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Old 03-16-2009, 07:23 PM
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How accurate is an M4 carbine?

Ive heard from various people that its very reliable and is pretty much the standard weapon for an infantryman but i want to get an opinion from someone who knows their firearms. I read online that the U.S. Air Force was going to transition completely to the M4 Carbine so it must be pretty good.

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Old 03-18-2009, 07:22 AM
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Never used it, but I hear its reliable and accurate... had a heating issue when used on auto for 1 mag+ but its supposed to be fixed now... Other then that, its supposed to be a squared away weapon with now the round to go with it.. Carbon scoring like on the SA80 was an issue for jamming, which is now fixed.... Id be happy with one, if I was rethreading back into the mix...
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:40 AM
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As far as assault rifles go I think the M4 is one of the best. If it is zeroed properly it is extremely accurate. The rails on it are plus as it gives you a steady platform for accessories like red dot scope, sure fire etc.. The weight of the weapon is not too unbearable and it is compact for close quarter combat. Mine saved my life more than once in Iraq. The only thing is, I wish it fired a heavier round. The 5.56 round is lethal but my experiance has been that you usually need more than one round to drop someone. If we had a heavier round it would be perfect. Take care of it, keep it clean and oiled properly and it will do the trick!
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:45 AM
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I never fired one but my son loves the weapon. He likes it so much that he bought a civilian version for his own use. He's a Ranger & that's the weapon they use almost exclusively. He's never had a problem with either one & has put many rounds down range.

If the Air Force has approved it that says a lot. My brother-in-law was in the Air Force during the transition to the M-16 & he said the AF is very selective with their firearms & did exhaustive tests & when the found a defeciency they had the manufacturer make changes before it was accepted.
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The M4 Carbine, like my AR-15, has a maximum effective range of 600 yards. You can push that with the right optics and certain barrels, but the US military's piece is going to sit pretty at that 600 yard mark.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:26 PM
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Apparently 89% of soldiers who used the M4 reported confidence in it. but 55% requested it to be lighter. It also overheats faster than the M16A2 but i guess thats to be expected due to the fully automatic setting. it does have a compact size with a 14.5in shortened barrel and a telescoping buttstock. overall i think it looks pretty good.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:49 AM
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The M4 Carbine, like my AR-15, has a maximum effective range of 600 yards. You can push that with the right optics and certain barrels, but the US military's piece is going to sit pretty at that 600 yard mark.
Generally speaking anything above 300yards is sniping... Sounds good though, if you have preset zeroing from 300 to 600 yards.... If not, then you have to approximate trajectory variant below sight line as a result of 300 to 600, fire and adjust.... old school field craft... nothing like it....
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it all depends of the kinf of mission you have. This is not a sniper rifle even if it is very accurate at considerable distance. It is a very confortable rifle and so for fast and accurate shooting is not bad. With some improvements on the rifle and customize for yourself and your kind of work it can be accurate.
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it all depends of the kinf of mission you have. This is not a sniper rifle even if it is very accurate at considerable distance. It is a very confortable rifle and so for fast and accurate shooting is not bad. With some improvements on the rifle and customize for yourself and your kind of work it can be accurate.
M4 is general purpose Assault Rifle, which does most jobs... Sniping is a different job so it needs different tools...
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