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Pborn4
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Number of posts : 327
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: SLR / SA80 or M16!   SLR / SA80 or M16! - Page 10 Icon_minitime28/12/2019, 02:07

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Number of posts : 1049
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

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PostSubject: Re: SLR / SA80 or M16!   SLR / SA80 or M16! - Page 10 Icon_minitime28/12/2019, 04:03

Well I can see that some changes were obviously made from the time this film was made.
In my estimation I think giving up the FN was a bad decision. You want stopping power and this weapon had it in ace's.


What grabs me a bit is to see the battle dress (Woolen) in 54, we were to wear in the Cdn. Forces until 1969.
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Pborn4 wrote:
22 Jan 1954 Vintage   SLR

https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/new-rifles-for-the-army/zjg4y9q

Hi all,
Interesting; but after my time, would have been good to use.
How much lighter than the old 303; also easier to use, not as long and heavy

Passed to the WO; perhaps the officer had not handled one before

Comments, the old battle dress was good, maybe better than synthetic fabrics

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Localisation : Germany
Registration date : 2017-10-10

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The 1954 film shows one error.
After stripping the rifle it is not “ready to fire once again” as told, simply after putting in the magazine. You need to bring a cartridge into the barrel by open and close the chamber.
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