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U.S. krag outscores, out range's U.S. colt M4
Jul 3rd, 2019 at 10:48pm
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In a side by side comparison the current U.S. military rifle the M4 carbine came up woefully inadequate against a 1898 krag rifle. The 121 year old distant cousin of the colt easily outscored th M4. The tests were not cronographed but it is believed the M4 had a slight velocity advantage. The range was 7 feet. Each weapon was allowed 10 tries at the target from a stationary position. The targets speak for themselves. So when faced with an empty rifle  I think I will stick with my krag and it's bayonet.

  
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Reply #1 - Jul 4th, 2019 at 4:07am
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Too bad about the 'Flyer' ... it cost you a 'Possible'!
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 5:27pm
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Took me a minute, couldn’t figure out how you had so many ‘keyholes’ that grouped. Gotta read the fine and not so fine print. Great comparison btw.
  
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Reply #3 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 5:34pm
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I've seen this problem before.

Tighten up your Mills Belt!
  
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Reply #4 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 7:33pm
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Civilize them with a Krag?  You mean like this?  Cheesy

I think my effective range is ten feet.
  

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Reply #5 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 7:57pm
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I think you should use your fake Krag bolo bayonet and scrape off some of that ancient wall paper!

(I used to have stuff like that in our kitchen a few years ago. Ha! Ha!)
  
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Reply #6 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 9:04pm
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That's a nice long range model.
  
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Reply #7 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 9:20pm
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Bottle Opener, too!
  
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Reply #8 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 9:51pm
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Ouch!
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 9:56pm
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Whig wrote on Jul 5th, 2019 at 7:57pm:
I think you should use your fake Krag bolo bayonet and scrape off some of that ancient wall paper!

(I used to have stuff like that in our kitchen a few years ago. Ha! Ha!)


Do ya mean this fake bolo bayonet?  Or the M1915 bayonet on the rifle?

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Reply #10 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 11:59pm
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Yea, I knew you had a fake Bolo. I thought that it was what was on your Krag in the picture.

Good fake, though.
  
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Reply #11 - Jul 6th, 2019 at 5:21am
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Better look closer. There is no remnants of a standard blade at the guard.  Usually there is a 1/4 inch straight section, a gap if you will, before it swells out to the bolo section.

Besides that fake bolos do not have scabbards.

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