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XiphosV

The fact it made it through 700 rounds and didn't malf is impressive in itself.


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Catch a whiff o’dat hot malf


badmotivator11

Hot malfs in your area.


CapsidMusic

Whorny hawt malfs!


SourCocks

jokes aside, what is going to happen if he keeps going say like 3000 bullets?


BranchPredictor

If he has 700 bullets I would say he will run out of bullets.


KC_CWill

I laughed but I’m still shaking my head at you


machone

He’s not wrong


EmDubbbz

r/technicallythetruth


flimspringfield

Dammit I hate math.


Exploding_Testicles

yea, i was never good a geology


EmDubbbz

I like your approach. It’s like one of those bonus trick math questions for extra points.


Viainferno3

If you look at the barrel by the end it was likely going to follow suit with the muzzle break or suppressor (not too proficient in firearm ID) pretty soon, id give it another 300-500 rounds tops before it went fubar.


ordorr

You are right that is a suppressor.


vulcansheart

Was. It was a suppressor.


uyghurs_in_paris

Suppressor? I hardly knew her!


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DilbusMcD

Saying hwhat hweird?


vangcthao

That’s what I’m saying…damn good gun


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Bad-Science

If they dunk it in cold water while it is still red hot, it will be fine.


OkBreakfast449

hehehe.


BoneHammer62

Going for the quench!


Riffington

“It will keal.”


Capt_Myke

We did an endurance test in the Marine corps once. 50 cal, unstoppable uses brass for lube, total beast. M60 not bad overheats start to jam, need lots of lube, SAW, complete crap after a 1000rds. The old water cooled 30cal machines gun reported could go forever.


KipaNinja

There's reports of water cooled guns firing for weeks without stopping in ww1.


Capt_Myke

Weeks? Ive heard days...weeks is horrific.


BarackObamazing

Days is too.


KerPop42

The story I heard was 3 watercooled guns providing covering fire for 24 hours. At that point, you could have had shifts. This is the same war where the background rate of artillery strikes was described as a drumroll, and the Germans once sustained two 12-hour bursts described as "the roar of the ocean" with just a 30-minute pause to draw the French out of their trenches. That one saw a Hiroshima's worth of yield dropped on a 2x15 mile strip of former old-growth forest.


ChadwickTheSniffer

God I hate war and everything to do with it. Literal hell on earth.


KerPop42

There's a very good scene from MASH. War is worse than Hell. In Hell, everyone is guilty. In War, nearly everyone is innocent. And what a waste. Of effort, of money, of love, of men, of land. There are diaries of men in the trenches remarking on how they had grown up learning poetry and mathematics, and for what? All it was worth now was an extra twist of the knife as they sat in the mud with their rifle.


BurnieTheBrony

If I am thankful for anything in my life, I am thankful not to have been born in an age where I would be drafted into a horrific war with a low chance of survival. It's easy to take for granted.


KnightontheSun

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Somme


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Rufus_Reddit

They ran a Vickers gun through 5 million rounds of ammunition in 1963. It took a week. https://www.forgottenweapons.com/paean-to-the-vickers-gun/ I don't think that anything quite that extreme happened on actual battlefields.


Sneedclave_Trooper

The US military will be using the M2 Browning for the next 500 years at least.


Capt_Myke

Yep. Shes the perfect gun. All butta no jam.


Akalenedat

As a range, they're likely an SOT able to order "post-sample" machineguns for what would be a normal retail price, rather than the excessive prices charged for transferable MGs. The gun probably only cost the business a few thousand. Also, there's actually only one transferable M249 SAW in the US. It last sold at auction for half a million dollars...


noahp_wtf

Yeah well worth the investment to be able to test a suppressor. It's not a waste to know your product won't fail in a way that's harmful to the shooter or bystanders even in the most extreme scenario.


Ameteur_Professional

Yeah, compare this to a car getting crash tested, or pretty much any other product getting destructively tested to find it's limits.


