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Old 2011-06-23, 00:59   Link #71
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Originally Posted by Roger Rambo View Post
Present day. Though do keep in mind that they do still have the Type 64 in service despite the Type 89 being available.

Also keep in mind that they're not just fighting people in this world. They're potentially fighting large and very tough fantasy creatures. Like a troll. 10-12 feet tall and built with the giant bones and muscle of a male silver back gorilla. Against something like that, you would probably want to opt to your older Type 64's, simply because their 7.62 cartridges pack more punch.
The JSDF's 7.62x51mm isn't comparable to the NATO standard but it would still cause greater damage than the 5.56x45mm.

That said I do agree they'd want something with more punch, I'd just expect to see the majority of soldiers armed with the newer rifle.

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