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Silent mortars

* except I doubt I could buy one.

6 Responses to “Shut up and take my money*”

  1. FiftycalTX Says:

    Well, according to the gungrabbers, the ruskies now OWN the NRA and the NRA owns President Trump, so maybe mortars will be available by mail order again.

  2. Sean D Sorrentino Says:

    13 KG for the mortar is 28.6 lbs. Each round is 3.3 KG, or about 7.25 lbs. Typical loading is 3 rounds per ammo bearer, or about 22 lbs, not including any packing material.

    Claimed range is “3/4 of a mile,” which is about 1,200 meters, or roughly the max effective range of a 7.62 machine gun. Nothing to sneeze at.

    Best info I can find is that the standard 82mm mortar has a blast radius of 25 meters, so anything within 25 yards of the hit is going to have a bad day.

    The real problem with mortars is that they’re heavy. But if you know what you’re doing with them, they’re a serious force multiplier.

    Sean SPC 82nd Airborne 1990-1994, 11C1P

  3. Bill Twist Says:

    @FiftycalTX, if you want a mortar, you can buy one through the mail no problem. I have a 3″ bore, 6 caliber mortar. It’s a muzzleloading mortar, yes, but quite honestly it’s the most fun gun I own. Plenty of places to get one, including Dixie Gun Works.

    I shoot 15 oz green bean cans half-full of cement out of mine. They weigh a whole pound, go farther than 300 yards, and fly like a giant shotgun slug or a demonic shuttlecock.

  4. FiftycalTX Says:

    Yah, I know. I’ve shot beer can BP mortars and BP cannons made from Sherman tank barrels with the slugs matched to the rifling. Last time we were at a match, we had about a 2 foot group at 500 yards. I was trying to make a reference to the 20MM Lahti that you used to be able to buy mail order. I think they were $129? Now of course, if registered as a DD, they would be worth about $25K.

  5. nk Says:

    I want the pistol. Seriously.

    The mortars are nice for ambushes — the sound travels faster than the bomb for mortars — but the element of surprise is their main recommendation and that’s lost once the first bomb hits.

  6. Tam Says:

    DD stamp + suppressor stamp, and Bob’s your uncle.