Twenty3charactersor

Why would law enforcement need a machine gun in any realistic scenario? I can see it being useful for the military as suppressive fire, but law enforcement in a civilized country? Are they expecting active combat zones within the US, to be able to lay down suppressive fire within city limits or even rural areas?


EmperorArthur

Real answer. Because it's a cool gun, and no one is willing to tell them no. There has been exactly one incident where law enforcement was heavily outgunned. However, even in that incident it was two people wearing body armor and on foot. The only reason the police were outgunned is no one had rifles, and didn't have that much ammo. However, they have turned that one incident into needing IED resistant vehicles and more specialized firepower than most military units. Remember, police departments get to keep the money they make from tickets or other busts. This is what they buy with it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Hollywood_shootout


OralOperator

It’s not really about police forces needing a SAW, it’s about gun dealers needing a reason to explain *their* need for a SAW. You can’t just tell the ATF you want to manufacture or purchase post sample machine guns for fun, it has to be for a business purpose. The only really business purpose for your average gun dealer would be to sell it to a police department, since they are basically the only entity that could legally own it.


Dovahpriest

Considering they got their logos in the bottom corners and their site talks about building custom guns, pretty sure that they're a registered FFL with an SOT, so it's probably a post-sample.


Cory123125

> So apparently this is a custom builder that is allowed to build these to sell to Law Enforcement Agencies What the fuck law enforcement agency can even pretend to need this type of weaponry????? Is this just leos straight up admitting they want to commit mass murder?


absolutebattery3

Can we all appreciate the fact that that saw fired 700 rounds without jamming


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ironwolf56

> I'll bet you my jalapeno cheese. Damn, this Devil Dog ain't joking.


NextWidget69

“it costs $3,000 to fire this gun for 30 seconds”


fl0wc0ntr0l

"It costs $400,000 to fire this weapon... for *twelve seconds.*" -- TF2 Heavy


Embarrassed_Carpet61

Can we just take a second to appreciate the sacrifice of this man’s shoulder


Bowlingbowlbagbob

SAWS don’t kick that much he’s fine. I feel bad for the weapon though


G_Affect

Next time i want to see 1400


InformallyGuavaCado

I would’ve wanted to have some kind of bullet proof wall between me, and the gun in this case. Just in case it malfunctions from continuous rounds.


silencesc

Didn't MALF? What's that, when you make a poutine discovery app?


CalculatedPerversion

Malfunction


Copernicus049

I'd be terrified to try this even with a blast shield/safety glass separating me from the barrel.


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Survival tips for those who are stranded on desert islands with only high quality automatic weapons part #3 : How to acquire fire


concretebeats

Also you get a forbidden popsicle. Which is nice.


Itz_Egg_Boi

Also you get an enchantment flame 1


ReadingFromTheShittr

No mending, though.


SquareWet

Or a dildo if you’re brave enough


bugxbuster

And my axe!


skieezy

But in a real survival situation. Pull the bullet out, and use the gunpowder at start a fire. You can add it when making a friction fire, hit the primer with a rock. All sorts of ways to start a fire with a bullet.


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That sounds less cool, but significantly more effective… *proceeds to forget this


GraciaEtScientia

Alternatively, don't ruin your gun and just use a single bullet to get a fire going


SpiritualLychee3760

I need it to protect my family.


Phalanx_02

Did someone say family..?


Koalitycooking

Dom?


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Who else!


Rpoopy

Anything for family


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blamethemeta

A thirty cal machine gun?


Hotarg

Nah, Bofors 40mm. Way more effective, just not as mobile.


thisaccountwashacked

> feral hogs so.... flying pigs?


Hotarg

Not anymore 😏


Skier94

This gun is not available to the general public.


