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Posted: 1/16/2002 6:20:04 PM EDT
What is the effective range of the .223? I am not talking about punching holes in paper at the range, special loads, or headshots. I am talking about center mass shots (zipper to necktie), with mil surplus ammo and knowing that the aggressor is not going to bother you anymore. I know this has a lot to do with the shooter, but I am guessing 300 meters for the average guy. Thoughts? Where can I find some ballistic info on the .223?

Thanks

Bud Gordon
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 6:33:24 PM EDT
M16/M16A1
460 meters (TM 9-1005-249-10)

M16A2
550 meters individula/point targets
800 meters area targets
(TM 05538C-10/1)

M4/M4A1
500 meters individual/point targets
600 meters area targets
(TM 9-1005-319-10)
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 6:34:09 PM EDT
it also has a lot to do with your barrel length (well, maybe not a lot).

see this post www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=80447 for a good discussion on effectiveness.
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