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Posted: 4/20/2002 4:42:22 PM EST
I have a Bushmaster XM15 E2S A3 20in Rifle. I just have a general question as to the maximum firing range of this rifle. Can anyone give me an idea? With the optimal ammunition, what is the longest range I can obtain? What type of ammunition would be required? Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 4:47:31 PM EST
Be more specific.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 6:06:37 PM EST

Back in the corps days a typical rifle qualification ended with 10 shots at the 500 yrd line at a full human outline target. A good shooter could max this, because it was shot in the prone position. Standard M-16A1, standard ammo.

This should tell you that even a stock rifle is sweet. It always depends on the shooter.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 5:33:59 AM EST
Maximum range for you to be able to hit anything without looking like an archer or maximum effective range?

Two different things.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 6:34:27 AM EST
I know in the US Army manuals the maximum range is 3534 meters, but maximum effective range is 550 meters for a point target and 800 meters for an area target.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 9:35:03 AM EST
With a barrel twist rate of 1 turn in 9 inches and 60-62 gr. bullets and a man on the trigger that can hit a pop can at 150 yds, max effective should be 800 yds.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 5:09:10 PM EST
joecat, very true
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 7:22:07 PM EST
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