. Burrito10

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    just like how they aren't supposed to use .50cal unless its on "equipment".
     
  3. EBK

    EBK Hate hippies & hadjis

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    "antimaterial" my white ass :rofl:
     
  4. Drunk Bastard Audio

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    i see units still rolling out in sector w/ mk19's still.....we still roll out w/ at least 1 M2 in our convoys.
     
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    Yes.
     
  6. gtcrispy

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    mk19 make stuff go boom.
     
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    I saw it Generation Kill , so the MUST still be using it.
     
  8. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    I just got back a week ago and we were still using it when I left. However, now that you brought it up, when we were doing our left seat/right seat with our relieveing unit we hear about some supposedly "faulty" mk19 ammo. We were given the lot number of the ammo and went out and checked all our mark ammo on the vics. This was actually like right before we left, we didn't have any other operations after this so I don't know if they stopped using mk's or not. Bad ammo isn't that uncommon though. I am a mortarman by trade (oorah-lol) and Ive seen and used some fucked ammo. Short rounds suck. Its happend a few times to me... due to ammo and rain(I think)... shitty situation let me tell ya!
     
  9. thesuperlurker

    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    That is an urban legend. You Can shoot a person with a .50 cal if you want. You could shoot a person with a missile if you wanted. This myth probably resulted from when ammunition was hard to come by, people made up a story so that some lance corporal wouldn't spray 100 rounds just to kill one person.
     
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    Logistical convoys still roll with them on the security elements in the Marine Corps.
     
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    fact: Just saw a convoy roll out today w/ a MK19 on it's rear GT.
     
  12. Burrito10

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    :eek3: Thanks for clearing that up, I've heard soo many credible sources say this. After I read this I looked it up and it doesn't say anything about a round "too deadly", just inhumane stuff like shit that'll leave you half wounded-half dead for weeks. you know, serrated blades and the like.
     
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    wow. OPSEC
     
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    OPSEC? :rofl:

    All a terrorist would have to do to find this out is go outside.
     
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    You fuckin kidding me? I've fired well over 1,000 rounds of 40MM over the past 4 or 5 months here in Afghanistan.
     
  16. JoJoFine

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    we still use them
     
  17. WildBull

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    Probably because you guys got called in to handle some shit that needed to be taken care of. Iraq is a different equation now and it's all politically correct bullshit.
     

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