Why doesn't the military issue reloading equipment to infantry units? Wouldn't it be cheaper to have infantry reload their own spent brass instead of buying it?
>trusting grunts with loading their own ammo
lolno, they'd fuck up their loads, guns and themelves.
>yo dawg, what if I load two bullets? what if I load a bullet backwards? what if I load pistol powder in the rifle cartridge?
>oh shit lt i didnt know i had to load powder
>i just filled this case up with primers
>He doesn't know the military recycles all of it's brass already
Seriously, all military brass is collected up after training and either sent back to manufacturers or sold off. It's not worth the time, effort, and logistics to reload the brass left over from even a company sized training event. Also, quality control would be a whole other issue. ACOGs have BDCs specifically for M855 ammo, if a batch is off, that ammo's impacts will not match up with the sights.
One more thing, good luck reloading brass fired out of a machinegun, even if the headspace isn't fucked up like most of the ones i saw.
Alright, we agreed to a 30 minute ceasefire so everyone can collect their brass.
Basically, you eventually reach a point when your time is worth more than your money.
Think of the thousands of rounds they shoot, and think of how many people would get killed by a sandnigger because some dumbass E-1 decided to load his rounds with spare ball bearings and cigarette ash.
Urban legend of the Canadian Forces
>Talking to older, French Warrant
>He was teaching the annual Enviro Brief
>Talking about how we're a green army, even though we're incredibly wasteful
>Back in his day, whatever CFB he was at in Quebec, their range was across a bridge
>They'd still collect brass after a shot, but they wouldn't recycle it
>After every exercice, as they drove over the bridge, they'd throw it over
>This was a decades old tradition
>Bridge finally needs to be redone because of structural problems
>Construction crew starts digging about the base of the bridge
>It's all brass and it seriously complicates the reconstruction of the bridge
When I was deployed in 2003, 2005, and 2007. The officers periodically checked all our ammo. To make sure we weren't cutting grooves into them to make dumdum rounds.
They certainly wouldn't let us reload ammo. Fearing we would make hot loads, hollow points, fragmenting, or AP ammo.
Are you the same idiot that asked how people are dying if they have body armor.
Why the actual fuck would grunts carry all of the components for reloading when they could fill that space with ammo while not blowing their hands off
>>yo dawg, what if I load two bullets?
>Medal of Honor recipient Bob Howard, for example, sometimes toted a compact, selective-fire M14A1 rifle, its barrel and flash suppressor chopped by 8" and a handgrip installed below the forearm. In it, Howard fired 7.62 mm M198 duplex cartridges, each containing two stacked 84-gr. Spitzer bullets with respective muzzle velocities of 2700 and 2200 f.p.s.. In effect, this doubled his M14’s output to 40 rounds per magazine.
>you will never operate innajungle and trole the everloving shit out of gooks
Only if I screwed it up somehow. That's why I keep a bucket of water handy, nowdays. Once your dreads start smouldering, it's impossible to put that shit out short of full immersion.
Because there is enough shit that needs doing already in the field without having to worry about collecting brass, reloading brass, making sure everyone is doing it right, etc.
It's far simpler and cheaper to bus in new ammo and abandon spent brass.