Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:48 AM
I share your concern...I hope I can get it to shoot pretty well. Some say the are minute of man and some say they are MOA. Think I'll just have to find out for myself. I reload, so that helps my chances I think. They do shoot them at 1000...not that I have any intentions of trying to get close to that....from when ships (and rifle stocks!) were made of wood and men were made of steel...So far, I don't do a lot of hoofing it while hunting. We'll see how it works out. Can always sell it! I know the military in general went to light plastic guns and rounds, but it seems the 14 had to be brought out of mothballs since 556 was lacking in power sometimes...and when it counts, they use a .45, not a 9mm. Call me old school I guess.The M4 and 5.56 are fantastic for CQB in my opinion, don't get me wrong. Lots of light, easy to carry, yet powerful bullets in a light, handy, accurate package. I'm looking to hunt yotes, maybe jacks, maybe deer, and not be up a creek without a paddle if I run into some 2-legged coyotes, which is seeming to get more and more likely. If you have a rifle or caliber that is too small, it's too small. If it's too big, you just have to work a bit harder. I'd rather have too much than not enough. "Bring enough gun." I'd like to use it for most everything so I stay familiar and proficient with it. I don't have any illusions of ighting off an entire gang or pack of BGs by myself, but I'd like to make 'em miserable. It also depends largely on if theyr'e off-the-street BGs or paramil...Plus, it's kinda like my 1911. I like it because I like it, because I'm old-school. Sure a Glock holds more rounds, is lighter, simpler, etc...but I don't LIKE them and I LIKE my 1911. I don't dislike ARs, but being in CA makes them...inconvenient.