I don’t have much experience with firearms, but from reading what other FReepers have said through the years, the 5.56 round is certainly not high-powered.
posted on 02/08/2013 1:11:09 AM PST
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I dont have much experience with firearms, but from reading what other FReepers have said through the years, the 5.56 round is certainly not high-powered.
Compared to a .50 cal or some hunting ammo no, but it is a high velocity round.
posted on 02/08/2013 4:50:21 AM PST
It is high powered enough, my Friend....
posted on 02/08/2013 4:50:37 AM PST
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All things are relative. The 5.56mm rifle cartridge is not nearly as powerful as common hunting cartridges from the late 19th century and early 20th century - particularly and starting with the .30-'06 and most any other rifle cartridge of thereafter. The .270, .243, .300 Savage, .257 Roberts... what else... oh yeah, even the .30-40 Krag, all more powerful than the 5.56mm Nato - not to mention the .45-70 Springfield from the 1870's.
It's powerful enough, though, to let's say, "hurt very very much" out to about 400 yards or so, depending on which loading and the barrel length of the rifle shooting it, which makes it a cannon alongside any handgun cartridge.
(Well, any handgun cartridge a sane person would shoot, that it, up to and including the .44 magnum. No offense to some of the guys who shoot ubermagnums. You know who you are.)
posted on 02/08/2013 6:13:43 AM PST
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I see you got some good answers about the relative power of the 5.56 cartridge but my point was ‘why aren’t they calling those ARs “assault weapons?” Do they become something different when the guy holding them has a badge?
posted on 02/08/2013 1:31:25 PM PST
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