Really??? Used "soley in Law Enforcement"???Originally posted by In service to His Majesty:
The .223 is used solely in a law enforcement context where engagements are always 100 yds or less. Within this short distance, the bullet is not only flat but the effects of crosswind are nearly nil. Take a .223 out to 500 yds and beyond in a moderate crosswind, and the light bullet gets bucked like a rookie cowboy on a wild stallion. Also, believe it or not, there is the "flinch factor." Law enforcement applications require a bullet to strike the medulla oblongata (tiny area at the base of the brain) to instantly incapacitate a hostake taker who may have a gun to somebody's head. A rifleman cannot afford to anticipate the recoil of a .308 and possibly throw the shot. Overpenetration is another matter; what lies beond the perpetrator? A .223 will do far less damage after passing through the perp than a .308. So, in short, the .223 is ideal in LE situations at 100 yds or less.
To sum it all up, you would never use a .223 to reach out and somebody.
What was that again...
The .223 is used solely in a law enforcement context where engagements are always 100 yds or less.
When did the Marine's, and Army start using 7.62 M16's? Or should the question be... When was the Main Battle Rifle for the US Military relegated "SOLELY" to Law Enforcement use?
Wow? For that matter... Why is it that the Army/Marines use a 300 meter Battlesight zero for the M16A2, a 250 meter Battlesight zero for the M16A1 .223's?
Does this assume that neither service feels the .223 is capable of accurate shots beyond 100 yards?