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To: jmc1969

.308 would be my caliber of choice.


2 posted on 06/07/2006 5:44:45 PM PDT by Firefigher NC
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To: Firefigher NC
It was the caliber of choice in the M-14 up to the early-mid 60s. Then I was disappointed to hear it was being replaced by the 5.56mm. The argument at the time and I remember it well was lighter recoil and less bulky ammo so more could be carried and sent downrange. So away went the M-14s, many of which were given away by Klinton to the Balkans. Sad story to this non combat vet.
24 posted on 06/07/2006 6:01:40 PM PDT by mcshot (Enemies pouring through our gates and others holding office under false pretenses.)
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To: Firefigher NC
".308 would be my caliber of choice."

My first thoughts exactly. Fighting with a higher grain faster .22 has always seemed illogical to me. .308 is a far superior caliber to the 5.56

52 posted on 06/07/2006 6:24:54 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Firefigher NC

Do you mean caliber 7.62 mm?


82 posted on 06/07/2006 6:45:55 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: Firefigher NC

And soft nosed hollow point.


98 posted on 06/07/2006 7:05:52 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Dear US Senators, Reps. and Mr. President: Why are y'all abetting the destruction of our culture?)
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To: Firefigher NC

I vote for the OLD (but an updated auto-fire version) of the 8MM Mauser. Maybe even shorten it...build the case of aluminum.


102 posted on 06/07/2006 7:12:27 PM PDT by Mariner
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