Except function properly...westpointranger said:Gotta agree with Jeff850. The AR15 is without doubt the ultimate do-everything rifle.
I wasn't in 'Nam, as my post alleges, and the nick name inserted in my tag, I would hope, would divulge the intent of my post...Scatch Maroo said:Sorry, I've had a grudge against it since I used the first versions in 'Nam.
Scatch "You All Know I'm Full of Stuff" Maroo
I dont know how old this post is... but ill reply anyway. I dont know if your talking shooting range reliable or combat reliable... but ive had my ass in the sand long enough to have totally destroyed 3 rifles. Did i mention they were all AR-15 style rifles? 2 of them were standard M-4A1's with your ussual optics and lights n stuff... the other was an M-16A2 with a M-203... on the M-4's... i had a bullet go flyin out the left side of the barrel where the handguard is (maybe this is a sign from the barrel gods to make the damn barrel under the shroud the same diameter as the barrel outside the shroud... but what the hell do i know?) ... and the other one i had it pull a rim then slam fire an M-855 SS109 round and the SS209 came flyin out the right side of the barrel extension. The M-16A2 we were screwin around with at the MK-84 range (tactical combat range) at camp pendleton... i fired a 3 round burst 4 times then on the 5th burst i had the sear break in half... wonderful. So i put the thing on semi auto and racked back the charging handle... when i did that i notice there was a huge gouge out of the side of the bolt... when i looked more clearly it had a peice of brass stuck in it.. when i checked the chamber i saw an exploded M-193 round embedded into the chamber. NOT EXACTLY RELIABLE :lol:westpointranger said:Sorry Scatch, not true. The original M16s were crap. But it's been 40 years since then and the M16-series has come a long way. The M16A2/A4 is one of the most reliable rifles in service.