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Old June 19 2012, 05:27 AM   #159
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Re: Heads up! MYTHBUSTERS season premiere tonight at 9 Eastern!

With automatic weapons in combat they're mostly used for suppression. To create a hail of bullets and noise that make it hard if not impossible for the intended target to move lest the risk getting shot. In actual combat situations, like in wars, less than 5% of bullets hit a target the rest is used simply to suppress the enemy to prevent them from shooting and to allow closer-ranged combatants to get into position.
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