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Looking Beyond the M4 Carbine
Sigforum ^ | November 15, 2008 | Matthew Cox

Posted on 11/15/2008 8:29:49 AM PST by re_tail20

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To: RetiredArmy

FMJ or hunting bullet?


101 posted on 11/16/2008 7:40:39 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: re_tail20

When you shoot someone with a 7.62 mm, you kill him and just take one guy out.

When you shoot someone with a 5.56 mm, you wound him and take three guys out, the guy wounded, the medic treating him, and the guy who has to carry him off the battlefield


And when you and your enemy are 300-500 yards apart, you have a 5.56, and he has a 308, you shoot at each other until he kills you.


102 posted on 11/16/2008 8:57:10 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often. And for the same reason.)
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To: Yo-Yo
They make short barreled M14s.
And yes, they are VERY popular in Iraq. Nothing says stop like a .308. Plants the bad guys much better than the .223
103 posted on 11/16/2008 9:39:54 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: IrishCatholic
Caseless ammo was a dead end. To dirty, to expensive, and if I remember right there were some problems in the operation of the firearms.

Still, it is an interesting concept.

104 posted on 11/16/2008 9:42:08 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: wastedyears
That’s looks like 5.56 NATO, not .22 to me.

Thanks.

105 posted on 11/17/2008 2:56:31 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.)
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