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How Many Rounds Does It Take To Melt A Suppressor? Let's Find Out
Sometimes a controlled burst from a light machine gun just doesn’t cut it, which is why weapons manuals include detailed breakdowns on when a barrel change is recommended — like, say, after you fire 850 rounds from an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon in under a minute.
Don’t think that’s likely to occur? Maybe not, but thankfully someone decided to show what actually happens when a gunner goes HAM on a SAW with a suppressor in one continuous minute-long burst.
In a July 6 YouTube video, the crew over at West Coast Armory, a full-service gun shop located in Issaquah, Washington, decided to find out just what it takes to reduce a suppressor into a molten pile of steel... and to turn the barrel of an M249 into a glow-stick from hell.
Turns out about 700 rounds fired at the cyclic rate from an M249 SAW is overkill. In the video, the suppressor begins to glow red hot just a few seconds in, before splitting around the 350th or maybe the 400th round (at that rate of fire, it’s hard to tell.) Even so, this Stoner on steroids just keeps going, while the shooter hangs on for dear life and the a-gunner tries his hardest not to take any molten metal flakes to the face.
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase: suppressing fire.
A U.S.S. Manchester, CL-83, hat firmly tucked on his head, John Ronney, pierced the collar of his granddaughter, Jennifer Rooney's new rank during a special pinning ceremony at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune on Sept. 25.
By Rooney's side was his son and Jennifer's father Robert, a Navy veteran. Together, three Navy veterans brought together for military tradition.
"They are the two people who taught me everything I needed to know about the Navy," said Jennifer.
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Seaman Ethan W. Tucker, 21, was arrested August 28 after a seven-month Coast Guard investigation into the January death of Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19, who served on the same ship as Tucker— the Kodiak, Alaska-based high endurance cutter Douglas Munro.
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area were not fully implemented.
Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a five-day pause in the offensive to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a "safe zone" Turkey aims to establish in northeast Syria near the Turkish border.
President Trump stoked confusion Friday by declaring the U.S. has "secured the Oil" in the Middle East amid continued fallout from the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that he enabled by pulling American troops out of the region.
It wasn't immediately clear what the president was talking about, as there were no publicly known developments in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East relating to oil. White House aides did not return requests for comment.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state has found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees.
The investigation, the results of which were released on Friday by Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's office, centered on whether Clinton, who served as the top U.S. diplomat from 2009 to 2013, jeopardized classified information by using a private email server rather than a government one.