Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Because a Pointed Stick is a Cannon is a Nuclear Warhead . . .
At 1000 yards it proves accurate; at 500 yards it is absolutely zeroed! Remember, at 1,000 meters the 10' x 10' plywood target looks extremely small. The reviewer reports that in full auto, the weapon works in terms of 16 meter groupings. Once he figured out how to "ride" the 40mm GMG, he got tight groupings. He picked an area of brush on the 750 meter mark and covered it with a 3-second burst. The H&K 40mm GMG was finished firing before the first rounds hit and he sat back and watched the bright flashes of light saturate the area. He was mighty impressed. I was reminded that the objective was to "cover" an area, not put them all in the same spot. Keeping the group fairly tight was easy. Indirect fire with a good spotter is better than any mortar could dream of being.
With a rate of fire 330 rpm; a maximum range of 2,200m; and a muzzle velocity of 241 m/s (THAT IS METERS PER SECOND -- to put it in familiar terms, that is over 700 feet per second -- for a 40mm x 53 grenade). Muslims hearing Abu Musab Al Zarqawi's call to take up arms against America should read the full review.