posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 06:27 PM
we can argue all day about what weapon to use in combat. I served for a number of years, and used multiple weapons during that time. I also trained
with numerous other countries militaries and their weapons. I scored consistantly perfect on the range with both the M4 and the M16, and expert with
the the M14 and the G3. I cant hit squat with the Styer, or the IW80A2, nifty little gun the brits use. Yet some of their guys were the same when it
came to switching weapons with me. A lot of it is the user and the training. As far as ballistics, Id prefer a 7.62 over a 5.56, but then, ive
carried 1000 rounds of each, and Guess what round id rather carry? I dont know many people willing to keep their head up when bullets are flying over
it, so unfortunately, spray and pray is one of the most effective fire fight techniques ive encountered. A good sniper a few hundred meters behind
nailing the guy thats keeping your head down helps too. Another thing, I was also a machine gunner. the 240B is a superior weapon with a 7.62 round.
The guy thats knocked down byt the 556, gets back up in a daze, only to get cut in half by a hail of rounds from the gunner. Most militaries know
what they are doing, and thats why they use a small round for most, and a heavy round for a few.
Good luck with your military career, remember he has to reload sometime, thats when your gunner covers you, and you head tap the dirty rat.