Re: Minimum bbl length for .233
Article by DickCulver reminds me of when the Army, in their wisdom, somehow got together with Dyess AFB and brought in busloads of high school boys from sophmore thru the senior year. This was in 62--64, in that neighborhood. It has been a long time since then.
The army pukes put on the shows about how the M16 would blast thru posts, only thing was they were cedar posts and a 2nd grader can take a spit ball tube and put a round thru the same post. Busted, what I call A-eyed blocks, the rectangle building blocks with two openings made of cement of 1-6 with 18' pea gravel. Shattering them and making them go into dust.
LOOK WHAT YOU'LL GET TO SHOOT WHEN YOU GET IN THE ARMY. THIS WILL TAKE THE LEG OFF OF A COW. Yep, they had butchered animals there and they shot them up and would cut them open and show how the bones would just shatter and the meat would cleave from the bone and the leg would fall off. This was with the 1-14 twist also. Some of our parents went with us. Fathers taht is, no mothers allowed. My dad got hit three times in WWII, last time with shrapnel to belly and got sent home. He laughed saying one could build rebuttments(sp) with 4"oak posts and never have to worry about any of these rounds going thru them. He said you didn't hide behind any damned tree. They just weren't any that were over 4' in diameter because the '06 wouild go thru a 2' oak and kill that dumbass behind that tree. Those rounds, AP would go thru railroad rails, the center that is. A M16 would only leave a little bit of dust on it, MAYBE. I enlisted in 71 and was so damned proud that I didn't have to go to VietNam. I lucked out being a medic but an AF one.
I thank all of the ones that served in Viet Nam and I am ashamed that we did not bring more back alive though. That varmint gun, heck, reckon they was a thinking since those people over there were smaller little peons a smaller bullet would do it?