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To: RebelBanker
...a loaded M-14 weighs over 12 pounds, an M-16 about 7 1/2.

Actually (according to the US Army), the current M-16 runs 8.8 pounds, including a sling and a loaded 30-rd magazine. And while the M-16 has been putting on the pounds over the years, the FAL has been dropping them. My favorite FAL (and it's one I built myself, not an exotic toy ;>) weighs in at about 10 pounds even (including the sling & a loaded 20-rd mag).

For a difference of about 19 ounces, I would personally take the 7.62 FAL over the 5.56 M-16 any day (but that's just my opinion)...

;>)

72 posted on 01/12/2006 10:07:07 AM PST by Who is John Galt? ("He therefore who may resist, must be allowed to strike." - John Locke, 1690)
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Thanks for the update - I have been out of the Army for a while and forgot that they switched to a heavier barrel on the M-16 since I carried one.

BTW, my personal favorite weapon is a 12 ga. Remington 870 with a composite stock and foregrip and an extended magazine tube. I may not get a lot of range, but 00 buck works very well for up close and personal ;-)


73 posted on 01/12/2006 10:17:59 AM PST by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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