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Old November 23rd, 2007 #74
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Burning Down Indian Country
Posts: 6,185

Yes the M16 is an accurate gun but the theory behind it's adoption was that patrol teams would make contact at relatively close range and the more bullets that were fired, the more likely casualities would result. This is why the ammo is so light, so they they can carry so much of it, as it would be needed when spraying and praying.