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crazycoffey
09-24-2009, 08:08 AM
So with 10 years experience with the Army and I've never fired the M-2 (Ma-Duece) or the 240B (replaced the M-60, which I have fired) until today that is.

It's a foggy morning, been waiting for it to lift and clear. Should be going up soon. Maybe I can get a pic or two.

BTW- hope I haven't missed much, saw the chiefs loss sunday, boo! Hope all are finding sucess in life, love work and all you do.

Out for now
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Fish
09-24-2009, 08:32 AM
Sounds like a blast.... Post pics...

oldandslow
09-24-2009, 08:33 AM
I had to carry an M-60 through the jungle nearly half a century ago. Damn thing jammed up more often than gochiefs trying to get to second base..

Frazod
09-24-2009, 08:42 AM
I got to fire a mounted 50 cal once. It's amazing what a round that size will do to a seagull. :bang:

BigRedChief
09-24-2009, 08:44 AM
I got to fire a mounted 50 cal once. It's amazing what a round that size will do to a seagull. :bang:
I'm notifying peta. :rolleyes:

Frazod
09-24-2009, 08:44 AM
I'm notifying peta. :rolleyes:

Good luck finding any evidence. LMAO

HC_Chief
09-24-2009, 08:46 AM
I got to fire a mounted 50 cal once. It's amazing what a round that size will do to a seagull. :bang:

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I am considering the purchase of a Beowulf .50 upper for my M4 for that very reason. Goddamn seagulls...

crazycoffey
09-24-2009, 09:05 AM
Up at 415, chow at 5, busses moved to the range at 615, got here at 7, I've done nothing since but smoke a couple cigs, and smell the gun powder in the breeze. Hurry up and wait! LOL.....
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ziggysocki
09-24-2009, 09:13 AM
Blasting the .50 off of the turret of an M1 has a look, sound and smell you will never forget. I would hate to be on the receiving end of that bitch. The 240 is rock solid too... damn fine piece of weaponry. Enjoy your day blowing shit up!

JohninGpt
09-24-2009, 09:14 AM
The M-2 and 240 are cool, but my favorite is the Mk-19. I had a convoy team in Iraq, six humvees with two M-2's, three 60's (yes really, our armory belonged to a reserve battalion), and a Mk-19 on my truck.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
09-24-2009, 09:16 AM
I drove a deuce and a M577 . . . neither of which you can mount a weapon on. All you can do is either drive like hell or dismount and run when you come under attack.

I can guarantee getting strafed by an A-10 in the New Mexico desert (even if it was an exercise) is an experience I won't forget. I am so glad those things are on our side.

Radar Chief
09-24-2009, 09:35 AM
Ha, cool. Enjoy.
After firing the .50 Cal, shooting the M-60 was like playing with a wind up toy.

crazycoffey
09-24-2009, 09:45 AM
My first term while on active duty I became quite familiar with the MK-19, how can you not like a grenade machine gun, with a cyclic rate fire of 325-375 rounds per minute. They have a new round that's like a huge shot gun, shitting out 35-40 marble sized pellets for anti-personel engagements. Rock solid. I'm an MP, so we mount all our weapons on the HMMVEE.

I'm in the on deck firing order for the 50, so not much longer. Time for a Red Man wad...
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Mizzou_8541
09-24-2009, 09:47 AM
Up at 415, chow at 5, busses moved to the range at 615, got here at 7, I've done nothing since but smoke a couple cigs, and smell the gun powder in the breeze. Hurry up and wait! LOL.....
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Sounds fun! I miss that...:(

38yrsfan
09-24-2009, 12:27 PM
Up at 415, chow at 5, busses moved to the range at 615, got here at 7, I've done nothing since but smoke a couple cigs, and smell the gun powder in the breeze. Hurry up and wait! LOL.....
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Some things will never change ...........

Radar Chief
09-24-2009, 12:31 PM
Sounds fun! I miss that...:(

That makes one of us.

JohninGpt
09-24-2009, 12:34 PM
That makes one of us.

Yep, only the military can take all of the fun out of shooting huge guns.

MikeMaslowski
09-24-2009, 01:53 PM
I jumped out of a helicopter with a dog once. Thats about as cool as it gets being a vet tech.

Groves
09-24-2009, 03:02 PM
I get to use SM58s and ME80s sometimes.

Radar Chief
09-24-2009, 03:08 PM
So? Howd it go?
The Ma Deuce the fire-belching monster you had envisioned?

