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Old September 21st, 2008, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by mike wightman View Post
My definintions:

submachine gun - a fully automatic shoulder fired weapon using pistol calibre ammunition

carbine/assault rifle - a short barreled rifle firing ammo of larger calibre and energy than pistol ammo, but smaller than (or cut down) battlerifle ammo - may be semi or full auto

rifle/battlerifle - long barrelled weapon firing large ammo.
I'd include barrel length as a significant characteristic. SMGs would be 5.5-10.5"; Carbines would be 13-18"; assault rifles would be 19-22"; and rifles would be 24"+.

And even though some fire pistol ammo, the performance would be significantly enhanced due to the much longer barrel length.

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