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“Because they were so close to the enemy, some were just sticking their weapons above the sandbags and spraying and praying. Putting the weapons on automatic and letting it go.
“A little bit of dirt in that thing, it won’t sustain that high rate of fire at all. The barrel gets hot and everything melts in the dang thing. They were firing their weapons trying to save their lives and just about everything jammed.”
I've pushed over 1,000 rounds in a single day on training courses and never jammed on a load and stove-piped only 1 on eject on a bent casing.
You have to remember one of Murphy's Laws of Combat...
Everything you are issued has been made by the cheapest bidder.
Even bullet by bullet carrying capabilities for those two rounds is a big difference. To win in carbine ranges, you need more bullets on target than bigger bullets.
It's also very interesting to watch demonstrations with these different calibers firing a pattern of tracers in with the regular ammunition. What's fascinating is actually seeing where some of the rounds are going and the weird ways some bounce around vs. others that just drill holes and make a mess of targets.edit on 25-2-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)