reply to post by MDDoxs
What ANNED said full auto.
Yes any weapon could be used for military purposes, but is that its best use.
Take a civilian model AR-15 and its military counterpart the M16/M4. They look almost identical, you can hang most of the same stuff off of them
(scopes, laser sights, night vision, etc), and they fire the same ammunition.
The M16/4 have either 3 round burst or full auto fire selection modes lacking in the AR.
The M16 is much more suited for conducting offensive operations against a defended position than the AR. You would use the full auto fire to suppress
defenders while other elements of your squad/platoon moved into a better position, then once they took there position they would build a base of fire
while you maneuvered to a better position. Aside from suppressive fire full auto fire is most useful in trench clearing and against a group of tightly
packed enemies, and the only time you are likely to see that is in an ambush.
The round that is fired by the AR or M16 is much smaller than the round fired by common rifles used for deer hunting. When you hear screechers in the
MSM talking about the power of the .223 can you imagine what they'll be saying if they get their way with an AWB when someone commits a crime with
something like a .308 which is a very common round for hunting and like the .223 is nearly identical to the military 5.56mm, the .308 is almost
identical to the NATO 7.62 used in machine guns like the M240 and also the rifles that sniper/designated marksmen use.
edit on 6-2-2013 by jefwane because: (no reason given)