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    Camp DOdge

    Dumb question here but would it be possible that they fire machine guns at Camp Dodge? I really don't know what Camp Dodge is used for but all morning I've been hearing sounds like a machine gun. I'm a mile or so from Camp Dodge. Maybe I'm going crazy.



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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Dumb question here but would it be possible that they fire machine guns at Camp Dodge? I really don't know what Camp Dodge is used for but all morning I've been hearing sounds like a machine gun. I'm a mile or so from Camp Dodge. Maybe I'm going crazy.
    Not with live ammo, unless they finally built a machine gun range.

    They do M16 qualification and pistol qual there.

    Now, if they were doing exercises involving blanks, there likely would be some machine gun fire at Camp Dodge.


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    Re: Camp DOdge

    When you are playing the holes at beaver creek that border camp dodge, you can hear the machine gun and rifle fire.


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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Maybe they have moles in their yard.


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    Re: Camp DOdge

    sitting in my office listening to them right now



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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Maybe they have moles in their yard.
    and people say the government doesn't know how to solve a problem.



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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Maybe they have moles in their yard.
    or rabbits



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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Maybe rabbits and moles?

    No, that would bring out the mortars and artillery. Never mind.


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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Depends on the definition of "machine gun", but they have a rifle/small arms range. Both use live ammo. So yes, that's probably what you're hearing.


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    Re: Camp DOdge

    You will probably hear alot more in the coming months as the 2nd gets ready to deploy to Afghanistan.



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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Camp Dodge doesn't have a range for anything automatic. IIRC, M249's can qualify on the paper targets that are at 50M. Even then, you're looking at very quick bursts. What you're probably hearing is multiple people firing their M4's.



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    Re: Camp DOdge

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Camp Dodge doesn't have a range for anything automatic. IIRC, M249's can qualify on the paper targets that are at 50M. Even then, you're looking at very quick bursts. What you're probably hearing is multiple people firing their M4's.
    And this from the guy that isn't allowed to qualify with live ammo.......


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    Re: Camp DOdge

    I used to be full time at Camp Dodge and worked in building right next to the ranges, Miller Armory. They are capable of firing machine guns on that range. Not larger than a 60. Which would mean a M249 would work as well. Also it is possible that you are hearing blanks being fired.

    If that is the case of blanks. Then you might be hearing anything up to a 50 cal very large and loud.



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