I think it's a compromise. Some soldiers end up in situations where they are outnumbered 10-to-1 and have to hold out for an indeterminate amount of time before help or supplies can arrive. One shot one kill isn't possible even among the best snipers. What additional ammo buys is time. Sometimes, you simply need to fire in a given direction to keep the other guys' heads down. Staying in an exposed position long enough to aim could result in getting shot immediately. Having the additional rounds of ammo is insurance against missing. Higher caliber weapons are also harder to shoot accurately on the move because of recoil. And they are difficult to control during multi-round bursts unless you're built like Rambo.
Don’t get me started on that Treasonous SOB Klinton. Those ‘14s should have come BACK to the States, been converted to semi-auto for civilian use, and should now be gracing the gun racks of American Citizens as their primary “Homeland Defense Rifles”. The government would have MADE money on that one, AND earned the trust of the Citizens.
He, like most of the Dem leadership, is scum...but then again, why didn’t our side prosecute him to the utmost extent when they had the chance? Easy - no balls. “When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute, when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, its picked up by scoundrelsand you get the indecent spectacle of a cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil.” _ Ayn Rand
BM-59 was the Beretta version, I believe...?