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Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« on: August 02, 2010, 08:21:51 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzfm4pYhIyY

I don't really know what they were trying to prove, but it held up quite well. I believe the gas tube finally melted, turning it into a single shot.  Bill T.

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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 10:27:14 PM »
I counted 14 mags before the first flames from the hand guard.  420 rounds.
However, the video seems to "jump" around the 2 minute mark suggesting that a lot of time was cut out.
There must be a lot cut out, I counted 12 mags in the first 2 minutes, 360 rounds. That id less than 1/3 the advertised Cyclic rate for the M 16/ M 4.
The fact that it burned up before it quit should make the AR bashers take notice.

 (It won't, but it should  ;D  )

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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 11:06:44 PM »
It makes me wonder if the gas tube was a bit more stoutly constructed, say twice as thick with cooling fins added, how much longer it could have run for? This is a video of a U.S. Ordnance M-60 that ran for a full 1:45 on full auto, (850 rounds), without stopping. Pretty amazing.  Bill T.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBNGgu0qGlQ&feature=PlayList&p=8165B54BFA114381&playnext=1&index=13

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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 11:20:00 PM »
Thats pretty amazing that if kept going even after it was on fire.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 08:52:53 PM »
If your in a 420 rd firefight, you need back up, artillery,  and did you really carry that many mags with you? Ak handguards would be on fire too. Barrel did not fail.
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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 09:02:17 PM »
Paraphrasing a recent CombatDiver post, after 6 mags in an M4 rifle, the potential to "cook off" rds. is almost certain. Without getting near the trigger.

Catching fire seems worse, saw a similar vid with an AK, both continued to fire, until the flames were too bad.

Great way to ruin a gun, that's why, one needs to celebrate diversity, AR to AK, back to AR, than to FAL, than back to AR,

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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010, 09:44:02 PM »
I've finally figured out how to do tactical s'mores ;D

Anyone bring the marshmallows?

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Re: Colt M-4 Fired Full Auto Until It Catches fire
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 11:27:20 PM »
If you watch a bit closer I think there were at least a couple of cooked off rounds.
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