The truth is that we are attempting to get a quart out of a pint pot. No amount of tinkering with the bullet will improve the 5.56mm.
The effectiveness of the .308-7.62mm is without question, which is why it remains the calibre of the machine gun and
the sniper rifle.
It is going to take a gutsy call by someone in the Pentagon to finally end this boondogle.
posted on 12/03/2003 6:42:40 AM PST
(Age and treachery will always overcome youth and ability.)
Apples and oranges.
The 5.56 MM family works great at 300 yards or less.
If anything, I think Defense Department has to stop the idea of having only one service rifle. I suggest we have two or even three that would be issued according to the environment our guys have to occupy.
posted on 12/03/2003 7:01:16 AM PST
by Shooter 2.5
(Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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