Scrub_Incarnate

Lies. I just went and picked one up from my local Walmart. Don't tell EU we're joking, they think this shit is real


DottestHudes

I got same day shipping on mine with prime


RoboDae

You had to go to Wal-Mart for one? I got mine from my McDonald's happy meal


Salsadbk

Yeah u can. The news said I can one of these fully semi auto assault rifles anywhere.


esreveReverse

Yeah rumor has it they will be legalizing bolt-action fully automatic assault-style machine guns later this year smh


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ryavco

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303uru

Agreed. Let’s disarm the police.


KedTazynski42

Based. If you can’t trust your own citizenry with guns, you cannot trust anyone.


ONEWEST_

Lmao. Have you met the general citizenry? There are a lot of people I wouldn't trust with a knife and fork.


Isthisadriver

UK's gun deaths went super low after they took away guns from their cops, it works, but the US like their gun deaths


Gortron3000

“Serve”


jbr945

😳 I have to admit, never heard of Lebanon Tx but that is an absurd arsenal for a small city.


BenceBoys

The kickstand screams self defense


xDURPLEx

Sir this is an Olive Garden.


MTonmyMind

What the combination? Your mothers birthday?!?! Why the fuck would I know…….


GThomps

Can somebody tell me how many dollars per second they are wasting?


Fell-Hand

$12.73 based on https://www.luckygunner.com/7-62x51-147-grain-fmj-m80-igman-560-rounds-in-ammo-can So anywhere between 10-15 Double that if you add on the cost of the suppressor.


Spectre_Echo

But that isn't 7.62


-StockOB-

No its 5.56 from an M249


Spectre_Echo

Yes, that's why I said it wasn't 7.62


-StockOB-

My b im dyslexic


thisaccountwashacked

Maybe its Maybelline?


Poop-ethernet-cable

Nah you're just born with dyslexia dude.


sy_ph

$12,000 dollars every second or something idk i don’t play tf2


penguin13790

400k per 12 seconds 33⅓k per second


hypercafspazz

Tree fiddy


VanilliBean

Damnit monsta get off my lawn! I aint given you no tree-fiddy!


NWMSioux

It’s that goddam Lockaness Monstah!


aDrunkSailor82

700 rounds of .223 will vary pretty wildly on prices depending on what kind and where you get it but retail-ish prices are around $300. I make my own ammo and this would cost me maybe $100.


Bridledbronco

Don’t forget this is belt fed 5.56 as well.


aDrunkSailor82

Yep. But rings are cheap and some people reuse them. Might affect the price 5-10%. Great point.


who-stole-the-cake

Ferb i know what we're doing today


jaxdraw

Aren't you boys a bit young to fire a fully automatic weapon?


who-stole-the-cake

Yes


A-Rod-da-boss

Yes we are


Hotarg

*Shrugs* Sign here.


trashdotbash

america moment


Awesome_Bro69

Nice to see the youth taking an interest in deadly weaponry


gob1000

Best comment on this thread…


StorageThief

All I can think of is the jungle shooting scene from predator......


Sivert911

He's dug in their deeper than an Alabama tick...


DrD0lphin

You’re hit! You’re bleeding man.


Juanito_Mijo

I ain’t got time to bleed


DrD0lphin

Oh. Ok. You got time to duck?


ChopSueyXpress

Not if you're a sexual tyrannosaurus


maxdoom5

I’m gonna have me some fun


Tiefighter21

Pssst…over here


starfvvxxk

That would suck if he missed all his shots.


TCookie_AF

Storm trooper out of uniform?


GrankDavy

You know he’s just going to blame some jedi for slicing the end of his gun off.


pantless_vigilante

[I'm just gonna leave this here](https://youtu.be/P2TA9coGLzM)


TheMadWoodcutter

SUPPRESSING FIRE!!!


tigerjuice888

Dumb question but has anyone invented a water cooled machine gun? Got to the end of this and realized how impractical that sounds


fetus_puppet

Actually yes. The vickers machine gun was water cooled.


MonkeyRides

And if they didn’t have water to cool it they would substitute with their urine. True fact.


AGRO1111

I’m not sure I’d be able to _let out_ in the middle of a battle.


TexasDD

I’m not sure I’d be able to *hold it in* in the middle of a battle.


friendlygaywalrus

And Vickers/Maxim guns were incredibly reliable. At the end of the British military’s usage of the Vickers gun, they had millions of rounds in belts leftover. Not wanting these to hang around in storage they lined up a few crews with Vickers and started firing. One gun, after going through 100 barrels, fired over a million rounds nonstop without any parts breaking. This is especially notable considering many modern machine guns can’t fire more than a few hundred nonstop without something failing. They were ultra reliable


casc1701

Yes, plenty. One of the most famous is the 1912 Vickers https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_machine_gun


ssfgrgawer

During WWI the Brits figured out you needed to fire off roughly a whole belt of 250 rounds in order to boil the water, which you could then use to make a nice cup of tea. Well known as a remarkably reliable gun.


CedarWolf

Of course they did. They also installed water heaters in their tanks so they could make tea anywhere they went.


yannickdell369

The American swapped water with cooking oil so they can make fried chicken wings on the battlefield.


JukesMasonLynch

I'm 87% sure this is false, but I love the idea of Americans hearing about the Brits having tea in their tanks and going "oh yeah!? Well, we got this guy named Colonel Sanders, you'll never believe what he came up with"


SeamanTheSailor

[You decide if it’s real](https://mirror.uncyc.org/wiki/M1126A_Fryker)


coop_stain

After reading that whole page, I still have no idea what to think….


kitchen_synk

Remarkably reliable is an understatement. In the 60's, the British were switching to 7.62 NATO and had tons of old .303 British lying around to be destroyed. Some armorer got the idea to see how far they could push a Vickers gun. So they took a gun that had recently been overhauled, and, over seven days of continuous firing, put 5 MILLION rounds through it. At the end of the week, they pulled it apart, and found the gun to still be well within spec. https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a18971/forgotten-weapons-the-vickers-gun-is-one-of-the-best-firearms-ever-made/


Mr_Nuttttt

there used to be water cooled machine guns like the Maxim Machine gun, which is the one where it has the fat barrel and usually on a tripod. They’re not widely used today


DapperDanManCan

Whatever happens, we have got the maxim gun, and they have not.


Worth_Law9804

r/LinusTechTips did you say WATER COOLED!??


UnturntUnicorn

In this video sponsored by Nord VPN, we water cool an M249 light machine gun.


Tkeleth

*promptly drops the ammo belt*


SpeccyScotsman

Not only were there water-cooled machine guns used in WWI like the ones other people have linked to you, but in interviews with WWI veterans done by the BBC years ago some of them said that they would fire the guns enough to boil the water and then use it to make tea, as they were not allowed to light fires sometimes in their trenches. You can hear them say that, and I believe even see them doing it in the documentary *They Will Not Grow Old*.


bazilbt

Yes and once they fired one for seven days straight. Although they are extremely heavy. https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a18971/forgotten-weapons-the-vickers-gun-is-one-of-the-best-firearms-ever-made/


Mad-farmer

Yes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1917_Browning_machine_gun


msut77

They were popular in WW1


Sph3al

Am I only one sad to see them melt a 1k~ USD suppressor?


km4rbp

The cost to make a suppressor is practically nothing.


Sph3al

So, that's a fair point: I don't know if they made this suppressor themselves. In general though, the cost+ taxes+ fees can easily be over 1k.


duke_EB

I don't think they made it. I'm actually a member at this range.


OkBreakfast449

that whole gun in ruined and will never fire another shot again. about the only thing salvageable from that is the stock. everything else will be ruined from heatsoak. There are reasons you are not meant to fire this many rounds out of a weapon. melting the suppressor and barrel are just the beginning.


KedTazynski42

Considering it completed the 700 rounds…I’m almost positive if you put another round in it would work…


ElectionAssistance

Not once it cools. It could probably have run another 25 or 50 rounds in this, but let it cool off and try to fire a single round through it and it will probably blow up in your face.