Yep, only the military can take all of the fun out of shooting huge guns.

LMAO No shit.

Warrior5
09-24-2009, 03:24 PM
Don't forget to check the headspace and timing!

crazycoffey
09-24-2009, 09:17 PM
So? How`d it go?
The Ma Deuce the fire-belching monster you had envisioned?



LMAO No shit.

Battery died.
Any way it was a frerakin blast, I got a few pics, gotta see how I can post them on CP from my phone
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boogblaster
09-24-2009, 09:22 PM
Kool Coffey ... my brother carried one in Vietnam .. was in a re-con team ... said if they were being chased he'd pull the bolt and throw the heavy SOB away ...

crazycoffey
10-05-2009, 10:11 AM
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs247.snc1/9434_1112214660453_1679515953_168186_7434931_n.jpg

Ok, I'm home, posting some pics from the Ft. McCoy experience....

crazycoffey
10-05-2009, 10:14 AM
Locked, cocked and ready to rock....

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs267.snc1/9434_1112215220467_1679515953_168188_835418_n.jpg

crazycoffey
10-05-2009, 10:15 AM
I know, it wasn't dark....

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs267.snc1/9434_1112215500474_1679515953_168189_3817145_n.jpg

crazycoffey
10-05-2009, 10:16 AM
http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs247.snc1/9434_1112215700479_1679515953_168190_2128568_n.jpg

crazycoffey
10-05-2009, 10:18 AM
blurry, but I took a pic of one of my soliders that was getting lippy, I made him do push-ups. Young punks just don't know how to talk to an NCO.....

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs247.snc1/9434_1109068981813_1679515953_161538_4563658_n.jpg

crazycoffey
10-05-2009, 10:20 AM
This is my nice face..... LOL

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs247.snc1/9434_1110100567602_1679515953_163555_3948820_n.jpg

Radar Chief
10-05-2009, 10:25 AM
blurry, but I took a pic of one of my soliders that was getting lippy, I made him do push-ups. Young punks just don't know how to talk to an NCO.....

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs247.snc1/9434_1109068981813_1679515953_161538_4563658_n.jpg

Heh, dumbass newbs.

Hog Farmer
10-05-2009, 12:43 PM
Awesome. I wish I'd went in the military after high school.

Anyway I did buy myself a Model 95 Barrett two years ago. It's nothing like the ma deuce ,just a bolt action with a 5 shot clip. Paid $7500 for it .

ziggysocki
10-05-2009, 02:16 PM
Awesome. I wish I'd went in the military after high school.

Anyway I did buy myself a Model 95 Barrett two years ago. It's nothing like the ma deuce ,just a bolt action with a 5 shot clip. Paid $7500 for it .

That will reach out and touch a deer from a long freakin way! Holy shit... I hope you got a few high dollar cover side gigs (assassination maybe?) to help pay for that mofo.

raybec 4
10-05-2009, 02:24 PM
Don't forget to check the headspace and timing!

When we went to the first gulf we had MP's following us to police up the POW's. One of the MP privates was shitting himself because he'd dicked up his .50's HS&T. We convinced him he needed to lubricate it better to fix it so he poured motor oil in it, worst fuckin mess I ever saw on a weapon.

TrebMaxx
10-05-2009, 03:08 PM
That will reach out and touch a deer from a long freakin way! Holy shit... I hope you got a few high dollar cover side gigs (assassination maybe?) to help pay for that mofo.

Plus the ammo is high dollar. Not something to plink around with that is for sure.

Radar Chief
10-05-2009, 03:12 PM
Awesome. I wish I'd went in the military after high school.

Anyway I did buy myself a Model 95 Barrett two years ago. It's nothing like the ma deuce ,just a bolt action with a 5 shot clip. Paid $7500 for it .

You'll shoot your eye out.

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crazycoffey
10-06-2009, 11:16 AM
When we went to the first gulf we had MP's following us to police up the POW's. One of the MP privates was shitting himself because he'd dicked up his .50's HS&T. We convinced him he needed to lubricate it better to fix it so he poured motor oil in it, worst fuckin mess I ever saw on a weapon.


that's freakin funny, not funny for him.... where the hell was his team leader to help him un F himself? I still get someone new every time we go to a range. "Private ______; go ask the platoon sgt where the brass magnet is"

raybec 4
10-06-2009, 11:36 AM
that's freakin funny, not funny for him.... where the hell was his team leader to help him un F himself? I still get someone new every time we go to a range. "Private ______; go ask the platoon sgt where the brass magnet is"

Yeah, I'll admit we did him wrong but I think everyone got it one way or another.

