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    Question Dual Cycle Rifle

    Has there ever been such thing as a 'Dual Cycle Rifle' that was used in US Rifle Trials?. If so, i think it was made by AAI.
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    You mean like the Russian AN-94? 2 shots at 1800rpm or something ridiculous?
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    I don't believe the two Dual Cycle Rifle designs ever matured far enough to where they could actually be fired by hand, much less be issued for troop trials. One design was developed in-house by the US Army and the other by General Electric. If your Google-Fu is strong enough, you can find the US patents for both, an article in the Army's R&D magazine, and discussions in Congressional budget hearings.

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    .50 BMG's had two rates of fire. No PBI rifles though.

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    The trick with the DCR was that it would feed, extract, and eject at a totally different cyclic rate than its cyclic rate for firing bursts...hence the term "dual cycle". The way this was accomplished was to simultaneously feed multiple rounds at once, with each round going into its own chamber of a cylinder. The cylinder then quickly index each loaded chamber to fire through the rifle's single barrel. The potential burst rate was cited at 4,900rpm. Then the fired cases would be extracted and new rounds loaded into the cylinder.

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    Source (In Chinese): http://www.defenseonline.com.cn/weap...q/buq00063.htm

    The Dual Cycle Rifle is actually a derivative of the Springfield Armoury SALVO rifle, designed by David C. Fletcher and Herman F. Hawthorne.:

    * http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2976770.pdf

    * http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2977856.pdf

    * http://www.thegunzone.com/556dw-1.html
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