I never had any great complaints with the M16A2. It was like a light deer rifle.
posted on 11/22/2003 2:33:49 PM PST
by Prodigal Son
("Fundamentalist Left". It's a great meme. Spread it.)
To: Prodigal Son
I was in the Artic Circle after a jump in Kotzebue. A chinook helicopter hovered near us for just a moment, when the snow settled my M-16 was completly frozen. The exhaust had melted the snow mist and at -30 zero it only took seconds for the moisture to freeze up on the rifle.
From my experience in the artic, firearms need to be as simply as possible. Bolt action, with good iron sights. Sounds like the desert conditions are just as harsh on the m-16 as the artic. keep It Simple Stupid.
posted on 11/22/2003 2:42:15 PM PST
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