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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser 98K View Post
    So I take you was never a boots on the ground soldier?
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    A tid bit of information. Much was made of some of Saddam's troops being found to be armed with M16 rifles. Liberalistas were claiming the USA had armed Saddam's regime. Turned out the M16 rifles found were Viet Nam era rifles actually sold off by the Vietnamese who'd captured these rifles decades earlier.
    They had tried converting those captured rifles to 7.62 with limited success, so found it better to just sell them off and buy rifles they could more easily obtain ammo for.

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    My magazines are loaded with M855A1 and Mk262 Mod 1 (77gr OTM) lately as these are the most accurate. Seems to work for me and others. If I know they are wearing armor, while then I'll get some belted M995 and delink that AP ammo. If not M855A1 will still work and still fragments inside bodies at distance from the short 10.3" bbls. I only fire M855 for range fodder. I practice shooting the 5.56mm out to 800m when I can.

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    If I had a 7.62x51, I'll carry that instead. Have carried the FAL and M14 in Iraq and Astan before. However that is a rifle who's time has been passed. The Mk17 SCAR is better for todays battlefields. Here's my oldest son and I in Baghdad 04', pistol is a M1911A1


    Those are all secondary weapons as my primary are the Mk44 Mod 3 (M134) 7.62mm Minigun, Mk47 40mm Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher or the M3 84mm Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle. Learn to shoot everything you have available to your utmost. I've engaged steel targets at 300m with a M9 Beretta before cause I could.




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    ^^^^

    such opinion coming from a proffessional is food for thoughts.

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    Elmer Keith disliked the M1 for what that is worth.

    Old guys dislike change . I know I am an old guy. However a 7.62 platform is heavy. I got rid of the best liked ones when I could not pull back with my left hand the charging handles.

    I have no problem with the AR platform that way and they weigh much lighter. Don't shoot good at 1000 yards I have no where to shoot that far in NH let alone would need to shoot that far away.

    Seems in our military they need more mortar units or more air cover if the truly need 1000+ yard support. Why don't they have that???

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    I don't think anyone here is saying the standard foot pounder needs a 1000 yard gun. Truth be told a 300 yard shot is a stretch for most infantry men. Especially when theres bullet flying back the other way and your heart is in your throat. This 1000 yard bs is just the realm of snipers and internet commandos. 1000 yard shots are even extreme for trained snipers.
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