Problem is, it's not a rifle -it's a carbine. The short barrel cuts the velocity of the issue M855 considerably, and reduces not only it's effective range but also its terminal performance. Yup, they're bitching about the ammunition - ammunition which, by the way, works just fine from a standard 20" barrel.
Good points -- it's not rocket science:
shorter barrel = reduced velocity.
shorter barrel = reduced effective range.
They do seemed to be overlooking the obvious.
I agree totally ... a carbine might be nice in tight quarters but limiting the riflemen in an infantry squad to 200m is insane. One reason the British Army was destoryed in Afganistan is because the Afgans could out range the British with their rifles. I personally would have liked to seen a new version of the G-11. Caseless ammo should be the way to properly save on weight and increase the performance of the ammunition.
posted on 08/04/2002 2:28:41 PM PDT
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson