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The M4 has brought consistent complaints about at least three shortfalls: At a 250-yard effective-kill distance, it lacks range; its 5.56 mm round lacks killing power; and the gun requires constant maintenance — cleaning and lubricating — in sandy conditions or is prone to jamming. Soldiers also complain that the magazine dents easily and the springs break.
We should just start producing an AK 47 for our troops and that should be good enough to stop the bad guys...put a 7.62x39 in someone and you probably won't need to look around the corner for him .
M-14 had too short a life for milspec use.
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SKS which is also a great gun too
blueyezblkdragonOnly problem is if you keep your eye too close to the scope while firing it leave's a mark which look's like somebody drew around your eye.
I too was swayed recently from the 5.56 round. One of my 4 tour LRSS friends detailed 2 events he personally shot someone 5 times in one and 3-4 in the second. The guy shot 5 times he actually saw keep on running around the corner. When they do body retrievals it was very common to find bodies far from where they had been shot. That's enough of a statement to change my mind...I am soon to pick up a nice Sig 716...but I really wish I could afford is LWRCI's REPR!