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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:13 pm

Just saying, the question was raised about how heavy that much ammunition would be and how much physical space it would occupy; essentially, how portable 2,500 rounds would be, and the answer is 'very'.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:17 pm

To add, here's a chart with round weights:
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Just for the sake of spitballing and discussing, let's say he brought 75 30-round magazines of 5.56 (2,250 rounds), and let's say 20 mags of 9mm (300 rounds..... I know that's a bit over 2,500 rounds, just play along). Based on that chart, the 5.56 cache would weigh right around 60 lbs, and the 9mm cache would weigh just over 8 lbs. So that split is under 70 lbs total.

Then again, that doesn't take into account the added weight of the actual magazines.
Thanks. I was actually just pondering going down to my basement and weighing a box of ammo.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:19 pm

The only way weight would matter is if these idiots were literally throwing bullets at people by hand.
It speaks to mobility and effectiveness of movement.

Also, that was a really long way to go for tif to paraphrase what I already answered a few posts above his.

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Postby MR25 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:20 pm

In "stuff that will likely fly under the radar because there's bigger issues right now":


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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:20 pm

The only way weight would matter is if these idiots were literally throwing bullets at people by hand.
It speaks to mobility and effectiveness of movement.

Also, that was a really long way to go for tif to paraphrase what I already answered a few posts above his.
I was just trying to capture the spirit of the thing.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:22 pm

Hopefully Biden undoes it. Pure waste.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:31 pm

I'm guessing Space Force HQ was originally in CO because of NORAD/Cheyenne Mountain?

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:32 pm

Really would have liked to see more Republicans cross the aisle, but I'll take what we got.

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Postby Tomas » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:33 pm

The only way weight would matter is if these idiots were literally throwing bullets at people by hand.
It speaks to mobility and effectiveness of movement.

Also, that was a really long way to go for tif to paraphrase what I already answered a few posts above his.
Thanks to all!
I am actually quite gun/ammo illiterate (even though my college roommate - and the best man at my wedding - is the CEO of one of the world's top ammunition producers)

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:39 pm

In "stuff that will likely fly under the radar because there's bigger issues right now":

Was there literally any Alabama folks wavering?

I highly doubt that was part of it and more to do with Huntsville's hugely important role in the space program.

And space command is different from space force.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm

Plus if you read the story it says a final decision isn't going to be made until 2023.

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Postby Tomas » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:48 pm

Really would have liked to see more Republicans cross the aisle, but I'll take what we got.
I am no historian (and too lazy to check), but I just read that 10 is the maximum to ever vote against the own party guy...

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Postby MR25 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:44 pm

This **** NTP66



What on God's green earth could Joe Biden have abused, before he's even taken office?

I hope they throw her out.

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Postby nocera » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:47 pm

Lol go ahead. Bring on President Kamala!

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:49 pm

Yes! Unity and healing!

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:51 pm

lolwut

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Postby eddy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:08 pm



I **** up worse than I thought speech

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Postby nocera » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:23 pm

Imagine if he had been giving these types of speeches for the last 4 years.

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Postby eddy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:26 pm

So weird to see


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Postby skullman80 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:28 pm

Imagine if he had been giving these types of speeches for the last 4 years.
Right?!

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 pm

Plus if you read the story it says a final decision isn't going to be made until 2023.
What, someone posted a misleading tweet?

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:32 pm

There was an interesting piece on NPR this morning about evangelicals and Trump.

https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-e ... g-on-trump

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Postby Willie Kool » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:52 pm

Pelosi announces lawmakers will be fined $5K if they bypass metal detectors to House floor
Pelosi said that the House will adopt new rules when it returns to session on Jan. 21 to mandate stiff fines for bypassing security: $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the second. The fines will be deducted from lawmakers' salaries.

“It is tragic that this step is necessary, but the chamber of the People’s House must and will be safe," Pelosi said in a statement.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/5341 ... tectors-to

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