Accession Number:

AD0716608

Title:

Analysis of M16 Rifle Dispersion and Dimensional Data

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

An analysis of the M-16 rifle barrel dimensions and dispersion was conducted. Dispersion prediction equations were obtained using several categories of dimensional data. A discriminating procedure was developed suitable for use by field troops to separate barrels with acceptable dispersion from those not acceptable. Depth-of-muzzle-penetration by the erosion gage was selected as the discriminating variable. A brief discussion contrasts the widely used Extreme-Spread dispersion statistic with the more efficient, and slightly more troublesome, Figure-of-Merit statistic.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE