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Old 02-13-2017, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by peppermintman View Post
BAR squad level and didn't scale down scaled up instead. That scaled up model is the M60.
I think the idea of a full auto infantry weapon went away in the '80's???
It would be interesting to see a full auto M1 The BAR must kicked ***.
I agree it didn't, but didn't ≠ couldn't.

My point was that if the goal was a infantry rifle capable of full auto fire that could use BAR magazines, I expect it would be less difficult to scale down a BAR to a infantry rifle than to scale up a M1. The biggest problems would be the weight (the lightest variant was still ~13 lbs, compared to ~9 for the M1) and that the M1918 fired from an open bolt.
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