Time to break out the "old" 7.62 mm M-14's, and come up with a 7.62 BAR.
Re-organize the squad into 3 four man fire teams-one BAR un each team.
Yeah I know, that's my post also. It did rate a 89% confidence level wil the troops who were asked to assess the weapon. But, as one soldier pointed out, If I did not have so many opportunities to clean [my M-4] Im not sure how reliable it would have been.
The more I read and remember, the more I think we ought to reactivate the M-14.
One dirty little secret. The M-16 was adopted over the M-14, not so much for the reasons reported, but for the main reason that in the mid-60s, we had ceased being a "Nation of Riflemen" and the kiddies drafted from the big cities couldn't handle the recoil (kick) of the M-14 and were boloing on the range. The M-16, nothing but a .22 Long Rifle on steroids, didn't kick the kiddies so much and they were qualifying with it...but not becoming riflemen.
End of rant.