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U.S. Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' XM25 Rifle in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' XM25 Rifle in Afghanistan

By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published November 28, 2010

Since the dawn of modern warfare, the best way to stay alive in the face of incoming fire has been to take cover behind a wall. But thanks to a game-changing "revolutionary" rifle, the U.S. Army has made that tactic dead on arrival. Now the enemy can run, but he can't hide.

After years of development, the U.S. Army has unleashed a new weapon in Afghanistan -- the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, a high-tech rifle that can be programmed so that its 25-mm. ammunition detonates either in front of or behind a target, meaning it can be fired just above a wall before it explodes and kills the enemy.

It also has a range of roughly 2,300 feet -- nearly the length of eight football fields -- making it possible to fire at targets well past the range of the rifles and carbines that most soldiers carry today

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2010/11/24/armys-revolutionary-r...

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Title is a bit off since article is from 2010

Very interesting weapon and it is actually featured in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Since our right to keep and bear arms is protected in America

I can't wait to buy one!

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I wouldn't

hold my breath.

If we can't even get AA-12's
(full auto shotgun strictly for military use)

then we probably won't be seeing these at Cabelas anytime soon.

Closest civilians can get to the AA-12 is this:
Saiga 12 (Russian)

They start at about 600 for factory stock, and you can dump another 6 to 1200 customizing them.

I'm not holding my breath

I was being sarcastic, as you know, the truth is our right to bear arms has been severely infringed to the point where all we are allowed to own is 100 year old technology, centerfire rifles and pistols, without a special permit from the government.

When our Constitution was written, our founders and American citizens owned the very latest technology in arms. You can't resist modern corrupt and invading governments without modern arms.

I hear that!!