Helped sponsor a hog hunt, for the “Wounded Warriors” last year. My group was 5 men who had been wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. While sitting around the camp fire one night discussing combat rifles, calibers and cold beer, i asked them what would be their rifle of choice. Their reply was unanimous, the M-14. The inability of the 5.56 to penetrate even the thinnest of mud or brick walls was the reason. One commented he could make his own door with a 7.62.
I wondered when someone would mention the M14. With hundreds of thousands still in inventory it shouldn’t be a problem other than the ammo and repair logistics.
I decided to see what an 8mm Mauser from WWII would do shooting some Yugoslav ammo. I set up 6 2X4s in a row in front of a walnut tree and fired. The 8mm Mauser penetrated all 6 2X4s and went into the tree. Draw your own conclusions.
An old saying. We know that one round will kill a man. We don’t know how many it will take to scare him to death.
Recall the definition of gun control.