ArmyCPT;1418547 M4's work just fine. 5.56 NATO works just fine said:IMO, your post is spot-on. 5.56MM accuracy/terminal performance, or lack thereof, is all about the ammunition used. BHA MK 262 MOD 0/1 brought us never before seen 5.56MM accuracy. The Federal/ATK MK 318 MOD 0 is a barrier blind loading that will even work well when fired from a 10.0"/10.3"/10.5" barrel. And the DOD 5.56MM OPTIMIZED brown tip or similar commercial TSX loading yields excellent terminal performance with short neck/very deep penetration. Throw in the FFV/CG/NAMMO M995 or similar tungsten penetrator AP as a DOD/LE special purpose loading for use against body armor/hard targets. The original M193 loading was used successfully for decades but is now best suited as a practice round IMO. There is quite a bit of depth in the 5.56MM ammunition tool box. And the ammunition used makes or breaks the AR15/M16/M4 platform.
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Since I switched from the M14 to the AR for match purposes, I've fired in excess of 7000 documented rounds through 3 barrels (I don't get to shoot as much as I should - mostly dryfiring and SCATT these days). I have had 1 failure due to a primer backing out and locking the trigger in that time. That is it.Umm... I prefer my M14 over my AR as far as reliability is concerned. My M14 doesn't jam nearly as often as my AR does.
I totally agree. The M4 and the 5.56 does fine in the right hands. On the other hand, I know of a case where a vehicle gunner was killed when he could not get his M4 up in time and had to go to his pistol. While going for his pistol, he was then killed.Not this sh!t again... POPCORN1