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    Most likely fictionalized. Field coffee is when you dump the coffee in your mouth with water at the same time, swish it around a bit, then gulp it down. I never had a decent pot the whole time I was in (and well, in again I guess).

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    Yeah, that's what I figured.

    However, I suppose I should have mentioned the story took place on base.

    And it was probably officer coffee. I'm guessing they probably get better chow than field rations.
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    On base then, it's more likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye
    Dude, can you even fucking fathom a guess as to how old those m&ms and skittles packages are??? I would say at least 10 years
    I got out in 2003 and at that time we were still getting the M&Ms with the millennium sweepstakes. I think the contest started in 98 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannibalCrowley
    There were versions of the SAW that fired 7.62? I'm gonna have to request a little proof on that one because I've never heard of such a thing.

    We still use the GPMG (which is 7.62), but we also use the C9 which is similar to your saw and uses the 5.56 so its rounds are interchangeable with our plastic IW's (which are crap). The C9 is primarily belt fed, but we do have m-16 mags which can be used with it. It doesnt take mags from the IW Steyr which is our primary assault rifle

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    The 249 is an awesome weapon as long as the shooter keeps it clean and knows their drills.

    Canadian section (squad) has 2 M249s, 2 M16s with M203s and 4 M16s. (Didn't bother writting Canadian terms, its C this and C that).
    We just got issued our own versions of the M4 in Khandahar, sweet rifle. I'm trying to find time to get the weapons techs to mount my M203 onto my M4. The assault rifle we're usining has a full length M16 barrel and a collapsable stock like an M4, it looks rather gay and it's front heavy.

    We see a lot of Humvees with 250s on them, mk19s and .50 cals. Love having those guys out withus. Americans love their weapons of war and I love watching them **** **** up with .50 cals and appaches.

    I read somewhere that Canada was looking at putting one M250 PER section of 8 dudes. It's a nice thought with a lot of firepower but it will never happen.
    I seem to remember hearing british soldiers have one m250 per section though.

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    I was with you until the M250 part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingPower
    I'd rather choke down Ham Slice than Bean Burrito. Granted though, I actually liked the "Four Fingers of Death."
    Those instant shakes (that come in some of 'em) are so very delicious, though. They froth up into a mock-shake nicely. At least I think so...

    The captain's chicken MRE was always my least favorite.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CannibalCrowley
    There were versions of the SAW that fired 7.62? I'm gonna have to request a little proof on that one because I've never heard of such a thing.
    Oh, I didn't mean an actual minimi type thing. I just was talking about squad support weapons in general. Sorry about my terminology misuse.
    Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    Now the hog, that was a real gun. I hated the SAWs.
    I'll fire a 240B over a SAW any day. Have you ever touched something and known immediately how to use it? For some reason it just worked for you? Yeah, that's what it felt like when I aimed a Bravo for the first time.
    "No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal

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