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Hello everyone If someone without military education (but with experience on guns) would use an M16 on longer distances, where ...


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Old 09-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If someone without military education (but with experience on guns) would use an M16 on longer distances, where would be the "end of realism"?
On the example of a "human-sized" target.

50 yards, hundred, twohunded, or even more?


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300 yards easily. With a better barrel, optics and the right ammo they can be accurate out to 500-600 yards
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The limit of an accurate (general Marksman) is 500-600 yards as Ranger has said.... A good Sniper has managed a shot of 1500 Yards. But that requires a lot of skill and knowledge.
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15 football fields is one bad ass shot for sure...
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With a 20" barrel and iron sights, 500 yards prone.

Marine Corps doctrine says 550, but I never shot out that far.




The service rifle matches shoot out to 1000 yards with the M16, but the target is bigger and the rifles are accurized & tuned for it.
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M16 is a select fire military only weapon. The AR15 is the semi-auto civilian version. A good shooter should have no problem with a human sized target at 300 meters. A great shooter will be able to reach out much further.
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Originally Posted by Silver-Bolt View Post
M16 is a select fire military only weapon. The AR15 is the semi-auto civilian version. A good shooter should have no problem with a human sized target at 300 meters. A great shooter will be able to reach out much further.
There are a lot of pre-1986 M-16s available in the US, although the $20-30,000 price tag puts it out of the reach of most of us.
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For sure...... I thought you could get one for alot less but I'm not current on select fire weapons.. I know an mp5 would cost u that much but seems high to me.... but like everything else the ffls are asking way to much for all guns IMO ....Concealed 27
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Originally Posted by Max View Post
Hello everyone

If someone without military education (but with experience on guns) would use an M16 on longer distances, where would be the "end of realism"?
On the example of a "human-sized" target.

50 yards, hundred, twohunded, or even more?


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I shot competitively with USAMU (U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit), service rifle class with a 20"barrel and open sights to 600 meters. The weapon is capable.
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So light of bullet it is affected by wind and anything in thing way.308 at 500 yards was easy to get 500 yards 10 rings.
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