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Old April 1, 2021, 05:02 PM   #5
Jim Watson
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Regular firing rate would be 5-6rpm, which preserves the life of the gun tube.
Literary reference: A steady six rounds per minute which saves barrels and breaks armies. S.M. Stirling.

I think the cyclic rate of the original 1917 Browning was only around 450 rpm.
But Mr Browning sat down behind his second demonstration model and held the trigger down for 46 minutes. Certainly somebody linking belts for him for over 20,000 rounds. He said he wanted to shoot for an hour but that was all the ammo they had left after shooting a 20000 round burst the day before on the first sample gun.
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