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Originally posted by GI-45:
3. In his conclusion, Hallahan obviously laments the fact that today's M16 is equipped with a 3-shot burst instead of a full-auto capability. I do not profess to be an expert on infantry tactics, but this seems like a rather trivial issue. A platoon of soldiers armed with M16A2s supplemented with SAWs or M60s could put up quite a wall of lead. What do you guys think: is the 3-shot burst really a handicap?
You are right. It is a very trivial issue. Three round burst is a good thing. Far more controllable and allows one to get back on target before firing another burst. And with practice, at pistol ranges
, it can be quite 'combat' accurate. At ranges beyond that it becomes more of a supressive fire deal.
 
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