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With all due respect, I have seen the damage a .223 cartridge does to a deer, and I've also seen what a .30 caliber bullet does (.308/30-06) and trust me, the .30 makes a massive wound compared to a .223. I'm not saying that a full auto M-16 isn't deadly weapon on a mass scale, I'm just saying that a larger, heavier projectile, though not as fast, will do more damage. I guess I should have done a better job of making my point, as I was referring more to the cartridge than the weapon.Let's get a few facts straight, shall we?
1. It was halfway through the war in Vietnam that the total of Americans killed in all other wars passed combat deaths in the Civil War.
2. We were talking about the lethality .223 center fire cartridge, the AR16 infantry carbine, and the AR15 semi-automatic carbine which is its civilian version. This includes its use in other countries' conflicts. Get in a real firefight and see what that Garand 30.06 dos to you. I've seeen up close and personal, and I really doubt that you've ever seen or heard what it's like when a platoon armed with AR16s opens up on a big demonstration (Tehran, late Jan 19