Sergeant Christopher L. McCabe fires his rifle during monthly range training. Photo by: Corporal Thomas J. Griffith
Ciro Scotti, Fiscal Times: Why the Army Thinks It Needs a Bigger Bullet
Since current warfare frequently involves combat beyond about 330 yards – that longer than three football fields -- the Army is looking at arming soldiers with ammunition that is lethal at a longer distance.
That would mean replacing the M4/M16 assault rifle with a new carbine, according to the Army Times website. The aim is to provide troops with a weapon and ammo that would increase accuracy and firepower and provide the same number of rounds without adding weight.
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WNU Editor: This debate about bullets has been ongoing for a very long time .... Army and Marine Corps Still Disagree over M16/M4 Bullet (Military.com). All that I can say is faster please .... a 5.56 mm bullet no longer cuts it on today's battlefields.