Radar Chief
10-06-2009, 12:28 PM
that's freakin funny, not funny for him.... where the hell was his team leader to help him un F himself? I still get someone new every time we go to a range. "Private ______; go ask the platoon sgt where the brass magnet is"

Or an ST-1, or an ID-ten-T.

JohninGpt
10-06-2009, 01:52 PM
Or an ST-1, or an ID-ten-T.

I've sent a guy to the tool room looking for 6' of falopian tube.
We sent the same guy to medical for a pap smear. Everyone played along with it except for that female Navy Capt at OB/GYN at the Naval Hospital in Rota.
We all got are asses chewed, but it was well worth it.

Radar Chief
10-06-2009, 02:05 PM
I've sent a guy to the tool room looking for 6' of falopian tube.
We sent the same guy to medical for a pap smear. Everyone played along with it except for that female Navy Capt at OB/GYN at the Naval Hospital in Rota.
We all got are asses chewed, but it was well worth it.

ROFL :clap:

TrebMaxx
10-06-2009, 03:29 PM
One of our favorites in Field Artillery was to send the Pvt. off to find some Level Bubble grease. Down the gun line he would go....

ziggysocki
10-06-2009, 03:40 PM
My first tank gunnery, our tank was broken and a turret mechanic NCO sent me to the Battallion TOC to fetch the BA-eleven hundred novembers. Wasn't so funny when I busted into a meeting asking the battallion cmdr for something that didn't exist. With a clenched jaw, the LT Col asked who sent a private after this item, I told him is was Sgt whatshisass , and he said as it requires an NCO to sign them out to send ole sarge back to sign for them. I still had no fucking clue what was going on, so I say yes sir, and haul ass. Should have seen the sarge's face when I told him the Lt Col Tucker said to send him back because an NCO had to sign for them... Priceless. Of course, the mechanics duct taped me to the gun tube the next day. Good times... Good times... Oh, and if you didnt catch it... BA-Eleven Hundred Novembers = BALL00N

TrebMaxx
10-06-2009, 03:44 PM
My first tank gunnery, our tank was broken and a turret mechanic NCO sent me to the Battallion TOC to fetch the BA-eleven hundred novembers. Wasn't so funny when I busted into a meeting asking the battallion cmdr for something that didn't exist. With a clenched jaw, the LT Col asked who sent a private after this item, I told him is was Sgt whatshisass , and he said as it requires an NCO to sign them out to send ole sarge back to sign for them. I still had no ****ing clue what was going on, so I say yes sir, and haul ass. Should have seen the sarge's face when I told him the Lt Col Tucker said to send him back because an NCO had to sign for them... Priceless. Of course, the mechanics duct taped me to the gun tube the next day. Good times... Good times... Oh, and if you didnt catch it... BA-Eleven Hundred Novembers = BALL00N

LMAO

ziggysocki
10-06-2009, 03:50 PM
I was such a noob... seriously, I had come off of leave right after OSUT, then signed into my unit, did a TA-50 inspection and went to gunnery the next day. I had no clue what the army was like at that point.

raybec 4
10-06-2009, 03:57 PM
I was such a noob... seriously, I had come off of leave right after OSUT, then signed into my unit, did a TA-50 inspection and went to gunnery the next day. I had no clue what the army was like at that point.

Those were the great times. If you were anything like me you didn't have a clue that you didn't have aclue and life was AWESOME! If I wasn't drinking or fucking I was at work, great times.

ziggysocki
10-06-2009, 04:02 PM
Those were the great times. If you were anything like me you didn't have a clue that you didn't have aclue and life was AWESOME! If I wasn't drinking or fucking I was at work, great times.

I loved it. Some of the best times I ever had. I have more army buddies that I stay in contact with that i knew for 3 or 4 years than I do from school that I knew for 15 years. :thumb:

raybec 4
10-06-2009, 04:05 PM
I loved it. Some of the best times I ever had. I have more army buddies that I stay in contact with that i knew for 3 or 4 years than I do from school that I knew for 15 years. :thumb:

Yeah me too, there's a special kind of bond you have with guys who's lives depended on each other that can't be duplicated even by family. Not better,just different