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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: Lucidparadox
The AR platform is so perfect compared to what has come after it, that there's a reason most/all NATO nations are slowly ditching their indigenous weapons systems for the AR family. It's accurate enough, and it's ridiculously simple to troubleshoot and clean.
This is coming from someone who almost exclusively shoots Russian Vepr AK-pattern stuff.
Until someone makes telescoped/caseless ammo work, the AR will remain the premier service weapon family for American troops.
All other attempts to replace the AR system will end up like the OICW: incredibly effective, and completely un-fieldable.