Originally Posted by Naffenea
I'm going to stand by my statement that if the enemy is engaging me from 1km, I'm going to have my guys in cover, my m249 engaging and mortars dropping on the target. Of course I'm not going to be using my M4's. That doesn't make them useless.
ok, i respect your opinion
. better you call in artillery or mortars as you've said, because M-249 also has the bunny killer caliber 5,56. using this against a PK (7,62X54R), would be like a squirt gun versus a firemen hose
! my point is, M-16/M-4/M-249 isn't bad weapons, they has a wimpy (short range) caliber
. they can be used in warfare, in CITIES or other types of short range engagements, as a more powerful SMG. as combat rifles/ light support weapon, at ranges more than 400-500 yards unfortunely they're not suited (i would say useless, but it's a heavy word
). if you ever have to call mortar fire because your rifles/LSW can't reach the enemy, better do like red army on final stages of WW2: sometimes, for EACH infantry regiment they had THREE artillery/ mortar regiment in support.
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