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Old 02-27-2004, 11:31 PM
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redrum-have you shot match bullets at living tissue?you are right they dont expand-they make things look like a bomb went off
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djd , that was the point I was trying to make I don't know why the military can't use differant bullets instead of the FMJ greenies that they do , I mean they use a MatchKing bullet for snipers from what I understand , but this is just because its an "accurate" bullet not for the terminal effect.
I guess they look at it as if your going to be shooting against a "hard" target the majority of the time.

luckly in police work we get to use a 55gr
V-max in our AR's
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I was wondering why they didn't just use the 260 REM. It would use the same feeding mechanism as the 308 because it is the same case, just giving a larger bullet than the 223. I guess that they just had a couple million $ burning a hole in their pockets for development work.
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The 260Rem is a bigger case both longer and alot fatter than the 223(5.56) which the M-16 is built around , it would cost more to make that large of a case work than it would to replace the weapon , their are a few companies that make an AR type rifle based on the larger 308 case , their a good bit larger and heavier.

Personaly I don't see why the Government is considering going with a whole new case , the 223 case is a good base for several larger more powerfull wildcats like the 6mmTCU and 7mmTCU , they could simply neck the 223 up to 6.5mm change the shoulder angle from 23deg to say 30 or 35 , the body taper on the TCU's are already improved but not so far as to lend itself to feeding or extraction problems. Just a few minor chanes to the case and they could call it what ever they want , it sould still feed from the standard mags has the same bolt face would have a good deal more energy and range. loaded with a 107gr MatchKing launched at a velocity of about 2600fps. This round should be infact more effecient than the 223 being that it is not overbored as bad as the 223 is so it would maintain a good velocity even in the shorter 14.5" M-4 guns.

This whole problem in fact would be mostly solved by simply using a better bullet than the crap that the government loads in the 5.56 now.
The United States can't continue to play by the rules that nobody else that we have to go to war with is palying by. If a bullet can be used because it is more accurate then it should be used , if it happens to expand after it hits it target then that is the price they pay for us having to shoot at them [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
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I was referring to the fact that DPMS, Armalite and Stoner (Knight) have already been there and done that in changing over the M16 to shoot a 308. Not a big deal as I understand it. I remember that one of Stoners claims about the SR25 was that over half of the parts were interchangable with the M16.
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