Which is better the M16 or the M4?
“The M4 holds every quality that the M16 does: everything an M16 can do, the M4 does better.” He told Marine Corps Times that, in his experience, the only practical difference in his experience is that the M16 can accurately shoot out to 600 yards , while the M4 has an effective range of about 545 .
Why did the M4 replace the M16?
The SOST round is designed to perform out of barrels as short as 10.5 inches, so the M4 has no difficulty shooting out to the extreme end of effective range, negating the advantage of the long M16A4 barrel. The M4 saves weight. As a shorter weapon, the M4 naturally weighs less than the M16A4.
What’s the difference between the M4 and the M16?
A standard-issue M4 has a 14.5-inch barrel. This translates to an effective firing range of 500 meters. The M16A2 has a 20-inch barrel with a firing range of 600 meters. This means greater hit probability at longer ranges.
Is the M16 rifle a semi automatic weapon?
The M16 rifle and the M4 carbine are semi-automatic and automatic weapons that originated in the U.S. They are issued to U.S. troops and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces worldwide. The M16 was the standard U.S. military forces weapon from t
What’s the maximum range of an M16 rifle?
Cut-down M16 barrels lose accuracy and create more flash, so a shorter carbine variant was needed to address current battlefield realities. The maximum range of an M16 is about 3,000 yards (2,700 meters), with an effective range of up to 500 yards (460 meters). Horizontal range is 711 yards (650 m) and the lethal range is 984 yards (900 m).
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