Re: M16 Revisited..... ( 1 )
Something that always confused me was that my Guidebook for Marines back then listed the maximum effective range of the M14 and M16 as the same...I believe it was 550 meters. Wish I still had that book.
Anyway, clearly that was not correct. We used to save our tracers for fam fire and I can remember when we were shooting both weapons at the same time watching the difference in the trajectory. The drop off is much more drastic with the M16 where as the M14 rd trajectory stayed relatively flat much farther out.