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Old 09-27-2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
The M16A2, M16A4, and M4 are all select- fire, 3-round burst. The M4A1 in current use is select-fire, fully automatic.

The .223 was originally selected because of it's high velocity, low recoil, and because a rifleman could carry more rounds of .223 than 7.62/.308. Current 5.56 M855 is an effective anti personnel round (high velocity tumbling) at medium range. As a home defense weapon the AR15 is superior IMHO due to its better accuracy, better followup shot capability, and better maneuverability, not to mention the capability to mount a supressor and fast-acquisition CQB sighting systems. Appropriate defensive round selection and an AR15 over-penetrates significantly less than buckshot (or handgun ammo, for that matter), either in tissue or sheet rock.
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