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dhuynh1
02-07-2006, 12:01 AM
Do you guys think a portable 5.7x28 minigun would be practical?

panzermk2
02-07-2006, 12:12 AM
Do you guys think a portable 5.7x28 minigun would be practical?

I think a minigun any minigun would be practical

nicolae
02-07-2006, 01:06 AM
Who makes it?

saki302
02-07-2006, 03:00 AM
Ammo prices.. hmm.. your last name must be 'Gates' :D

-Dave

Prolix
02-07-2006, 04:20 AM
Practical...ly irresistable!

Clayton Moore
02-07-2006, 06:27 AM
22lr?
9mm?
7.62x39?
223?
yes

5.7x28?
no

a thousand rounds would go by far too quick

as was said - ammo cost

btown02
02-07-2006, 07:21 AM
Do you guys think a portable 5.7x28 minigun would be practical?
Welcome aboard. It's not really an ammo topic. It will probably be better in the lounge.

Pookster
02-07-2006, 02:09 PM
Since a minigun has no recoil anyway, what would be the point? Maybe ammo weight to make it man portable, but you're still talking about a 100 lb + weapon system not including ammo.

panzermk2
02-07-2006, 02:29 PM
Since a minigun has no recoil anyway,.

No Recoil?!?!? when mounted to a hard piont. I know a percentage of the recoil is converted to rotational, but there is plenty of recoil. Maybe not much on the 7.62 as I have never fierd that one. But the 20mm I fired on the vulcan 113 ADA varaint sure push's back

panzermk2
02-07-2006, 03:09 PM
But WHy would we want them built?????? JUST imagine how hard ammo would be to find then?? ;)
Because as much as we complain about ammo, anything that we can shoot 5.7 out of we will with big stupid grins on our faces.
a 5.7 mini on a hard piont accessible from my jeeps sunroof would be perfect

p99guy
02-07-2006, 03:58 PM
They made a General Electric 5.56NATO minigun for a while...the gun its self without mounts or ammo feed apperatus weighed 28 pounds and could exceed 6,000 rounds per minute. It could be ground mounted on a M2 .50's tripod , and used a self contained ammo box/power supply that attached to the gun in this config...was called a "GE six-pack"
No reason a 5.7 couldnt be built....but doing so would serve no real purpose, and still couldnt be shot and carried like was depicted in the move Predator.....just the spinning barrel has torque, and then let it have (REAL)ammo at 4-10,000rpm and it would be like a two man fire hose, with one man trying to hold onto it

panzermk2
02-07-2006, 04:04 PM
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No reason a 5.7 couldnt be built....but doing so would serve no real purpose,

WOW p99guy talking common sense! "real purpose?" I think one of favorite MODS has been hacked

panzermk2
02-07-2006, 04:05 PM
WOW,,,,,,,your traffic THAT bad??
on the Kennedy in the morning YOU BET!

saki302
02-07-2006, 06:51 PM
A minigun most definitely has recoil- all guns do. I bet it's a function of weight vs. recoil. It probably has a recoil-to-weight factor of a 10/22 or better!

-Dave

tanneritekid
02-07-2006, 10:19 PM
.22LR ones rock!

USAF_Hk
02-14-2006, 11:57 AM
Since a minigun has no recoil anyway,

Just an FYI, the M61A1 20mm Gun in the F-16 is tied into the flight controls. When the trigger is depressed to the second detent the flight control computer deflects the rudder to offset the yaw induced by the firing of the gun.

Rob

P.S. A 5.7x28 mini gun would be the mut's nuts!

btown02
02-14-2006, 12:16 PM
Just an FYI, the M61A1 20mm Gun in the F-16 is tied into the flight controls. When the trigger is depressed to the second detent the flight control computer deflects the rudder to offset the yaw induced by the firing of the gun.

Rob

P.S. A 5.7x28 mini gun would be the mut's nuts!
Welcome to the site. Mut's nuts? :)

Fallschirmjaeger
02-15-2006, 09:45 PM
I have fired a G.E. 7.62 minigun and all it does "buzz" in your hands.

There is no felt recoil so I really doubt a 5.7 minigun would be a problem,,
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Wouldn't live ammo cause about 110 kg / 240 lbs of sideways force, or about the same as lying on your back and trying to push an football player into the air? Ammo for a 20-second firing sequence would have been 2,000 rounds x 12.5 grams per bullet = 25kg.

btown02
02-15-2006, 10:36 PM
Welcome aboard.