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It's hard to know exactly where the Army is going with this. Lots of confusion, blurry objectives, and specs that don't seem to make sense.

An example being "hyper burst". What the hell is the point?

http://kitup.military.com/2011/05/army-answers-questions-on-improve-carbine-competition.html

197. Does “Hyperburst” technology currently exist? Does duplex ammunition constitute Hyperburst? Must the “Precision Match Trigger Group” also support select fire or “Hyperburst” capability?

RESPONSE: Yes-Hyper burst does exist in the market. Duplex ammo does not constitute “Hyperburst. The Precision Match Trigger is required to support all firing modes.



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That's just kinda strange...
 

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Ya just gotta shake your head at this.

I have always thought Military contracts were 50% political and 50% Objective or function.

It sure looks like the Political part has made its grand entrance to the party.
 

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Well, they said a new rifle would have to be a leap forward in technology over the M4. I don't know why they would ask for such things, but someone feels it's important.
 

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I think everyone involved with this process should be required to read: "The Great Rifle Controversy" by Edward Ezell. I can already see history starting to repeat itself.................................again
 

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It's a shame that there really hasn't been any huge leaps forward in firearms technology in how many years?

Not to say we haven't come a long way from muskets, just saying in 400+ years, that's as far as we've come? Really?
 

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im sure they have plenty of advanced rifle weaponary.its when is the right time to release it and on whom,lol.
 

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Or atleast phased plasma rifles in the 40 watt range. Honestly I am surprised someone hasn't come up with a way to fire miniature airburst nukes from magazine fed rifle sized launchers by now.
 

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O Lord you didn't just say that ;).
 

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How about a rifle that fires 10 mm caseless ammunition from a 100 round magazine with a pump-action 30mm grenade launcher.

Sorta like this...

 

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The M41A Pulse Rifle, why not, looks like fun ;)
 

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is that a real rifle?does it function?
 

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ok,nm.thats the rifle from Aliens...lol.duh on me.i thought it was some x rifle in dev.lol.
 

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The "point" of Hyperburst, as I understand it in the AN-94 (which uses a freaking PULLEY to achieve this effect) is to put two rounds in the same hole...the first round weakening/defeating the armor, and the second round using the handy dandy hole in the armor that it's found to terminal effect. The benefit is that you get two rounds fired before the operator of the weapon feels the recoil pulse of the first one. The only weapon I know of that can do this is the AN-94 which is absurdly complex, and no doubt stupid expensive to produce. (Hell, I don't even know for sure if it *works*. Ole Ivan has been awful quiet about it since 1994...)
 
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