Monday, March 08, 2010

To M-16 or Not To M-16: What Is the Caliber?

The discussion rages on.

This link provides some interesting info. Apparently the M-16 family does NOT like heavy full-auto use (jams-a-lot) and that .223 just doesn't do the job after 500 yards--or maybe after 300 yards.

Nugget: a ~.270 has been regarded as 'ideal' since WWI.

Natch, the Armed Forces don't provide that as a standard-issue caliber.

HT: Captain


David B said...

Fascinating.....but since the Army and USMC went to three round burst M16A2 more than 20 years ago, the data is a little out of date.

Dad29 said...

Uh, yah, David B.

That "out of date" stuff comes from Afghanistan experience.

You might want to read the article and the source materials.

Dad29 said...

Go here:

Grim said...

We were talking about this at BlackFive a week or two back. Doc Russia endorses the Grendel kit (as does Armed Liberal at Winds of Change); and therefore so do I.