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Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 11:12 PM Reply

Based purely on what I see on the news, Libyan rebels seem to be firing bullets everywhere, all the time. One specific clip featured around 3 of them in some open field firing into a forest probably a kilometer away, with one guy casually reloading his rpg (or bazooka. Really big gun) walking towards a truck probably loaded with ammo. Now by the amount of rampant firing, I'd guess they were in imminent danger, but by their casual-wandering-aroundness, I'm led to believe the opposite. The only logical explanation I can see is they have too many bullets.
Or maybe the limited experience I have with Call of Duty leads me to believe that if you're not crawling on your belly, you're not safe.

On a slightly different note, anybody hear about the satire cartoonist that got beat up in Syria? Geez, those guys have no free speech.

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 11:15 PM Reply

Untrained militants + lots of ammunition = rampant shooting. There is never such thing as too much ammo though. I doubt any of them can shoot well, so throwing a wall of lead may be their only reliable tactic.

It also makes them look like a bigger force. One bullet will cause a man to duck and cover, but a thousand will cause him to shit his pants.


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 11:16 PM Reply

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 11:18 PM Reply

S&S ammunition! You don't need to be more accurate, you just need to shoot more bullets!


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 11:29 PM Reply

Just like the conflicts in Sierra Leone. Both sides are doing horrible things to the civilians, you just hear less about it from the media.


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 26th, 2011 @ 11:30 PM Reply

"We need more bullets."


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:24 AM Reply

They may have enough in libya but in yemen its hard times lookin for ammo


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:29 AM Reply

IMagine what Americans did at the end of the revolutionary war?

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:34 AM Reply

At 8/26/11 11:18 PM, sweet21 wrote: S&S ammunition! You don't need to be more accurate, you just need to shoot more bullets!

It's taking them more than one shot, so they obviously aren't using Jacobs!


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:40 AM Reply

At 8/27/11 12:34 AM, razorbladesigh wrote:
At 8/26/11 11:18 PM, sweet21 wrote: S&S ammunition! You don't need to be more accurate, you just need to shoot more bullets!
It's taking them more than one shot, so they obviously aren't using Jacobs!

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:47 AM Reply

They have on infinite ammo cheat


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:47 AM Reply

One of them must have the assault class equipped. Soldiers do use a lot of bullets.


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:51 AM Reply

At 8/27/11 12:40 AM, TheFirstofEleven wrote:
S&S ammunition! You don't need to be more accurate, you just need to shoot more bullets!
It's taking them more than one shot, so they obviously aren't using Jacobs!
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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:57 AM Reply

At 8/27/11 12:47 AM, LocoJoe wrote: One of them must have the assault class equipped. Soldiers do use a lot of bullets.

Yay, battlefield joke!

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 01:02 AM Reply

At 8/27/11 12:40 AM, TheFirstofEleven wrote:
At 8/27/11 12:34 AM, razorbladesigh wrote:
At 8/26/11 11:18 PM, sweet21 wrote: S&S ammunition! You don't need to be more accurate, you just need to shoot more bullets!
It's taking them more than one shot, so they obviously aren't using Jacobs!
"Vladof. You don't need to be a better shot, you just need to shoot more bullets!"

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 01:07 AM Reply

Its mostly just crazy suppressive fire. A lot of modern combat is like that I think.

Maybe part of it is because the rebels are mostly amateur fighters, I don't know.


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 01:56 AM Reply

At 8/27/11 12:47 AM, LocoJoe wrote: One of them must have the assault class equipped. Soldiers do use a lot of bullets.

That link is mostly true. I just don't agree with the part about including ammunition for training. I imagine training happens regardless of whether the US is at a state of war or not.
Even if were justified, the number of bullets fired outside of the training environment would still be a more interesting figure to me.

I'd wonder how many friendly fire deaths occurred on the rebel's side, but the only people that could really determine that would be the rebels.

And we all know their proficiency at reporting accurate figures and information is at best questionable.

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 02:00 AM Reply

At 8/26/11 11:15 PM, Wagggs wrote: One bullet will cause a man to duck and cover, but a thousand will cause him to shit his pants.

That sounds like an epic quote that should be put into an important speech somewhere.


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 03:09 AM Reply

so many bullets

each one counts


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 03:12 AM Reply

I seen a clip this morning of a guy hipfiring a sniper into nowhere, i was like wtf?! He didnt even have it held sercurely he was just pulling the trigger... these guys are idiots. Never do any even look down the sights

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 03:20 AM Reply

There was always a lot of shooting in the war. Soldiers very rarely actualy shoot to kill. Most of them just shoot to provide covering fire, and in general, scare the enemy, lower their morale, etc.

Besides OP saw that the people were reloading very often, because there are actualy just few bullets in the magazine, and automatic guns shoot very fast. Emptying a magazine of AK 107 takes about 6 seconds, or even less.

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 03:23 AM Reply

At 8/27/11 12:40 AM, TheFirstofEleven wrote:
At 8/27/11 12:34 AM, razorbladesigh wrote:
At 8/26/11 11:18 PM, sweet21 wrote: S&S ammunition! You don't need to be more accurate, you just need to shoot more bullets!
It's taking them more than one shot, so they obviously aren't using Jacobs!
"Vladof. You don't need to be a better shot, you just need to shoot more bullets!"

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 09:21 AM Reply

its probably their only effective tactic


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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 10:24 AM Reply

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 12:05 PM Reply

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 02:12 PM Reply

At 8/27/11 02:00 AM, RyderOmega wrote:
At 8/26/11 11:15 PM, Wagggs wrote: One bullet will cause a man to duck and cover, but a thousand will cause him to shit his pants.
That sounds like an epic quote that should be put into an important speech somewhere.

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 02:48 PM Reply

I'm not completely sure when the footage as taken but the time the rebels entered Tripoli many of Gaddafi's forces were fleeing, dropping their uniforms on the ground and surrendering. So just the sound of a lot of enemy fire would scare their ground forces into surrendering. So what looks ridiculous could be saving lives.

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Response to Rebels in Libya: Too many bullets? Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 04:02 PM Reply

In real war, there's about 1500 bullets shot per enemy casualty. Most ammo is used in suppressive fire.