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stage of Service Rifle all the time, they do, and HAVE done so, for about 10 years now. The Advanced Marskmanship Unit abandoned the M14 and 308 in favor of the M16 and 223, for match shooting, when a WOMAN Marine kicked everyone's ass at the Nationals, using an M16, back in 98, I think it was. The better 80 gr vld loads, with 24" barrels, still have 500+ ft lbs left at 600 yds. In other words, a 223 user, if he knows what's up, CAN hit harder at 700 yds than a .45 ball rd hits at 7 ft(ie, 400 ft lbs). :) Just because you are stupid, and only know about 55 gr, plain based softpoints, in 20" barrels, doesn't mean that better performance cant be had. It just means that you are ignorant, that's all.
 

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Hmmmmmmmmmm.
 

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Which, of course, is why all those M14's are in play over in Iraq and Afghanistan, when they COULD have super-duper .223's in the designated marksman role.

Yawn.

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They are just ignorant soldiers who want real weapons that work Askan, not clever keyboard commandos.
 

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Of course no mention is made of real hitting power. .223 rifles can shoot real accurately, but don't deliver much on target out there. Oh it's enough to make a .22 hole in paper, but that's no big deal.
But then he admits this by having to compare the power of a rifle with one of his magic loads to a pistol. . .BTW, turning your AR into a single shot to fire VLDs is fine on the range, but it combat it's flat stupid.
 
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