Frankly, I think that's a load of hooey. The current Army infantry and Marines are not wimps, contrary to what you may think. You sound like the propogandist for the Taliban, frankly.Originally posted by In service to His Majesty:
True. But even if the Army wanted to go back to the 7.62, it couldn't. Today's PDA wearin', wireless internet gadget man would cry like a baby if a 7.62 recoiled against his shoulder. And can you imagine the women? They would want to take a six-month hiatus under the Family Medical Leave Act. "The ferocity of the rifle causes me recurring nightmares and anguish. I need to get away and deal with the violent trauma to which I have been subjected."
The advantages of 223 over 308 are clear enough to anyone that has had to hump through the boonies for any length of time, and abundantly clear to anyone who's ever seen the rounds used against living tissue.
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