targets makes them capable of hitting DODGING, cover using men. A head on prone man is a 10" circle as a target, basically. that's a LOT harder to hit (reliably) than is a 17"x42" Crazy Ivan silohuette, and Teuf's klutzes cant even hit the Crazy Ivans at 400 yds, with any reliability, using 308 ball ammo and typical batte rifles. The guys are all too cheap and lazy to dig a pit and have a guy dodging in it, with a realistic 12" x 24" torso, on a conduit, held overhead. If they weren't, they'd KNOW that they can't reliably hit (ie, more than 50% of their shots) such a mark beyond 200m. Make it darkness, (isomg flares) and have to do it without ear protection, and they'll miss it a LOT at 100m, too. Put some bullets past their ears, kick dirt in their face with near misses, and they'll miss it a lot at 50m. Make it dark of the moon, or overcast, and they will miss it most of the time at 50m. So much for "needing" more range than the shorty 223 offers. Just because YOU'd be stupid enough to attack guys in daylight doesn't mean intelligent men will do such a thing.