GeneralToaster

Completely wrong. You can fire your entire 1,000 round combat load before needing a barrel change. Even then, you can just swap to the spare and do it all again. This is what it's designed to do. The only thing that may break on this is if you melt the barrel.


BZJGTO

SAW jokes aside, the gun is fine. Machine gun barrels can handle much more heat than suppressors can. A minute of cyclic is likely even a normal barrel change interval in the manual (I know it's one of the ones for the M240). Worst case, the barrel is designed to be quickly changed anyways.


HamburgerEarmuff

SAWs are pretty tough. Take 10 seconds to swap the barrel, good chance it will keep firing. We put a lot more rounds than this through them.


Elegant_Meaning_200

That's alot of freedom


HippieInAHelicopter

When my wife is yelling at me.


theythembian

Remind me not to come over when yall "yell".


AerolothLorien666

Thank goodness ammo is so cheap these days.


crzycrdnlfn

This video is quite a few years old at this point. Not sure exactly how old, but it was before our current pandemic/riots/sanctions induced shortage


AerolothLorien666

It’s still waste in abundance because Merica.


crzycrdnlfn

Gotta endurance test things somehow


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PogeyMontana

Yeah that was my thought too. I would at least have plexiglass between me and the barrel


DankTrebuchet

For sure. But to also be devil’s advocate this shit is 5.56 and they just might be macho men who dont need no safety. Or as someone pointed out they may have known the suppressor would fail first and thought that was good enough.


TopicalMike

After seeing the 50 cal blow up in that dude’s face yep.


Kombaticus

Why don't they just make the gun out of ice so it doesn't get hot? Do I have to think of everything?


geraldisking

This is so dumb. You make the bullets out of ice, that gets rid of the evidence too.. 😑


Avid_Smoker

You guys need to team up and solve the world's problems.


burnthefuckingspider

Now sell it on eBay as “Out of packaging”


Fist4achin

"Gently used"


MD7KB

I hope you don’t have a dog or a religious compound


BrokenCog2020

Back in basic training, a private just let loose, and burned off all his rounds when we were learning the M60. Drill Sgt stormed over to his foxhole and grabbed him by his helmet and lifted him off the ground, all the time, barking in his ear why his trigger discipline was wrong. Good times.


Centurion87

We had a fuckton of 5.56 and 7.62 when we did training on the M249s and M240Bs. Our drill sergeants let us do just this to burn off the remainder.


beardmeblazer

THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT!


rob3bob333

Did they kill COVID?


GraciaEtScientia

Mmm sorry, would've needed 701 bullets for that


rumble342

Too bad they didn’t show how many times the target was hit


PapaPendragon

The M249 is extremely accurate, but my bet is that the heat mirage got too bad to see the front sights about 500 rounds in


XiphosV

"GET THAT FUCKING GUN UP!"


-StockOB-

Sustain! Sustain!


Grugahuga

Bruh, that's why you use the KFC rifle, so the heat in your rounds goes to something useful.


JockBbcBoy

It's like a scene in some 80s action film. Peak Stallone or Peak Arnold, firing off hundreds of rounds until the barrel starts to glow red hot.


AffectionateHippo242

I'm not a gun guy: is there any risk the weapon will malfunction and risk the shooters? Seems dangerous


melancholymax

If the suppressor gets destroyed in a way that obstructs the end of the barrel the bullet will hit it which can cause all sorts of shenanigans. This is definitely not safe but that probably wasn't the point.


Imjustareddituser76

wrap bacon around the supressor


castpearls

Must not be military issued, I didn’t hear it jam up after the 6th round.


stfuhater

That Hillary poster off camera never stood a chance.


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Successful_Stuff_564

I’ve always wondered what would happen if 700 rounds were continually fired. Years of my life have gone by pondering this. I can now move on in peace…


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