None of them were as good as other products out there but the providers were able to make them a success anyway! From the outset, the M-16 wasn't the best we could offer our military. Hell, it took years before competative shooters accepted the much modified from the original rifle for matches. Even today, some shooters prefer a heavier, flat shooting cartridge for long range shots. And, in today's urban warfare, a high speed FMJ bullet like the 5.56 is lousy for close in work as the bullet will pass right through a bad guy without doing much immediate damage. There are many people in the military that feel we need a new service rifle, in a heavier caliber, that will meet today's objectives. Some of our potential enemies carry weapons that outgun our troops.
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