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To all the .223 naysayers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 9MonkeyMonkey, Aug 23, 2004.

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  1. 9MonkeyMonkey

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    Did anyone catch the special on the M16 this weekend on the history channel? I was suprised to find out that the M16 is "the most powerful assault rifle ever fielded in combat." I have to wonder what kind of trained monkeys they have writing for them. I also learned that the 44 magnum is .44 caliber from an episode on magnums.
     
  2. MagKnightX

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    .44 caliber as opposed to what?
     
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    I get the impression that he's refering to the 44 mags actual bore size of .429.
     
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    Yeah, that wasn't a big deal, just something I thought they should have got right. The M16 thing blew me away though. 5 minutes of research on the internet could have turned up at least a dozen assault rifles with more power than the M16. Maybe that was with a .50 BMG upper on it?
     
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    Well, I heard a TV news report last week that described the cartridge of the SKS as "extremely powerful". Just think of what these clowns would think after seeing their favorite suburban elk hunters' .338 Remington Ultra Mag blow though steel targets that the .223 and 7.62x39 hardly knocks the paint off?
     
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    Meh.. I saw something on the history channel that said 30-06 was a poor performer in Korea. When they had on heavy clothes in the winter apparently 30-06 didn't penetrate enough. I have NO idea who thought that one up.
     
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    The guy who didn't know the difference between a M1 Carbine and M1 Garand, and consequently confused the 30Cal Carbine round (nomenclature escapes me) with the M2 round.
     
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