Q&A #11: Rockin’ Like It’s 1950!


Today’s questions:

0:00:35 – Least pleasant gun I have ever shot
0:02:51 – Favorite gun to have showcased on the channel
0:03:46 – Why did large militaries have .30 cal at the turn of the century while small countries had 6.5mm?
0:05:35 – How does cylinder gap impact pressure and velocity in revolvers?

Excellent study of this question here: http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/gaptests.html

0:08:02 – My opinion on the .280/30 British cartridge
0:12:43 – How does the US military nomenclature system work?
0:16:04 – Best rifle for 2-Gun in legally restrictive states
0:19:48 – Will I do a Breda PG/1935 video?
0:21:10 – British .303 wood-core projectiles
0:25:02 – Suppressor history
0:27:41 – Modern proof marks
0:29:03 – Good rifle design that never caught on
0:30:15 – Best loading system other than box magazines
0:32:33 – Were there .38 caliber rimfire pistol cartridges?
0:34:27 – Historical conflict where infantry rifle differences made a big difference?
0:37:39 – International meetups
0:39:30 – Why do people not like the M1/M14 safety?
0:41:19 – Why was the Madsen LMG not used more in WWI?
0:42:56 – My bucket list and unicorn guns
0:46:32 – Was 8×33 the first intermediate cartridge?
0:49:09 – History of the .41 Action Express
0:53:53 – Why the decline of water cooled machine guns?
0:57:38 – Is the strong-spring mechanism for powerful blowback actions valid?
1:00:58 – Why no more octagonal barrels?
1:02:41 – What would my ideal pistol cartridge and action be?
1:05:19 – Why did the Soviets change from 7.62×25 to 9×18?
1:07:50 – Female firearms designers
1:10:38 – Patreon alternatives for supporting Forgotten Weapons

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1:11:45 – Series on FAMAS development?
1:12:58 – Selfloading black powder cartridge designs
1:14:52 – Most convoluted development history for a rifle
1:17:52 – Why did the US bother replacing .30-06 with 7.62mm NATO?
1:19:27 – Attempts to modernize the Maxim?

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