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To: neverdem

I remember in Vietnam getting a 30 round magazine for my M16. The first time I ever used it, it jammed. The gunny was right, high capacity magazines are crap.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 12:09:33 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: BuffaloJack

That was then, this is now:
Try MagPul mags, they have anti-tilt followers.
Never a problem on feed.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 12:27:15 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: BuffaloJack
I remember in Vietnam getting a 30 round magazine for my M16. The first time I ever used it, it jammed. The gunny was right, high capacity magazines are crap.

High capacity magazine failure to feed correctly has been noted in some of these tragedies, but the M16's action was prone to jam if not kept scrupulously clean.

IIRC, they initially also used the gunpowder originally intended for the 7.62 mm NATO round instead of the originally recommended gunpowder for the 5.56 mm ammo. They had different burning rates. The gunpowder for the NATO round took the heat initially for a design that's prone to getting dirty. My M16 extractor retaining pin broke on me over 40 years ago at just the wrong time.

17 posted on 12/19/2012 12:46:35 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: BuffaloJack
I remember in Vietnam getting a 30 round magazine for my M16. The first time I ever used it, it jammed. The gunny was right, high capacity magazines are crap.

You and your Gunny need to try again ... 30rd magazines are NOT crap in AD2012.

27 posted on 12/19/2012 2:52:13 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BuffaloJack
Since the design of the rifle caused hot gases from the barrel to get into the bolt area of the gun, Stoner specificed the ammo to use new cleaner burning powders to minimize fouling of the weapon. Colt bought the rights to make the AR15 rifle from Armalite corporation.

The AR15/M16 was introduced during the Vietnam War with a total lack of serious evaluation and testing. Although Stoner specified what kind of powder to use in the ammunition, the army instead purchased ammo using older "ball" powders causing serious reliability issues resulting in the deaths of American boys in combat when their weapons failed.

29 posted on 12/19/2012 3:34:38 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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