to do with a civilian survivalist. All they have to do to make the 223 a TREMENDOUSLY effective rd is use softpoints in it. There's 4000x as many people who are civilians who need a survival rifle than there are guys who are stuck with fighing with 223 ball. The infantry plays a VERY minor role, and the rifle is a VERY small part of the infantry. It's nearly all done with napalm, bombs, arty shells, rockets, grenades, mortars, belt feds, etc, and that's been the case since WW1. wake up and smell the coffee.