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U.S. Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' XM25 Rifle in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Shadow, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Shadow

    Shadow Conyers, Georgia, United States Member

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  2. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a good specialized weapon, but with it's large size, low round count, and explosive shells, I think it'd be a horrible weapon for engagements within ~50 yards.

    Most squads will probably have one, but I dont think it'd be a good weapon for every soldier to have.
     
  3. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I would want to carry the extra weight in combat
     
  4. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet the price per round is also 'Revolutionary.' That is fine with me if it works as described.
     
  5. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    THANK YOU for the info..
     
  6. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "is so sophisticated that soldiers are proficient users literally within minutes."

    O.k.... I would think something SOOOO sophisticated would take more then a few mere minutes to figure it out. :bluelaugh:
     
  7. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    "Once the trigger is pulled and the round leaves the barrel, a computer chip inside the projectile communicates exactly how far it has traveled, allowing for precise detonation behind or ahead of any target."

    I wonder how much those rounds cost? A few hundred per round?
     
  8. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  9. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey, they already made these back in 1997. I saw them at the movies. STARSHIP TROOPERS.
    famous quote;; your some kinda of big fat smart bug arent you.:laugh:
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I do not think it is a game changer but more like a smart M203. I can bet you that it will be considered an indirect fire weapon and require approval under the rules of engagement as such. If you just want to kill someone behind a wall or window, an AT4 or SMAW would get the job done better.

    The first time its used and some "civilians" get hurt it will require approval from higher to be used thereby eliminating the quick reaction advantage they built it for.
     
  11. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think that's a great gun, but only need one per unit or fighting group. Not a CQB weapon. Also can you imagine the legal problems this will give to the soldiers who use it and kill "innocent" terrorist.
     
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    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    Looks like a decent weapon, but the quotes were laughable. I don't think it's "revolutionary" or "game changing". Its just an advanced m203 of sorts. That article made it sound like the weapon was delivered by Jesus himself.
     
  13. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    I vaguely recall seeing what must've been prototype versions of this at ft. sill back around '96 or so during some 'future arms' presentation. iirc they called it the "oiw", and had crew served variants called the "ociw" pr something like that...o's & w's anyway (don't remember what the acronyms stood for). hmm maybe it was something a bit different as I think those versions were a rifle and a smart gren launcher.. either way, the sales hype was pretty similar. It sure would be crap if every G.I. was stuck with one of these, but it would make a great special weapon, say one per squad or something along those lines...like a smart mortar or 203....I just never warmed up to the idea of an individual weapon having onboard electronics....murphy loves electronics...but time will tell...it does look promising
     
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    CanCanCase Southern Oregon Coast Member

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    Seems the laser range-finding is nothing new, just the wireless comms in the round to talk back to the computer so it goes boom at the right time. Can't be too long before a scope-maker teams up with Barrett to make the round talk to the laser scope outside of Military development. (Kinda like the onboard computer built into the scopes of some of the .223 and .338 lapua sniper rifles we've been reading about to calc windage, etc.)

    Rules of engagement be damned... if a dirtbag is shooting at any soldier of the US, I'm all for anything new that goes boom and kills the dirtbags deader.

    -Case
     
  15. Markjz

    Markjz Longview, WA Member

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    WTF is this? : | that is the most ridiculous looking weapon ever.. like it was designed by preschool girls hellokittygun.jpg

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  16. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    It does look like a b@stardized super soaker, and that laser/scope thing looks straight out of 1979....

    I think it's a great idea that we can make work with our level of technology, but it's not streamlined. Wait another 30 years and you'll see weapons with the same capability in a much smaller and more efficient package.
     
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    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Excellent "Who's Framing Roger Rabbit" reference...

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  18. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    WTF! hahaah lets fix something thats not broke, and oh yeah, lets tack on an extra 437,500,000 for us tax payers to pay for.the government is a damn joke. lets just get laser beam guns,or maybe some **** BOY weapons.ahhahaha ,if it cant see through woman's cloths i dont want it.:D:laugh:
     
  19. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Wow the best technology in weaponary and bunch of 19 year old @$$ clowns are packing these around?

    The timing couldn't be better. With all the problems with diplomat cables exposing our secrets and the N Korea 'stuff'..... I think we are flexing our muscles.

    SF-
     
  20. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The round does not talk back to the gun after launch. It knows how far to go before detonating via the laser range finder before it is fired. The fuse then counts the number of rotations it makes in the air to equal say 300 yards. If the rifling is 1 turn in 12 inches, then 900 rotations later it goes boom. Neat huh? :)