The weather was sunny and calm, both of which are shockingly atypical for Oregon in January.
SPECIFICATIONS: Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO/.223 Remington Barrel: 16.25”, 1 in 7” rifling.
Overall Length: 37” with stock fully extended, 27” with stock folded.
Today, it's definitely not a Justified Trope in Real Life.
Modern science has surpassed the philosophy of the ancients, meaning newly adopted technology has important advantages over older technologies.
In fact, this technology is so superior that it continues to outperform modern ones despite spending a dozen centuries half buried in dirt in a cave.
This can be explained by a setting with Medieval Stasis: if technology is not advancing, then older items made by legendary craftsmen will be better than modern gear made by run-of-the-mill craftsmen.Snow or no, we set up targets from 15 yards to 100 yards, including a walkthrough firing course.We brought along several other tactical carbines for comparison (which I’ll compare/review in future articles) and we shot the hell out of them. Don’t worry, I’ll name names (we tell the truth about guns here, after all) but that will have to wait for another article.It's the same logic as with the Old Master: if a tool has lasted for centuries and is still usable, then it must be damn good.Compare with Appeal to Tradition, to which this is related. This trope follows a standard fantasy motif that everything has been grander and more perfect back in ancient times: gods roamed the Earth, heroes battled huge monsters with legendary weapons and armors that can survive centuries to be used again.The idea, especially in Fantasy settings, that older things generally are better.